In A Basic Fried Rice, I mentioned a ‘fried garlic condiment’ I make every few months and use as a condiment / garnish for steamed fish, hot pot, cantonese soups or as a shortcut ingredient in fried rice. Today I made another batch, and I’ll try to describe how I do it so anyone can… More Fried Garlic Condiment
Chinese Leaf is one of my favourite vegetables. It is very versatile, and my parents cooked a lot with it so the taste and texture of it brings up some nostalgia and makes it feel like homecooking. This dish is another spur-of-the-moment invention and not one of my parents’ go-to recipes. I defrosted some chicken… More Chinese Leaf with Hoisin marinated Chicken
I made one pot pasta bolognese for the first time and it was yum! And soooooo easy!
This is one of my dad’s dishes. He didn’t cook it all that often so I don’t know if I got it exactly the same. It’s basically white fish stir fried with lots of aromatics. I used a bunch of spring onions, one leek, 4 stalks of celery, a shitload of ginger, and a handful… More Fish & leek
Looking after myself when having a bad week is important.. And with the bad week already gone, and predictable worse week ahead (due to PTSD anniversary reaction) I thought making good food to last the week is important. The dish I cooked today used to be one of my regulars, but I have not cooked… More Saturday! Bulk cooking day!
Life is peculiar and my highlight the last week was going to the supersized asda I had never been to before. The lowlight(s) is that my mental health is bad these couple of weeks because of ‘stuff’ and strange combinations like that lead to the creation of strange dishes Yellow stickered iceberg lettuce for 21p?… More Quickie noodles
Matthew over at Food Junction wrote about making claypot rice a few weeks ago. There are many variations of this dish, and many different names too. It can be made with glutinous rice, or just normal rice, often with chicken, and chinese sausages, and often with mushrooms. That post made me want to experiment. I… More Flavoured rice & bittergourd stir fry
It’s been a very busy weekend with #prideinlondon and #ukblackpride, as a result of which, I was too tired to stand over the stove today. I had to work today, but I do have tomorrow off, so that’s some recovery time to look forward to. I sliced and threw a whole cabbage in a deep… More Sooooooooo tired!
Having an open packet of glass noodles inspire me to do creative things with them. The restaurant My Old Place near Liverpool Street (London) does a wonderful starter with glass noodles, black vinegar, and I think shredded cucumber and black fungus.. I can’t remember exactly.. been a while since I’d last been. Last week I… More Glass noodle salad
It’s too too too hot to cook!! And I really didn’t fancy cooking any of the things in the fridge (celery, capsicum, aubergine, asparagus)…. But I did start this of in the oven the moment I got home from work as I wanted to eat it ever since I saw it! I used tilapia instead… More Of Weird Salads & Masala Fish..