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…

Celery & Bacon Stir-fry

I seldom buy local celery, which is the thin type. But I think this stir-fry is a good way to cook local celery. Cut celery and bacon into small bits. Heat a little oil in the pan. Sear bacon bits first. When bacon turns a little brownish, add in celery. Stir fry for 1 minute….

Long Bean Stir-fry

I love green and crunchy long beans. And it’s a very simple dish to cook. Wash long beans clean. Cut into medium strips. Boil a pot of hot water. Add in 1 pinch salt and several drops of oil. Add long beans in and boil for 4 mins to make sure they are completely cooked….

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…

Bitter gourd, Black Fungus & Pork Stir-fry

Pork better contains a bit fat. 1. Cut pork into slices. Remove the seed of bitter gourd and cut into slices. Soak black fungus in water for 3 mins. Tear into smaller pieces. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the pan. Sear pork first till slightly brownish. 3. Add in a little ginger shreds. Then…

Beef & Onion Stir-fry

I always think beef and onion are good friend, especially in stir-fry. Prepare beef slices. Put them in a small bowl. Season with a little salt and black pepper. Then add in 1/2 tsp light sou sauce and 1-2 tsp starch. Mix them well. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. When oil is…

My Favorite Vegetable Stir-fry

How much do I love this Di San Xian? Hmmm……. If I have to choose one my favorite stir-fry dish, it must be the one. But I have to say it’s not very healthy, since it consumes too much oil. The name Di San Xian (地三鲜)Means 3 fresh vegetables from the earth and which are…

Winged Beans

This is a completely new vegetable to me. I have never heard about it, never seen it before. This is how they look like: It also has the name: four-angled beans and dragon beans. They look kind of strange to me at the first sight. I was very curious whether those small leaves are edible…

Chicken, Vegetable & Vermicelli Stir-fry

When I don’t have enough time to think what to cook, stir-fry will be my first choice. All I need is to put some vegetables and meat and stir fry them. 1. Soak vermicelli in water for 3-5 mins or till it becomes completely soft and transparent. Cut shorter with scissors. And drain. 2. Cut…

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….