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Fish Fragrant Braised Cabbage 鱼香包菜

This is a little twist from the usual Eggplant dish which similar ingredients are used except for the core vegetable that’s being replaced by cabbage which is more commonly acceptable. I do know of some people who absolutely hate eggplants to the core liked how I used to feel, but having know how to cook eggplants now, I actually quite fell in love with this vegetable. Incorporating the 鱼香茄子 idea into this cabbage dish eliminates the need for blanching the eggplants in hot oil, instead this step is replaced by braising the cabbage till tenderness in the sauce till it’s […]

Stir fry Instant Noodles with Cabbage and Luncheon

My typical kind of meal when I feel lazy and just needed something brainless. LOL. And whilst I thought the turnaround time for this will be quick, which is still the case but it wasn’t as fast as I had expected it to be because the “perfectionist” me decide to cook each and individual item of the noodles separately so that I can plate it better, I ended up taking a good 30 minutes for a 3-minute instant noodles. Hahaha ! Not to mention I had more plates to wash as well because the individual ingredients have to be placed […]

Chicken and Beansprouts in Special Sauce Rice 酱爆鸡丁豆芽饭

Came up with this special sauce that pairs on deliciously with beansprouts and rice and made complete with a sunny side egg as a one-dish meal for one. The sauce was a mild spicy as it is cooked with dried chilies and spicy bean paste. And realized that I did not thicken the sauce this time with any starch solution as the chicken was marinated with corn flour already and hence after cooking the chicken in the sauce, the texture of the sauce was just nice to spread on with rice. It’s quite a trial and error process that I […]