Luo Han Zhai – 罗汉斋

Using chinese cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, and a whole lot more, there is a contrast in texture when you mix the vegetables, beancurd, and tofu puff all together!

Rice Cooker Claypot Rice – 电饭锅煲仔饭

This recipe is a godsend for those of you who do not own a claypot. We tweaked the recipe a little so you get all the yummy flavours of a typical claypot rice minus the all the hassles!

Rather than just throwing everything in the rice cooker, we pre-fry the ingredients in a wok to give it more colour and flavours. The next step is pretty simple, when the rice is steaming, just combine everything and let the rice cooker work its magic.

Guinness Steak Pie – 吉尼斯馅饼

A traditional steak and mushroom pie, with the Guinness giving it a robust and rich flavour. As it cooks slowly in the oven, the meat become melt in your mouth tender. The meat in dark silky gravy from the reduced stout and stock, enriched from the mushroom and beef flavour…yumms. Topped with flaky buttery puff pastry, it is a dish that delivers a good cheer to the soul.

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!