Sweet & Sour Ribs (糖醋排骨)

Wash ribs in water. Put all the ribs in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring it to boil for 3-5 mins. Take out all the ribs and rinse under water. Heat a pan with a little oil. Stir fry drained ribs till they turn a bit brownish. Add in ginger slices and green…

Zong Zi Again!

There are still some bamboo leaves left in my fridge since last time I made zongzi (sticky rice dumplings). Last Wednesday was my resting day. No work, no need to go out. So I decided to use some to make Zongzi. And also because I really missed zongzi, could’t wait to have some. This time,…

粽子 (Zong Zi, Sticky Rice Dumpling)

This year, Dragon Boat Festival is on June 7, which is  next Friday. I never tried to make sticky rice dumpling (Zong zi) by myself even though I like them very much. I saw there were bamboo leaves for zongzi on the supermarket’s shelf and thought maybe I can try making zongzi this year. The…

Chinese Style Pickled Cucmber

This kind of pickled cucumber is really a perfect choice to go with porridge. And it’s very easy to make too. Because I didn’t want to make too many, I just used 2 medium cucmbers. Cut cucumbers into strips or any shape you like. But better not to be very thin. Put them in a…

Sweet & Sour Fish (糖醋鱼)

Finally, I got the chance to try this sweet & sour fish (糖醋鱼,tang cu yu). Before everything, I want to give you a little warning here: this dish requires too too much oil to fry the fish. That’s also why I didn’t dare to try it. Yesterday, my husband and I went to shopping for…

Vegan Stir-fry (Thin Tofu Sheet & Spinach)

This kind of thin tofu sheet is called Qianzhang (千张)in Chinese. Qianzhang literally means thousands of layers, which quite matches how it looks. I guess it’s not very popular in Singapore, cos when I first cooked it, my husband was very curious what it is. There are so many kinds of tofu products, qianzhang is…

Chicken Leg Rice

1. Prepare chicken legs. Wash them clean. I used 3. 2. Place them in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring to boil. Skim the soup, remove all the floating dirt. 3. Add in 2-3 ginger slices, 3 cloves of garlic, salt to season. Cover the lid. Turn to low heat and simmer for…

Potato & Sausage Stir-fry

I find only in Chinese recipe will potatoes appear in slices, while in other cuisine, potatoes are usually cooked in chunks or mashed. Potatoes also are cooked often in shreds, and it’s a very very common Chinese family dish, just like scrambled egg with tomatoes. Sausage I used is the Chinese preserved sausage. We call…

Braised Prawns

Clean prawns. Remove all the whiskers and intestine. Also make a cut at the back. Heat a pan. Add in oil. Fry prawns with low medium heat. Flip over to fry the other side till red oil comes out. Do the same to the other side. Then set prawns aside. Heat the pan again. Add…