Salted Egg Yolk Prawns (黄金虾)

“How can you miss the ‘Laughter‘ during this festive season?! Eat ‘Ha‘ (Prawn in Cantonese), and let it smother you with laugther and most of all,… the wealth.”

One of my readers, was checking out salted egg yolk prawns recipe, and I couldn’t remember that I had actually posted the recipe since a while ago (laughing). Oh well, I did tell her about it, just few days back. And this time, I am going to post another version of salted egg yolk prawns, for the healthy you, and all, for this coming Lunar New Year, of course (smile)!

I’ve also create an auspicious dish name for this dish, in Chinese, 黄金炒虾. It simply means stir-fry prawns with ‘gold’. The name emphasizes on the ‘gold‘ this time. Chinese likes good and symbolical things or words relating to gold, wealth, happiness, laughter, good luck, and etc, during the festive. I hope you like the dish and its name. :)

Most importantly, with similar ingredients and steps from my previous recipe, it is never a chore to cook this for your reunion dinner and/ or gathering with friends and relatives. Yes, to the cook, it would not be a difficult dish to prepare. As to the diners, this dish should be great, too, as you do not have to peel the prawn shell during your meal. If that’s what you hate about eating prawns, they are all shelled in this recipe of mine! More

Steamed Silken Tofu & Minced Pork Dish

“Another delicious adaption contributes to my express cooking journal”

I’ve got the Asian comfort-food classic combines with my silky favourite, making this new take-on our healthy and delicious dinner meal.

It’s fast and hassle-free, whenever you can find just a 15-minute time. More

‘Safe-for-All’ Steamed Fish Fillet in Egg Paste (老少平安蒸鱼)

“It’s a steamed fish, also a steamed egg dish. 2-1, you have got the best of both!”

Here we have a healthy dish to be categorized as an easy and fuss free cooking. This steamed fish in egg paste surely is one of the best fitted dishes in this category. I learned this recipe from one of the TVB cooking shows I have watched and this, is an adaption to their recipe.

Why is it named ‘safe-for-all’? The reason being (which explained by the chef in the show), this dish would be an easy-to-consume fish dish for all ages. From the aged to young diners, there is no need to worry about nor watch out for fish bones while having fed in large mouthful scoops. More

Egg Mayo Salad Sandwich

“Egg mayo cum salad in a form of sandwich for a satisfactory meal, for breakfast, lunch or early afternoon snacks”

This is a great way to use up your eggs before they get old. For hearty and filling breakfast or as easy quick lunch on busy weekdays.

Though egg mayo sandwich is very common, but its taste created from my recipe is unusually delicious. I learned this from a chef friend who taught me to make the egg mayo this way. The addition of butter to the mayo smoothens the egg mixture even further. More

Century Egg and Coriander Soup (皮蛋芫荽汤)


“One of a kind delicious soup dish. Apparently, this soup is very popular as Hotpot soup base, esp in Hong Kong.”

You might hate eating food with coriander, and also find it weird and unimaginable to have century eggs cooked in soup… but that’s not the case in this soup dish.. Such combination in my soup might sound unappealing but it was indeed very aromatic and delicious to consume.  And don’t be surprised, this was one of the most popular options of hot pot soup base in many restaurants in Hong Kong. I was initially in doubt with such soup option, too, but looking at so many of the reviews from those experienced diners, they actually well commented this as hot pot soup base. Hence, I thought it wouldn’t go wrong to go with the choice of majority, esp the locals’ recommendation. So I tried the soup the very first time when I had my hotpot meal in Hong Kong. And, it surprised me pleasantly. It was such a delicious soup with natural aromas and sweetness yielded from the corianders and century eggs in the soup!

I couldn’t find this soup when came back to Singapore. I thought I should just try to cook at home. And, here we go! More

Moonlight Treasure Box (月光宝盒)

“Easy Making Mouth-Watering Steamed Minced Pork Cube with Dong Cai and Salted Egg Scopes”

This dish is similar to my previous steamed minced pork with salted eggs recipe, but this one tastes fuller than the other due to the addition of Tianjin preserved vegetables (aka ‘Dong Cai’ 冬菜) in it. And, I think this looks better in terms of presentation as I tried making it to resemble the mini treasure boxes on the plate. It is great to cook this during Chinese festive like Mooncake festival, Dumpling festival and even Chinese Chap Go Mei (Lunar Fifteenth Day of CNY), to make it a symbolical festive dish with the name of the recipe I have it here.

This minced pork dish goes well with both steamed rice or rice porridge. I liked it with the rice porridge as its strong saltish taste complements the bland rice porridge so well. Loved also the fact that it looks delicate and tastes tenderly soft and smooth. More

Steamed Minced Pork & Salted Egg

“Go for its aroma, taste and texture of this minced pork and salted duck egg dish!”

No doubt this is a convenient and simple dish, if you are going to fix a quick dinner meal during busy working days.

My family including myself loved this simple steamed dish. The tasty sauce with a hint of natural sweetness yielded from the juicy steamed pork together with the aromatic salted egg was truely appetizing. More

Fragrant Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd with Duck Egg

“Don’t hate bitter gourd. It’s nutritious and delicious. Best to cook and have it at home with my Secret Recipe!”

This is one of the few dishes which have been my favourite dinner dishes to be cooked at home over the years. Just because I cook these for many times, I have to vary the cooking method of these dishes with some new ways, sometimes.I cooked stir-fried bitter gourd with black beans, and now, I would like to introduce another fragrant and delicious bitter gourd dish here. Don’t look at this bitter gourd dish that way, please~ This bitter gourd dish tasted so good and NOT bitter at all! Yup, this dish was delicious, soft and fragrant in the palate, with a secret addition, the raw salted duck egg.

I did not use the usual chicken egg to create the egg drop effect in my bitter gourd dish. A ‘preserved/ salted‘ duck egg was used. Need not to pre-boil the salted egg, but use it straight from raw egg, after washing away the layer of muddy salted charcoal coated on the shell. And no worries, this duck egg will not make the dish too salty like tasting the hard boiled salted duck egg. Instead, adding of duch egg makes the dish much more fragrant. Duck egg white was smoother, and its yolk was more moist and fragrant in the palate while chewing it together with the bitter gourd. More