Garlic Butter Prawns

This is probably one of the easiest dishes to prepare. Nice as an appetizer on skewers or as a main or one of many dishes in an Asian meal. Ingredients: 350g (about 6 oz) frozen Tiger prawns, defrosted 4-5 cloves garlic, minced (more if you like) bunch spring onions cut into lengths of about 5-6cm (2-1/2 to 3″) 60g (1/4 cup) butter Method: Devein the … Continue reading Garlic Butter Prawns

Pot Stickers / Gyoza 锅贴

This is for Isha, my daughter’s friend who loves pot stickers. I promised that I would give her the recipe and after several attempts at trying to create a video from existing photos, this is as close as it gets. I have made both pork and chicken pot stickers. Pork, which is a predominant meat of choice in Chinese foods, was the obvious choice. However, … Continue reading Pot Stickers / Gyoza 锅贴

Samgye-tang 삼계탕参鸡汤 (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup)

My first foray other than kimchi making into Korean food. Bought some fresh Korean ginseng from the supermarket during or rather before Chinese New Year as it was on sale. Anything on sale gets me buying!  I just have to make sure it doesn’t go into the bin! Likewise with the Korean chestnuts I had bought fresh when they were on sale and dried them … Continue reading Samgye-tang 삼계탕参鸡汤 (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup)

Pineapple Ball

There is always a new recipe trending when it nears Chinese New Year. This was from 2018 trending recipe which as usual has been adapted to suit my taste buds. The original recipe was from Ann Low Melt in your mouth Pineapple Tarts This is mine…………….. Ingredients: makes about 48 flaky balls 227g (8oz) unslated butter, diced 275g (about 2-1/3 cup) plain / all-purpose flour 1/2 … Continue reading Pineapple Ball

Beef Stir Fry

Ingredients: for 3-4 persons 600g (about 1lb 5 oz) Beef slices for stir fry 1 red onion, sliced 1 celery stalk, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced Marinade: 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoon soy sauce 3 tablespoon oyster sauce 2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 cup red wine or rice vinegar (you can substitute with balsamic vinegar) Method: Marinade the beef with marinade ingredients for at least … Continue reading Beef Stir Fry

Pineapple Tarts, Traditional

What is the Chinese New Year without these all time favourite for Singaporeans? A big No-No! Pineapple tarts are a definite must-have during these festivities especially for their association to the Hokkien name for them – ‘Ong lai’ – which is loosely translated to ‘Gold comes’. Pineapple tarts are traditionally made during the festive seasons – Chinese New Year for the Chinese, Hari Raya Puasa … Continue reading Pineapple Tarts, Traditional