Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie

Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie

The traditional cottage pie or shepherd's pie is a meat pie with mashed potatoes as the crust, as potato is a cheaper food then. This recipe is not truly the traditional cottage pie, for simplicity, I do not bake it,
Preserve Vegetable with pork belly (mei cai kou rou 梅菜扣肉)

Preserve Vegetable with pork belly (mei cai kou rou 梅菜扣肉)

This is the way my mom cook it, but not very presentable as pork and vegetables are mixed up, whereas in restaurant, it looks more presentable with pork are nicely sliced and not mixed up with the vegetables.  I'll give
How to Wrap Rice Dumpling (肉粽,粽子,bak chang)

How to Wrap Rice Dumpling (肉粽,粽子,bak chang)

Rice dumpling is a Chinese festive food for 端午节, duan wu jie, which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar.  The story goes where a loyal poet屈原 committed suicide by drowning himself in the
Luffa Omelette (丝瓜芙蓉)

Luffa Omelette (丝瓜芙蓉)

Ingredients 1 x luffa 4 x eggs ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar Cooking oil 6 table spoon. 1 clove garlic 5-10 Prawns (optional) 1 tablespoon soya sauce Dash of ground pepper Method If prawn is used, de-shell the prawns. Remove skin of garlic, minced or chop into small pieces Remove the think
Steam Fish With Salted Vegetables (咸菜)

Steam Fish With Salted Vegetables (咸菜)

This is the same as basic steam fish, with salted vegetables added. This is good for premium fish like grouper, threadfin, pomfret (or commonly misspelled as promfet), where the meat is very tasty. Ingredients Fish ( 1 slice of mid cut 2 cm

Mini Sausages rolled in Streaky Bacon Kebabs

mini sausages rolled in streaky bacon

This is not a recipe exactly, more of a suggestion, for your next BBQ or roasting in an oven. Ingredients 300 grams streaky bacon (15 pieces) 30 mini sausages Green, red, yellow capsicums 10 BBQ bamboo sticks Method Wash the … Continue reading →

Steam Bean Curd with Egg (蒸水豆腐蛋)

This is a simple and yet healthy and nutritious dish, with goodness of bean curd and egg, and healthy and simplicity of steaming. This dish can also be called 老少平安, but the original version of 老少平安 include minced pork and … Continue reading →

Pork Bean Paste and Potato (马铃薯面豉猪肉)

This is a variant of the earlier post with bitter gourd, but this is less presentable dish as the color is brownish all over, but tasty enough for a day to day meal with porridge or steam rice, and especially … Continue reading →

Pork Bean Paste and Bitter Gourd (苦瓜面豉猪肉)

Ingredients 1 bitter gourd 200g minced pork or slice pork 4 Garlic 1-2 tablespoon bean paste 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon light soya sauce 1 teaspoon corn flour 2 table spoon cooking oil 1 cup water Method Remove skin of … Continue reading →

Simple Fry Nian Gao / New Year Sticky Rice Cake (煎年糕)

Many Chinese buy some Nian Gao (年糕) during Chinese New Year Spring Festival.  It symbolises 步步高升, (things are improving in steps in the coming year).  Housewife who worship kitchen god may also belief that the kitchen god, being in kitchen … Continue reading →