Good Steamed Red Garoupa with Nonya Sauce & with Taujeon Lime Sauce on 12Sep2018

nonya steamed red garoupa head 

i bought a S$7 red garoupa head when i went to chinatown to get red garoupa for my cooking demo & sharing at teban gardens last week on 5.9.2018. ^^

i decided to do a nonya sauce steamed fish head on 11.9.2018 & a taujoen lime fish head on 12.9.2018. ^^

nonya steamed red garoupa head

nonya steamed red garoupa head 

the nonya sauce fish head was better tasting.

recipe wise it was same as my nonya steamed red snapper fish head on 31.8.2018 = just 1 heap tbsp gimson nonya sauce, 1tbsp each light soy sauce, mirin & 2tbsp olive oil.

fish head was delicious, but i think my red snapper head previously was better in terms of texture.

taujeon lime red garoupa head 

for the taujeon lime recipe quite straight forward =2tbsp taujeon pounded in mortar, 1tbsp each light lime juice, soy sauce, mirin & 2tbsp olive oil. 🙂

taujeon lime red garoupa head

taujeon lime red garoupa head

combination of taujeon & lime giving a tangy taste was good.

but it was quite far & not really comparable with the zai shun’s taujeon lime sauce for the delicious sharks cartilage dish.

c.h.e.f andy


Hong Kong Claypot Rice & Steamed Red Garoupa 2pax Home Dinner on 9Sep2018

HK claypot rice 

made hk claypot rice & steamed red garoupa for 2pax home dinner with wife on sunday 9.9.2018. ^^

HK claypot rice 

didn’t want to spend too much time, and a sausage claypot rice easier than chicken claypot rice.

& of course i still have lots of pork & liver sausage from hong kong la. 🙂

i washed pork & liver sausages thoroughly…then dried with kitchen towels…i think they very unclean hanging around & stored at wet markets…

HK claypot rice

HK claypot rice 

the i just fried 2 slices of salted fish with chicken fat & added 2 tsp chopped garlic, then added 1 cup rice, fried then added 1 cup water, placed sausages on top and cooked for 20mins thereabout.

took out the sausages & cut & put back then garnised with coriander.

HK claypot rice 

i do this when i am lazy to do claypot chicken rice.

very much easier, and still very fragrant, with the salted fish & sausage flavours & claypot aroma. quite perfect dish.

steamed red garoupa 

i also steamed a small red garoupa i thin about 300g+ about S$5.

steamed red garoupa

steamed red garoupa

super fresh & tender & sweet, and the hong kong steam was perfect for this fresh fish, light soy sauce was wonderful.

HK claypot rice

a quick, simple & delicious 2pax home dinner, easy to do & delicious for the palate.

c.h.e.f andy

Pongs Laksa 7pax OPS Bros Lunch on 6Sep2018

6pax lunch dishes

got my OPS bros to come for pong’s laksa 7pax lunch on 6.9.2018. ^^

WT brought son HQ, who studied history of arts at waseda & returned singapore for summer break.

my RI bro brought me 4 packets of pong’s laksa paste recently & i did a 5pax pong’s laksa dinner recently on 24.8.2018. 🙂

prawn & chicken pong’s laksa (leftover i took next day)

for today, i prepared salt baked chicken and some prawns to add to the laksa.

pong’s laksa

pong’s laksa is really easy to prepare. the key though is the stock so i made really intense chicken stock from bones of one chicken with added carrots, red onions, ginger & spring onions.

1 packet pong’s laksa serves 4-5pax. all you do is to add laksa leaves & fry, then add 1 litre chicken stock. i then boiled the cut taupok for 40mins in any case to soften it, then i added 300ml coconut milk & 2 tbsp crispy chilli, everything to taste of course. 🙂

then i off fire & added the sliced teochew fish cake. meanwhile i grilled & cut 3 fish cakes and set aside.

when all arrived & ready for lunch, i heated up the laksa gravy, added 50ml evaporated milk, then served.

prawn & chicken pong’s laksa

i served total 11 bowls (7+3 at lunch and 1 bowl leftover i took next day) instead of 4-5 because i added very little gravy. usually gravy were left wasted & really no need to add that much. my friends all ok with small serving of gravy. 🙂

prawn & chicken pong’s laksa (leftover i took next day)

laksa was excellent! tasty, flavourful as always, with nice chicken & prawns. fish cake, taupok & teochew fish cake all great complements.

(these fresh prawns not as good as the frozen prawns from causeway pacific though. my family & all my friends love the frozen prawns).

& i had chopped laksa leaves to add to the laksa. for me the laksa leaves & the crispy haebeehiam chilli really enhanced the taste of the laksa.

WT’s delectable dish

WT mad a delectable dish of fish roe, fish naw, sea cucumber, sotong, fish balls, la la clams..👍👍

yim goke gai 盐焗鸡 (salt baked chicken)

yim goke gai 盐焗鸡 (salt baked chicken)

to complement the laksa, i made 盐焗鸡 (salt baked chicken).

the usual recipe here.

yim goke gai 盐焗鸡 (salt baked chicken)

yim goke gai 盐焗鸡 (salt baked chicken)

chicken was tasty, but not as good as last time. today i was lazy so did not make the ginger scallion sauce (like for samsui chicken).

the sauce was a great taste & experience enhancer. i served that for my best 盐焗鸡 (salt baked chicken) for 10pax RO bros dinner on 27.8.2018.

i will make that again next time for my chicken.

braised pig trotters

i also made soem teochew braised pig trotters, recipe here. 🙂

braised pig trotters

braised pig trotters

i liked the trotters, very gelatinous especially the pig skin also.

