Laksa Hot Pot

The other day, I got a laksa hot pot soup base from the cashier of supermarket. I wanted to have nice hot pot for a long time. And I have never tried laksa flavor before. This is the soup base I got. It has 2 parts: powder and paste. Meat and vegetables are the main…

Pickled Cucumber

Prepare cucumbers (mine about 250g). I used regular ones, you can also choose mini cucumber. Wash them clean. Trim two ends and cut into halves. Let them dry with flowing air till the surface is dry. In a sauce pan, add in 1/4 cup light soy sauce, vinegar 2 tbsp, sugar 1 tbsp. Bring to…

Homemade Kimchi

I used 1 big Chinese cabbage, about 300g. Cut it into halves, then quarters. Remove the root. And chop it into smaller pieces. Put them all in a big basin. Add in 1 cup water and 6 tbsp salt. Let them marinate in salty water for 2 hours. Remember to flip and toss them a…

BBQ Pork Belly by Skillet

If you don’t have a griller, but you really want to try BBQ pork at home, maybe you can try my method. All you need is a skillet. Prepare a skillet. Heat on stove. Brush it with oil. Wipe pork belly with kitchen towel. Place pork belly into the skillet when it’s very hot. My…

Cream Vegetable Stew

Prepare vegetables and chicken. I used 1 chicken leg, remove the bone and cut into 4 pieces. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over the chicken. For vegetables, I chose 1 carrot, 1 potato, 1 onion, 3 shiitake mushrooms. And 1/8 head of broccoli.  Cut carrot and potato into small chunks, dice the onion and cut…

Sambal Chili Sauce Eggplant

Prepare a big eggplant. Cut into pieces. Put them in a big bowl. Sprinkle salt over them and leave it there for about 15 mins. Water will come out. Squeeze eggplants to get all the water out. This step will make eggplant absorb  less oil. Add oil, a bit more than usual into the pan….

Eggplant Noodles

Prepare the ingredients: 1 medium eggplant chop into long slices. fresh noodles 80g pork belly 80g cut into small chunks light soy sauce 2 tsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp water 1/2 cup salt 1 stalk chopped spring onion 3 cloves of chopped garlic 1, Heat a pan,…

Oven Roasted Vegetables

I roasted potato, cauliflower, carrot by oven before. I always wanted to try roasting different kinds of vegetables at one time. And I did it today. Preheat oven to  200 Degree C. Prepare vegetables. I chose potato, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, onion, baby corn, mushroom and cherry tomatoes. Wash them and cut. For potato, carrot, cauliflower…

Bento for Hubby (His First Day at Work)

My husband got a new job. YAY~! And today is his first day to go to work. That also means we cannot have lunch together at home. Since I need to teach in the afternoon or evening, we cannot have dinner together either. He will have his lunch at canteen. So I decided to cook…

Pan-fried Brussel Sprouts

My first try on Brussel sprouts was not bad, so I expected more from them. This time, I tried to fry them with a pan and to make them side dish for steak. Boil Brussel Sprouts in water for 3 mins. Don’t forget to add in some salt in the water before boiling. Rinse them…