27Nov, 2023
Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Fish 咸鱼蒸肉饼

It’s funny to know that salted fish which used to be a poor man’s dish is now getting so expensive too ! I enjoyed old school dishes like such, especially when you are desiring for something comforting. Such simple and comfort food are what we used to grow up from and it’s pretty enjoyable to be able to replicate the same dishes from our parents’ generation. 


And although such simple food fare are so desirable, but with the intervention of modern day cafes and menus, it’s not often that we can find such old school food selling elsewhere other than from our own home cooks. 


For those who are familiar with this dish, very often that not, you will see people cooking this dish in one whole slice of salted fish smacked right in the middle of the minced. However, I tend to find that too salty for my liking and hence I actually diced the salted fish and mix them with the minced so that the saltiness get properly distributed which tasted so much better.



In addition, I only used 1/4 piece of the salted fish (since salted fish can be kept for a long long time, that’s no worry about it getting spoil anytime soon for not using it up), and with an abundance of water chestnuts, the sauce and the minced is just so appetizing that you probably won’t be able to stop at one bowl of rice !



In my version, I find that the saltiness is just right, without the the salted fish taste being too overwhelming or the saltiness being too overpowering. I really enjoyed how this dish comes about in a subtle manner and yet so compatible with simple condiments. 



Nothing fanciful, a simple and yet deliciously appetizing dish like such is sometimes all we need for a comforting and homely meal.


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Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Fish 咸鱼蒸肉饼


Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Chinese

  • ¼ pc salted fish, diced
  • 250g-300g minced meat
  • 50g water chestnuts, diced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp sliced ginger
  • 1 tbsp sliced chilies, seeds removed
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Some spring onion, for garnishing

Both the addition of corn flour + the slapping of meat into the mixing bowl will allows the meat to have a more bouncy texture.


15Nov, 2023
Egg Fried Rice with Burger Patty Onigirazu

Made this rather fusion Onigirazu recently which comprises of an Asian Egg fried rice which you can get the recipe here with a store bought chicken burger patty sandwiched between an egg omelette and blanched spinach. In reality, I was trying to utilize the burger patty which has been sitting around and having no burger buns on hand, I tried to think out of the box and came out of this idea.

The combination looks really awesome, isn’t it ? Is liked having an Asian rice paired with a Western burger patty and sandwiching them together to form a Japanese style Onigirazu. Ohhhhh, not forgetting to mention I was using a Korean seaweed to encase everything. So doesn’t that make this little creation a blend of 4 countries fusion food ? LOL.

So to clarify in a bit, this post is not exactly a real recipe but more of an idea sharing for unique food creations since the burger patty was a store bought one too. So if you have extra burger patties next time and running out of burger buns and not wanting to just enjoy them plainly as they are, you can give this a try and see if it fancy you too !