Eight Treasure Duck – 八宝鸭

Eight Treasure Duck isn’t exactly the most popular dish with the recent generations of home cooks as this can sometimes be quite tedious to cook at home. But I remember my grandmother cooking it for major Chinese festivals. You can taste the labour of love that goes into it with every bite. We simplified the […]

Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw – 焖海参花胶

You know Chinese New Year is around the corner when all the dried goodies like sea cucumber, fish maw, abalone, dried scallops, etc are prominently displayed for sale. These are celebratory delicacies that is a must during the 15 days of Chinese New Year.

Ngoh Hiang – 五香

Ngoh Hiang is an uniquely Hokkien and Teochew dish. It’s deep fried delicious goodness is adopted into other households as well. The addition of 5-spice powder gives it an earthy and fragrant taste. The meaty taste of of the minced meat is heightened by the sweetness of the minced prawns. The diced water chestnuts gives it crunch. We used Knife Thai Fish Sauce to provide the dish a depth of umami flavour.

Collagen Seafood Hotpot – 海鲜美人鍋

Hotpot is alway a favourite during Chinese New Year in a lot of homes. This year we present you our Collagen Seafood Hotpot! Collagen is known for its health benefits. It boosts your health it terms of strengthening teeth and nails, helps detox, reduces stretch marks and cellulite, increases metabolism, repairs joints, improves the health of your gut and improves hair growth and texture. Lastly, collagen is the ultimate boost for youthful skin!

Steamed Barramundi with Chinese Ham – 火腿蒸鲈鱼片

The smokiness of the Jinhua ham heightens the subtle sweetness of the Kuhlbarra barramundi fish. The steamed barramundi fillets are juicy, flaky and just melts in your mouth. The splash of hot oil before serving binds the flavours and gives it a smooth finish. The taste of the fish, Jinhua ham, mushroom and bamboo shoots is one bite is a burst of flavour in your mouth.

Wat Tan Hor – 滑旦河

Wat Tan Hor is a favourite Chi Zar dish. In Cantonese, it literally translates to smooth egg gravy over silky rice noodles. The silky hor fun is seared over high heat, drizzled with soya sauce and Chinese wine. The heat from the wok, gives the hor fun the ‘wok hei’ taste. A light braised egg gravy is poured over it. When one picks up the hor fun with chopstick, the gravy clings to it, making each mouthful a delight. Now, you can give it a try in your home kitchen!

Christmas Canapés 3x

With the Christmas celebrations around the corner, its always a good time to make some canapés for your seasonal party for your guests, both friends and family!

We have a combination of 3 different types of canapé in this recipe – the Grilled Waygu with Salsa Verde, Seared Scallops with Pesto and Salmon Roe, as well as a refreshing side of Portobello Caprese. Pair these up as a set, and you’ll be delighting your guests with glasses of bubbly, and a whole lot of Xmas fun!

Sous vide Miso Roast Beef – 味噌烤牛肉

With Christmas around the corner, what better way to prepare for this by cooking up a roast beef dish for the party? Sous vide is a great way to keep the flavours of the meat intact in cuts of meat, and using it’s sauces to better cook the mushrooms that go with it.

Abacus Seeds with Minced Meat – 算盘子

Abacus seeds is one of the most iconic Hakka dishes. Often eaten during festivals, they are made by mixing mashed yam and tapioca flour which are then shaped into tiny balls resembling the beads on an abacus.