Homemade Savoury Durian Cake Recipe

“Singapore’s All-Time-Favourite Durian Cake”

If you have not came across durian, let me tell you briefly about it. Durian is a seasonal tropical fruit in Southeast Asia which we regard it as the “King of Fruit“. Durian has this very distinctive and penetrating scent which you either love it, or disgust by it. However, you might not like to scent when smell it, but love its taste in the palate. I don’t know, it is to me, to find the scent quite disturbing when first got the durian smell, but it yields a complete opposite effect when comes to the palate as the same scent of durian has becoming so fragrant and tasty when eat it!

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Fried Egg with French Bean (豆角炒蛋)

“Fragrant and delicious egg dish with French bean, easy cooking for both the seasoned and beginner cooks”

There are more reasons for me to resist heavy food for now as Chinese New Year is approaching, and further more, I will be going on vacation soon. I’ve to cut down on food amount for the next two weeks in order for me to feel less guilty for pigging out during those two occasions (smile).

I tried to cook light plain rice porridge for dinner more often, but for the sake of my family who need not to ‘suffer’ with me, I will cook more dishes, but healthier ones to go along with the rice porridge. One of the dishes I could think of, is this fried-egg with French bean (String bean), which imaginably delicious and matched to put them together. Unlike long bean which will be softened after long-enough cooking, French bean, by nature, has its crunchy texture, even after cooked, which makes the biting more interesting. And, without much greenish taste from the bean itself, it will never affect the fragrance of the egg, naturally.

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Lung Nourishing Chinese Tonic Soup (止咳润肺汤)

“Delicious lung nourishing soup with mild sweet taste that makes it so good to drink in normal days, even if you are not having cough or so”

I am sorry to hear that one of my reader’s dad suffered from pneumonia (肺炎). And, she asked me for a good soup to be taken by his dad who had discharged from hospital. I knew I wouldn’t able to help much or certain that this Chinese tonic soup is helpful in such recovery, but I promised her to post a soup recipe that is good to be taken, if her dad wishes to take this soup on the usual days as it nourishes lungs and strengthens function of respiratory system.

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Stir-Fried Pig’s Liver with Spring Onion and Ginger (姜葱豬肝)

Stir-fried pig’s liver with scallion and Hua Diao rice wine. You will like this, if you like livers, but if you don’t vary the dish with other meat types and adapt the recipe, it’s still perfectly fine though!

Of course, I was following up with the the other “Scholar dish“, or perhaps, it’s just the usual stir-fried pig’s liver dish, I shall called it now (smile).

I wanted to recommend this dish as I think having the best and freshest pig’s organs is to have it dealt and cooked by your own! I have never tasted any fresher pig’s livers from outside stores/ food centres than those I cooked at home, seriously. It’s simply because you will choose the best liver, probably bought it freshly from the market first thing in the early morning, then store and chill it perfectly. Then, cook it almost immediately to retain its freshness, with the best cooking method you’ve learnt.

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Pan-Fried Tofu with Spring Onion

“Check out what are the tips and tricks on making this sautéed tofu dish a success in both taste and appearance!”

Hey! I continued to post about this tofu dish… Mind me, it was because I wanted to tell you more about this particular dish and to introduce it to you as usual Chinese dishes now, since this is not the ‘original‘ version, but the modified one by pan-frying/ sautéing method (smile).

No worries, I am not repeating the recipe which you may find it in previous post, I just wanted to share with you my experience in cooking this tofu dish down to details, with some cooking tips and cautions to be taken starting from preparing till cooking, too.

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Scholar Dishes (状元肴)

“Two important dishes to be eaten on the 1st day of school to symbolise an auspicious start of formal education for schoolers”

How your cooking and dishes would help in your kid’s studies? Nothing about supplementary food or valuable nutrients in the food you cooked, it’s purely our personal belief, or called it a superstition in our family…

I am going to cook these two dishes tonight because today’s the 1st day of school of new grade for my girl. This is a traditional belief inherited from my hubby’s family, to have the scholar dishes eaten on the first day (or second) of school.

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