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The Recipes

Authentic Sweet and Sour Pork (凤梨咕老肉)

“My signature dish – Sweet and Sour Pork, for the kids and family!”

Unlike curry or sambal paste, you do not require blending and extra frying process for the sweet and sour sauce. Even though the readily packed sweet and sour sauce is easily available in the market, but you might be even happier to know that delicious sweet and sour sauce is very easy to prepare at home. Cook an authentic sweet and sour pork dish at home, in minutes. I used 10 min to prepare this dish (excludes marinating time of 15 min). read more

Nata de Coco & Fruit Mixes in The Glass

“Just another way to serve your fruits, with Nata de Coco this time!”

I go supermarket almost every other day, to buy daily groceries and food as well as checking out information on any latest food or food-related products.

Nata de Coco – It might sound unfamiliar when first heard it, but you surely have tasted it before. In cafeteria, dessert store or elsewhere, just could not recall its name at times (smiling). It’s OK even if this is first time you heard about it.

Nata de Coco was originated from Philippines. It is chewy, juicy and slightly translucent, jelly-like coconut water (which has been fermented) in tiny cubes. Nata de Coco is high in dietary fiber. One of the best food/ snack for dieting, health conscious people like you and me, as it contains zero fat and cholesterol as well as low in calories. And, it’s tasty! Even though Nata de Coco is often sweetened, but its calories count only 60kcal per serving of generous portion. read more

Cutie Pizza Bread

“Pizza bread for your children.”

Most of the children like pizza as it usually uses these two ingredients often favoured by the kids… tomato sauce and cheese!

Most children love pizza and first thing come to their mind if ask them “what’s for dinner”, is Pizza! They would be extremely happy to enjoy the dinner that evening. However, eating too much or too often might bring opposite spectrum of joy, the worries on health. Pizza is kinda fast food, and most of the pizza are very high in salt and fat. I often felt very thirsty after a pizza meal purchased from the pizzeria. read more

Ham and Cheese Toasted Sandwich

“Simply yummy breakfast toast to start my great day”

Toast is bread which has been heated dry, with oven toaster or baking oven. I like toasting plain sliced bread and then spread the fruit jam, butter with sugar, condensed milk or kaya (coconut-egg jam), or make toasted sandwich with extra toppings.

Toast is crispy and pleasant to eat while it’s warm. However, toasting has to be lightly and do not set too high heat (if using baking oven which heat setting is needed), otherwise, the bread will be harden. Lightly browned toast will be just nice. Toast is simply perfect as breakfast to start your great day. I like to have the toast with soft-boiled eggs and a cup of aromatic hot low-fat coffee or ginger flavoured milk tea! Otherwise, a set of toasted ham & melted cheese sandwich will be as great. read more

Braised Pork and Shitake Mushroom (卤肉焖冬菇)

“Our delicious Tuesday-night dinner”

This morning, I used my slow cooker to braise a leaned pork dish (a lower-fat version using lean meat), before I left for work. Just put in all the ingredients and seasoning, set fire to low. By the time I reached home in the evening, the aroma of braised meat filled the entire house when I opened the wooden door.

I like to use my slow cooker. It makes cooking much simpler, tastier, healthier (with lean meat) and less hassle!

Using a slow cooker to braise the meat, you won’t need to spare your precious time looking after the stove for a dish which requires long cooking time. No worries, your dish will not loose the moisture as long as set cooker to auto shift/ low, even turn it on as long as 10 hours! In fact, this recipe I have, is more like a soupy kind of braising method than the thick gravy type. read more

Purple Sweet Potatoes Dessert Soup

“Take this Low GI, Low GL and Relatively Low Calories Dessert!”

I liked sweet potatoes, of all ways. Baked, boiled, steamed, soup, and even fried. And all colors of it as well. So, I had to have varieties in my sweet potato soup. I preferred it with less sugar, too. Honey rock sugar would make my preffered choice, and it is good for smoothen dry throat, reduce “heatiness” and improve skin and complexion. To add better flavour to my sweet soup, I liked to use also the pandan leaf. It gives an aroma of pandan in my palate when having it. read more