& nice flavourful braise.

salted egg chicken fried rice

salted egg chicken fried rice

our friend CH cannot do w/o rice. so i made salted egg fried rice.

very easy. fry chopped garlic & chopped salted egg. add overnight rice & crispy haebeehiam chilli. off fire. when serving, add a bit oil, add 2 eggs to wok & let eggs spread & formed, then spread over the rice & mix. voila!

quite tasty & flavourful fried rice.

6pax lunch dishes

prawn & chicken pong’s laksa

had a wonderful time with my OPS bros. nice laksa lunch & great dish from WT. HC brought a red wine.

c.h.e.f andy

Scrumptious Zi Char Home Dinner for 10pax RI Bros on 27Aug2018

yim goke gai 盐焗鸡太棒了!

made a scrumptious 10pax RI 14bros zi char dinner on 27.8.2018. ^^ ..missing TC, HAB, CJ & BT.

1 gimson nonya sauce steamed tilapia 👍
2 spicy black bean sauce steamed song fish head 松鱼头
3 yim goke gai 盐焗鸡 with ginger soring onions dip 👍
4 german knuckles
5 JB yawang 鸭皇 roast duck chong lee brought 👍
6 salted egg pork chop👍
7 salted egg bittergourd
8 white beehoon 👍

CM brought ching chow dessert

LCH brought daily scoop lai chee & salted mr brown oce creams

TCH brought cut hami melon

J brought grapes..others brought wine blueberries etc

really shiok dinner..missed TC…..

yim goke gai 盐焗鸡太棒了!best this evening. very tasty, tender & sweet. 🙂 everyone’s favourite.

and i was inspired by noodle place to make the minced ginger scallion sauce as the dip = minced 3 stalks spring onions, 2cm ginger, 3tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, 1/4tsp salt.

JB yawang roast duck

CL returned from melacca today & bought yawang roast duck 十全烤鸭.

sauce was flavourful. duck was ok but a bit dry…i told CL next time buy the whole duck uncut, i will debone it.

german knuckles (recipe here) was really crackling,

the coke (i used coke cos it was S$0.85 vs like S$4.60 for beer) with red wine sauce & mustard also gave a nice flavorur to the meat. a successful dish.

salted egg pork chop

salted egg pork chop also very good. both CM & KK both commented.

i used the salted egg paste given to me by WM & J. ^^

salted egg bittergourd

salted egg bittergourd was good too.

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

KK commented both fishes were steamed perfect timing & excellent texture.

a really lovely dish. the thickened sauce which is flavourful & tangy need to be taken with the fish in the correct amount.

gimson nonya steamed tilapia

everyone love the superb gimson nonya steamed tilapia.

this was the same excellent dish at restoran yawang at jln segget JB on 28.7.2018.^^

white bee hoon

today’s white bee hoon was superbly delicious. ^^

very well infused with intense chicken & prawn stocks.

for the dish preparations, yim goke gai 盐焗鸡 (recipe here) was salted for 5hrs & washed thoughly, then stuffed with spring onions, red onions, cut ginger, 6 garlic cloves, and 2 tbsp huatio wine 花雕酒.

becos the salt baked chicken was wrapped in baking paper then aluminium foil & placed in 175degC oven for 1hr 45mins (1hr 15mins + open up wrapping 30mins), it was very tender & moist, and also sweeter with the salt & also all the aromatics in the cavity & the sweet huatiao wine,

more so than poached chicken 白斩鸡.

crackling german knuckles

my second try at german knuckles also very successful. recipe here.

very crackling becos salt on the skin pulled out the water content & 3hrs in 175deg oven, flavourful becos coke & red wine on a bed of onions also ensured that the meat is moist & not overcooked over 3hrs.

JB yawang roast duck

though sauce was still flavourful, the duck meat itself was a little dry &

not like the first time we had this yawang roast duck at sentosa JB. somehow even the colour also different.

spicy black bean sauce steamed song fish head

spicy black bean sauce steamed song fish head

i made the sauce with 1heap tbsp lee kum kee sauce, 1tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp flat sugar, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp mirin, 1tbsp corn flour to thicken & 1.5tbsp light soy sauce.

then heated & mixed over stove & just right to thicken the sauce.

i like this-

hk street chun ke commonwealth crescent level 2 thickened sauce

better than

hk street old chun kee wetter sauce also at commonwealth crescent coffeeshop.

gimson nonya steamed tilapia

gimson nonya steamed tilapia

all credits to gimson nonya sauce only availabel in malaysia? which my OPS bro WM, my sis & Jeanette all bought for me when they were in JB.

2 heap tbsp gimson nonya sauce, 1.5 tbsp light soy sauce, 2tbsp mirn, 2 tbsp oilve oil.

salted egg pork chop

salted egg pork chop

i used frozen pork chops from sheng shiong, sliced the 5 pieces to make 10, marinated with fish sauce, white pepper & 1tbsp corn flour.

then shallow fry…i hate deepfrying as waste a lot of oil after that no occasion to reuse. 🙂

salted egg bittergourd

salted egg bittergourd

salted egg bittergourd also good this evening, though may not stand out among all the great dishes this evening. 🙂

minced one cooked salted egg, fried bittergourd with salted egg & set aside. when about to serve, heat up, add a little oil, fried 2 eggs on the side till eggs harden, the fold over the bittergourd. excellent zai shun famous dish!

white bee hoon

white bee hoon

white bee hoon

the white beehoon this evening was among the favourite dishes, very tasty very well infused, just right texture, lots of larpok (crispy lard) and prawns & squid succulent, done just right.

cut hami melon

TCH brought nice sweet hami melon.

