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

Stir Fried Cauliflower, Sweet Bean and Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms

“Simple and delicious stir-fried mixed vegetables well liked by everyone in the family.”

I’ve posted a stir-fried assorted veggies with mushroom and fish ball recipe in my blog. This is similar with some adaptions from this previous recipe. But it’s less elements on the plate, yet more colourful, and cleaner looking now. Had the flower-shaped carrot slices to the mix for added texture and colour.

And, I did not use snow pea but the sweet bean, this time. In fact, I liked sweet bean. It does not taste sweet though. Sweet bean tastes and looks similar as snow pea, but it appears fuller in shape and its texture is crunchier than snow pea. More

Hearty Soup Recipe

“Meat, root vegetables, cereal grains and (lotus) seeds make this soup dish a perfectly hearty & healthy one dish meal.”

This weeknight wonder is packed with plenty of minerals, protein, vitamin-rich and well balancing ingredients. Perfect comforting soup dish for a busy week night.

A small handful of tiny dried scallops was added to intensify the flavor of this soup, while barley (cereal grain) and lotus seeds in the soup create familar texture and refreshing flavor to the taste bud. These elements added not just the cooling effect to the body system, also brighten its flavour. More

Stir Fried Cabbage and Fresh Shiitake Mushroom

“Light in calorie, big in flavour. Healthy and tasty vegetable and fungi homecooked dish”

Just came back from week-breakaway in Bali last late night (Also learned a new dish from the resort there. Shall cook and post in due). Too many things to catch up, and updating my blog is one of my priority tasks to be done!

Well, I will be cooking at home for dinner tonight. Must cook and eat home, after a week of dined-out foreign cuisine! Smile.. But I couldn’t wait till tonight to post the latest dishes I will be cooking, please allow me to share this vegetable dish I cooked for the last vegetarian day about two weeks back. More

Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs Soup with Wolfberry in Slow Cooker

“Slow-Cooked Healthy Vegetable Soup”

Hi there, how are you? It had been many days since the last update of my post.. Even though I still cooked during these busy days, but was really too occupied by tons of chores, and no choice but to miss the posting for awhile.

Today, not posting any HK gourmet, I wanted to share my soup recipe here. One of my readers, Ms Lin Li, left comment in my FB page to request more soup recipes. I promised her to share it in the upcoming posts.. So, here you go.. More

Stir-Fried Spinach with Stewed Pork Chops

“Simply delicious spinach dish. Many may know how to cook it, I have some tips to share, in case you wish to know..”

This is one of the recipes you can easily adapt at home. Simple, quick and easy.

I wouldn’t say it is the most healthy dish, despite the use of nutritious spinach greens here. It’s because I added canned stewed pork, for its flavourful taste to enhance the overall taste of this greens dish. 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

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