Jan 10, 2017

Ground Pork Congee

Congee (or rice porridge) makes a good breakfast. My mom used to put all ingredients into the slow/pressure cooker at night before she went to bed. Then, the next morning, the congee would be ready! Isn't it convenient? 

I love eggs. That's why you find a boiled egg in my congee.

In the recipe below, I use chayote (also called vegetable pear, pear squash, christophene, cidra, sousou, 合掌瓜, 佛手瓜, etc) because I have fallen with love with the sweet fruit recently. You may use winter melon or cabbage ("juicy" vegetable) instead. 

Dec 23, 2016

Clam Chowder

Prep time: 10 min 
Cook time: 25 min 
Total time: 35 min 
Yield: 4 servings

Potatoes, peeled & diced: 2 cups 
Celery, diced: 1 cup 
Yellow onion, chopped: 1/2 cup
Clams in juice: About 500g (About 3 cans of 6.5oz chopped clams)
Clam juice: 1 cup (~1 bottle)
Bologna, chopped: 2 pieces 
Butter: 2.5 tablespoons
All-purpose flour: 2 tablespoons
Milk: 2 cups
Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
Black pepper, ground: to taste

Mar 7, 2016

My Easy Pad Thai

I just felt like having Pad Thai today. 

Not having the Thai ingredients at home, I decided to cook my own style of Pad Thai. How about Korean glass noodles? Positive. It was easy to prepare and the noodles were soft and chewy.

Prep time: 10 min 
Cook time: 10 min 
Total time: 20 min 
Yield: 2 servings 

Jan 26, 2016

Hong Kong Snack: Shark's Fin in a Bowl

Shark's Fin in a Bowl (碗仔翅) was one of my favorite afternoon or late-night snacks when I was in secondary school. To be exact, I loved to have Shark's Fin & Fish Paste in a Bowl (魚肉翅). People used glass noodles (粉絲) as the fake shark's fin, but more and more restaurants are using imitation shark's fin instead. 

The imitation shark's fin was on sale. That was why I bought it and made the soup today.

Shark's Fin in a Bowl (碗仔翅)

Prep time: 15 min 
Cook time: 15 min 
Total time: 30 min 
Yield: 10 servings 

Nov 2, 2015

Baked Salmon

Couldn't forget the delicious baked salmon I had in Norway. Decided to make one today. It's easy and irresistible!