Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

November 20, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Easy weekday meal of teriyaki salmon, steamed bok choy and egg rice bowl.

Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

Fish appears often on my weekly meal, mostly local fish like mackerel, sea bass, sardines and red snapper. About once a month, salmon is my treat as they are not cheap in this part of the world.  Like most families of Chinese descent, I grew up eating fish dishes almost daily because of the belief that fish helps us become smarter -> better grades -> better jobs -> better life. Yes, Chinese are always being made fun of for only thinking about studying and making more money. I wouldn’t deny that for the majority of Chinese descendants. Continue Reading →

Multigrain Miso Porridge

November 12, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Easy hearty one-pot comfort meal packed with good-for-you multi-grains and enzyme-rich miso.

Hearty 1-pot Multigrain Miso Porridge

There’s something comforting about a bowl of piping hot porridge, even on hot days. On days when I’m under the weather, tired,  or just do not feel like cooking, rice porridge is one of my go-to meal. Spinach porridge, chicken porridge, fish porridge or egg & pepper porridge. My current favourite is Multigrain Miso Porridge, which I’m loving for breakfast too. Continue Reading →

Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad

November 1, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 0 comments

Hot, spicy and sour Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad, with crunchy cashew, fresh salads and juicy seafood. Every bite bursting with flavour and texture.

Thai Style Kelp Noodle Salad

I first heard about Kelp noodles from my raw food teacher Daniw Arrazola. It was the ‘noodle’ ingredient in the raw noodle recipe that she taught, but Fine Organic Gallery that sold it ran out of stock. Luck was not on my side after a couple of times of dropping by that shop, but it never occur to me to pre-order it as it wasn’t something I urgently wanted to try. Continue Reading →

Green Mango with Fish Sauce

September 12, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Sour, tart, crunchy and pungent green mango with spicy, sweet, salty and sourish sauce – an explosion in your mouth.

Green Mango with Fish Sauce

Being a fruit fiend, I would feel strange if I don’t get my daily dose of fruits. Though I can’t quite remember how I got through a whole month without fruits during my candida detox 3 years ago. At the beginning of my recent Europe trip, I was totally ecstatic with the abundance summer fruits. However towards the end of the 2 months, I can hardly believe I had an overdose of the luscious summer berries and stone fruits. Day after day at the fruit stall or grocer, the options are mostly cherries, berries, plums, peaches, nectarines and grapes. I remember saying out loud one day: “Oh no, strawberries again”. Continue Reading →

Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji 三杯鸡)

August 30, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 10 Comments

Finger-licking braised chicken in sesame oil, rice wine and soy sauce with Thai basil

Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji 三杯鸡)

I’ve returned from my long vacation, gleeful to find my edible plants have thrived under CM’s (my elder sis) care. She’s indeed a great plant-sitter this time, and she seemed to have developed a fondness for them from the way she speaks about them. Yay! Another happy plant mama in the making. :) Continue Reading →

Filipino Chicken Adobo

July 15, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 12 Comments

Tender falling-apart Chicken Adobo in a tangy, vinegary garlic sauce. The quintessential dish of the Philippines.

Filipino Chicken Adobo

If April Bloomfield (chef and co-owner of 3 Michelin starred restaurants) deemed Filipino adobo worthy to be included in her “A Girl and Her Pig” cookbook, then you must definitely give adobo a try. At least once. Adobo, a tangy, salty dish of stewed meat in soy sauce and vinegar, is ‘the’ quintessential dish of the Philippines. Some even name it the unofficial national dish. Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

June 24, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 6 Comments

Fresh, healthy and spectacularly satisfying Vietnamese street food that’s easy to recreate at home

Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

A crepe without egg and naturally gluten free? With a basic 2 ingredient (rice flour and coconut milk), you can make a savory and crispy Vietnamese crepe filled with shrimp, meat and veggies. Bánh Xèo is a sizzling crepe sold by street vendors in Vietnam. Ever since I had my first taste of Bánh Xèo in a Vietnamese restaurant in KL, I’ve been having cravings for it. You might have noticed on this blog that I LOVE Vietnamese cuisine. Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce (Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo)

June 3, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 9 Comments

Healthy, refreshing and delicious Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Vietnamese Shrimp Roll with Peanut Hoisin Sauce ((Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo) I love serving Vietnamese rolls, DIY style with family or when friends come over. It makes a fun social dining activity. Unfortunately rolling their own food was not some people’s idea of fun when I serve them at a bloggers potluck 2 months back. Upon request, I rolled 12 of them leisurely while waiting for the rest to arrive. Continue Reading →

No-Rice Bibimbap Bowl

May 13, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 11 Comments

Amazing Korean salad bowl without the carbs, rock your favourite salad ingredients with spicy Gochujang paste – perfect for weekday lunch.

No-Rice Bibimbap Bowl

I’m pretty obsessed with Korean food, especially Gochujang paste. I love to use the paste to season meat or fried rice. Bibimbap (Korean rice bowl with gochujang) is on my weekday lunch menu almost every other week, usually with raw veggies. Some days it’s just No-Rice Bibimbap Bowl, which makes it an amazing spicy salad bowl. Continue Reading →

Korean Vegetable Japchae (Stir Fry Noodle)

April 26, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 9 Comments

One of Korea’s favourite traditional dishes. Stir Fry Sweet Potato Noodle with vegetables. Healthy, low carb and gluten free

Korean Vegetable Japchae (Stir Fry Vermicelli)

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