Asparagus and Pistachio Puree with Egg Yolk Drops and Bonus Soup

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for your support, comments and being a part of my blog’s first milestone of 1000 unique visitors. I started this blog in December after realising that if I somehow do not document my recipes, I will forget them over time. Although I have been blogging for many years, … Continue reading

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Sole Cakes on Pandanus and Cucumber Fish Jelly

For this month’s Daring Cooks challenge, I had to buy a really fresh fish but since I am not going to use the whole thing for the challenge, I further challenged myself to create a complete dish using every single part of the fish. The post for Daring Cooks March will be revealed in a … Continue reading

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Black Sesame Paste

It’s been raining for two days and I was really craving for some comfort dessert. Something warm, wholesome, not too sweet, and not too heavy will be perfect for weather like this. And voila, black sesame paste came to mind. In the neighbourhood where I spent my childhood was a shop, which was really more … Continue reading

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Cold Busting Onion Soup

It’s time for the annual nasal marathon and this year, my nose ran for three days, beating his personal best. If you are thinking of avoiding the race this year, or if you are already running sick, perhaps this recipe can help you. This onion soup gets the nod of approval by a cook (myself) … Continue reading

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Cold Beetroot Soup (Vegan and Raw)

I was introduced to cold Russian borsch (from a home styled Russian cafe run by a lovely lady) while living in Sydney and instantly fell in love with this perfect summer soup. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to ask her for the recipe and am still kicking myself for it. Inspired, I created this … Continue reading

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Wintermelon Soup

Probably the best soup I’ve ever made. It is delicate yet flavourful at the same time. Wintermelon Soup Ingredients: 1 medium wintermelon 1 fresh coconut 200g smoked duck breast 500 ml chicken stock 1.5 litres water Method: Cut across top and bottom of wintermelon and peel off skin using a vegetable peeler. Crack open coconut, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and Screw Pine Dinner Infusions

Today’s dinner menu theme is infusion. Part of the fun and pleasure in cooking is to experiment moving flavours from one ingredient to another.I used pandanus (screw pine), coconut milk and bacon as my key infusions. The entire meal took 2 hours to prepare and here’s the instructions: Pandan Wrapped Chicken 4 whole boneless chicken … Continue reading

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Herbal Chicken & Prawn Soup

Nothing better than a nice bowl of herbal soup when feeling under the weather. My earliest foray into herbal medicine was probably learning the ingredients used to make soup. There’s always a soup for any ailment for a Cantonese and I am happy to keep this tradition alive in the kitchen. Today’s concoction is uplifting, … Continue reading

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