Grill Wagyu (和牛) Beef Steak with Garlic

Grill Wagyu (和牛) Beef Steak with Garlic

Wagyu beef is one of the most tender beef you can get for steak.  It is being interlaced finely with fats or marbling.  It is supposedly from Japan, but you can get Wagyu beef from Australia as well. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagyu. Grilling
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
Stock

Stock

Some recipe required to have small amount of stock.  You could either use stock cubes or canned stock available in supermarket or you can try to make your own.  You could make a big pot, divide them into disposable plastic
How to make minced pork (or other meat) ball or patty more bouncy (弹牙)

How to make minced pork (or other meat) ball or patty more bouncy (弹牙)

Lifting the minced pork and slapping down in a bowl or plate or chopping board repeatedly before cooking will make the meat more bouncy or springy to the bite when cooked.  This is because the process will expel the air
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

Pasta with Mushroom Cream Sauce (Pasta Al Funghi – Vegetarian)

This is an improved version of the same recipe posted earlier. Ingredients (Serve 1) 5 dry shitake mushroom 3 clove of garlic 250 ml full cream milk (or whipping cream milk for fuller texture) 2 slice of cheese 2 tablespoon … Continue reading →

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, … Continue reading →

Whipped Potatoes / Mashed Potatoes

Potato masher

Some may wonder why their whipped potatoes don’t taste as good as those served in restaurants.  The secret is simply butter and milk. Ingredients (Serve 2) 4 potatoes 1 table spoon salted butter ¼ – ½ cup milk Method Peel … Continue reading →

Long Cabbage (Wong Bok) Soup

Another simple and tasty soup for a simple meal. Ingredients (Serve 3-4) A handful of anchovies (Ikan billis), about 30 5-6 leaves of Wong Bok cabbage 150-200 grams minced pork 2 tablespoon light soya sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil ½ … Continue reading →