Tag: Fried

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prawn Paste Chicken A.K.A Har Cheong Gai (虾酱鸡)

 Here’s the perfect recipe for making zi char style crispy prawn paste chicken (har cheong gai 虾酱鸡). Enjoy sinking your teeth into these deliciously flavoured, crispy, battered, deep-fried chicken wings. Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy the occasional meal of deep-fried chicken? Granted, there will always be people on both sides of […]

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 […]

Honey-Drizzled Golden Banana Fritters

These crispy, golden, deep-fried banana fritters are spectacular! Honey really adds a subtle mellow sweetness and depth to the flavour of the caramelised bananas. If you’ve not had honey-drizzled banana fritters, you have to try this right away! These crispy, golden, deep-fried banana fritters are spectacular! Honey really adds a subtle, […]

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 […]