Chicken mini drumsticks gently cooked in a ‘lao-sui’ stock with Chinese spices of star anise, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, fennel and Sichuan pepper, then tossed in a hot frying pan with a splash of dark soy sauce.
A light and easy Asian grilled beef salad, with bean sprout, nuoc cham dressings, mint and coriander.
A whole chicken gently poached and shredded, tossed in sizzling shallot oil, and drizzled with a light oyster sauce.
Grilled chicken fillets with Korean pepper, ginger, garlic, apricot jam, fish sauce and dark soy sauce.
Sauté wide caught Australian prawns with onion, garlic, ginger, chili, soy sauce and a splash of white wine.
A tasty stir fry of egg and garlic chive with a drizzle of sesame oil, a popular home cooked meal in Southern China.
Pan fried bonito fish with chili bean paste and white wine, drizzled with a dash lemon juice.
Stir fry of button mushrooms, bacon, onion, capsicum and garlic
Crunchy cucumber and crispy bacon – an easy meal in 15 minutes.
I grilled some Angus rump steak and served it with an Asian dipping sauce. A lovely meal to share with friends. Here are the easy
A post collaborated with my son.
Easy Asian style hard boiled eggs, coated in turmeric, top with a tangy chili and tomato salsa.
Cantonese loves soups . . . soups for spring, summer, autumn and winter. My favorite autumn soup is the sword flower soup, cooked with chicken
Bitter melon is an unusual vegetable with bumpy husk and a peculiar peppery taste. Will you appreciate the humble and unique deliciousness it offers?
Grilled chicken with cumin, turmeric, garam masala, mustard oil, sesame oil, ginger and garlic; tossed with coconut and sesame seeds.
Stir fry chicken giblet with ginger, garlic, chili, dark soy sauce, sesame oil and cucumber
Chicken liver stir fried with ginger, garlic, chili, shallot and oyster sauce.
Pig tongue first blanched with ginger, star anise, clove and cardamom, then stir fried with oyster sauce, chili, and leak.
Snow fungus with goji and chicken is one of these well-balanced soups that can rejuvenate your mind and soul.
Winter is here, and it rained most days last week. It was very uncomfortable for our rough sleepers. So I made an extra effort to
Juicy, spicy, salty and sour shredded chicken, and memories of Mr. Chen who swam to Hong Kong during the culture revolution.
Pork shoulder marinated with tomato sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, port wine, cumin and turmeric. Grilled on a gridle.
Cantonese style braised beef flank or brisket with soy sauce, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cardamom and ginger.
Pork hocks poached in a light soy sauce marinate with cinnamon, star anise, clove, fennel seeds and cardamom, served with dipping sauce with soy sauce, sesame oil and chili.
Fried noodles is one of those ‘as you please’ dishes and you can add whatever ingredients you like. For the weekly homeless feed, I like to
Pan fried tofu with green bean and oyster sauce.
Simple and easy fried duck egg.
Chicken and Apricot terrine, with ham fat, sauté onion, raisin, corn, cumin, cinnamon, thyme and bay leaf.
Sautéed oyster mushrooms and bok choy with ginger and oyster sauce.
A short video of different dumpling folding styles.
The simplest and delicious soup cooked in 10 minutes. The soup warmed the souls of girls from a boot-camp style boarding school.
Chinese mushroom, fresh mushroom and capsicum stir fry, with oyster sauce and sesame oil
Can a sausage meal be lovely? Easy one pot meal with sauté onion, sausages, capsicum and peas; spiced with garam masala, turmeric and mustard oil.
Tasty tofu skin stir fry dish with Chinese mushrooms and capsicums.
Baked potato, eggplant, capsicum and zucchini, spiced with garam masala, cumin and turmeric.
Stir fried capsicum and egg with oyster sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and green shallot.
Home style pork spare ribs with ginger, dark soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, red wine and a hint of cumin.
Chinese side salad – sweet, sour, crunchy pickled white radish
Bean sprout salad with soy sauce, sesame oil, shallot, coriander, sesame seeds.
A Chinese New Year must-have dish – braised Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce.
Steamed pork with soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame sees, white wine, shallot and chili
Pan fried pork cracklings, served with a rick flavored with pork fat and soy sauce
Stir fry pickled lotus root with capsicum, green shallot, a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil.
A tummy friendly lamb shank soup with potato, carrot and quinoa. To spice it up a little, I added clove, bay leaves, cumin, paprika, chili flake and black pepper. I cooked it in a pressure cooker so it was an easy one-pot meal.
One pot meal with lamb shanks, rice, white wine, can tomato, olive and a few herbs from the garden.
The rice was soft, juice, and slightly crispy bottom. The shanks were just falling off the bones. Easy and delicious.
Traditional Chinese seaweed salad with vermicelli and pickled carrot – soft, crunchy, salty, sweat and sour. It is aromatic, flavored with dark soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, green shallot (scallion) and coriander.
Unbelievably delicious – a 2kg cattleman’s roast rubbed with oil, salt, cumin and turmeric; blasted in oven at 240°C/ 460°F before turning off the heat . The roast was cooked for further 2 hours with the remaining heat. Unbelievably delicious.
Pork spare ribs pressured cooked with miso, ginger, chili, soy sauce, and sesame oil
Blanched potato flavored with turmeric and Sichuan pepper-chili-garlic-chili infused oil, sesame oil, white balsamic, pickled carrot, sliced wood ear fungus, sliced capsicum, sesame , oil and coriander.