CM’s cheng chow dessert

CM’s cheng chow dessert

tai kor CM now our regular tong shui 糖水supplier.

& LCH brought nice salted mr brown & laichee ice cream from daily scoop. ^^

nonya kueh

nonya kueh

nonya kueh

nonya kueh

nonya kueh

and CL brought the nonya kuehs from melacca.

yim goke gai 盐焗鸡太棒了!

a very fun evening with RI bros, delectable dishes & wonderful time together, missed TC.

c.h.e.f andy

Pong’s Laksa (Leftovers just as Heavenly) on 25Aug2018

pong’s laksa

i had some leftover gravy from last evening’s 5pax pong’s laksa home dinner. ^^

so i made 2 bowls of laksa from the leftovers for wife & me for lunch today.

pong’s laksa 

the gravy was really superb, heavenly, especially with chopped laksa leaves & crispy chili. 🙂

pong’s laksa

there was no more chicken, or just a few shreds for wife.

so i added large prawns…i prepared 10 prawns for last evening, but only used 2 for CM’s second bowl as i forgot about the prawns.

pong’s laksa

pong’s laksa

today’s laksa was just as perfect as last evening’s.

no more chicken but the prawns were really excellent – sweet, bouncy, tasty. 🙂

so actually i made a total of 8 bowls from 1 packet of pong’s laksa…of course i added very little gravy each bowl, but i think laksa should be served like that, good ingredients, excellent gravy but not too much, qq beehoon mee & lots of chopped laksa leaves & crispy chili.

the gravy was simply out of this world.

c.h.e.f andy


The Best Pong’s Laksa with 白斩鸡Kampung Chicken 5pax Dinner on 24Aug2018

pong’s laksa thick beehoon mee with 白斩鸡kampung chicken

my RI bro CM brought 4 packets of pong’s laksa paste the other evening when he came for RI bros 7pax ramen dinner last week on 17.8.2018.

i did pong’s laksa once for my RI bros 6pax on 16.3.2018…

this the first time i do for my OPS bros WM & WT. HC was busy couldn’t make it. wife & CM joined dinner so we had 5pax this evening on 24.8.2018. ^^

白斩鸡kampung chicken

for today i made 白斩鸡kamoung chicken to top up laksa like ah heng’s curry chicken noodles. 🙂

i used kampung chicken it is smaller so i adjusted timing to 10mins boil (usually 12mins) & 25mins poached.

白斩鸡kampung chicken

白斩鸡kampung chicken

beautiful & really sweet, tasty, tender & moist 白斩鸡kampung chicken.

i prepared a sauce 1tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp light soil sauce & added over the chicken, really excellent!

Pong’s laksa paste👍 S$4.80 packet for 4-5pax

for laksa gravy i used pong’s laksa CM brought, 1 packet is good for 5pax.

Pong’s laksa using intense chicken stock, taupok & teochew fish cake

i fried laksa paste & laksa leaves, then added intense chicken stock.

i boiled the taupok till soft for 40mins, then added teochew fish cake and 300ml coconut milk (recipe at back of packet called for 400ml but 300ml was more than enough). then off fire & mixed in 50ml of evaporated milk. the gravy was simply delicious!

pong’s laksa thick beehoon mee with 白斩鸡kampung chicken

i also had chopped laksa leaves, fish cake & crispy chili. 🙂

pong_s laksa thick beehoon mee with 白斩鸡kampung chicken

the gravy was so delicious!

& fantastic with the crispy chili..

with 2 large fresh prawns

i forgot to serve the large prawns.

CM had a second serving so i added 2 large prawns for him. 🙂

WT’s chashu 👍👍👍

WT’s chashu 👍👍👍

& WT broght his chashu, first time he made jap chashu, already very tasty & excellent texture, and the 6mins runny yoke egg also excellent, very tasty braise.

WT brought 6kg msw

WT brought 6kg msw

after dinner we retired to the room, and enjoyed the 6kg msw WT brought from SKC sin kian choon.

there were 3 durians in the box – 1 was excellent the best, 1 was very good, & the last was ok.

with 2 large fresh prawns

pong’s laksa very easy to make, nothing to do really, and quite perfect with the 白斩鸡kampung chicken and the large prawns.

i think better than most laksa outside.

and 1 packet made 6 bowls today, & i had enough leftover gravy to make 2 bowls for wife & i the next day.

a very enjoyable evning with wife & close friends & bros.

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious Ramen, Bakuteh & Salt Baked Chicken 7pax RI Buddies Lunch on 17Aug2018

bakuteh prime ribs

made 7pax home bakuteh & ramen lunch for my RI buddies today on 17.8.2018. ^^

quite efficient start for today. 🙂

got up at 7am to cook braised belly pork with vegetables dish for 140pax teban gardens community breakfast & delivered at 8.45am & back home by 9.15am.

cooked the bakuteh (1hr).

