Fragrant Soy Sauce and Condiments from Kowloon Soy Co, the Traditional Soy Shop in Central, Hong Kong Island (九龍醬油)

A traditional soy sauce and condiments shop in Hong Kong

Many people told me that soy sauce made in Hong Kong is so much tastier than from any other places. My mum had reminded me to get a large bottle for her, but I ended up with arms full of large bottles of different sauces flew back to Singapore, because I found this place.. Kowloon Soy Co (九龍醬園).

In fact, this place was again recommended by Mr. Cai Lan in his recent food show, 蔡瀾品味. I was eager to check out this place. So, we planned it such a way that we could have some good food for lunch around (上環, Sheung Wan/ 中環, Central), at the same time, visit the shop within the same vicinity. More

Fresh Vegetable Salad with Japanese Seasoned Vinegar

“Fresh vegetable salad with delicious low-fat seasoned vinegar dressing”

I am on diet recently. After a long period of festive feast, I have to go on diet and exercise. Just signed up a 1-year fitness package together with two other female colleagues. We determined we’ll stick to our plan, at least twice a week of work-out session at the gym. Eat lesser and healthier. I eat vegetable salad as a meal, sometimes.

Many say eating veggie salad will surely light, but in fact, it’s much depends on its dressing. Eating salad with full mayonnaise cream is surely not light. There are so many different kinds of salad dressing in the market. The tastier, the heavier, at large. More

Yu Sheng Dish for Lo-Hey Ceremony (鱼生捞起)

“Yu Sheng, 鱼生 = 年年有余. Let’s have surplus year after year!”

Yu Sheng (Chinese raw fish salad dish) is my favourite festive dish. Last year, I have already blogged on Abalone Yu Sheng dish, and the right way to go about the topping (of each ingredient) & tossing for Lo-Hey ceremony.

I loved Yu Sheng, especially homemade kind. It’s so convenient to get the prepack ingredients in majoy supermarkets in Singapore nowadays. And even the prepacked shreded carrots & radish were sold in many supermarkets. Even raw fish was easily obtainable from wet market, Japanese stores (for raw salmon) in supermarkets, or like me, got a new type of smoke salmon slices in olive oil, specially packed for Yu Sheng dish available in major supermarkets. I got a packet from NTUC Fairprice Finest, costs about S$8, for more than 10 slices (see above pic). Taste of the smoke salmon in olive oil was great. It was not as briny taste as sual smoke salmon, but more moist with slight natural sweetness in it. More

A Place to Shop for Kitchenwares

“A hidden treasure in Eunos, where I bought my kitchenware with varieties, sizes, colours, designs, materials.. etc, @ Kitchen.Mart”

Disclaimer: This place is for you, only if you like to shop for assortment of kitchenware. I am not a spokeman for any of these places, but if you are interested to know where to get cheap, decently good and wide varieties of kitchenware, this is one of the places I will go for.

Kitchen.Mart, a big warehouse-like shop for business or wholesalers to buy their kitchenware and utensils in large quantity. However, walk-in customers were welcome. You wouldn’t probably see any crowd here, not even on a weekend. More

Pan-Fried Salmon in Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Easy Japanese recipe of Teriyaki Salmon – 照り焼き鮭

Today’s second day of new year, 2010.

I was still in the new year mood, having a new resolution of gastronomy, I started exploring in different kind of cuisine. Yesterday, I had an urge for cooking Japanese food for the next dinner, which was today’s. So, I went to NTUC Fairprice Finest to get the necessary ingredients as this store is located not far from my place and it has quite comprehensive selections of Japanese food ingredients and condiments, made of both locals and direct import from Japan.. Yeah, I wanted to make a Japanese cuisine for dinner for my loved ones! More

Chicken and Asparagus with XO Sauce

“A simple and flavoursome chicken dish that’s perfect for your weeknight meals”

Look for a bottle of XO sauce from the shelves in groceries department, an easy superlicious ‘chef-class’ chicken dish will be at your finger tips.

XO SAUCE
XO sauce is never made of XO liqour. It is named as XO simply refers its qualitied ingredients used. This premium bottle is filled with seasoned dried scallops that made it as valuable as XO. This sauce is not spicy at all, its pleasant briny taste simply brings up the full flavour of your dish without any extra work needed.

Of course, it never costs a penny to get a bottle of this. I bought it at about S$25 per bottle. There are many different brands in the market, price ranging from $15.90 to $30. I guess it’s all depends on the grade and quality of the ingredients used. Not difficult to find, it’s available in most Asian supermarkets. As for Singapore residents, find this at NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage, and even neighbourhood mini marts. More

Fragrantly Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat (鲜香豆腐)

“Have some light and refreshing tofu dish for dinner, yet you’ll never need to give up delicious taste and the healthy balanced diet”

Oyster sauce (蚝油), the perfect condiment that adds an easy burst of flavor to this tofu dish without any added work. Simple ingredients & simple cooking method, for flavourful taste & colourful appearance.

Spoon the finished tofu over hot steamed rice, your children will love it! More

The Must-Have Disposable Soup Bag

“Handy disposable soup bag is definitely a must-have material, for your convenient soup cooking! No washing & drying of soup bag after each use. It’s the most convenient and hygienic way to keep your soup cooking day a less hassle one!”

If you are like me, always cook soup base with tiny and loose ingredients, for instance, soy bean, dried anchovies or Chinese herbs, you need this soup bag, disposable one!

I bought the cloth soup bag once before, and wanted to use it in my soup cooking. However, I did not use it at all. That was because I really could not put myself to imagine putting a “cloth” to boil for hours.. It sound gross to me, frankly. Also, I had absolutely no idea how to clean the cloth bag and get rid of the ‘stain & smell’ emerged in the cloth after hours of boiling with soup ingredients. To use clorine? No way! Soak in soapy hot water? Goodness, the soup bag is for boiling soup, am I going to boil the soap in my soup, too, next time round??! For god sake!! More