January 2011

Mongolian Barbecue 1

Mongolian Barbecue

Mongolian barbecue is a very simple dish which is made by stir frying an array of vegetables and thinly sliced meats over a very hot griddle, it is then flavoured with different sauces such as teriyaki, soy sauce, oyster sauce, adobo sauce and/or other Asian sauces. Most of us knew...

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao, Kung Po or Gung Po Chicken is a popular Chinese Sichuan dish which consists of small chicken cubes, mixed vegetables, peanuts, Chinese cooking wine and the key ingredient Sichuan peppercorns and you need to use lots of them.  Coming from the Sichuan province which is known for their...

Chicken and Asparagus in XO Sauce

Chicken and Asparagus in XO Sauce

The most common way of cooking asparagus is steamed or blanched then served with hollandaise sauce, for me it is sometimes boring but don’t get me wrong that classic recipe is not bad at all I just need a new way of cooking this wonderful vegetable.  I was thinking of...

Bagoong Fried Rice 2

Bagoong Fried Rice

Bagoong Fried Rice is a type of fried rice flavoured with bagoong and cooked with crispy fried pork, scrambled eggs and a nearly ripe mangoes, Last January 3 we had a breakfast get together and it is pyjama themed.  Yeah I know it is a bit weird as pyjama parties...

Spring Rolls (Lumpiang Shanghai)

Spring Rolls (Lumpiang Shanghai)

Lumpia is the Chinese counterpart of the Western savoury pastries. The word lumpia comes from the Hokkien word “lunpia”. The recipe was brought by the Chinese from the Fujian province to Southeast Asia and became popular in Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.   There are a lot of different varieties of...


Bernese Roesti (Rosti)

Bernese Roesti (Rosti)

  Switzerland is well known for watches, Swiss knives, banks and chocolates but little did we know that Roesti did placed Switzerland in the world cuisine, the only popular authentic Swiss dish that I know of.  A dish which consists mostly of potatoes but there are some regional variations which...

Plum and Blueberry Sorbet

Plum and Blueberry Sorbet

Its summer, our plum tree is bearing lots of fruits and we have leftover blueberries! That’s a perfect ingredient for a sorbet but I don’t have an ice cream maker so I have to do this manually. For those who do not know what a sorbet is, it’s a frozen...

Beef Courgettes and Capsicum Stir Fry

Beef Courgettes and Capsicum Stir Fry

Another free style stir fry dish from yours truly, I can’t think of what to serve today but we have the proper ingredients left on our fridge to have a tasty dish!  Beef, courgettes, dried mushrooms and yellow capsicums.  It’s a good mix of flavours from the earthy mushroom to...

Honey Soy Chicken Wings

Honey Soy Chicken Wings

Not sure of the origins of this dish but most probably it is Chinese as most of the Chinese restaurants serve this as an entree or even mains, but a lot of non-Chinese restaurants offer the same thing or something similar such as the American style buffalo wings.  But regardless...

Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce with Chorizo and Feta

Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce with Chorizo and Feta

I am not sure whether I can classify gnocchi as pasta as it may have a classification on its own which I am unaware of, but for this post I will classify it as such as it is usually served as an alternative to pasta.  It is usually made out...