Black Chicken Soup Recipe (滋补乌鸡汤)

“How about having a bowl of steamy hot nutritious Silkie (black chicken) tonic soup for tonight’s dinner?”

Silkie, or another name which is more commonly known as, black chicken. Black chicken is often used to cook in soup with Chinese herbs as it claims to be more nutritious (higer in dietary minerals) and less fat content. Silkie is whole black from its skin to even the bones. The meat is more greyish colour. Basically, beside the colour and invisible high values of nutrients, the taste and texture of meat has no much difference, to me. However, some say that the meat is not just leaner, but also softer.

Taste of this tonic soup was pleasant. It was fragrant, flavoursome with natural sweetness in the palate. Adding some Hua Diao wine is important to enhance the taste of the soup. This soup is healthy and beneficial for all in the family. More

House Specialty Fried Chicken Wings

“Impress your loved ones with these extensively flavoursome fried chicken mid-joints and drumlets!”

This is my house specialty chicken wing dish with simple preserved red beancurd.
Again, simple and quick recipe is my forte, same goes to this dish!

Not the standard oyster sauce flavour which I used to cook, taste of fried chicken wing never the same again! More

“Fantastic 4” Chicken Soup in Coconut

“When true essence of chicken herbal tonic soup meets the fragrance of coconut”

I really cannot believe my own taste bud! It’s the real tasty chicken herbal soup I have ever cooked!

Simple, easy, and quick making chicken soup yields the real fragrance and natural sweetness from the coconut flesh, unexpectedly! More

Dry Curry Chicken

“Delicious and Fragrant Dry Curry Chicken”

I like dry curry pork. So as dry curry chicken! This recipe of dry curry chicken, especially. It is because I have added curry leaves and lemon grass stalk this time. Much more frangrant with a hint of lemon grass flavour. The taste of curry is even better with the curry leaves.

Dry curry is more popular among Indian cuisine. Hence, coconut milk in this dry curry recipe is not the main ingredient. You can even forgo the coconut milk as the curry taste here is pungent and strong enough. More

Five-Spice Chicken Stew

“A Simple Christmas Dish presented to you, if you are not going to celebrate this season elaborately. Super tasty and heart-warming dish to share among your family and friends.”

I attended this Christmas Cooking Workshop conducted by Ms. Irene Jansen last year, costs $40 per pax. It was held at Meritus Mandarin Singapore Hotel. There was about close to 200 attendees, mostly women. Life cooking demonstration by Irene, with buffet lunch of the dishes featured in her cooking workshop. Good workshop, and I learnt a Spicy Chicken Stew from this workshop.

This Spicy chicken stew is not exactly spicy as its spiciness comes from the black pepper added. No curry power, no chili used. Hence, I have renamed it as Five-Spice Chicken Stew, with a little modification of ingredients/ condiments used in this dish. This so-called Christmas dish is actually more like the Chinese stewed chicken, to me. The spices used in this dish simply resembling the Chinese five spice stew meat, with western dish layout i.e. carrot and potato added, and served with mashed potato. Be it spicy chicken stew or Five-spice chicken stew, this is indeed a very delicious, fragrant, flavoursome and super soft & tender chicken dish!! More

Kong Pao Chicken (宫保鸡丁)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

“Famous Kong Pao Diced Chicken, an exquisite flavoured chicken dish that you would enjoy so much! 宫保鸡丁,一份你一定享受的爆炒佳肴!”

Kong Pao chicken (also known as Kung Pao or Gong Bao Diced Chicken) is a popular dish in Singapore, and many other Asian countries. This dish is a Sichuan cuisine, I heard. And, it was named after an ancient palatial guardian in Qing Dynasty. More

My Scrumptious Fried Chicken Wing Recipe

“It’s Simple-yet-Special. Try it, and you’ll surely like it!”

Sometimes, I have such a craving for some juicy aromatic fried chicken wings. Just imagine, 2 pieces of gigantic fried chicken wings on a plate of hot steamy rice, to go with a bowl of piping hot vegetables soup. Ymmm..

Yes, we had fried chicken wings this evening! Waited to dig in since yesterday, and finally got my craving curbed with these aromatic wings! Why the wait? I had no choice but to marinate those wings overnight, for even better taste… More

Small Abalone (Limpets) and Shredded Chicken Congee (小鲍鱼鸡丝粥)

“An ideal healthy light meal for your detox diet plan.”

Just feeling a little unwell with feverish body and dry throat. Chinese believed that rice congee or you called it rice porridge, might help to reduce the increased body heat (the body “heatiness”). So, I liked to cook porridge for dinner, if I found myself or my family member with symptoms of falling sick.

Most of the people would eat porridge as breakfast or supper as it was normally perceived as light meal. And, it could be digested easily, as compared to solid food such as rice. More