CH came at 11am & we went together to holland dr to close some account. everything went smoothly & we were back at 11.45am & i told the friends that we would be back by then. 🙂

bakuteh prime ribs

i chose the prime ribs w/o the lean big loin portion.

the parts near the bones with the streaky parts are most tender & tasty for bkt. it was a bit long though, next time i ask them to chop it.

bakuteh prime ribs

bakuteh prime ribs

bakuteh easy to do & nice. ribs were tender & sweet & very important to have good dark sauce & cut chilli padi.

the soup was a bit salty for my friends. this need to be “to taste”. for myself, i prefer to do it more tasty & intense then add boiling water if too salty. the last time i told the friends to add water themselves this time forgot to.

ramen with chashu, braised pork soft bones & face meat

i made the 6mins runny yoke eggs a day before & kept in the chiller in the pork soft bone braise for the colour.

i used the seriouseats chashu method 4hrs in 130degC oven (6hrs for pork soft bones) to make the chashu, braised pork soft bones & for today i had happened to make face meat also.

hakata & miyazaki ramen & ilc bkt sachet

i did not have any more ichiran ramen, so had to make do with 2 packets eahc of hakata ramen & miyazaki ramen bought few days back from donki at amara hotel. 🙂

for bkt, i used the usual ilc sachet, tasty good enough for me. 🙂

runny yoke egg

6mins runny yoke egg pretty standard, though still not perfect, 1 egg a bit ruined.

chashu & face meat

the face meat very fatty. i cut away the fat which was like 50%. it was ok but texture a bit like jelly not really my favourite.

salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

the salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡  quite perfect today. i did 1hr 15mins fully wrapped in baking paper & aluminium foil in 170degC oven, then 30mins open up to give a drier not steamed not grilled texture.

salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

messed up the deboning. friends all arrived so rushing a bit. anyway chicken was nice & tender. KH said it’s tastier than 白斩鸡. i do not prefer this to 白斩鸡 myself (I like both equally).

fried leeks with oyster sauce

i made some simple veg dish, fried garlic with oyster sauce. it was good.

ramen with chanshu, braise pork soft bones & face meat

today the ramen itself was not as good as ichiran ramen which i made the other day for another group of 6pax RI bros on 6.8.2018. 🙂

since i did not have ichiran ramen, have to make do. have not tried both the hakata (same locality as ichiran brand) ramen or miyazaki, so i cooked first 1 packet hakata shared by 3, then the miyazaki shared by 2. i decided hakata tasted better than miyazaki so the 3rd packet for CL & myself i made the hakata ramen.

for the first 2 ramen packets i tasted the broth but not the ramen. as 2.5 mins was just right for ichiran, i did not follow the instructions 3mins. so i think 1st packet for HAB, KH, CH was ramen undercooked though HAB felt his was ok. the second packet i kept longer maybe 2mins45secs for HK & LKY. the 3rd packet i decided to taste the ramen & indeed needed to cook longer so i think full 3mins for CL & myself.

for myself the texture was perfect at 3mins.

ramen was good enough i guess if you don’t make comparison, but clearly not near the best ramen you can eat outside. the tonkotsu stock is the most important, so ichiran is of the standard but these 2 are not quite there.

my slow braised pork soft bones quite perfect now so both groups (the earlier on 6.8.2018) and today both loved the pork soft bones.

KH liked the chashu better! today’s chashu was a lot better than what i had on 6.8.2018. very very good standard.

c.h.e.f andy


Lovely Walk at BTNR & 3pax Home Dinner on 12Aug2018

1hr walk @ bukit timah natural reserve (BTNR) 

wife arranged with her good friends J & H to go btnr.

.they couldn’t make it in the end so 2 of us went ourselves around 4pm..

this tie we walked in all 3.9km 1 hr 11mins. 🙂

start @ BTNR 

4pm on a sunday. we found parking at hindhede walk, not mych problem.

the route was mostly shaded so no problem but ambient temp was still high & humid & oppressive, but ok we manage that all the time.

dairy farm loop @ BTNR 

we walked BTNR summit often.

it is just 25mins up & 20mins down, so 45-50mins.

this time we decided to try a short portion of dairy farm route which takes  total1.5hrs (didn’t have time as had to go home to cook dinner)..

going down rengas path @ BTNR

we took part of the rengas path steps down.

rengas path & jungle path @ BTNR 

then returned from jungle path steps which were tougher..we could not finished in one go..

it was only 5.20pm when we returned to the visitors centre.

sicc bukit ice kachang 

new service buzzle

we decided to go sicc bukit for high glycemic ice kachang not that we needed sugar boost just greedy.

today ice kachang was poor. not enough gula melaka. sicc ice kachang had always been good. if this standard then koufu at tanglin halt commonwealth MRT better la.

service also not good. hardly 3 tables, no service, don’t refill water. i was going to place 1*, wife pressed 3*. we asked the server casually about the new service buzzle when closing bill. she said if 1*, it’s like a complaint, manager has to come down to speak to the staff. maybe that would do them some good. 🙂

nonya steamed ang kueh (red snapper) head

then went home cooked 3 dishes &  daughter came to join dinner –

  1. nonya steamed ang kueh (red snapper) head
  2. claypot wine chicken with taupok
  3. fried prawns with yellow chives

all very nice, quite perfect!

put back all the calories too!

reached home 6.10pm. told daughter 7.30pm dinner.

not much to do anyway, so quite ok.

ang kueh (red snapper) fish head 1mins to steam, just minimal preparations.

wine chicken with taupok

wine chicken with taupok took 30mins, but mostly to cook the taupok so it was soft & infused the stock taste.

chicken i had deboned & marinated earlier (1tbsp fish sauce, 1tbsp sesame oil, 1tbsp cor flour, 1tbsp oyster sauce, 2tbsp hua tio wine). just fried high fire with cut ginger, chilli padi, minced garlic, then added chicken stock, covered claypot medium fire about 8mins.

removed chicken & just cooked taupok like 20mins & added back chicken when serving. always reduce & taste stock is flavourful, intense, not dilute.

yellow chives with large prawns

fried yellow chives first, with cut chilli padi, minced garlic.

then added large prawns (seasoned with fish sauce & white pepper), and fried till cook. do not overcook.

quite a perfect dish.

an active & fun sunday with wife & family.

c.h.e.f andy


DP made 5pax Mee Siam Lunch on 8Aug2018

5pax mee siam lunch

DP made mee siam lunch for us 5pax lunch on 8.8.2018. ^^

he had to come back from school (3buses & 15mins walk each way) and cook for us so he arranged for 2pm lunch.

i met KY & KH at ikea tampines. we had the S$0.50 soy soft ice cream & bought curry puffs (S$4 for 5) and chicken wings (S$8 for 6) to bring along to DP place.

