Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe aka Gỏi cuốn (越式春卷)

INTRODUCTION

If my memory does not failed me, I think this is my first Vietnamese recipe. The family celebrated my birthday last year in a Vietnamese restaurant and that is the first time i ate their spring roll.

It was

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Shredded Cuttlefish Stir Fried With Pork (鱿鱼丝炒五花肉)

INTRODUCTION

I have never eaten this dish for ages but I can remember very clearly the taste of this aromatic dish. I have also never seen it sold at mixed vegetable rice stores or at restaurants. I do not know

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Braised Duck With Sea Cucumber (海参焖鸭)

INTRODUCTION

I am trying to trace the origin of this dish but not successful. Apparently this common restaurant dish in Singapore and Malaysia are not really common in China or other Chinese restaurants. I am unsure who paired sea cucumber

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Peranakan Recipes: Pineapple Prawn Curry aka Udang Masak Lemak Nenas (凤梨虾咖喱食谱)

INTRODUCTION

While I know that Peranakan is famous for this prawn pineapple curry but we have been eating this dish rather frequently though we are not Peranakan. My late parents used to cook this dish whenever they have extra pineapples

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Chinese New Year Recipes: Fuzhou Spicy and Sour Fish Maw Soup (福州酸辣鱼鳔羹)

INTRODUCTION

Usually before Chinese New Year, fish maws will flood the Chinese New Year market. It is considered as one of the presentable gifts to friends and relatives as it is rather costly and not a common item in the

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Chinese Comfort Food Series : Sweet and Sour Fish (酸甜鱼)

INTRODUCTION

How can I forget this dish that always appeared on my childhood dining table. My mum cooked this rather often and in fact she bought  the tomato sauce purely for this dish alone..

This is such a common household

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Thai Fish Cakes aka Tod Man Pla ทอดมันปลา (泰式煎鱼饼)

INTRODUCTION

If my fish cakes are thinner, that will be perfect… Well, I used my best judgement to shape the fish cake and my judgement seemed to be wrong only when I took picture that I realized it was too

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Classic Chinese Comfort Food – Anchovies Onion (古早味江鱼仔炒大葱)

INTRODUCTION

When I was a kid, my daily breakfast was rice porridge without fail. I had this porridge breakfast until the day I left my house for university in Kuala Lumpur. No cakes, no breads or even steamed buns like

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Classic Iconic Thai Prawn Soup–Tom Yum Goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง 冬荫功)

INTRODUCTION

I do not think i need much introduction to this iconic Thai Soup, Tom Yum soup.. As usual, I liked to refer to Wiki’s definition on worldwide famous cuisines such that the recipe does not deviate much from the

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Cantonese Classic Sweet And Sour Pan Fried Prawns aka Har Loke ( 干煎茄汁虾禄)

INTRODUCTION

This is a classic Cantonese restaurant prawn dish that is finger licking good because of the sauce coated with the prawns.  It is sweet and tangy and savoury. It is aromatic because of its pan fried process.

Locally, there

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