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’.
A simple bowl of soba noodles with juicy pearl mushrooms, garlic chive, soy sauce and sesame oil.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Baked potato, eggplant, capsicum and zucchini, spiced with garam masala, cumin and turmeric.
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
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.
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.
Memories of the GuangDong GuangYa Middle School in the 1980s.
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.
Julienne carrot lightly stir fried with with bean sprout, green bean, a dash of sesame oil and top with sesame seeds and coriander.
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
Asian beef stir fry with butter, black pepper, ginger and garlic.
Pumpkin, carrot, kumquat, and capsicum dip flavored with lemongrass, ginger coriander, cumin and coconut milk.
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.
This simple & light barramundi broth is gentle and tasty, perfect for a lazy lunch. Ingredients (Serves 2 as a FODMAP friendly recipe) 200g boneless
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.
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
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).
Hometown style sweet and savory glutinous rice dumplings with pork, Chinese sausages, bacon, leek, bamboo shoot and garlic chives.
Egg and ginger fried rice with soy sauce and sesame oil – comfort food for the soul