Stir Fry Liap-Liap (ToFu, French Beans, Carrots, Onions and Mushrooms)

I have bookmarked this recipe for a while now, and when I saw the Soya Beans theme “Little Thumbs Up” event hosted by Mich, it just means a good time for me to try out this dish before October ends. I remember eating this dish in Malaysia Economy Mixed Rice stalls; it is a very […]

Japanese Beef Gyudon (牛丼)

Japanese dish, two days in a row! (I know…) I have been secretly missing Japanese food ever since my last trip. I miss the Umami taste in Japanese cuisine (though I  confessed after a while I did miss simple Aussie sandwiches for a break while I was there! ). I miss the simplicity of Japanese […]

Japanese Style Braised Pork (Buta Kakuni)

Today I am super excited to write this recipe which turn out to be a huge success! I wished I bought more pork belly to make this to begin with. Ah, the sound of greediness… pardon me. Recently I have eaten some really tasty braised pork in Japan and was wondering how this was done. […]

Classic Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara

Yumm… I was inspired to create this creamy spaghetti at home after a recent visit to Siena’s Italian restaurant. I had it the Chicken Penne Carbonara from there and love how easy and tasty it is. Thus I came home, did a bit of research and here it is. The sauce isn’t really that complicated […]

Juicy Roast Chicken with Pork, Onion and Sage Stuffing

There was a a couple of pop-up store that sell books in the city for a few months last year and the books were selling at $5 AUD. Being that cheap, there was no reason I could resist grabbing a few cooking books. Though they weren’t written by any famous author, I thought $5 wouldn’t […]

Vietnamese Stir Fry Lemongrass Chicken

This is my own take of Vietnamese Stir Fry Chicken. I happen to go to the fresh market and spotted fresh green lemongrass (though they were really really expensive!) so I bought a bunch. I wanted to cook Tom Yum Soup during the week so this means I could use it for two dishes (yes, […]

Lotus Root Soup with Peanuts, Pork Ribs and Red Dates (莲藕汤)

Oh my lord, my toes are turning blue! It has been raining dogs and cats after work throughout these week and I haven’t been sleeping well (work stress, late night thunderstorm and things flying outside my balcony woke me up!). I knew I had to improve my diet and probably have some nourishing soup to […]