Caramel Pork with Onions

Judging by the name of the dish, one probably can guess that this dish is slightly sweet. Which is not wrong, therefore, this very appetizing dish can be served with steamed rice or plain bun (mantao). I was inspired to cook my version of this dish after tasting it at a famous Hokkien restaurant. One word to describe, YUMS!

Barley and Winter Melon Drink

Barley has always been a popular ingredient for a common Chinese coffeeshop drink which can mildly expel heat and balance our bodily fluid to keep us well-hydrated. You will be surprised to know how easy it is to make this drink at home at a fraction of what you pay at the coffeeshops. Ok, let's get started.

Stir Fried Kailan (Qing Chow)

Am sharing a common dish we order at the typical mom and pop Chinese restaurant, stir fried kailan. Although the cooking method is just stir frying, but am also sharing tips of preparing and cutting kailan in this post. It's another easy but tasty dish on the way to your dining table!

Romaine Lettuce and Seaweed Soup

I had a very exhausting day yesterday and wished to prepare a quick hearty meal to soothe my hunger pang, fulfilling the recommendations by the food pyramid. Yes, you know what I mean. Am sharing this super simple soup today so you can have your dinner ready in a matter of minutes.

Special Tangy Lime Dipping Sauce

Dipping sauce can greatly enhance an otherwise bland dish or add more flavour to an already delicious dish. I am sharing this special tangy sauce which goes well with any seafood. Since this dipping is sans chillies and mainly made of fruit and garlic, even children will like it.

Fried Bulus Fish (Silver Whiting) with Tumeric Powder

Ikan bulus or silver whiting fish is a common fish found at the wet market. Its un-mistakenly long-ish shape and almost translucent body is easy to spot. However, it is not the cheapest fish you can find. Sometimes you may get them really really fresh, on other days, kinda fresh. So when you get them kinda fresh, we can try this idea out. On your lucky days when you get the freshest ikan bulus, leave the tumeric powder. Click on to find out the full recipe.

Stir-fry (Qing Chow) Kangkung (Morning Glory) with Garlic

Qing Chow (literally means clear fry) vegetables is one of the most basic techniques in Chinese way of cooking vegetables. The main ingredients are just garlic, vegetables and oil. Most leafy vegetables can be stir-fried to be enjoyed in its original flavour.

Steamed Tilapia (Lan Je style)

Ginger is a precious ingredient used in many oriental dishes. Generally, it is known to expel wind from our body to keep the yin and yang balanced. Today, I am sharing a recipe ala Lan Je steamed tilapia. FYI, Lan Je is famous in Selangor for its steamed tilapia in signature sauce.

Pumpkin Porridge (Congee)

I noticed that pumpkins are sold everywhere these days at the wet market, supermarkets and hypermarkets. Is this the season for pumpkins? I have no idea. But since it is so readily available, I am sharing an easy yet very nutritious recipe which you can prepare in a matter of minute and go read your favourite book while it's boiling away in the kitchen.