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 […]

Chinese-Style Fried Bitter Gourd Omelette

Bitter gourd omelettes are comfort meals that a lot of us grew up on. In this traditional Chinese favourite, soft and crunchy bitter gourd slices are nestled in a tender and fluffy omelette that’s lightly flavoured with pinches of everyday spices like salt and white pepper, and dashes of flavourful Asian […]

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, […]

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 […]

Stir-fried Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish

A quick and easy, classic Chinese vegetable dish of stir-fried bean sprouts with salted fish, coloured capsicums (bell peppers), chillies, spring onions, and subtly flavoured with a dash of Chinese wine, chicken seasoning, salt and pepper. Hello, folks! Sorry to not have posted in almost 3 weeks. I hadn’t expected […]

Stir-fried Kailan with Garlic & Oyster Sauce

A quick and easy stir-fry recipe for kailan (Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale) in garlic-infused oyster sauce. Easily adapted for your favourite Chinese greens. I’ve pinned down a really good stir-fry sauce to accompany my favourite Chinese greens. It’s taken quite a bit of tweaking, and at this point, I’d […]

Stir-fried Brinjal with Garlic & Dried Shrimp

A traditional Chinese recipe where the brinjal is first softened and browned until golden by a quick deep-fry, then stir-fried together with minced garlic and dried shrimp, and flavoured tastefully with a dark soy sauce and seasoning blend. I simply cannot get enough of this beautiful, deep-coloured vegetable. Call it […]

Cantonese Stir-fried Bitter Gourd Omelette

An easy Cantonese stir-fry recipe for bitter gourd with lightly scrambled eggs seasoned lightly with salt and pepper,. This  classic vegetable dish makes a light and refreshing side to accompany your mains at any Chinese meal. Growing up, I seemed to be one of those kids who couldn’t eat their […]

Stir-fried Nai Bai with Garlic

A quick and easy recipe for stir-fried nai bai with garlic. This recipe allows for the natural mild sweetness of the vegetables to come through, with just a dash of seasonings to flavour. Have your daily dose of healthy greens stir-fried in a flash! For most stir-fries, having a vegetable […]

Chinese Spring Onion Pancakes

An easy-to-follow step-by-step pictorial on how to make Chinese spring onion pancakes, the authentic way as taught to me by a Beijing resident. These crispy, flaky pancakes are delicious eaten on its own, or as an accompaniment to your favourite saucy dishes. In China, spring onion pancakes are served up […]