Chinese Tonic Soup with Pork Pancreas and Radishes (青红萝卜炖豬橫脷大补汤)

“It’s nourishing and flavorful. Don’t hate the idea of cooking pork pancreas in this tonic soup, try it first. Find out how amazing it could be, to help you to add an experience in your cooking journey.”

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Pig Pancreas:
Offal dishes are greatly consumed and most likeable by Cantonese people. By and large, offal is widely used in Cantonese culinary. From the most common braised trotter to the popular roasted chicken livers, Cantonese people are crowned the dialect group that uses offal in their cooking the most, and that includes soup cooking.

Pig pancreas (pork pancreas), Cantonese people [mainly in Hong Kong] called it, 豬橫脷 (pronounced as ‘Ju Wang Lay’ in Cantonese), and Chinese called it 豬胰 (pronounced as ‘Zhu Yi’ in Mandarin), is often used in soup dishes. Residing in Singapore, you may not be familiar with this offal as it is not commonly consumed here, but the pig pancreas is available at the butcher’s stalls in many wet markets. It’s not usually displayed openly in the front counter/ chiller though. Ask the butcher for it, and most of them would be able to offer. More

Reminders of MY Week

“Be my friend! SIMPLY, talk to me; Comment me; Follow me; Add me; Join me, in MY FaceBook.”

It’s all about revamping, upgrading and changing of images, driving me into having this idea for My Face Book Fan Club… A reminder of the week, on cooking, preparation of food, daily life, anything, and everything which comes to my mind, prepared or out of the blue. Something simply pops out from my mind, to remind you on the spot (lucky I have my iPhone or iPad with me all the time.. tongue sticking out)!

I named the title as Reminder of MY Week, simply translates into a reminder of the week from MY WOK Life. Hey, it will be posted in MY FaceBook page, for your information. I thought I should “reward”, or simply connect with my friends & fans & readers more regularly. I wished to engage all of you more. I share so many things with you, telling you as if you are my close friends.. You, on the other hand, tell me more about yourselves, share with us about your cooking/ life experience, leave your comments in my blog, and post the photos of your cooking/ dishes on MY wall… More

Steps to create a Pineapple Boat to serve your rice in an eye-pleasing way

“Make use of the ‘unwanted’ pineapple shell to create a food for your eyes”

Delicious food is meant for the stomach, but don’t forget to feed our eyes, too. When come to good food, great food presentation enhances our appetite through making the dish more visually pleasing. You want your cooking to taste not just great, but look great, too. Here’s a way you could create an elegant presentation just as what you get in the restaurant, without extra cost…

Steps:
1) Choose a large ripe pineapple. More

Healthy Cactus Soup with Chicken (仙人掌煲鸡汤)

“Cactus soup. Sounds weird as food? Not true, it’s surprising great as food, especially to be cooked in soup, trust me.”

Came across many savory dishes on Aloe Vera and loved it. When come to Cactus, it gave an impression of an over-whelming greenish taste, but it is not true! After reading some write-ups on the benefits of taking cactus, I decided to give it s try. And guess what, it is really great to have in the soup!

Not sure since when, many articles claimed that cactus has become a popular dish in many occasions since it is easy to cook. Its stem can be eaten chilled with some additions of salad dressing. It can be fried or stewed, besides cooking in the soup. But, today, I am going to focus just on soup cooking because the soup tastes a real good! More

Nutritious Lunch Idea, the Lunch Box Gourmet

“Bringing homemade lunch to work on regular basis benefited much on your time and pocket.”

Changing office location to town area was a hassle by far. It was a more hectic work as new, and for one who would be swearing for having to fight through a hubbub over peak lunch hour, I might end up skipping lunch or having just some fast food meals. Hence, I made effort to wake up earlier to make a lunch box was wise choice. So that the lunch crowd could be avoided and still enjoying a healthy and homey lunch box. Anyway, cooking is my favourite thing to do.

I had already prepared the ingredients the night before. Cut and washed the vegetables as well as marinated the pork chop, and then, stored them in the refrigerator. Woke up at 7am this morning, I quickly cooked rice. Then, cooked mixed vegetables and pan-fried pork chop. Filled the lunch container with rice and topped the dishes. Ok… My heart warming Pork Chop Paradise lunch box is ready to go! More

Iced Chrysanthemum and Ginseng Herbal Tea (洋参菊花茶)

“Warm aromatic Chrysanthemum tea to warm your hands and heart in the cold days, or a chilled glass to quench your thirst in the summer. Either way, this herbal tea is always the best drink to be enjoyed, anytime.”

Light, aromatic, and very simple, this herbal beverage makes a great accompaniment to any food, e.g. Chinese Dim Sum, stir fry, and even deep fry!

Its delicate floral aroma makes it easy to drink regularly. Chinese believes its benefits in reducing body heat as well as its contribution to clear vision. An addition of tiny ginseng root (洋参须) to Chrysanthemum tea not only doubles the cooling effect to our body system and many more nutritional values, it adds extra fragrance and flavor resulting in a herbal-inspired taste in the palate. More

Oatmeal & Walnut Marble Cake

“Healthier Low Sugar Cake Choice with Oats. Check out my easy homemade recipe.”

Healthier cake as it is an oatmeal cake with low sugar added. Delicious with interesting bites and mouthfeel, and it was even fuller bites as walnut bits were an addition to it.

[Ingredients Value] Oatmeal:
Oatmeal usually refers to coarsely ground oat groats or oat porridge. There are many types of oats e.g. old-fashioned rolled oats, quick oats, and steel-cut oats. Old fashioned rolled oats are whole oats rolled into flat flakes, and then steamed and lightly toasted; Quick oats made the same way but cut into smaller pieces to cook faster, whilst steel-cut oats are whole raw oats cut into smaller chunks which take longer to prepare. As for instant oats, they are finer and thinner pieces, but usually with addition of salt, sweetener and other flavouring to make it consumable almost instantly. More

Vegetarian Sambal Chilli Mock Squids

“Low-caloric vegetarian Konjac-squids cooked with vegetarian Sambal Chili, delicious taste and interesting biting from this nutritious vegetarian health food.”

Yesterday was Chu Yi (初一), the 1st day of Lunar month of May. Of course, we had vegetarian meal for dinner for the whole family.

I bought the vegetarian squid slices which packaged into a nice plastic box. With the cross pattern on one side of the mock squid, it looks almost similar to the real squid slices. More