Soft Bean Curd with Soy Sauce

Soft Bean Curd with Soy Sauce

This is really a simple dish.   Ingredients 1 block (10cm x 10 cm x 5cm) of soft bean curd (水豆腐), the softer the better 10 shallots 2 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 table spoon dark soy sauce 5 tablespoon cooking oil ½ teaspoon salt   Method Peel the shallots, slice
Roast Pork Belly (烧肉) in Dark Soya Sauce

Roast Pork Belly (烧肉) in Dark Soya Sauce

You can get roast pork in market, usually cheaper than what you get from the char siew or roast meat rice stalls.  In Chinese wedding, you may get some from the bride's family if you are relatives to the bride,
Preparing Ginkgo Nuts (白果) for Desserts

Preparing Ginkgo Nuts (白果) for Desserts

Ginkgo (commonly misspelled as gingko) nuts are used in cooking and deserts.  However some people, especially children do not like its taste.  Here is a tip to sweeten it and give it a little more bite. You can use the canned
Sweet and Sour Grouper Fish

Sweet and Sour Grouper Fish

This is good with fish chucks, fish fillets or whole grouper fish. Ingredients 600-800gms Fish ½ teaspoon Salt ½ teaspoon white ground pepper cooking oil for deep frying Corn flour enough to coat the surface of the fish. Sauce (reduce by proportion if fish is small) 6
Pig Trotters with Ginger and Black Vinegar (猪脚姜醋)

Pig Trotters with Ginger and Black Vinegar (猪脚姜醋)

  Finally get this recipe typed out.  Manage to get this recipe from my mom.  In Singapore and Malaysia, this dish is commonly consumed by women after giving birth to their babies.  It is a very heaty dish, and helps women

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 →