So…. I had already cooked a stir fry today… a damn delicious one… but I needed to make more food – i didn’t have enough lunchboxes. I looked into the fridge and I saw courgettes.. Hrm… courgettes.. I wasn’t in the mood to make courgette stir fry…. they just….. aren’t that great… So I huffed … More The not-falafels
Cooking cheers me up…. so when I found myself at 1145 curled up in bed bawling my eyes out…. I dragged myself out to cook…. This is a mainly celery stir fry… with pork pieces, tom yum paste and some choy sum I had left from last week. Ingredients : 4 cloves garlic 1 whole … More A Mainly Celery Stir Fry.
After the gluttony of Christmas and New Year… I really fancied some leafy greens so I got some choy sum from the supermarket, and made a stir fried with rehydrated shiitake, rehydrated cloud-ear and some tofu puffs. The new ingredient? Tofu Puffs. So… a lot of people I’ve spoken to about tofu have said they … More Choy Sum with Tofu Puffs & Mushrooms
Ingredients: 5 cloves garlic 1 cup prawns 200g cavalo nero – slice into 1.5 inch pieces half packet tofu puffs 1 large egg 1 salted egg (substitute with normal egg and some salt if unavailable) 2 cups boiling water 2 tbsp oil 1 tbsp corn starch in 1/2 bowl cold water Method: Heat oil Fry … More Kale & prawns in salted egg egg drop gravy
Next up in the sauces series is…. What we in Malaysia call ‘Hae Kor'(Hokkien). or ‘Har Gou’ (cantonese). It is commonly found in squeeze bottles, ready for adding to a dish called Asam Laksa – a famous hawker center / street food / night market food in Malaysia. It is also often used as the … More Hae Kor / Petis Udang
Back when I first started this blog, I did several introduction posts, including one about flavourings and sauces I use. Since then, I do talk about what I use in my recipe posts or other posts talking about what I’ve cooked. However – there are sauces I use everyday and often – most of which … More New Category! Sauces & Marinades
It’s been a while since I last posted. I had a shitty three weeks…. and am only now getting back into cooking. The last few weeks have been full of comforting fried chicken, instant noodles, and eating pack lunches I had prepared earlier and froze. Yay for pre-prepped food which meant I still managed to … More Kale, Chinese Leaf & Tofu Stir Fry (vegan)
How many times a day do people pay £10 for a bowl of pho from Viet Eat or Pho…. or a bowl of ramen from Shoryu, Ippudo or Canada Ya? Or even £6 for one of LanZhou’s super yummy budget offerings? What do I do when the universe throws a super discounted chicken at you? … More Chicken & Ginseng Soup
I put homemade in inverted commas because it isn’t really.. but it isn’t from a shop, so it’s sort of an in between.. I think. Anyway, when I left home this morning I had a box of pad-thai-vermicelli which I had made on the weekend to take with me, but I also knew I had … More Last minute ‘homemade’ lunches
I tend to buy basics frozen chicken portions. These large 2.5kg packs for £4 are amazing value for money. I don’t mind bone-in chicken portions as these are what I grew up with anyway and feel less spoilt and rustic (and I hate chicken breast – they are so dry!) But sometimes these packs come … More Easy oven baked chicken wings.