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’.
Stir fry of button mushrooms, bacon, onion, capsicum and garlic
Chinese Steamed pork belly buns with leek, ginger, sesame oil and oyster sauce.
Snow fungus with goji and chicken is one of these well-balanced soups that can rejuvenate your mind and soul.
Chinese side salad – sweet, sour, crunchy pickled white radish
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.
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.
Chinese New Year – sweet pastries with a delicious filling of peanut, sesame seed and coconut. Two methods are used – baked and fried.
Comfort food – slow cooked rice porridge with preserved duck eggs and smoked ham.
A light oyster sauce suitable for dipping – omelets, chicken etc
Malaysian Chinese style spring rolls with cabbage, carrot, bamboo shoot, shrimp shell, fried shallot and mung bean vermicelli.
Grilled pork marinated with ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, served with wine sauce.
A delicious Asian dessert with tapioca, tofu, pumpkin and ginger.
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.
Chicken stir fried with capsicum, green bean, tossed with egg and coriander, topped with peanuts.
Yummy little snacks with quinoa, shredded potato, capsicum, tasty cheese, coriander, marjoram, tarragon and rosemary – you can make them into balls, or flat hash browns.
Steamed then pan-fried glutinous rice balls with beef, potato, coriander, cumin, turmeric and oyster sauce .
This simple & light barramundi broth is gentle and tasty, perfect for a lazy lunch. Ingredients (Serves 2 as a FODMAP friendly recipe) 200g boneless
Golden sesame and peanut slice with coconut, coasted with honey.
Sweet glutinous rice balls with a walnut and black sesame filling, coated with peanut and coconut.
Ingredients – kebab (Serves 4 as a FODMAP recipe) 250g pork mince (with a little fat to keep the kebab moist) 1.5 tsp fish sauce
Chinese pan-fried garlic chive pockets with chicken, Chinese mushrooms, mung bean vermicelli and eggs.
Asian style omelet with cabbage, green beans, carrot, oyster sauce and sesame oil.
Glutinous rice with Chinese pork sausages, bacon and Chinese mushrooms
Many years ago I cooked for a elderly relative while his family was away on holiday. I found an inexpensive fish in his freezer and
Homemade rice noodles FODMAP friendly, gluten free
Homemade gluten-free gnocchi, tossed with baby spinach
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.
Potato and pumpkin cake with cumin spiced lamb – crunchy outside and soft inside, thanks to the glutinous rice flour.
This is probably the quickest, nutritious and the most delicious soup I could cook in 10 minutes.
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.
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 Chinese herbal soup with pork, goji berries, fox nuts, Chinese yam, lotus seeds and pearl barley. A healing soup literally translated as refreshing, nourishing and cooling.
Chilled spicy tripe ‘liangban’ salad with soy sauce, sesame oil & vinegar
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
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.
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
We have a small kaffir lime tree growing in a pot next to the swimming pool. It was growing so wildly I have to give
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.
Pan fried Chinese shallot cake
Malaysian chicken curry and leek pie with coconut, lime and karffir lime leaves
I like the buttery ‘cha siu su’ at yum cha, but found them a bit too sweet for me. For the school fete, I made
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.
Beef balls with pumpkin, potato, capsicum rice vermicelli, rosemary, thyme and parsley.
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.
I love my ‘ordinary’ chickpeas stew with spicy chorizo. The other day, I was feeling a bit bored so I ditched the chorizo for bacon
Some days I just crave for a very simple meal that is refreshing and tasty. After holidaying with kid at Fiji with buffet breakfasts and
Tender pepper beef lettuce wrap with pickled carrot, coriander and sesame seeds. It is crunchy, juicy & satisfying. Best of all, very easy to make.
Chinese steamed oysters topped with green shallot, coriander and chili, dressed with a white wine, soy sauce and sesame oil sauce, then finish with a hot splash of cooking oil on top of the herbs to bring out the flavors & freshness.
One-pot turmeric chicken rice with coconut milk, lemongrass and ginger.
10-minute chicken and bok choy broth with ginger.
There was always plenty of rain in Southern China where I grew up. This means watercress was always fresh and cheap from the market. My
I like Kimchi, I like gochujang, I like rice, and I like pork – roll them up in a ball with crispy panko crumbs,deep fried
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.
Gluten-free and FODMAP friendly chocolate biscuits with rice flour, egg white and cocoa powder.
Steamed pork and bok choy dumplings with homemade gluten-free wrappers
Rice flour pancakes filled with pork meat balls, bean sprout, cucumber, carrot and capsicums, served with a fish sauce and vinegar dressing..
Steamed pork belly with preserved Chinese vegetables (dry mustard greens).
Traditional tofu skin rolls with chicken, tofu, onion, ginger, garlic and coriander.
Hometown style (ZhongShan region, Southern China) steamed glutinous rice cake with Chinese sausage, white radish dried shrimps.
A stack of sliced eggplant, roast capsicum, carrot, green bean and lamb cooked in homemade tomato paste.
Vegetable stack of pumpkin, capsicum, broccoli, lettuce and basil.
A traditional Nonya (Malay-Chinese) food, these cute & crispy little cups are filled with whatever your heart desires.
As a part time working mum dashing between workplace and school drop offs & pick ups, some days I don’t time for breakfast or lunch.
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
Delicious flan with coconut milk and condensed milk.
Asian ‘liang ban’ style cucumber salad with soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Chicken san choy bow – delicious lettuce wrap with chicken, Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoot and oyster sauce.
Sauté bok choy with ginger and wine.