Louisiana Seafood Boil

“Are you ready for a feast?”

Planning for any gathering, or feeling like fixing a feast for your loved ones? For the seafood connoisseur, here’s my easy and delicious all-in-one seafood treat.

This is especially great to cook for a group epicureans to get together. Chatting, laughing and having great food together… Great food, great home cooked food, but minus the hassle of cooking up extensive dishes. You would still be able to impress your guests with this lucious meal. :) More

Linguine alle Vongole (Clams Linguine Pasta)

“Vongole is one of the popular pasta dishes.”

Yes, pasta is one of our staples at home. We all loved pasta, of all kinds. Yet to find out the best pasta brand, I used dried pastas which were easily available in the market, most of the time. I preferred organic pasta, if given a choice.

Clams, are also my favorite seafood. I personally thought clams are versatile and easy to handle. Minimal condiments would be needed to bring out its full flavor. So, cooking pasta with clams is no weirdo to many people. It simply is a brilliant idea as the pasta would just soak up the natural taste of the clams, making every strand of noodle taste extra flavorful. More

Fresh Clams and Mallow Squash Soup (鲜蛤角瓜汤)

“Still clams, still soupy.. And now with mallow squash. Delectable and low in fat, this soup dish is also easy to be assembled at home!”

Seafood and mallow soup dish. Not quite a soup, but more like a soupy dish. Don’t understand what I mean? Ok, let me explain… This recipe was supposedly a moist (but not wet) barbequed dish, but I added with some water to make it a soupy dish. I did not add too much water, just half the amount of the usual soup cooking’s, just to make it more soupy, that’s all.. That’s why I called it a soupy dish instead of soup dish.

Liked it with more liquid as the flavor of clams will be fully emerged in the soup. Eating the clam and mallow together with its soup yields even better aromas in the palate, indeed. More

Simple Stir-Fried Clams

“Simple way to stir fry, even with the most basic ingredients in your refrigerator, you may easily turn fresh clams into delicious dish in a flash!”

Found these fresh large clams which comes in thin shells instead of usual thick shells type. This flower-patterned thin shelled clam is not as common to be found in Singapore market than in Malaysia, especially such large ones. Hence, I had to just grab some even though I had no clue how to deal with these shells.

Till the very last minute, I was still not inspired how to cook it, and due to lack of other ingredients to spice up my cooking for this, I decided to simply stir fry with ginger and bird eye chili which found in my refrigerator. Well, it turned out good! More

Steamed Winter Melon and Clams Soup

“Healthy seafood soup dish, loved its subtle and soothing flavour”

Healthy seafood & melon soup which was done with steaming method. Not the usual boiling stuff direct from the stove though, soup made from steaming method yields very smooth mouthfeel. It gives a very soothing effect to the throat and even the entire body. For whom does not really like clams, would love this. Subtly flavoured soup was without a trace of ‘fishy taste’ which usually found in the clams. Not mine! Winter melon in the soup was very soft, too.

This simple yet palatable clear soup dish with seafood and melon should be cooked and consumed more often, if you are such a health freak like me (smile). Well, just kidding.. but it’s true that this dish is a must-try homecooked soup dish, drink it to cool and sooth the body and clear body system, or when feel like having some milder flavour dishes for the evening. More

Stir-Fried Baby Kai Lan with Garlic (清炒小芥兰)

Sugarcane drink

“Simply delicious and healthy vegetable dish you should always cook at home”

If you like vegetables, you’ll sure like Baby Kailan (Baby Kai Lan or known as Chinese Broccoli or Chinese Kale). I’ve came across some friends, told me that they loved this veggie, but could only eat it when dinning out. Cooking this at home was almost impossible as they often found it tasted bitter after cooked. So, they gave it up, in the end.

So, I am going to share my cooking method of this baby kailan dish, and hope it may help a little, to overcome the fear of cooking baby kailan at home, after this (smile). More

Steamed Clams with Dark Rum

“It’s absolutely my favourite clam dish, for meals or one fo the dishes that complements your drinking session in the cold weather.”

Clam is one of the seafood I love most. Easy to prepare and it goes well with any kind of cooking method. The simplest way, to steam it!

Choose medium to large shells for more fleshy meat inside. How to choose good clams? I do not really have the best method to choose them, but at least sniff the clams from a short distance to determine if they are still good to eat or going bad, if they smelt fishy. it is better to get clams early in the morning at the wet markets as the clams are likely to be alive, still. So, don’t be afraid if you see it moves! The price of clams is low, too. With less than S$5, you may be able to get more than a bucket-full of clams.

This dish is not really suitable for young children as it contains dark rum liquor. I chose dark rum for its great scent. It remains fragrant, with a hint of mild sweet alcohol taste pretty much in evidence in the palate, even after much evaporation from the steam. However, its overall taste was subtle, and it’s best to serve while piping hot. For the rainy or cold season! More

Fragrant Dry Curry Belacan Clams (甘香炒蚬)

“Fragrant Clams with unpredictable taste of Asian cuisine!”

You probably did not come across this dish. You probably did. Ate it somewhere, just could not recall the dish name.

Well, I am going to introduce this dish, the home cooked version.

Appearance of the dish might look quite common, but, its taste is unpredictably pleasant. More