How to remove fish scale without messing up the kitchen

How to remove fish scale without messing up the kitchen

Scale of fish is removed simply by scraping it in the opposite direction, ie from tail to the head.  Using the fish scaler or knife always make the scales flying all around, on your face, hair, and everywhere around the
How to remove the unpleasant odour in chicken

How to remove the unpleasant odour in chicken

Sometimes chicken (whole or parts) has an unpleasant smell, especially frozen ones after thawing.  It is not the spoilt smell, but more like chicken odours. The best way to get rid of it is to rub a lot of salt
How to choose a chinese cleaver or chopping knife

How to choose a chinese cleaver or chopping knife

Having a good Chinese cleaver (菜刀) is an important part of Chinese cooking. Unlike western cooking that differentiate types of knife for different purpose, Chinese uses the cleaver for almost any form of food processing. It can be used to
How to prevent fish from sticking to your pan when frying

How to prevent fish from sticking to your pan when frying

You either have non-stick pan, then your problem is solve.  Alternatively a black iron wok that is well seasoned and oiled has less problem with sticking.  The reason is there is a layer of oil between the fish and the
How to make your own anchovy powder (江鱼仔粉) to make instant stock

How to make your own anchovy powder (江鱼仔粉) to make instant stock

It is good to make this and keep in fridge, so that you can make anchovy (ikan billis) stock instantly.  You can keep this for up to a year in an air tight container in the fridge.  You need a

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 →