5pax mee siam lunch

fried mee siam

fried mee siam was nice.

we talked about sambal chilli 5 times but didn’t manage to get DP to do for us. lol! ^^



tau pok

the prawns, eggs & taupok went well with mee siam, and there were lots of tasty gravy.

6 chicken wings for S$8 from ikea

the ikea chicken wing not so good. there were 6 for 5 of us.

we also took the curry puff. that was good!

c.h.e.f andy

Ichiran Ramen with My Best Tasting Slow-braised Pork Soft Bones on 6Aug2018

ichiran rame with braised softabones, chashu & runny yoke egg 

had 5pax RI bro ichiran ramen party this evening on 6.8.2018. ^^

bakuteh prime ribs 

we started with bakuteh..super tender, sweet & excellent bite..

had very good indonesian fresh prime ribs from sheng shiong for this evening.

i had 10ribs so just nice 2 servings pax.

bakuteh was excellent. soup & ribs were delicious, very sweet & tasty & excellent bite texture, quite perfect la…everyone liked it. ^^

salt baked chicken2

salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

& today my second attempt yim coke gai (salt baked chicken)盐焗鸡

the result was excellent- tender, moist, sweet not too salty, quite perfect..

LKY brought siew yoke

and LKY brought a very nice crackling belly pork..i took many pieces…

i going to try a german knuckle later so will revisit this siew yoke recipe…

ichiran ramen

ichiran rame with braised softabones, chashu & runny yoke egg 

HAB came in time for ichiran ramen….we had 2 packets for 5pax…

i didn’t have any ichiran my OPS bro WM came by late morning just to pass me 2 packets of ichiran ramen. & together with WT we went to  kopitiam at cheong chin nam opposite beauty world for coffee. 🙂

6mins runny yoke eggs

6mins runny yoke eggs

i made the 6mins runny yoke eggs.

ok just this time not as good as what i did for OPS bros at WM house on 1.8.2018. 🙂



i made chashu, better than what i did for WM place, but this was beaten hands down by the slow braised pork soft bones.

the latter was by the standard of our imperial mouth TCH, so very tasty & flavourful, so chashu was no comparison.

ichiran rame with braised softabones, chashu & runny yoke egg

the slow braised pork soft bones i was trying to emulate the best ramen at hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩) at dotonbori osaka. 

while nothing can really match that, my first slow-braised pork soft bones was very successful by my meagre standard la…perfect enuf?? for me la…

what an excellent evening! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy






Claypot Liver, Salt Baked Chicken, Pigskin Jelly 4pax Dinner on 31Jul2018

6 dishes + jelly pigskin for 4pax dinner 

made 4pax dinner for sis & bil, and this evening on 31.7.2018. ^^

salt baked kampung chicken 盐焗鸡

I cooked my first experiment 盐焗鸡, claypot liver, jelly pigskin & 4 veg dishes

salt baked kampung chicken 盐焗鸡 (recipe here) was very good, tasty, moist & tender. 🙂


pigskin jelly

pigskin jelly (recipe here) was superb this evening, very flavourful, and perfect texture.

everyone finds the 3 dishes (claypot liver, pigskin jelly, salt baked kampung chicken 盐焗鸡) tops.

egg plants

eggplants so so..

long beans 

the lady fingers not quite edible=I bought this in packet from sheng shiong..there were no loose ones to choose..& the lady fingers were “sek” too old & tough..

salted egg bittergourd

the long beans & salted egg bittergourd were good…

for this evening, long beans were best…very sweet & tasty.simple dish.just fried with oyster sauce…

claypot liver 

the claypot liver was excellent as before. very good, tasty with hua diao wine 花雕酒flavours…

all in all a really enjoyable 4pax dinner.

after dinner, sis made gongfucha 功夫茶as always.

c.h.e.f andy

Wonderful 8pax Zi Char + 1pax Vegetarian RI Makan Group Home Dinner on 25Jul2018

9pax RI makan group

made 8pax zi char dishes + 1 vegetarian for my RI makan group friends this evening on 25.7.2018. ^^

we had a lovely 11pax dinner at loong hua zi char recently on 26.6.2018 organised by pete when he was back singapore visiting.

8 home zi char dinner dishes

so i decided to cook zi char dishes & NCL dubbed it “impressions loong hua” dinner! 🙂

i had in total 10 dishes this evening. ^^


(loong hua/zai shun/zi char dishes)

1 black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头
2 nonya sauce steamed patin 巴丁鱼
3 crystalline (white slow braised) belly pork
4 jelly pig skin 猪皮冻
5 dry wok large prawns
6 claypot liver
7 salted fish steamed minced pork
8 salted egg bittergourd
9 braised pork ribs with yellow pepper
10 fried tofu with red pepper & shitake for suresh

Thanks 🙏 all my dear friends for a fun wonderful evening together…

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头 the usual nice dish.

larpok crispy lard

i made some larpok crispy lard. it went well with the 2 steamed fish.

