Tag: Lunch

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teochew-Style Steamed Pomfret

A quick and easy recipe for a uniquely Chinese Teochew dish, delicious steamed pomfret, with salted plums, tomatoes, salted mustard greens, shiitake mushrooms and tofu. When our family feels like having fish, Chinese steamed pomfret is almost always first to come to mind. This is truly one of my favourite ways […]