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

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 →