Recipes

Pumpkin Stir-fried With Dried Shrimps and Thai Basil – 3 Ingredients

Pumpkin Stir-fried With Dried Shrimps and Thai Basil – 3 Ingredients

My ongoing quest to eat healthier means that I try to eat a variety of plants in different colours. On top of a must-have leafy green vegetables on my dinner table, I like to have another plant-base dish like mushrooms, beans, or gourds. One of my […]

Chinese Watercress Soup (Sai Yong Choi Tong/ (西洋菜汤)

Chinese Watercress Soup (Sai Yong Choi Tong/ (西洋菜汤)

Slow-cooked soup is a must-have on my family’s dinner table. The golden liquid is placed on a pedestal; it brings not only comfort to our tummy and taste to our palate, but medicinal value to our body. Every soup that my family boils has a […]

Herbal Chicken Soup for Good Eyesight & Memory

Herbal Chicken Soup for Good Eyesight & Memory

There are many different Chinese herbal blends to treat specific health concern. When someone in my family lacks appetite, we’ll make Sei San Tong (Four Spirit Soup 四神湯); when a major exam is near and we need extra brainpower, we’ll make Ming Muk Bou Lou Tong (明目補㺁湯) […]

Easy Thai Fish Cakes – 5 Ingredients

Easy Thai Fish Cakes – 5 Ingredients

To make this simplified yet still delicious Thai Fish Cakes, you will need to have fish paste, eggs, and long beans as the main ingredients. It is then flavoured with chili paste and kaffir lime leaves powder. Yes, that’s it! I’ve developed this recipe for […]

Soy Braised Chicken With Mushroom

Soy Braised Chicken With Mushroom

You need to cook dinner for your family but you don’t have much fresh ingredients left in the fridge anymore. I understand. It happens to the best of us. After cooking for a while (and being too busy to take a trip to the supermarket), […]

Easy Dry Prawn Curry (Prawn Paretal) – 7 Ingredients

Easy Dry Prawn Curry (Prawn Paretal) – 7 Ingredients

Aunty Clara cooks but rarely. Like many working mothers, she doesn’t want to toil in the kitchen but still enjoy making a delicious meal for her family. When she does cook, we do get quite fancy Indian meals (to me, least). One of my favourite […]

Easy Malaysian Sweet And Sour Crab

Easy Malaysian Sweet And Sour Crab

Sweet and Sour – among other flavours such as salted egg, kam hiong, black pepper, chili, and butter – is a popular flavour for seafood dishes. While I love all of them, sweet and sour style holds a special place in my heart. My parents used […]

Dried Shrimp / Udang Kering Powder (‘Homemade MSG’)

Dried Shrimp / Udang Kering Powder (‘Homemade MSG’)

Do you know that besides the four basic taste (i.e sweet, sour, salty, and bitter), there’s another flavour called umami? A Japanese scientist managed to extract a substance called glutamate from kombu seaweed and discovered that its combination with salt creates a ‘pleasant savoury taste’.  That is […]

Thai Lemongrass Chicken Satay

Thai Lemongrass Chicken Satay

I rely on quick and easy recipes for everday cooking. But when I cook for a party, I put in extra effort to make amazing food that makes people go wow!. Sometimes, good food takes time. This is one of them. You will have to […]

Hyacinth Bean Soup / Pang Pi Dou Tang (彭皮豆湯) – 7 Ingredients

Hyacinth Bean Soup / Pang Pi Dou Tang (彭皮豆湯) – 7 Ingredients

Even if you love Chinese soup, you may not heard of this ‘pang pi dou tang’ (彭皮豆湯). Hyacinth beans or Egyptian Kidney Beans, also known as pang pei dau in Cantonese, is not easily available. Ingredients Information: Hyacinth Bean Unlike commercialised vegetables such as long […]

Calamansi & Sour Plum Juice (Limau Asam Boi/ 桔子酸梅) – 3 Ingredients

Calamansi & Sour Plum Juice (Limau Asam Boi/ 桔子酸梅) – 3 Ingredients

If you’re visiting Malaysia, one of the drinks you must try in this beautiful tropical country is Limau Asam Boi or Kat Chai Suen Mui (桔子酸梅), in Malay and Cantonese respectively. This drink is a thirst quencher favoured by most Malaysians on a hot day. It’s […]

Okra / Ladies Finger with Sambal Belacan

Okra / Ladies Finger with Sambal Belacan

Malaysians are crazy about sambal belacan – a blend of hot red chili and umami fermented shrimp paste. It is then balanced with sugar and something sour such as lime juice or tamarind. One of the most popular dishes in the Nyonya and Malay community […]