Bacon Asparagus Roll

This dish just came to me when I searched fridge trying to figure out what to cook for lunch. I happened to see bacon and asparagus, and they were waving hands to me. So I decided to eat them. 1. Wash asparagus under water. Remove the bottom. Peel the skin near bottom off. 2. Bleach... Continue Reading →

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Scrambled Egg With Luffa & Black Fungus

I have been in Singapore for over 3 years. Sometimes when I was shopping for groceries in supermarket, I wondered why there is no luffa here. And one day, I saw a strange long Gourd with ridges around it. I picked it up and saw the name "luffa". Then I realized, luffa here is very... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Snack

A quick and easy snack with only 3 ingredients: 1 small sweet potato ( chopped into small dice) 1/4 - 1/2 cup flour Around 1/4 cup water 1. Cut 1 small sweet potato into small dice. The smaller they are, it will be easier for them to be cooked. 2. Place sweet potato into a... Continue Reading →

Kimchi Fried Rice

Ingredients 2 tablespoon chopped kimchi 1 tablespoon kimchi juice 1 cup leftover rice 1 chopped sauce 1 tsp Korean chili paste Chopped spring onion 1 tablespoon water Salt Oil 1. Add 1 tablespoon kimchi juice into leftover rice. Stir a bit with chopsticks to separate rice grains. 2. Heat a little oil in the pan.... Continue Reading →

Steamed Pumpkin Snack

When I was little, my parents made me eat pumpkin. But I really disliked pumpkin at that time. When I grow up, I fall in love with pumpkin. Just as what my sister always says, people change. :p Ingredients Pumpkin 200g Glutinous rice flour 1 cup Corn starch 2 tablespoon Sugar 1 tablespoon (you can... Continue Reading →

Spicy Clam Stir-fry

1. Wash clams in water. Pour in hot water to let all the shells open. Let them soak for a little while. Then wash them again to rinse off all the dirt and sands. 2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in chopped garlic, ginger and dried chili. Stir fry till aromatic. 3.... Continue Reading →

Ginger & Garlic Prawn Stir-Fry

1. Clean Prawns. Remove head and shell. Wash them clean. Wipe them with kitchen towel to make sure they are very very dry. 2. Add 1-2 tablespoon corn starch into Prawns. Let the Prawns be coated with a thin layer of starch. 3. Heat some oil in the pan. Fry Prawns till the outside starch... Continue Reading →

Homemade Sweet Plum Drink

There is an idiom about plum in Chinese: 望梅止渴: Quenching Thirst by Watching Plums Chinese 有一年夏天,曹操率领部队去讨伐张绣,天气热得出奇,骄阳似火,天上一丝云彩也没有,部队在弯弯曲曲的山道上行走,两边密密的树木和被阳光晒得滚烫的山石,让人透不过气来。到了中午时分,士兵的衣服都湿透了,行军的速度也慢下来,有几个体弱的士兵竟晕倒在路边。 曹操看行军的速度越来越慢,担心贻误战机,心里很是着急。可是,眼下几万人马连水都喝不上,又怎么能加快速度呢?他立刻叫来向导,悄悄问他:“这附近可有水源?”向导摇摇头说:“泉水在山谷的那一边,要绕道过去还有很远的路程。”曹操想了一下说,“不行,时间来不及。”他看了看前边的树林,沉思了一会儿,对向导说:“你什么也别说,我来想办法。”他知道此刻即使下命令要求部队加快速度也无济于事。脑筋一转,办法来了,他一夹马肚子,快速赶到队伍前面,用马鞭指着前方说:“士兵们,我知道前面有一大片梅林,那里的梅子又大又好吃,我们快点赶路,绕过这个山丘就到梅林了!”士兵们一听,仿佛已经吃到嘴里,精神大振,步伐不由得加快了许多。 故事出自《世说新语·假谲》。成语“望梅止渴”,比喻用空想安慰自己或他人。 English Cao Cao of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265) was not only a capable politician in managing state affairs, but also a strategist good at leading troops in going to war. One summer, Cao Cao was leading... Continue Reading →

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