Main Dishes

Deep-fried Chicken Curry Puffs

Deep-fried curry puffs – crispy, flaky, crumbly, and buttery shortcrust pastries stuffed with curried chicken chunks, potatoes and egg – are traditional street snacks that are sure to pack a delicious punch! Follow my step-by-step pictorial on how to make freshly fried puffs easily and confidently! I have to confess […]

Fish Head Curry – Easy, Delicious, Make-from-Scratch Recipe!

This delicious fish head (or fish fillet) curry is soooo good, you’ll be left wanting more! Here’s an easy, make-from-scratch recipe that makes a hearty, one-pot fish meal, richly flavoured with a tangy curry spice paste, coconut milk, tamarind juice, and fresh vegetables. Seriously. Too. Good. It’s great to be […]

Braised Chicken in Oyster Sauce

An easy, savoury home-cooked meal of braised chicken in oyster sauce is all you need to have a taste of Chinese comfort food. The best parts of chicken to use are the wings and legs, as the texture is smoother and extremely tender when braised. This dish is saucy, aromatic […]

Braised Pork Belly and Eggs in Soya Sauce

Taste the heartwarming goodness of Chinese comfort food with this simple dish of pork belly slices and whole-cooked eggs braised in flavoured soya sauce. This deliciously tender pork is best enjoyed spooned over steamed rice, drizzled over with its sauce, or with piping hot porridge, and as meat stuffing for plain […]

Soy Sauce Chicken

Here’s a really easy, no-fail recipe for soy sauce chicken, a Chinese-style chicken dish that’s sure to become a favourite in any home. Chicken is simmered and steeped until perfectly tender and succulent, in a broth of light and dark soy sauces, flavoured with Chinese rose wine, caramelised ginger, garlic, spring onions, cinnamon and star […]

Stir-fried Hairy Gourd with Mung Bean Vermicelli

May has been an awfully, awfully quiet month for me on the blog front – hubby and I have been travelling frequently, and just as we start to settle down into a pattern that remotely resembles a routine, we find ourselves packing for yet another road trip.  It’s been a […]

Gong Bao Chicken (Chicken Fried With Dried Chillies)

It’s easy to spot a tze char dish of gōng bǎo jī dīng (宫保鸡丁), or kung pao chicken as it’s popularly referred to in the West. There’s just so much to appreciate in this Chinese stir-fry, and I love absolutely everything about it -the fiery heat of fried Sichuan peppercorns and […]

Steamed Bitter Gourd Stuffed with Minced Pork

When it comes to food, the Chinese believe the bitterer, the better. When it comes to edible greens, I think no other vegetable can outdo the bitter gourd in epitomising this underlying food principle. Thankfully, the great thing about Chinese cooking is that even the least favoured foods, taste wise, […]

Cantonese-Style Steamed Cod with Special Soy Sauce

The weekend is almost here! I’m so happy for you, my readers – your R&R time is just hours away! And have I got a healthy, nutritious, but oh-so-tasty meal idea for you and your family! Sounds fishy to you? You bet! If you’re heading to your grocer or wet market […]

Fragrant Yam Rice – Easy Rice Cooker Method

Fluffy, fragrant, flavourful, healthy and nutritious Chinese-style yam rice makes the perfect one-dish meal and is a delicious staple to accompany your favourite mains and sides. Rice is such a staple in Chinese and Asian cuisines in general, it’s no surprise that there are infinite ways to enjoy this humble […]

Flash-fried Pea Shoots (Dòu Miáo 豆苗) with Garlic

I found love for green veggies like no other when I was introduced to pea shoots, or dòu miáo (豆苗) in Chinese, soon after settling down in Singapore, some twenty-odd years ago. It’s an eternal love affair, as time has shown, for I never tire of this delicate, nourishing and […]