A simple salad with mango, and prawns pickled in fish sauce, apple cider vinegar with coriander, green shallot and sesame oil and sesame seeds.
A delightful ‘liangban’ salad with chewy tofu knots (百页结), tasty enokitake mushrooms (金菇), crunchy wood ears fungus (木耳), and coriander.
In Chinese, ‘yee’ means fish, a symbol of plenty. ‘Sang’ shares the same pronunciation of 升, means uplifting. With a name like that, no wonder ‘yee sang’ is one of the most popular dish for Chinese New Year around Singapore and Malaysia.
Memories of the GuangDong GuangYa Middle School in the 1980s.
Simple and delicious – pan fried diced carrot coated with rice flour and maple syrup; tossed in sesame seeds, turmeric and coriander.
Grilled pork marinated in fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, ginger and green shallot.
Pan fried pumpkin, served with a sauce with miso and dijon mustard
Beef stir fry with ginger, garlic and black pepper.
Grilled beef with ginger, garlic, soy sauce and apricot jam.
Poached salmon in a dashi broth flavored with bonito flakes, kelp (seaweed) and a dash of soy sauce.
Chicken thigh fillet coated with potato starch, deep fried and tossed with black pepper and sea salt flack
Grilled pork marinated with ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, served with wine sauce.
Delicious and easy Asian inspired seafood paella with miso paste, Korean pepper, wasabi and sesame oil.
Grilled lamb satay with cumin, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, chili flake, Sichuan pepper and sesame oil.
Simple poached chicken recipe – a hearty meal and a chicken stock
Rice paper rolls filled with tofu, potato, carrot, capsicum, bamboo shoot, bean sprout and green bean, flavored with sesame oil and soy sauce.
A chop suey with pan fried firm tofu, enhanced by vegetables with interesting and gentle textures – okra, eggplant, radish, red capsicum; complimented by ginger, chili and coriander.
Beef tendon braised with soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar, wine, cloves, star anise, chili and pepper.
Baby octopus marinated overnight with fish sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, kumquat juice, sliced kaffir lime leave, chili, marmalade and sesame oil, and grill on a griddle. Juicy and tender.
Chicken stir fried with capsicum, green bean, tossed with egg and coriander, topped with peanuts.
Pan fried whiting roll flavored with ginger and coriander, wrapped in seaweed, served with a light oyster sauce.
Asian style omelet with cabbage, green beans, carrot, oyster sauce and sesame oil.
Chicken and green bean stir fry with Sichuan chili bean paste.
Beef shank poached in a light soy sauce marinate with cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds and cardamom, served with a cucumber salad and tangy soy-vinegar dipping sauce.
My grandmother used to make me this egg and ginger soup when I had ‘cool’ coughs – referred to as dry coughs at night when the air is chill. A few bowls of this soup over a few days work like magic.
Have you ever been to a suburban Chinese restaurant that serves a prawn omelette that is dry and uninteresting? Try this simple, tasty and moist scramble eggs with garlic chive and prawns and I bet you will never look back.
Seaweed roll of eggs, green bean and carrot.
My husband likes most food except for tomatoes and eggplants. So I was determined to try out a few more eggplant dishes – may be
I love eggplant. The best eggplant dish I ever tasted was a sambal belacan stir fry. Sambal is a delicious chili paste with garlic, ginger
Chilled spicy tripe ‘liangban’ salad with soy sauce, sesame oil & vinegar
This twice-cooked pork is aromatic, juicy and can be seriously spicy. My friends told me, as they walked down to my house for dinner, they
The soy sauce and tea-infused eggs is a popular street snack food across Asia.
Spicy lamb with chili soy bean paste and leek, served in a Chinese steamed bun.
Malaysian chicken curry and leek pie with coconut, lime and karffir lime leaves
There was a fete in my little boy’s school and I made some of these for the Asian food stall. It was a fusion of
A school mum originally from Dalian., a city from Northern China taught me this dish.
Chicken chop suey with sweet-salty radish, Chinese mushroom, lily buds and bamboo shoots.
Poached chicken with a Chinese rice wine and soy sauce dressing, drizzled with sesame oil and shallot oil.
Sweet-sour-salty chicken with ginger, balsamic vinegar and Chinese wine.
Sautéed fresh clams in shells with XO sauce, wine, shallot, chili and coriander.
10-minute chicken and bok choy broth with ginger.
This is one of my childhood favorite – sweet, sour, juicy and tender.
Pork belly braised with spicy preserved bamboo shoot, ginger, dark soy sauce and wine.
Gently poached chicken with a dressing of ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar, top with coriander.
Egg, green beans and capsicum stir fry with oyster sauce.
Asian inspired seafood bisque with lemon grass, coriander, ginger and turmeric.
Stuffed chilies / capsicum / tofu are popular snacks in southern China.
The silkiness of the tofu enhanced by the tangy soy sauce and vinegar sauce, complimented by the sweetness of the pork floss. Add noodles to
Steamed pork belly with preserved Chinese vegetables (dry mustard greens).
Sichuan mapo tofu with pork – stir fry tofu with pork and chili bean paste.
Chinese steamed fish with soy sauce, shallot and coriander
Traditional Chinese steamed ground pork with Chinese mushrooms, shallot, ginger, wine, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Poached chicken with Asian salad of wombok, pickled carrot, mung bean vermicelli, mint and coriander, serviced with a spicy dressing.
Chicken san choy bow – delicious lettuce wrap with chicken, Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoot and oyster sauce.
Sauté bok choy with ginger and wine.