14Nov, 2023
Vegan Styled Char Kway Teow (Stir Fry Flat Rice Noodles)

Once in a while, I liked to go vegan ! And making it a point to do it once or twice in a month if I can. And this time with a vegan styled char kway teow. It was quite delicious though even without the eggs, meat or pork lard. A different kind of delicious, I would say. I dunked it wholesomely with fried tofu, lots of beansprouts and green vegetables and served it with some diced chilies padi at the end of it.

The cooking of the dish itself was quite speedy. The only time consuming part was panfrying the tofu till golden brown as we all know that tofu has a high water content and to fry them till they are crispy on the edges will take sometime. So what I did ideally was to dice them in smaller cubes as shown so that it will take a much shorter time to do that. Alternatively, you can also replace this step by using ready tofu puffs or beancurd puffs. And if you do have other vegan ingredients such as vegetarian fish cakes, you can also add them to this dish to liven it up more.

While I enjoyed this dish on its own and being able to tell myself that I am going vegan for that day with this meal, somehow it makes one feel less sinful too. So here’s to sharing this recipe which I hope will liven you up too !

14Nov, 2023
Tri-Eggs Spinach Noodles Soup – Eat What Tonight

A quick and delicious Tri-Eggs spinach noodles soup this is ! Consisting of century egg, salted egg and egg and cooked with lots of spinach with your desired noodles, this soup sure packs a punch and will surely makes you hungrier than usual !

Time certainly flies, isn’t it. We are already down to the last quarter of the year ! Somehow the Covid situation just makes time past so much faster than usual and even if we are still unable to travel as of now, there’s always a reason to stay put and put your culinary skills to the test and whipped up some delicious homecooked liked this ! ~~

Notwithstanding that, this is a pretty simple dish to serve up and if you were to ask me if any of the 3 eggs are my best favourites, I would say all of them ! I loved century eggs with congee, salted egg yolks with fried chicken or prawns, and certainly the daily dose of egg for everyday cooking.

And here’s to sharing this yummy-licious noodles soup for a fast cooking meal anytime !

14Nov, 2023
Honey Garlic Chicken – Eat What Tonight

Honey Garlic Chicken – Eat What Tonight

Prepped this Honey Garlic Chicken last weekend and usually when I cooked such dishes, I will make it a point to cook extra servings of it to be frozen which can be easily reheated during weekdays for a quick meal. The gist of this dish lies in a good oyster sauce used which I’ve always relied on the Lee Kum Kee premium oyster sauce which has served me well thus far. And I guess you can see this often in my step by step cooking too so far.

This Honey Garlic Chicken is a pretty fuss-free dish, requiring minimal effort and yet yield a very tasty and delicious chicken meal at the end of the day. Shall cut the story short today and let the cooking steps take you through this dish that will make you salivate with hunger. 🙂

14Nov, 2023
Bak Kwa and Corn Egg Fried Rice

And this is a sinfully delicious Bak Kwa (Pork Jerky) and Corn Egg Fried rice ! Fried rice has and always will be a good staple in the Asian household to use up whatever leftover rice you may have. It is not difficult to cook up a good fried rice at home as long as you has all the “sinful” ingredients on hand and with this as the bak kwa but luncheon meat, diced chicken or pork, prawns, etc are all equally good with fried rice too.

To ensure that the egg coats up every grain of the rice, you can always beat the eggs into the rice prior to cooking and mix them well before tossing them in the wok. This really helps to ensure that you get even and golden egg fried rice on every single grain of rice.

Frozen mixed vegetables that consist of diced carrots, sweet corn and green peas is commonly used in fried rice to give the rice a more colourful presentation. However since I am not such a huge fan of green peas, I decide to eliminate the frozen combination all together and just go along with the corns. And I guess the beauty of homecooked is that, you can always incorporate foods that you will eat into your own cooking instead of just following the norm.

Hope this simpe homecooked is good enough to whet up your appetite for today.

14Nov, 2023
Steamed Mackerel Fish with Salted Soy Beans

I usually called this Batang Fish, which we commonly see in our local fish soup scene. However for an entire steak cut liked such, I usually preferred it to be steamed over some salted soy beans. Some would probably love this deep or pan fried simply with some salt and there were readers who told me they enjoy this with turmeric as well. Regardless of any methods of cooking this fish, but the most common understanding is that this kind of Spanish Mackerel fish is a very versatile type of fish where you can enjoy it even with the simplest method of cooking.

For those who are not familiar with the term “Salted Soy Beans”, this is also called 豆酱 or 豆瓣酱 in Chinese. It’s actually fermented soy beans readily available from most supermarkets in bottles and of which is an ingredient very commonly use in Chinese cooking. And because it is very salty in nature, moderation has to be taken care of when using it. Because once you accidentally “spilled” a bit too much into your food, it gets real salty and would probably just ruin the whole dish.