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

this evening because i had to steam both patin & song fish head simultaneously (at first i intended to do one in the steam oven, then the next), i had to place it in a smaller round dish to steam over the hob. there is a slight difference as there is less condensation so sauce is drier & thicker.

also this evening it has to compete with the nonya sauce patin. haha! but still good la! 🙂

gimson nonya sauce steamed patin

gimson nonya sauce steamed patin was a favourite dish, more than the song fish head.

gimson nonya sauce steamed patin

gimson nonya sauce steamed patin

patin is my favourite fish, very smooth especially the oily belly, few bones, a really tasty fish.

and the tangy gimson nonya sauce wa just so good. every dish tastes good when when add this sauce la…lol! 🙂

& this patin was about 700g & just

jelly pig skin 猪皮冻

jelly pig skin 猪皮冻

the jelly pig skin 猪皮冻 can be said to be a by product.

i planned it of course! 🙂

when i slow braise belly pork there is very tasty gelatine. also i had lots of pig skin from previous belly pork dishes where i had to remove the skin. so just 2 and 2!

just put the marinade from braised belly pork in a small rectangular dish. cut & added the belly pork (which was slow braised 4hrs in 130degC oven together with the belly pork). placed in fridge & chilled for few hours. 🙂

jelly pig skin 猪皮冻

this really excellent jelly pig skin 猪皮冻 in my opinion. my belly pork marinade is so tasty & it also contained the belly pork taste & gelatine.

crystalline (white slow braised) belly pork

crystalline (white slow braised) belly pork

the crystalline (white braised) belly is my own created recipe.

belly pork is slow braised in 130degC oven for 4hrs. this made it slight overcooked & very tender but will fall apart if you try to cut it or if heated up & boiled.

but when it is chilled, it holds together & cut easily, & the texture is very tender.

my marinade (tbsp flat sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1tbsp white vinegar, 4-5tbsp shaoxing wine) made a very, very tasty braise (and of course excellent jelly for the jelly pig skin dish). 🙂

salted fish steamed minced pork 咸鱼饼

salted fish steamed minced pork 咸鱼饼

salted fish steamed minced pork 咸鱼饼 is a common zi char dish & everyone’s favourite.

nicely minced salted fish mixed evenly with the minced pork with 1 tbsp corn flour, 1tbsp of oil from the bottle, 1tbsp olive oil..& steamed. 🙂

simple, perfect homely dish. 🙂

claypot liver 沙煲猪肝👍👍👍

i seldom take liver. maybe very occasionally if taking pig innard soup.

we had very nice claypot liver dish at loong hua on 26.6.2018.

so i decided to make it, and i did that couple times recently. excellent dish! 🙂

tasty stock for claypot liver

it was easy to make. just a good stock (i use the leftover braise from the crystalline belly pork).

fried cut chilli, cut red onions, cut spring onions, sliced ginger in 1tbsp oil. then i added 2 stalks coriander & 2tsp chopped garlic.

added stock & 2 tbsp shaoxing wine, and reduced.

claypot liver 沙煲猪肝👍👍👍

when serving, heat up the stock, added liver (cut cross-grain, washed with salt & drained dry), stir with chopstick for even cooking, cover & serve.

i have not done this dish dry wok large prawns (recipe here) for maybe >3 years?

we had a nice 虾录at loong hua recently, and i decided to do this today. 🙂

high fire, oil, slice & cut ginger, then added the prawns & chopped garlic. turnover & fry the prawns thoroughly for even cooking, do not add water (water will result in steaming whereas this method burnt the shells giving bbq flavours and the prawns is insulated & baked within the shells).

then added lots of fish sauce while still on high fire, feel the wonderful fish sauce aroma. after reduce to medium low. make sure the prawns are cooked.

it was excellent, colours were beautiful, great bbq flavours, and nice sweet succulent prawns.

spicy bean sauce pork softbones with yellow & red peppers

i made also spicy bean sauce pork softbones with yellow & red peppers.

the usual zi char preparation uses bitter gourd. since i already doing a bittergourd dish i replaced this with sweet yellow & red pepper.

spicy bean sauce pork softbones with yellow & red peppers

the pork ribs were slow braised 6-7hrs in 130degC oven (requires longer time than belly pork), so very tender & my braise (same as belly pork) is super tasty la!

spicy bean sauce pork softbones with yellow & red peppers

very nice dish. aunty bes used to do this a lot w/o the veg & very simply just panfried & pan braised. a dish i used to eat a lot & like a lot. 🙂

zai shun_s salted egg bittergourd 👍👍👍

zai shun_s salted egg bittergourd 👍👍👍

the zai shun_s salted egg bittergourd 👍👍👍 was very good too.

HK commented a few times & later repeated on FB “My favourite: bitter gourd egg omelette. Give me another round I can finish it all by myself!…

but of course zai shun’s is much better.

easy dish to make, just minced a cooked salted egg (vaccum packed from heng shiong, just open the cooked egg & minced it).

fry chopped garlic in oil, add bittergourd (washed with corn flour & the salt, brined in salt & sugar overnight, washed & drained by) & minced salted egg & fry. crack 2 eggs to one side of pan with heated oil, let the egg white & egg yoke set. then flip egg over the bittergourd & fry together.

when serving just cover pan, heat up & plate it.

vegetarian dish for S-fried tofu, red pepper, shitake mushrooms

our friend S is lactarian (lacto vegetarian), so can take dairy but not eggs.

i prepared a vegetarian dish for him, fried tofu as the mains & red pepper & shitake mushroom as sides.

