Braised Mushroom & Sea Cucumber with Broccoli

January 20, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Braised Mushroom & Sea Cucumber with Broccoli

Festivities are usually the time to indulge. For the Chinese, most of us indulge in high-end and auspicious dried seafood during Chinese New Year. For some households, ingredients like dried scallops, sea cucumber and abalone are pretty common and highly regarded for their health benefits. Not mine though, luckily.  One will need deep pockets to enjoy them on a regular basis. Abalone is an acquired, expensive taste, like caviar or truffles. One fresh abalone can cost up to RM500.. *sweat* Continue Reading →

Teochew Steamed Fish Recipe (潮州式清蒸鱼)

July 6, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 16 Comments


Steamed fish recipe is one of my go to weeknight dish – it’s quick, healthy and nutritious. I grew up eating Steamed Fish Teochew style almost every day, as mama is of Teochew descent. Teochew (or Chaozhou) people are native to the eastern Guangdong province of China and Teochew cuisine offers a lot of healthy steamed, stir-fried and braised dishes. Using whole fish with tomatoes, salted vegetables and salted plums, the flavours of Teochew Steamed Fish are savoury, sour, spicy and altogether very appetising. Continue Reading →

Crustless Spinach Mushroom Quiche with Zucchini Salad

May 13, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 3 Comments

Quiche (English pronunciation: /ˈkiːʃ/; keesh) is a savory, open-faced pastry crust dish with a filling of savory custard with cheese, meat and vegetables. The quiche is sometimes regarded as the savory equivalent of the sweet custard tart. (from wikipedia)

This is my first attempt at making quiche on a lazy morning – Spinach Mushroom Quiche. It’s also my first time using the pie tin that I bought a few months back. Lazy morning = fast & easy recipe. So it’s “naked” quiche for me (I usually don’t take the crust anyway). Try this pie crust recipe if you can’t live without the crust. Continue Reading →