Fried carrot cake recipe stashed!

Fried carrot cake is not made with carrots. It is made with daikon radish. I have no idea why this dish is called fried carrot cake. I didn’t even know that there was something wrong with the name until I encounter the English carrot cake. I can see why foreign visitors might be confused. However, the name is already very established in Singapore so it is here to stay. Fried carrot cake is a common street food in Singapore. It is basically pan fried daikon radish steamed cakes with eggs. It is served plain/white or black by adding dark sweet Continue Reading

Asparagus salad recipe stashed!

This asparagus salad recipe stashed has Japanese influence. It makes a nice refreshing starter or appetizer. Ingredients 1 bundle of asparagus 1/2 tomato 1/2 green bell pepper 1/4 onion 2 teaspoons chopped parsley Salt and pepper 3-4 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing to taste Wash the tomato, onion, green bell pepper, drain thoroughly Peel and chop the tomato into coarse cubes Peel the onion and together with the bell pepper, chop finely Mix the chopped vegetables together and add the oil and vinegar dressing Wash the asparagus If the asparagus are quite big, the skin near the ends can be Continue Reading

Oil and vinegar dressing recipe stashed!

Oil and vinegar dressing recipe stashed. Ingredients 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt A little pepper 3/4 cup grapeseed oil If you do not have grapeseed oil, you can use a substitute salad oil. You can use olive oil if you want the strong olive oil flavour in the salad. If not, use something mild tasting. Always use a natural white vinegar, it tastes and smells better. Pour the vinegar into a mixing bowl and add the salt and pepper Whisk it with a small whisk or fork Add the grapeseed oil gradually into the mixture and Continue Reading

Tartar sauce recipe stashed!

Tartar sauce recipe stashed! Fry up your own seafood platter and the tartar sauce to go with it. The tartar sauce is not that hard…really. Ingredients 1/4 onion 1 dill pickle mix 1 hard boiled egg 1 teaspoon minced parsley 3/4 cup homemade mayonnaise Directions Mince the onion, dill pickle and hard boiled egg Add everything to the homemade mayonnaise and mix well Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until ready to use Learn how to make homemade mayonnaise.

Homemade mayonnaise recipe stashed!

Homemade mayonnaise recipe stashed! Mayonnaise is a base for many other creamy dressings. So knowing how to make mayonnaise from scratch is a very useful skill to have with you. You won’t believe how common the ingredients are. I’m sure you have all of them in your kitchen. You don’t have to fret when you run out of store-bought mayonnaise. Whip some homemade mayonnaise yourself. Ingredients 1 egg yolk 2/3 teaspoon salt Dash of white pepper 1 tablespoon vinegar 4/5 cup salad oil I recommend using rice wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar because they wouldn’t have the sharp edge Continue Reading

Thousand island dressing recipe stashed!

Thousand island dressing recipe stashed. Do you like thousand island dressing? Try making your own, it is easier than you think and it tastes much better than the store-bought versions. More importantly, it won’t have all sorts of chemical substances whose names you can’t even pronounce properly. Ingredients 1 egg yolk 3 tablespoons vinegar 2/3 teaspoons salt Dash of white pepper 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoons tomato juice 1 tablespoon minced dill pickled cucumber 2/3 cup salad oil (grapeseed oil) I recommend using grapeseed oil here. It is a mild and nearly tasteless oil so there isn’t a strong Continue Reading

Bok choy recipe with shiitake mushrooms

Bok choy recipe with shiitake mushrooms stashed! This is a simple shiitake mushrooms and bok choy stir-fry but it is ultra yummy. Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock to change this into a vegetarian stir-fry. Bok choy is a very easy-to-eat green leafy vegetable. Mild tasting and crunchy. It cooks fairly quickly, so it is suitable in quick soups and stir fries. Ingredients 3 stalks of bok choy 12 fresh shiitake mushrooms 1 tbsp chopped onion 1 tbsp chopped ginger 1/2 cup chicken stock / vegetable stock Soy sauce, sesame seed oil Cooking oil Directions Separate the bok choy Continue Reading

Fried cabbage recipe with green cabbage and garlic

Fried cabbage recipe stashed! Round or green cabbage has been made famous by the 7-day weight loss cabbage soup. But do you know that it can also prevent liver cancer? It improves the lining of the small intestines and helps clear toxins in the digestive tract. It also encourages healthy growth of good bacteria in the gut. The ideal situation in the gut is not zero-bacteria but presence of bacteria that are good for our bodies. The following is a very basic and sparse fried cabbage recipe. Feel free to beef it up with additional ingredients such as fresh seafood Continue Reading

Fried okra recipe

Fried okra recipe stashed! Okra is also known as lady’s fingers in my part of the world. It isn’t everyone’s favourite vegetable because of its mucous texture. However, it is also this mucous substance that makes it a good dietary remedy for people with gastric inflammation or ulcers. This fried okra recipe should produce a fairly tasty snack and a good introduction to okra newbies. If you don’t fancy making the batter from scratch, substitute with tempura batter. Ingredients 250g okra or lady’s fingers Batter ingredients 2 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp tapioca flour 2 tbsp rice flour 1/2 tsp Continue Reading