vegetarian dish for S-fried tofu, red pepper, shitake mushrooms

vegetarian dish for S-fried tofu, red pepper, shitake mushrooms

i pan-grilled & caramelised a little the red pepper & shitake with little oil & sprinled some sea salt.

then i shallow-fried the tofu on all sides, added back the veg, and added 1tbsp of light soy sauce & 1 tbsp flat of vegetarian oyster sauce.

also added a bit of cornflour dissolved in a little water.

vegetarian dish for suresh-fried tofu, red pepper, shitake mushrooms

when serving just heat up over the stove, and serve.


we had a really enjoyable, fun dinner. all the dishes were pretty good, especially the bittergourd, salted fish minced pork, claypot liver & nonya steamed patin. other dishes sama good.

thanks HK for the durians & mangosteens & just being here.

thanks CL as always for the nice photos & cherries.

thanks CCG for your travel stories, the roku gin (1 new unopen bottle here with your name on it!) & soda & lemon(& the Vietnam lotus seeds)..& HAB for the red wine & detouring to get the ice..

thanks LCH for the nice daily scoop ice creams came with the cups & ice cream scoop & free service 👍

everyone again for a great time together missing our other absent friends SCG, LYF, DP, pete, doc, Kiok, and QTC.

c.h.e.f andy


The Best Red Wine Belly Pork Home Dinner on 22Jul2018

kale, flamed red wine slow braised belly pork on mash 

wife bought some kale & wanted to experiment on roasted kale this evening on 22.7.2018.^^

so i did a red wine belly pork & potato mash (both first time) to replicate the excellent dish i had at my RI bro birthday set lunch at foc on 17.7.2018. 🙂

kale, flamed red wine slow braised belly pork on mash

first time i made mash=it was very good.👍👍👍both wife & daughter loved it!

i didn’t add milk & heavy cream. i just had gourmet butter, chopped garlic, olive oil, salt & ground black pepper.

the flamed red wine slow braised red wine belly pork was just exquisite=perfect texture (braised 4hrs in 130degC oven) and wonderful flavours (red wine, strawberry jam, mustard, mirin, and scallions, red onions, garlic).

crayfish linguine in white wine sauce

only youngest daughter joining dinner, so we just made 2 dishes for 3pax dinner.

crayfish tagliatelle in white wine sauce

i had crayfish in the freezer & good stock so i made a crayfish tagliatelle in white wine sauce.

crayfish was fried with butter olive oil & some sea salt & oyster sauce..

added stock to white wine sauce, tossed pasta & added back the crayfish.

good pasta evening though still not as tasty sauce & as al dente as what i made for 11pax RI makan group friends on 3.7.2018. 🙂

3pax dinner

3pax dinner 

wife also roasted the very sweet small yellow & red peppers.

and poached some brussels sprouts etc

3pax dinner

a really wonderful 3pax home dinner. daughter whatsapped to family “atas dinner”. lol! ^^

red wine slow braised belly pork

first time i made red wine belly pork this way=4hrs in 130degC oven then flamed 👍👍👍

i have done belly pork in various styles. for today decided to use the japan chashu method – 4hrs in 130degC oven.

for the braising sauce, i use my own creation, 1/2 cup red wine, 2tbsp mirin, 1 tbsp strawberry jam, 1tsp salt, plus ground black pepper.

flamed red wine slow braised belly pork

flamed red wine slow braised belly pork

belly pork was nicely tender. after cooling i flamed it.

flamed red wine slow braised belly pork

looked beautiful & tasted heavenly, very consistent tender texture, and very tasty.

potato mash (1st time)

i also made potato mash for the first time – 1 small potatoes cut in cubes, add 1/3 tsp salt, dash of ground black pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1tbsp gourmet butter, 12 tsp chopped garlic, and blend.

came out very well, wife & daughter loved it, wanted me to make again!

kale, flamed red wine slow braised belly pork on mash

kale, flamed red wine slow braised belly pork on mash

overall the dish combination was quite exquisite.



crayfish linguine in white wine sauce

very nice 3pax home dinner. so shiok!

c.h.e.f andy




4pax Shabu + Crystalline Pork Trotters Dinner on 18Jul2018

4pax shabu dinner

after the “rip off” coffeeshop GST lunch by ye shanghai, sis & bil stayed for dinner & watch movies in the afternoon on 18.7.2018. ^^

i went to fetch 嬋兰姐 at 5.30pm to join our 4pax shabu dinner. 🙂

as i said so easy to do shabu hotpot. i had in the freezer the yellow beans flatfish stock leftover from my 2pax dinner with wife on 15.7.2018. 🙂

iberico pork & wagyu beef karubi plate

i had new iberico pork & wagyu beef karubi plate. 🙂

toman fish fillet

i bought snakehead (toman) fish fillet from sheng shiong the day before & washed & sliced the fish. 🙂

shabu hotpot

i also bought fish balls & beef balls from sheng shiong. 🙂

shabu dinner items

& i have leftover chinese cabbage, lettuce, shitake, enoki & abalone mushrooms.

crytalline pork trotters

crytalline pork trotters

& i experimented on my own recipe creation =crytalline pork trotters.

after having excellent trotters at 苏小柳 dimsum at basement of crystal galleria mall 晶品 in shanghai on 17.6.2018.

my crystalline pork trotters was very good, tasty, tender, wonderful bite & mouth feel 口感!

shabu dinner items

simple effortless 4pax dinner, and very shiok la!

after dinner, sis made kongfucha 功夫茶, a great closing for an enjoyable hotpot dinner. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Shabu 2pax Home Dinner with Wife on 15Jul2018

2pax shabu dinner

had 2 pax shabu home dinner with wife on 15.7.2018. ^^

iberico pork & beef ribs

had iberico pork from NTUC & australian premium wagyu karubi plate bought on qoo10 in the freezer.

mushrooms, chinese cabbage & tofu skin

and some leftover chinese cabbage & shitake & enoki mushrooms need to consume before they spoil.

