Tag Archives: Mushroom

Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetables with Fresh Shitake Mushrooms (Family Reunion: 合家欢)

“Eat more vegetables to keep you in the pink of health!”

More vegetables everyday. Mixture of different colours of vegetables with at least 2 cups of amount daily. Regular and substantial amount of vegetables intake helps me stay slim, and healthy, as far as I am concerned.

I love all kinds of vegetables, even root vegetables such as bitter gourd and white radish, or chives and celery. There is this vegetable dish where you can combine many types of vegetables together, and make it very delicious! read more

Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup (四川酸辣汤)

“Hot & Sour Soup, the home cooked version. It’s easy and palatable enough to enjoy it at home.”

Hot and Sour Soup is excellent as soup to enjoy before having your main course as its pleasant sour taste with a hint of spicy heat increases one’s appetite. Campbell brand produces canned Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup which turned out to be one of my favourite as instant solution to a quick meal which happened to me once in a blue moon. Having said that, the home cooked version of Hot and Sour Soup would still my best option. Subtly flavoured, added with abundance of ingredients in it, I certainly knew what went into my soup. read more

Stir-fried Assorted Asian Mushrooms

Assorted Asian Mushrooms, Simple, Delicious & Healthy!”

Hey! Thanks to my site reader, Pei Ying, for using my recipes for cooking in her home econ lessons! I was happy to hear that, and she motivates me to think more dishes for her future home-econ classes…

Hmm… I think home econ cooking has to be at least basic, balance nutrients, rather simple to cook and creative. Or, am I thinking too complicated (laughing)?!

Well, be it cooking for home dinner, or for your home econ lesson, try this mushroom recipe. It’s simply flavoursome! This dish has most of the above criteria, not just that, it is very delicious and compatible to eat with just a bowl of hot steamed rice. read more

Chinese-style Mushrooms, Vegetables and Minced Meat Ball Soup

“Nutritious mixed soup you can have as dinner by its own, prepared in minutes”

Many of my friends told me that they like to have soup as quick dinner especially over weekdays. To save time, and loose weight (eye-rolling), some of them cooked instant mushroom soup. How about having Chinese-style mushrooms soup this time? I boiled this soup for dinner especially when I need something light and filling. This helps to clear my body system, in a way.

Ingredients
4 leafs of Chinese cabbage, cut into 1″ to 2″ thick
½ cup of minced pork meat (about 150 gram)
2 fish cakes, thick sliced

3 dried chinese shitake mushroom, soaked and diced (to mix with minced meat)
½ cup of whole button mushroom
1 packet of fresh enoki mushroom aka golden needle mushroom (chinese translation: 金针菇) (about 100 gram), cut off the root part.
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 thin slice of ginger
1 teaspoon of Hua Diao Wine (花雕酒)
Pinch of ground white pepper (or use liberally, if desired)

1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 pot of water(about 5 cups of water or 1000ml)
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Braised Pork and Shitake Mushroom (卤肉焖冬菇)

“Our delicious Tuesday-night dinner”

This morning, I used my slow cooker to braise a leaned pork dish (a lower-fat version using lean meat), before I left for work. Just put in all the ingredients and seasoning, set fire to low. By the time I reached home in the evening, the aroma of braised meat filled the entire house when I opened the wooden door.

I like to use my slow cooker. It makes cooking much simpler, tastier, healthier (with lean meat) and less hassle!

Using a slow cooker to braise the meat, you won’t need to spare your precious time looking after the stove for a dish which requires long cooking time. No worries, your dish will not loose the moisture as long as set cooker to auto shift/ low, even turn it on as long as 10 hours! In fact, this recipe I have, is more like a soupy kind of braising method than the thick gravy type. read more

Stir-fried Broccoli with Vegetarian Mock Abalone

“Vegetarian dinner at home”

Yesterday was Chinese Lunar Fifteenth. We tried to keep Lunar First and Fifteenth of the month as vegetarian days.

Since I had broccoli in the refrigerator, I just bought a packet of vegetarian mock abalone steak from the vegetarian shop along the way home from work. I remembered first seeing this mock abalone at a grocery store (which also sells vegetarian products) in Bishan wet market. Unlike those canned fried-gluten mock abalone and the one made of oyster mushrooms, this vacuum-packed vegetarian abalone steak caught my eyes by its outlook, resembling the actual seafood. It was well recommended by the seller. read more