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

Simple Vegetable (chye sim or bok choy) Soup (菜心/小白菜汤)

Ingredients 2-3 bunches of vegetables (chye sim or bok choy) 3 small red onion 1 tablespoon dried ikan billis (dried anchovy) 200g minced pork 2 eggs 1 litre water 1 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoon cooking oil Method Peel the onion … Continue reading →

Apple, Pear, Luohan fruit, Fig, Apricot Kernel Dessert (苹果,梨 , 罗汉果,无花果,南北杏)

apple pear dessert

This is an alternative to the earlier post on “Apple or Pear with Chinese Almond (南北杏) and Chuan Bei (川贝)Drink“.  However, Chuan Bei is not used here, but replace with luohan fruit and fig, hence suitable for whole family as … Continue reading →

How to have a less cloudy soup when boiling stock from pork bones

When boiling soup or making stock from bones, this step will help to have a clearer soup (less cloudy due to blood from the bones).  Put the pork bone or pork ribs in a bowl. Boil some water and pour … Continue reading →

Hairy gourd soup (毛瓜煲汤)

Ingredients 200 grams pork soup bone or pork ribs 1 hairy gourd 2 litre water 8 dried red dates 5 dried oyster (蚝豉, 蚝干) 1 teaspoon salt Method Using a knife, do a scraping motion to scrape off the skin … Continue reading →