Seafood


SZECHUAN HOT POT FOR ASIAN NEW YEAR EVE 3
Chinese New Year falls on January 31,2014 this year. When I still lived in Singapore, this is the time of the year that I looked forward to the most. I usually booked my airplane ticket to go back home during this time 3-4 months before the new year. It’s the […]

HOT POT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE


KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG
Jampong is one of my favorite Korean noodle soup. Perfect for the cooler weather and if it’s not obvious enough, anything that involves seafood, has a higher chance of getting my vote Jampong is pretty easy and quick to prepare and can’t be more satisfying. If udon is not your […]

KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG


CRISPY NOODLES AND SEAFOOD CLAYPOT
Yes, I’m having some “hawker food” fever these past few days. The beef hor fun, the laksa and now the crispy noodles and seafood claypot. I really don’t mind being treated to a fancy restaurant for a nice meal or going to a Chinese banquet with 10-course meal, but to […]

CRISPY NOODLES AND SEAFOOD CLAYPOT



SEAFOOD FRICASSEE
The second recipe I tried after a success of making sous vide chicken by Korean celebrity chef Edward Kwon, was this seafood fricassee. Fricassee is a French term for stew. The popular fricassee is usually made with chicken, however, it’s not limited to just that. The meat and the sauce […]

SEAFOOD FRICASSEE


CHINESE COLD APPETIZER 2
I’m not exactly sure how to name this dish. This is called 冷 盤 (len phan) at my home town, which literally means cold plate in Chinese. This cold plate appetizer is a popular dish in Asia. Usually serves during wedding banquet or even for celebration like Chinese new year. […]

COLD PLATE APPETIZER


CIOPPINO/ SEAFOOD STEW
This was my first time having cioppino. I often heard of it but never really knew what it was until I tried it from Bobby Flay’s Throwdown cookbook. It is so extremely delicious for real! Cioppino is an Italian-American stew/soup originated in San Francisco. Reading the history of it, cioppino […]

CIOPPINO / SEAFOOD STEW



OSTEND-STYLE FISH GRATIN
It is delightful to see many fish recipes in the Dutch and Belgian Food and Cooking by Janny De Moor and Suzanne Vandyck. The cookbook did mention that Ostend, a coastal town in the Flemish province of West Flanders, Belgium, is renowned for the quality of its fish and shellfish. […]

OSTEND-STYLE FISH GRATIN


FRIED OYSTER OMELETTE
This fried oyster omelette was another variety I tried after making Easy oyster omellete. The easy oyster omelette was made with just eggs, oysters and seasonings. This fried oyster omellete’s recipe actually incorporate batter that is made of tapioca flour, all-purpose flour and rice flour that kinda bind everything together […]

FRIED OYSTER OMELETTE


SEAFOOD MEE GORENG/ SEAFOOD FRIED NOODLES
There are about 53 noodle recipes here at what to cook today and yes…another one to make the 54th! From soupy kind, stir-fry kind, braised kind and anything in between those! What can I say, I grew up with rice and noodles. They are the staples of my diet and […]

SEAFOOD MEE GORENG/ SEAFOOD FRIED NOODLES



SINGAPOREAN FRIED HOKKIAN NOODLE
Fried Hokkian noodle/ fried Hokkian mee is also another popular Singaporean’s hawker food. As I mentioned before, Hokkian noodle refers to the thickness and roundness of the noodles. With Singaporean fried Hokkian noodle though, they usually mix the Hokkian noodle with thick rice noodles, so there are contrast of yellow […]

SINGAPOREAN FRIED HOKKIAN NOODLE


EASY OYSTER OMELETTE
Oyster omelette is popular street food in Asia. We call it “oh jien” in Hokkian language. The fresh oyster is usually cooked with beaten eggs, like how you would normally make an omelette. Now, I made two different kind of oyster omelettes. I call it “easy” because it’s really easy […]

EASY OYSTER OMELETTE


BRAISED BLACK HOKKIAN NOODLES
I’ll be cooking several Singaporean comfort food this week if you ever wonder. My mom told me that many many moons ago when she traveled to Singapore with my dad, she didn’t remember the culinary excitement Singapore had to offer at that time. I didn’t remember it being this exciting […]

BRAISED BLACK HOKKIAN NOODLES



Fish and Rice / Chep Bu Jen
Chep Bu Jen which literally means fish and rice is commonly served in Senegal, a country south of the Senegal River in western Africa. It is usually prepared with inexpensive fish as a humble dish and served with broken jasmine rice. The Chep Bu Jen recipe in The Soul of […]

FISH AND RICE/ CHEP BU JEN


TOM YUM SOUP
Tom yum is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragrant herbs generously used. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce and crushed chili peppers. Tom Yum is usually made with prawns, chicken, fish […]

TOM YUM SOUP


Abalone Soup
Abalone or what we called Bao Yu in Chinese, is considered a delicacy in Asian cuisine. Similar to shark fin , abalone is considered a luxury item, and is traditionally reserved for special occasions such as weddings and other celebrations. However, the availability of commercially farmed abalone has allowed more […]

ABALONE SOUP



DOUBLE TUNA BURGERS WITH AVOCADO AND CORN
I made this Tuna Burgers with Avocado and Corn with my mom not long after I returned from the U.S. permanently (or so I thought at that time!) I missed burgers so much and saw this wonderful recipe on the magazine that I happened to flip through and told my […]

DOUBLE TUNA BURGERS WITH AVOCADO AND CORN