A great #budget pairing for an expensive theater evening #datewithmyself Rice : 60p, Fish : ~£1.00 If you live in London and are adventurous with seafood, fish and spices, New Loon Moon in Chinatown has an amazing variety of spiced canned fish. My favourite is Mackerel with black beans from Smiling Fish brand.
Another of my favourite chinese preserves is the preserved turnip or 菜脯. There are two types.. a very salty type and a sweet-salty type. I prefer the sweet-salty type… and when I searched for it in the UK, and tried all the types, I was surprise to discover that the brand I like is actually … More “Preserved Turnip”
What a hot day! I came home and couch potato-d in front of my fan for an hour reading and dozing before forcing myself up to make some food. This heat isn’t conducive to long cooking. It’s just too hot! I made a very simple courgette stir fry and had it with dry noodles. It … More 10 Minute Healthy-ish Meal
I made one pot pasta bolognese for the first time and it was yum! And soooooo easy!
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
Sunday evening 10pm, it was late, I was exhausted after coming back from the theatre, I hadn’t had dinner, and I wasn’t particularly hungry but needed something to eat. Strangely I wasn’t in the mood for my regular instant noodles either. The small packets felt too small and the large packets felt too large. I … More Fishy marmitey soupy noodles
Today I tried a recipe from Jack Monroe from 2013. It’s going on my list of ‘love it and definitely making again!’ recipes. I bought a teeny packet of smoked paprika from the spice shop in Portabello a while ago and hadn’t tried it yet. And the other day I spotted the canned herring roe … More Jack Monroe’s Smoky Herring Roe
Instant noodles… (for me) better than sliced bread!! Back in Malaysia, we used to call it Maggi Mee – after the predominant brand of instant noodles available in the 90’s when I was growing up. On the western-based youtube videos and cooking blogs, it’s commonly called ramen.. which is the romanised form of a japanese term, … More Instant Noodles