My Valentine’s All-Day Breakfast

“Romantic coffee pancakes with smoked salmon, cheesy scrambled egg & flowers.”

Valentine’s Day is always romantic. Though we hope that everyday is just as great as the festive day itself, but who doesn’t wish it to be a little more special and memorable, and simply to mark the day.

If cooking dinner is not for you, you want to be brought to romantic candle-lit dinner, don’t you? Still, wish to do something for your loved one, how about a fanciful breakfast yo kick start your romantic day? More

Ee Mee Dry (干捞伊面)

“It’s not stir-fried noodle, it’s noodle dry where you mix the sides and sauce into blanched noodles.”

Making the Ee Mee its dry way is just to prevent the noodle from getting too soggy and greasy. I personally thought the dish taste more subtly, too. It wasn’t overly saltish. Loved it so much.

And of course, for spicy food lover, bring on the sambal chili! Yes, just add it in. More

Bird Nest Pineapple Cakes (燕窝黄梨酥)

“Bird nest incorporated into pineapple paste filling, just feeling luscious this Lunar festival.”

Making these into cake blocks in order to stuff in more bird nest into its pineapple filling. The chunks of pineapple cake would look more generous this way. More

Festive Dish: Steamed Pork Belly with Taro Pineapple & White Radish (年菜: 好意头(芋头)旺来扣肉)

“It’s not your ordinary Kou Rou (steamed pork belly) dish.”

I have my conventional recipe for Kou Rou dish. And here, I was to bring my pork Belly dish to a new level, with the necessary festive twist. Simply to prepare it as one of our Chinese Lunar New Year dishes!

I would like to consider this an entirely different pork belly dish. Not only the side ingredients were adapted for auspicious purpose, the recipe was just different. Cai po, Miso paste, mirin, etc were used here.. Weird? It turned out so well, in fact! More

Perfect Scrambled Egg Over Easy Recipe

“Super light & fluffy scrambled egg on toast, breakfast, anyone?”

This is definitely the simplest, yet not so easy kind of egg cooking.  To cook perfect scrambled egg, the end product must be moist as well as feeling light and fluffy. Other than the control of the fire temperature, there is one thing I have to add, to make it much easier to achieve the desired texture of the scrambled egg. Milk. Ratio of just 1 tablespoon of fresh milk to 2 large eggs.

Serves 1
Ingredients
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of fresh milk
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 tablespoon of cooking oil or butter
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Golden Egg Fried Rice with Japanese Rice Toppings (黄金蛋炒饭)

“You are busy, and yet, yearning for delicious & heart warming meal.. here’s something you have to learn up, my simple quick fix rice meal. Not the lazy, but for the smart ones!”

I would say Japanese inventions are brilliant, including their contribution to creating flavorful yet simple food. When we learned to combine the delicious Chinese food with smart Japanese food, what we often get would be delicious smarty food! It’s just a saying, not limited to…. Lol.

Coming back to my golden fried rice, it’s not anything new to cook up this golden fried rice where each grain would be coated with the yellowish yolk to present a plateful of “golden” appearance dish. However, if you ask me, I wouldn’t be bored to add interesting elements to this wonderful goodness, and bring it to a whole new level of tasting. More

Forkee (科記咖啡餐廳) “Cha Chaan Teng” in Hong Kong

“Real authentic Hong Kong cha-chaan-teng food”

Looking for local flavor in Hong Kong? This old-time Cha Chaan Teng, 科記 (For Kee), spot-on. Though the name suggested that it’s a restaurant, but the fact that this seemingly dated quaint store served great Cha Chaan Teng menu.

Located in Sheung Wan district, For Kee is situated just at the corner down the street. As it is a less tourisy spot, so you might need some navigation to get there. Yes, an eatery patronizes mainly by the locals. More

Simple Rosemary Cajun Chicken Chop with Mashed Kudzu Root

“It’s our ritual to cook this chicken chop for Christmas, I would still add a twist to my already-good recipe.”

Chicken chop for this Christmas Eve was a little bit simpler and quicker to cook as I was out to run errand urgently the whole day. Only managed to fix the meal the last minute, I had to whip up our dinner within an hour. And, this is what I had here.

It was real quick and simple to cook this chicken chop, all I had to do was to get all the ingredients from supermarket first. Making mashed Kudzu root was my first attempt to create something new in place of potato. More