This noodle dish is ‘dry fried’, means the sauce is ‘sizzled up’ by the wok’s high heat or in Chinese, it is call ‘wok-chi’.
Grilled chicken fillets with Korean pepper, ginger, garlic, apricot jam, fish sauce and dark soy sauce.
Pan fried bonito fish with chili bean paste and white wine, drizzled with a dash lemon juice.
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
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?
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.
Egg fried rice with turmeric, cumin, soy sauce and sesame oil
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 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.
Simple fried noodles with bacon, leek and carrot.
Simple and easy fried duck egg.
Deep fried cactus flowers with Chinese five-spice, tossed with sliced green shallot.
Sautéed oyster mushrooms and bok choy with ginger and oyster sauce.
Chinese mushroom, fresh mushroom and capsicum stir fry, with oyster sauce and sesame oil
Baked potato, eggplant, capsicum and zucchini, spiced with garam masala, cumin and turmeric.
Stir fried potato, carrot and fennel, with coriander, turmeric, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Home style pork spare ribs with ginger, dark soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, red wine and a hint of cumin.
An aromatic Asian oxtail broth with vegetables, spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg , cloves and pepper, gently cook for 5 hours. Delicious with a bowl of hot rice.
An aromatic cinnamon, lemon and ginger infused drink, gentle and comforting.
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
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, onion, garlic, ginger, white wine, tomato and Indian spices.
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.
When I was a little kid these buns were sold in little shops on nearly every street in GuangZhou. We had them mostly for breakfast. The bread was also great for a picnic lunch during school excursions.
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.
A vegan soup with roasted tomatoes, red capsicums and coconut milk.
Homemade ‘kansui’ noodles with dark soy sauce and sesame oil.
A simple soup to show our appreciation of these beautiful cactus flowers – fresh and delicious.
Hairy gourd is a very popular vegetable in Southern China, easy to grow with plenty of subtropical rains. The gourd is normally cooked in a soup or a stew with a tender and soft texture.
Homemade lamb meat balls with capsicum, carrot, green shallot, coriander, rice vermicelli, cumin, turmeric and paprika.
A simple and healthy soup with seaweed and egg, flavored with green shallot, sesame oil and black pepper.
Tasty dumplings with pork, fennel, corn and carrot, flavored with pepper, ginger, sesame oil and green shallot.
Aromatic Singapore meat and bone soup – Chinese herb flavor.
Easy hand rolls of rice, alfalfa, carrot, capsicum, rocket, BBQ sauce and sesame seeds.
Chinese new year – steamed sweet glutinous rice cake with coconut milk, ginger and maple syrup, spiced with cardamom, coated with peanuts sesame seed and coconut.
Kale dressed with sesame seeds, orange zest, orange pieces, lemon juice and sesame oil.
Pork belly marinated with soy sauce, turmeric, cumin, chili and and tamarind paste, stir fried with pineapple and capsicum.
Comfort food – slow cooked rice porridge with preserved duck eggs and smoked ham.
Winter melon broth with diced bacon, dried shrimps and mung bean vermicelli.
The sushi terrine with short grain rice, sauté pumpkin with cumin, sauté carrot with turmeric, and sauté capsicum with garam masala. Sesame seeds were added for extra flavor. The ingredients are layered in a terrine pan, and wrapped with seaweed sheets.
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
Fish cake made potato, spinach, and capsicum, flavored with fish sauce and sesame oil. Served with a refreshing Asian coleslaw with cabbage, carrot, mint and coriander.
Coconut and banana rice pudding, spiced with cinnamon and clove, topped with caramelized banana.
Grilled pork marinated with ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, served with wine sauce.
Steamed then pan-fried glutinous rice balls with beef, potato, coriander, cumin, turmeric and oyster sauce .
American ginseng soup with goji berries, longan fruit and pork ribs. An energy tonic.
Seaweed roll of eggs, green bean and carrot.
Sometime we crave for a tasty meal that is also gentle on our tummies. Rissoles are simple to make, satisfying and may offer many varieties.
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
Traditional green bean noodles with pork mince spiced with two soy bean pastes – chili and sweet.
For a Chinese southerner, what food can be more warm and comforting than a hot bowl of pork congee (粥)? The humble congee is the
Refreshing Asian ‘liangban’ salad with black fungus, capsicum, celery, mung bean vermicelli and peanuts, served with a soy sauce, sesame oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.
These puffs was bursting with the beautiful lamb and pumpkin, looked so delicious and tasty so good. Ingredients 200g lamb, diced 50g leek, sliced 1/2
Chicken fried rice with ginger, garlic coconut, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and lemongrass
This is a heart warming plain steamed bun that is soft and fluffy when served warm or at room temperature. Great for sandwiching spicy twice
Spicy lamb with chili soy bean paste and leek, served in a Chinese steamed bun.
I saw some lovely quails at the butcher the day before Christmas. I could smell the aroma of quails baking in my oven with an
Ingredients 300g mashed potato 300g rice flour 100g cheddar cheese 1/2 cup coconut milk (from can) 1/2 cup lactose free milk 2 eggs sprig of
Growing up in Southern China, chicken drumsticks were the most desirable parts of a chicken. This is because the meat on the drumsticks is juicy
Asian style pancake with egg, rice flour, zucchini, capsicum coconut milk and a dash of fish sauce.
Asian inspired seafood bisque with lemon grass, coriander, ginger and turmeric.
Pan fried chilies stuffed with lamb, with oyster sauce and sesame oil.
Steamed pork belly with preserved Chinese vegetables (dry mustard greens).
Rice paper roll of quinoa, pumpkin, capsicum, carrot and lettuce.
Traditional Chinese steamed ground pork with Chinese mushrooms, shallot, ginger, wine, soy sauce and sesame oil.
The Kumquat plant is bearing fruit in the garden – super juicy and adds lots of flavor to a mango & coconut pudding.
When I first arrived in Australia in late 1980s, I studied full time & worked part time in an upmarket Chinese restaurant serving northern style
Poached chicken with Asian salad of wombok, pickled carrot, mung bean vermicelli, mint and coriander, serviced with a spicy dressing.
These gorgeous little rolls are so easy to make – scramble a egg with a pinch of salt; pan fry some lamb and red capsicum
Asian bean sprout salad with homemade instant radish kimchi and sesame oil.