Bitter gourd recipe

Bitter gourd recipe with salted egg yolk stashed! Ingredients 300g bitter gourd 2 salted egg yolks 1 tbsp butter Seasonings 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp sugar Steam the salted egg yolk until it is cooked Remove the egg white and crush the egg yolks into a paste Wash the bitter melon and cut into thin slices Parboil the melon pieces in some boiling water with some sugar and cooking oil Melt the butter in a wok on low heat Add the egg yolk and stir fry for a while Add the bitter melon pieces and seasonings Stir to coat with Continue Reading

Bitter melon recipe

Bitter melon recipe in XO sauce stashed! Parboiling the bitter melon in oil helps to remove the bitterness. Ingredients 200g bitter melon 2 tbsp XO sauce Cooking oil Seasonings 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp sugar Cut the melon in half and remove the seeds and spongy white stuff in the middle Slice the melon thinly Heat up up some oil in a wok and parboil the melon pieces for 3-4 minutes on medium heat Remove and drain off excess oil Heat up a tbsp of oil and gently fry the XO sauce until fragrant Add the bitter melon Continue Reading

Chinese broccoli recipes

Chinese broccoli recipes stashed! Chinese broccoli is more commonly known as gailan (芥兰). Unlike most green leafy vegetables, the stems are nicer than the leaves. They are typically stir-fried with fresh seafood or pork or beef and served with rice. Ingredients 200g chinese broccoli 150g pork belly or streaky bacon 3 cloves garlic 1 big onion 6 small red chillies 1 tomato 1 tbsp shaoxing wine 3 tbsp water Cornstarch solution Cooking oil Seasonings 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp fish sauce 1 tsp sugar Slice the pork belly into thin slices Heat oil in Continue Reading

Napa Cabbage Recipe

Napa cabbage recipe stashed! Ingredients 300g napa cabbage leaves 60g dried anchovies 1 tsp chopped garlic 2 tbsp cornstarch solution Cooking oil Seasonings 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 sesame seed oil Wash and cut the cabbage leaves into big pieces Combine the ingredients of the seasonings together well Heat cooking oil and fry the dried anchovies until golden brown and crispy Remove onto kitchen towel to absorb excess oil Using the oil in the wok, gently fry the chopped garlic Add the cabbage leaves and the seasonings Stir fry until cabbage leaves Continue Reading

Chinese cabbage recipe

Chinese cabbage recipe stashed! This chinese cabbage recipe uses napa cabbage leaves as wrappers to make pretty cabbage rolls. Ingredients 6 napa cabbage leaves 4 shiitake mushrooms 6 asparagus 1/2 carrot 60g chicken fillet 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic 1 tbsp shaoxing wine 2 tbsp cornstarch solution Cooking oil Seasonings 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp soy sauce 1/2 pepper 1/2 sesame seed oil 1/2 tbsp shaoxing wine Sauce 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce 200ml water Wash the napa cabbage leaves thoroughly Peel the carrot and cut into long strips Bring a pot of water to a Continue Reading

Brussel sprouts recipes or brussels sprouts recipes?

Brussel sprouts recipes stashed! This is one vegetable that will become the love or hate of any child depending on the first time it was served to them. Everyone knows that brussels sprouts are good for us. But they are so tricky to cook. Done improperly, you are in for a nasty meal time. For example, steaming it. I don’t care which celebrity cook says that steamed brussel sprouts are delicious. They are horrible! It is the laziest and worst way to serve them. So here are some exotic ways to cook these green sprouts. Please choose the smallest sprouts Continue Reading

Bean Sprout Recipes

I have stashed 4 bean sprout recipes here. Both mung bean and soy bean sprouts are cheap, nutritious, versatile, and easy to eat. What more can you ask of these humble sprouts? I like them in spicy tangy salads, soups and quick stir-fries. The recipes stashed here consists of: Bean sprout salad Bean sprouts and sukiyaki pork salad Bean Sprout Burger Udon with bean sprouts and miso Asian bean sprout salad A light, refreshing and exotic salad. Ingredients 1 packet of mung bean sprouts 1/2 carrot 1 stalk coriander leaves 3 tbsp peanuts Salad dressing 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 Continue Reading

Lotus Root Recipes

Lotus root recipes stashed! Lotus root is a popular oriental ingredient. yewenyi on flickr Besides the family’s favourite lotus root soups, it can be prepared in many different ways. Lotus root chips If you have never tried lotus root at all, deep frying them like potato chips might be a good way to introduce them into your menu and diet. Lotus root is normally not deep-fried in chinese cuisine while the Japanese might serve crispy lotus root as garnish. Ingredients 2 cups of cold water for soaking the lotus root 4 tablespoons clear rice vinegar or cider vinegar 3 lotus Continue Reading