Versatile Orange

Orange is a citrus fruit that is popular for its juice, sweetness and energizing fragrance. Many cosmetics giants are using orange as this fruit is also packed with vitamins, particularly Vitamin C, which is beneficial to our skin, teeth and eyes. Today, I am sharing some suggestions how you can use this versatile fruit.

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.

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.

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.

Steamed White Pomfret

If you like white pomfret, am sure you would know there are two great ways to prepare it. Either steamed or in hot pot, although cooking in asam sauce would be a fantastic idea. Today, I am sharing a super simple way to prepare a white pomfret dish that will set you and your family on the dining table in no time.

Fried Egg with Preserved Vegetable (choy pou)

Today's meal idea is a common dish found in Chinese economy rice stalls. There are many reasons why this is a staple but the most important points to note are : easy to prepare, appetizing and it everyone loves it. The sweetness of the preserved veggie adds the umami to the already yummy egg. What's not to love, right?