Tag: Vegetables

Super Moist & Tender Carrot Cake

Look no more for a super moist and tender carrot cake! With loads of freshly grated carrots, sweet currants and chopped pecans, infused with ground spices, filled and topped with an ultra smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting, and for a twist of flavour from the tropics, decorated with toasted coconut […]

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 […]

Watercress & Honey Dates with Pork Ribs Soup

A classic Chinese soup, watercress and honey dates with pork ribs soup, is a mildly sweet, yet savoury, flavourful, full-bodied and nutritious soup that’s generously packed with tender, meaty pork ribs and ladles full of softened, crunchy watercress. I’m updating this post on a classic Chinese soup, watercress and honey dates […]

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 […]

Pork with Coloured Peppers

Easy and quick stir-fried pork with peppers recipe, Chinese style! The pork is fried twice to remove excess moisture, giving it a tender, yet chewy texture. Stir-fried pork with peppers is an absolutely flavourful stir-fry that goes well with plain, steamed jasmine rice. It is one of my family favourites and really […]

Hairy Gourd with Dried Scallop Soup

 Enjoy a simple Chinese soup of hairy gourd with dried scallop, stewed in chicken or pork broth with sweet Chinese red dates. If you love classic Chinese soups stewed with old cucumber or winter melon, you are likely to add hairy gourd to your list of favourite soups.