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Meat & Poultry

Crispy Roast Pork (Siu Bak) 香脆烧肉

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese with Video (中英食谱附录像)

Homemade roast pork is the best! 自制的烧肉最棒了!

It’s definitely one of the best recipes here. It’s not the simplest, but surely the easiest method adopted in making this “crisped on the skin and moist in the meat” roast pork. Try and taste to believe!

这是其中一份最棒的食谱。不能说是最简单的,但一定是采取了最容易的做法去做这“外脆里嫩”的烧肉。尝试了你就知道! read more

Spicy Tomato Pasta with Tuna (Pork) Meatballs

“Restaurant standard pasta dish which can be served easily at home. To impress your loved ones, or visiting guests.”

Cooked this for my lunch meeting yesterday. Knowing that the cakes and desserts were the “highlight” of the session, we tried to keep our main course simple. Yup, made this meatball tomato pasta as part of my contributions to the potluck meal, I was glad that many of them enjoyed it pretty well!

Really nothing fanciful, my pasta dish was just one of the many versions. Of course, with a twist to adapt the pasta cooking as my own. read 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! read 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. read more

Pork Pineapple Curry

“My new pineapple curry, with made-from-scratch curry paste recipe.”

Curry, a dish which comes in all variations, and has been cooked in all cuisines. No one wouldn’t know what is curry. I have my new recipe for curry, too, which has incorporated fresh pineapple paste.

Cook this mild spicy sweet curry, it just goes well with any kind of staple food e.g. biryani rice, nasi lemak, white rice, crepe, bun and bread.

Serves 3-4
Ingredients
300g of pork meat (short ribs or loin)
2 long wedges of fresh pineapple (for making into paste)
1 long wedge of fresh pineapple, cut
5-8 cherry tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 shallots, minced
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Pinch of brown sugar
60g of coconut milk
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
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Steamed Minced Pork with Mei Cai (Preserved Vegetable) 梅菜蒸肉饼

“It’s always known as the childhood dish cooked by grandma…..”

One of the regular Asian dishes often cooked by grandma back in our childhood days. It’s nothing fanciful, and almost every household knows how to make this. However, this simple pork dish carries most memorable childhood moments as well as the home-feel taste for most people.

I would cook this once in a while, simple reason, it goes just so well with a plate of hot steamed rice! And, it’s just too simple to cook! read more