Braised Seafood Mee Sua (焖海鲜面线)

“Get hooked on my seafood treats with crisped Mee Sua.”

Mee Sua, or you call it vermicelli, a Chinese noodle dish which you eat it especially during birthday to symbolise longevity. Mee sua simply means long noodle thread (面线). Usually, mee sua is made into very thin strand, and it’s brittle when cooked. The apperance of Mee Sua is normally in whitish colour, and to be sold in to a box of 5 – 6 bundles. This type of Mee Sua is good to make into soup noodle.

I did not use the usual whitish bundles in this recipe, in fact. I used the crisped (pre-fried) type. Never heard of it? I have first spotted this crisped version in the wet market, last Sunday when a lady was buying 2 packets of it at the same store. She recommended it to me over my hesitation with the noodle choices, and commented that this crisped Mee Sua gets softened quicker than crisped Ee-fu noodle, to shorten the braising time. It’s also easier to chew, especially for younger children. More

Super Moist Stir-Fried Egg Prawns

“This is no ordinary fried eggs and prawns dish. This is a scrumptious stir-fried tendery prawns dish, complemented with juicy eggs! Simple, yet, special.”

This dish was ‘created’ by my friend’s friend who shared the recipe with me later on, some time back. But the original recipe was slight adapted from use of shell prawns to shelled ones, for convenience sake (laughing). Also, added with butter instead of using normal cooking oil as I find it more fragrant with butter cooking.

The prawns were tender, juicy and springy. The eggs in this prawn dish corresponded well with its 80% doneness. Simple, and yet, delicious dish. Ingredients and condiments used in the dish are not anything extra ordinary, it’s the cooking time that execute the dish well. Yes, both prawns and eggs can’t be over-cooked, to retain its taste of tenderness and moisture. More

Spicy Tamarind Prawns

“Spicy Tamarind Prawns that whet your appetite. Double your rice intake with it!”

I had no idea what to do with the prawns in the refrigerator and I must cook it by today as fresh prawns weren’t be able to keep for long.  Hmm.. wanted something spicy to excite my appetite. Ok! Would do an express cooking with the prawns this time, since it was a weekday. Simple condiment which could be found anytime in my kitchen, I made the spicy tamarind prawns.

My cooking method is also very simple. See below: More

Fresh Prawn Dumpling (鲜虾水饺)

“Make happy dumpling with your happy children at home!”

I like to make either wanton or dumpling as one of the soup dishes for dinner. Filled with meat and prawn in each dumpling. Usually, I make the dumpling for the family by my own. Or, I should say by mum, instead. I was there to help out.

We made this dumpling dish together, with mum. First, place 1 spoon of meat mixture in the centre of the dumpling skin. Add 1 prawn, and wet finger tips with some water and wipe around the edge of the skin.

Just fold the dumpling by half. More

Stir Fried French Beans with Prawns

French bean isn’t long bean, eventhough their colours and shapes are similar, but the length and texture of these beans are in great difference. Frence bean is much shorter than long bean, and french bean tastes more crunchy while long bean is softer than the other, after cooked. French bean looks smoother and thicker on its skin while long bean looks more ‘wrinkled’ and thiner than the other.

I love both beans, but for different kind of cooking and recipes. I like to cook long bean with either sambal chili, or chop and mix it in the eggs to make an omelette with long beans. As for french bean, my favourite recipe, of course, is this one!

Simple & fast cooking method with great taste! More

Chinese-Style Steamed Prawn

“Steam prawn to retain its natural juice and taste. Use Hua Diao Rice Wine to add extra fragrance and bring the taste to its best!”

Steamed prawn or called it steamed shrimp, is a popular and common dish across all countries. Many of us know how to cook it. Each of us has our own unique ways to handle this dish to our best.

I just wish to share my best way of making the steamed prawn dish. So, you are welcome to take my recipe as a reference (smiling). More

Fried Prawns Fritters with Fruity Cheese Topping

“Indulge your taste buds with a treat of this cheesy and fruity fried prawns dish.”

I had leftover mozzarella cheese in my refrigerator. Did not want to keep for too long. How shall I use it to prepare dinner, besides using it for pizza making?

Actually, I intended to fry just the battered prawns which are tasty enough to eat it just by itself. Uh huh! Let me cook cheesy fried prawns then! Since all of us love cheese, might as well make it a ‘wet’ dish instead of eating it dry, right? More