Batang or Mackerel fish is generally quite inexpensive, comes with little bones for such steak cut and taste pretty good (at least to me), so much so that this is used very often in my cooking. The fried ginger shreds used in this dish added a good bout of flavours and enhance the dish greatly too. So gonna include this in my list of favourite fish recipes which I’m currently compiling. Hope you will like it too !

And for those based in Melbourne Australia, feel free to hop onto Asian grocery online to shop for all the groceries you need for the recipe.

14Nov, 2023
Supreme Soy Sauce Fried Noodles with Shrimps

Supreme Soy Sauce Fried Noodles with Shrimps – Eat What Tonight

Loved a good chow mien anytime and has been cooking this numerous times and has not gotten tired of it still. Am essentially those that can eat the same food over and over again if it’s nice and good, especially homecooked ones ! So this time, did a slight variation of the Supreme Soy Sauce Fried Noodles by adding some shrimps to it instead of the usual meaty affairs and it was as good as it can be too !

And sharing this awesome and fuss free recipe here which is really quite fool proof, trial and tasted several times with many people and so far the feedback has been pretty encouraging which is almost liked restaurant standard too but without all the MSG ! Hope you will like this recipe too !

14Nov, 2023
Singapore Style Fried Vermicelli 星洲米粉

I’ve been soooo slow in my blog postings recently despite the fact that I still have a couple of recipes on hand to post… Mainly due to the year end lazy bug getting into me and also for the fact that I’ve been clearing a whole year worth of annual leave in this last 2 months of the year that rendered me all the laziness. LOL. But I really enjoyed the peace and all the nothing-to-do time during the leave period now even though I’m unable to travel. It kinds of calm me down and allow me to simply chuck everything aside and just focus on a good bout of rest whilst emptying the brains and mind at the same time. Hope it has been the same for you too.

Coming back to this dish, it has been on my mind for a good period of time to try out this recipe but was held back simply because of a single ingredient which I do not usually have on hand, and that is tomato sauce. Because I don’t usually take tomato sauce as a dipping sauce by itself, so I thought it would be rather wasteful to buy a whole bottle of it just to satisfy this dish. But nevertheless, I bought a small bottle then because my heart is dying to cook Singapore Style Fried Beehoon at home !

And glad to say there was no regrets ! Although I am still having 90% of the tomato sauce sitting around, but I guess I can still use it for other purposes like a sweet and sour dish soon. This Singapore Style Fried Vermicelli is really tasty and I love the bout of sweet and savouriness that comes along with it. Notwithstanding the fact that I enjoyed all kinds of fried vermicelli from economical fried beehoon, to vegetarian to pork legs vermicelli, still the Singapore style never fails to impress.

For those who are based in Melbourne Australia, you can get your your hands on this Asian grocery online to try out the recipe !

14Nov, 2023
Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Chicken

Happy New Year in advance to all. Has been such a hectic year end for me, and only got down to power up my laptop today. Guess this shall be my last blog post for the year even though there are still a couple of recipes that I’ve wanted to share. I shall try to upload all the backlog soon and hopefully also find time to try out new recipes which I’ve been pretty much lagging behind.

Coming back to this creamy salted egg yolk chicken from the archives, I had a previous recipe which is the Salted Yolk Yolk Chicken which comes off as a dry version and you can find the recipe here. This creamy version is an inspiration from the menu of our local Zhi Char stalls where they go an extra step in dunking the dry version in a creamy and savoury salted egg yolk sauce.

And since the deep fried chicken will be cooked in a creamy sauce, so expect the crunchiness to pale in comparison to the dry version but what you have in replacement will be a rich and luscious cream sauce that are put together by the custard powder and salted egg yolks which is also literally the way the Zhi Char stalls adopt in cooking this dish as well.

Serving this dish on a bowl of rice topped with a sunny side egg is all you need for a complete indulgence of the dish. So here’s the recipe to share !

14Nov, 2023
Salmon and Vegetables Cream Stew

Salmon and Vegetables Cream Stew – Eat What Tonight

Can’t imagine it’s already the first month end of 2021 already ! Time certainly flies liked nobody’s business in a pandemic. And I still have some backlog of recipes yet to be posted here. Let me start off the year with a rich and creamy stew liked such before we head for more Chinese homecooked dishes later on. I had on hand a pack of cooking cream earlier which was intended for other purpose but the plan was changed last minute (as usual) so decide to utilize it in this dish for something different.

This dish packs a good amount of creaminess loaded with much salmon cubes and assorted vegetables and is really simple to whip up. Loved the bustling richness of the stew along with all the healthy ingredients that was included. It goes on marvelously with rice and before probably well before you knew it, the dish would have be polished off the plate in no time.

So here’s to sharing this fuss-free recipe that requires minimal efforts and yet still taste delicious awesome !