XO Sambal Stuffed Squid (XO叁巴酿鱿鱼)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)
“Love this, if you like it; Like this, if you hate it. 喜欢的会爱上它;讨厌的会喜欢它.”

My way of surf & turf, meat in squid. Cooking the relatively bland squid dish with a good recipe is essential. I have mine which I think goes really well with just a plate of steamy hot rice! Even for someone who doesn’t like squid, you wouldn’t be resisting it!

有别于一般传统的水陆佳肴,这是我的呈现方式,猪肉酿鱿鱼。最主要的,是在于如何把最单调乏味的鱿鱼配上美味的食谱。我的烹调方法就自认为最配饭的!即使是不喜欢吃鱿鱼的你也会吃上好几口的! More

Spicy Tomato Pasta with Tuna (Pork) Meatballs

“Restaurant standard pasta dish which can be served easily at home. To impress your loved ones, or visiting guests.”

Cooked this for my lunch meeting yesterday. Knowing that the cakes and desserts were the “highlight” of the session, we tried to keep our main course simple. Yup, made this meatball tomato pasta as part of my contributions to the potluck meal, I was glad that many of them enjoyed it pretty well!

Really nothing fanciful, my pasta dish was just one of the many versions. Of course, with a twist to adapt the pasta cooking as my own. More

Sweet Spicy Dipping Sauce for Grilled Fish

Instead of the usual dipping sauce of chili Padi in light soy sauce, I think this special mixed sauce goes even better with the grilled or pan fried fish.

Less salty with a tinge of sweetness, it gives the barely seasoned fish meat a full flavor by just dipping it into this refreshing sweet spicy sauce. Yes, you do not need to add extra seasoning to marinate the fish to make your grilled fish meal a delicious hit. With the dipping sauce.

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Mushrooms & Pea Sprouts Stir-Fry

“It’s just the abalone sauce you need in your stir fry!”

In order to fully appreciate the freshest taste and natural sweetness Of the fresh pea sprouts as well as the highly nutritious mushrooms, minimal use of condiment to taste is more than just required. I needed only the abalone sauce in my recipe.

If you are a vegetarian, use the mushroom sauce. Otherwise, the Abalone sauce is the best to go with this stir fry! That’s because the golden spring mushroom (金源菇) used in this recipe yields a tinge of ‘seafood’ taste after cooked. Hence, adding abalone sauce was sure to good in enhancing the flavor of this seafood-tasted mushroom in the dish. More

Grilled Halibut with Basil Leaves & Asian Mushroom Sauce

“Grilled fish with Asian mushroom sauce that tingles your taste bud”

This recipe was created for my Christmas dinner in 2010. We had chicken chop the year before, and so, I thought of cooking grilled fish this time. I always have craving for grilled fish fillet recently, but I always cook Chinese meals, if not pasta dishes in normal days. So, this Christmas gave me a good opportunity to explore this grilled fish recipe since I usually cook Western meal for Western festivals as it sounds more appropriate to such celebrations. Further more, grilled fish is much easier to prepare and cook. I wanted a quick cooking for this festive dinner so that I could spare some good time for making my own log cake.

The mushroom sauce I’ve cooked this time is slightly different from the usual creamy mushroom sauce. Mine was cooked with Asian condiments. For the oriental palates here. :) More

Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe


“This pizza sauce is good not only for pizza, it’s a simple tomato flavoured pasta sauce, too!”

If you think it’s a waste to make a bowl of pizza sauce, for just a tablespoon or two as pizza spreading, you can be rest assured that this sauce will not gone waste. It’s a bread spreading, and even as pasta sauce!

Make access and keep it in the freezer. Just scope the required amount of frozen sauce using a metal spoon, the rest may be remained in the freezer for future use, anytime, storage up to 2 months time! More

Staple Food in My Kitchen

“The must-have food products in my kitchen/ refrigerator”

3 Jan 09 Genie: “Hi, really love your blog.. please keep on updating! can i request for a post on the “necessity” ingredients/things you will always buy and store in your kitchen/fridge?”

The above was a message from my reader, Genie. Her request of having a post on the staple food in my kitchen struck my mind. It’s time to stock-check my fridge and food storage cabinet!

Yes, I do have many things/ ingredients which have become my staple. As a seasoned cook at home, I just can’t “make food” without them (chuckling). More