Light Vegetarian Root Vegetables Soup (我的萝卜世界)

“It’s light, it’s nourishing, it’s delicious, and it’s hearty. Take this soup on your vegetarian days, or simply drink it to cleanse or to cool body system once in a while”

This robust rooty soup makes a wonderful weeknight dinner which packed with plenty of beta-carotene (good for eyes and skins) and vitamin-rich root vegggies i.e. the radishes and carrots. Adding of meaty pork ribs not just brighten its flavour, but also make it higher in nutritional values, at the same time, balance your diet with both veggies and meat in the dish. However, since I had this soup on my vegetarian day last week, and hence, I did not add any meat, but to enhance flavour to this soup, soy beans made a good addition.

With three different colours of root vegetables, this soup has colourful appearance, too. The combination of these three rooties balances up each robust taste of its own, makes the soup a great taste with natural sweetness. Do not be afraid if the scent of white radish from the soup is too strong, it will be a complete different pleasant flavour in the palate when you drink it. My little one loved this soup alot! More

Apple Tarte Tatin

“This upside-down apple tatin will simply make a statement to your cooking history! Voilà!”

French is back again! Hey! Remember my French cook out session where I learnt the making of this ever-famous apple tarte tatin? I finally made it at home again, and here I am sharing the recipe and my experience of making this luscious French apple tarte tatin.

As I mentioned before, apple tarte tatin, or simply called it apple tatin, is fun to make. This is an “upside-down” caramelized apple tart which you have to over-turn the whole tarte after baked, in order to serve. It is easy to understand why apple tatin is so immensely popular. This apple tatin takes on the traditional French apple tarte features the pleasant sweet and refreshing sourish flavors that’s ideal for the sunny weekends. It’s delicious and truly an indulgence topped with Crème Fraîche (French soured cream)~ More

Singapore Hawker-Style Fried Carrot Cake (Chai Tau Kway) Recipe

Fried carrot cake is also known as “Chai Tau Kway” (菜头粿, Chinese pronounced as: Cài Tóu Guǒ). Not the usual sweet dessert, but a kind of Chinese steamed carrot rice cake.

This is one of the all-time favourite local delicacies in Singapore, and it is one of the Teowchew delicacies. That’s why we usually call it Chai Tau Kway, a pronounciation in Teowchew dialect.

In Singapore, there are mainly two types of Fried carrot cake selling at various hawker stalls and food court. Generally, the “white” carrot cake is more popular than the “black” one here. In fact, only Singapore has the “white” version of carrot cake cooking method, I believed (smile). This unique “white” colour frying method simply refers to frying without dark soy sauce, while the “black” carrot cake will be added with dark sweet sauce, and such “black” version is more porpular in Malaysia instead. More

Corn Egg Drop Soup (玉米蛋花羹)

“Super easy and quick soup to settle your dinner on a busy night.”

Weekdays were always busy for many families. Dinner during weekdays was best to settle as simple and fast as possible. Having said that, we would not want to compromise our intake of nutrients as well as our health just to ease our cooking. Neither did we want to fuss over dining out every night.

I had this quick, simple-making and delicious soup recipe here.  It took just 25 minutes to prepare and cook! Ingredients were easy to prepare, and its simple cooking steps were tailored simply for the busy weeknights. More

Macaroni and Cheese

Owing this Mac and Cheese recipe to one of my lovely readers, Ivy, who made this request in my Discussion Board of my Facebook Fan Club months ago, I first apologise for the late posting. And here I am sharing my recipe with you (winking smile)..

This is an express and simple-making dish, excellent as side dish or main course. If I cook this as main course, I will not make it over-cheesy to taste. Milder cheesy flavour will be good as large portion will be taken to fill up the stomach for the evening (smile). However, if you wish to cook some distinctive flavours or more creamy and stronger to taste, try adding in crumbled Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue cheese and whipping cream, instead of Dutch Edam cheese and milk (these are for lighter yet flavoursome cheesy taste).

I cooked this mac and cheese as dinner this evening. Since this was our main dish, I used the later combination instead of the former ones with below details: More

Chicken Sauté Provençale

“French Cooking”

I asked my friends and fans, in My Wok Life FaceBook Club, if they would like to learn some French recipes, and here I am going to share my experience and recipe of simple French dishes, besides those I learnt at Palate Sensations.

For a Chinese cook, like me, to cook French cuisine at home was an unique cooking experience. I enjoyed the process, and the end result (the dish), too. More

Fried Mock Fish Fillet in Savoury Pineapple Sauce

“Eating vegetarian meal can be so interestingly delicious!”

Yesterday, 19th of Lunar September, the day of Guan Yin’s (in Sanskrit words: Avalokiteshvara; Chinese words: 观音) Renunciation, considered an auspicious day for Buddhist.

For me, I prohibited myself from ‘killing’ lives, means meatless diets for the day. It became my another day of vegetarian cooking. More

Bo Bo Cha Cha (Asian Coconut Milk Dessert Soup)

“Mind me, this is a ‘Sinfulicious’  week!”

Another ‘sinful’ (but delicious) recipe today, the Asian dessert soup, Bo Bo Cha Cha!

I am surely not a fan of coconut milk based dessert, but not sure why, I was craving for this Bo Bo Cha Cha the other day. Missed the feeling of chewing the super chewy tapioca flour cubes in this dessert soup! I loved having yam cubes and different types of sweet potatoes altogether! So, I cooked it yesterday. Yummy! More