Salt Grilled Mackerel or Saba Shioyaki is a popular seafood dishes served as an entrée or part of a bento combination in Japanese restaurants.
I have to confess. I’ve never ordered Saba Shioyaki before in the restaurant. I always end up ordering salmon because it’s usually almost the same price. Yes, I didn’t think very highly of mackerel. The poor mackerel didn’t get all the media hype like salmon does. Mackerel is one of the highly recommended oily fish for a healthy diet, rich in essential oils, vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids. Continue Reading →
Both my sisters are seafood fanatic, especially crab and prawns. They can both eat 4kg worth of crab, prawns and shellfish in a sitting. We Chinese love steaming our seafood, and believe that steaming is probably the ‘best’ way to enjoy most seafood in all its’ natural ‘sweetness. Steaming is not only easy, it is also a very healthy cooking technique. This Steamed Garlic Prawns is my elder sister CM’s go-to prawn recipe. Continue Reading →
Besides sushi, Chicken Teriyaki has to be one of the most popular dishes in Japanese restaurants all over the world. In Japan, chicken teriyaki is a popular lunchtime staple, mostly found in bento boxes.
If you have not tried cooking Japanese, Chicken Teriyaki is a great first introductory dish to cooking Japanese food with a few easy-to-find but essential ingredients. Continue Reading →
I’m a big “fruit-head”. I go crazy when I see gorgeous fruits at the market, even when I’m travelling. So many varieties, so many choices, they all look so gorgeous, all so tempting. I always end up buying too much and there’s not enough space in my fridge.. sigh. Sometimes the fruits turn old and wrinkled before I’m able to finish them, so I turn the fruits into jam. Continue Reading →
Baileys Banana Chocolate Ice Cream. This is the world’s easiest ice cream. It takes literally 5 minutes to put together, only 4 ingredients and the best – without an ice cream maker! *happy dance*
Using good quality chocolate makes a big difference in the flavour, use either chocolate bar like Lindt or couverture chocolate such as Callebaut. The banana gives the ice cream a smooth, creamy consistency and provides the sweetness, so use a nice, ripe one. The ice cream keeps for weeks in the freezer with perfect smooth consistency. Continue Reading →
This is a short post as I’m currently on long vacation in Europe. My plans to schedule a few posts didn’t worked out, so I thought it’s better I update with a quick post.
Apple & stone fruits are now in season in Europe and even though it’s the end of the season for the berries, it’s still very cheap for us Malaysians. So I’m happily snacking, making smoothies & desserts with the fruits.. happy bunny. Luckily I’m staying with friends that let me use their kitchen and raid their fridge Continue Reading →
Whoa.. Egg yolk + Prawns = one cholesterol loaded dish!
Very so often, there’s an egg controversy. One large egg has roughly 186mg cholesterol — all in the egg’s yolk. Since having high cholesterol levels in our blood increases our risk of heart disease., egg yolks have been critisized and health nuts stick to eating strictly egg whites. In recent years, scientists have come to the conclusion that cholesterol in food is not the true villain — saturated and trans fats have a much greater effect on blood cholesterol. If you have been told by your doctor to watch your cholesterol levels, your priority should be to cut down on saturated fat. Continue Reading →
My good friend Prisca started an edible garden in her Puchong home last year. When her 5 year old son Adrian told her that eggs come from the supermarket (much to Prisca’s horror), she’s just had to convert part of the garden into a mini farm with 3 chickens, a duck & a geese. The minute I step into their house, her 3 excited kids brought me on the farm tour. I’m so amazed with their enthusiasm in educating me about their farm and pets, how to recognise when the chicken or duck as lay eggs. Adrian would scour the garden daily for eggs, usually 2-3 eggs a day. Continue Reading →
I just got back from a week-long retreat with yoga & raw food detox at Bahay Kalipay Retreat Center on beautiful Palawan Island, it has been a week of rejuvenating and slowing down besides the detox. I’m sure you will hear about someone detoxing or doing some cleanse very so often. Besides doing a one-off detox to remove toxins from your liver, kidney and gallbladder, a good detox is actually a gentle process that can take a few weeks by replacing the wrong food with nutrien-rich food to restore your organs like liver and gallbladder. Continue Reading →
A few months back, I was raving about the best brunch I’ve ever made – Shakshuka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce). I was introduced to this dish by Helene D’zousa of Masala Herb, it’s an Israeli dish that became very popular in Goa, India where Helene currently lives. Masala Herb clearly where reflects her colorful passion for food and bridges cultures between her European heritage and Goan culture where she now calls home. Continue Reading →