Staple Food in My Kitchen

“The must-have food products in my kitchen/ refrigerator”

3 Jan 09 Genie: “Hi, really love your blog.. please keep on updating! can i request for a post on the “necessity” ingredients/things you will always buy and store in your kitchen/fridge?”

The above was a message from my reader, Genie. Her request of having a post on the staple food in my kitchen struck my mind. It’s time to stock-check my fridge and food storage cabinet! More

Simple, Healthy & Delicious Teochew Steamed White Pomfret (潮州蒸白鲳)

“Check out what’s good for eating more FISHES! See fresh White Pomfret, the perfect fish for steaming style. Loved by whole family, healthy and delicious dish which never fails to impress your loved ones! Prosperity Pomfret (年年有余)”

I steamed Teochew-style with Sea Bass, but Sea Bass is not the most popular fish type to make an authentic Teochew steam fish. So, I used the genuine fish type this time, the white Pomfret! Teow chew style steamed fish will be cooked together with other sides such as bean curd aka tofu, salted vegetables and tomato, sometimes. More

Cooking Methods

“Just a brief on ways of cooking”

Blanching – usually used for vegetables or fruits, but nowadays, we used this term to describe on meat, too. Blanching refers to plunge the raw food into boiling salted water, for a quick boil. Then, place the hot food under running water or in cold/ icy water to halt the cooking. More

Green Mung Bean and its Nutritional Benefits

“Green (Mung) Bean offers best health benefits”

Green bean, is also famously known as Mung bean (Chinese translation: 绿豆). Its husk is green in colour, with yellow flesh when dehusked. It is low in fat, and high in its nutritional value. Whole green bean is solid, when it is raw. It takes hours in boiling to turn soft and fluffy.

Green bean claims to be a perfect slimming food. Some eat it as dieting food or food replacement in their slimming program. Not only it is low in fat, green bean is also a rich source of protein, and fiber which enables one to lower the high cholesterol level in body system. The high fiber in green bean yields complex carbohydrate which improves digestion. Complex carbohydrate helps to stabilize blood sugar in our body by preventing rapid rise after meal. It keeps our energy at an even level. Frequent consumption of green bean is beneficial to diabetes and one who suffers from high cholesterol level. More