2pax shabu dinner

for stock i used yellow beans (like people use for yongtaufu) and dried flat fish (din have ikan bilis, must go buy).

shabu is so easy. the jap style is more convneient & elegant, no need so many items just get good quality meats. mushroom & vegetables ok.

a very nice & effortless dinner for 2, haha! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Claypot Liver & Song Fish Head = Delicious 5pax Home Dinner with OPS Buddies on 12Jul2018

5pax dinner dishes 

made 5pax OPS buddies dinner- with WM, WT, HC & HH.

I made-

1 lime taujeon steamed song fish head (zai shoon & joo heng style)

2 陈年花雕酒蒸鲥鱼

3 claypot pig liver (joo heng)

4 spicy bean paste pork softbones with green pepper (joo heng & common zichar)

5 egg & salted egg bitter gourd (zai shoon)

6 onion egg omelette (ho jiak zichar)

Song fish head, liver & bitter gourd were excellent..pork ribs flavour ok texture not tender enuf..onion egg ok

lar pok crispy lard 

i made some lar pok crispy lard for the song fish head too. 🙂

taujeon lime song fish head 

song fish head i made joo heng & zai shun style, basically taujeon & adding lime to give the tangy taste.

cannot compare with zai shun’s sauce, but i think my song fish head was better than joo heng. this evening my tau jeon a bit much so slighty salty.

taujeon lime song fish head 

my favourite sauce for song fish head is still the spicy black bean sauce.

song fish head & steamed 鲥鱼

steamed 鲥鱼 

鲥鱼not good..

sauce i made was ok but the 刺壳fish was not good..texture not fresh & tender & not sweet..a 鲈鱼or yellow croaker would be better..

claypot liver

claypot liver was excellent this evening. nicely pink & very tasty with the gravy.

first time i made, after trying the liver dish first at loong hua on 26.6.2018, then at joo heng on 6.7.2018.

claypot sauce/stock

i fried lots of ginger & cut spring onions, then chopped garlic, black pepper & 1 stick of coriander..

then added chicken stock and 4tbsp shaoxing wine and reduced to a very tasty sauce.

when serving, added the cleaned & sliced (x-grain) liver, stirred, added larger cut spring onions, and covered & served.

pork soft bones with green pepper

braised pork soft bones

pork soft bones with green pepper

for the pork soft bones i braised with spicy bean paste. since i was doing zai shun’s salted egg bitter gourd i used green pepper with the pork soft bones.

the taste was good, green pepper was good not overdone. the pork soft bones though were not tender enough, so this dish was not quite up to mark a..

salted egg bittergourd

salted egg bittergourd 

i did the zai shun salted egg bitter gourd.

nothing can compare with zai shun’s bittergourd, but this came pretty close.

i used 1 whole salted egg chopped to small pieces. fried the bitter gourd first with the salted egg, then added 2 eggs, let the white hardened then fried together..

a very tasty, delicious dish. 🙂

egg onions 

the egg onion dish i was replicating the one at ho jiak zi char at dunman food centre we had recently.

chocolate mousse

song fish head & steamed 鲥鱼


WT bought MSW yesterday & kept 1 box (2 MSW durians) for this evening.

Hak Chong brought nice tiramisu & chocolate mousse.

taujeon lime song fish head

a delicious, wonderful dinner with good OPS buddies. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Jessie’s Delicious Homemade Yongtaufu on 11Jul2018

J’s yongtaufu

Jessie made delicious ytf & some kongbakpau…we gathered at WM’s place on 11.7.2018.

J’s yongtaufu

the ytf was very good, better than most outside.

J’s yongtaufu

i like fried ytf more than the usual ones served a food centres.

prawn salad

some prawn salad. 🙂

J’s yongtaufu

tau kua & tau pok ytf.

J’s yongtaufu

i liked the bitter gourd & chilli, and the egg plant pretty good as well.

J’s yongtaufu

the small sweet capsicums were the best, really sweet.

J’s yongtaufu

and fish balls too. 🙂

J’s yongtaufu

most importantly, the home made chilli sauce, super spicy, potent. i took a lot, the most i think.

J made some kongbapau also…there were so much food. i took mostly ytf, and 2 pieces of braised pork.

WT brought some D13 & MSW durians so got to reserve some space for that, and M brought madeleines. 🙂

WT bought a lot of durians. we were gathering at my place for dinner the next day, so i took 1 box of MSW back for next day’s get together. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Pete’s Paella Mixta, RI Makan Group 11pax Fishy Dinner on 3Jul2018

pete’s paella mixta

had 11pax RI makan group fishy dinner this evening (in the end only 2 fish dishes but got seafood dishes ika sugatayaki & chorizo prawns)….

(HAB joined afterwards for msw…we waited for him to arrive before attacking the fruit!)

pete cooked paella mixta….i missed that 1 yr ago in london when pete invited my family but we couldn’t make got chance to try today..

pete in the kitchen

pete very much at home in the kitchen..his paella mixta is the real thing with loads of ingredients including safron. he brought everything including the aborio rice, prawns, squid, littelneck clams, onions, garlic etc …great stuff!

we had 10 dishes-

1 pumpkin mesclun salad
2 nobu miso cod
3 teriyaki salmon belly
4 jap chashu + flamed moso belly pork
5 orange & jam chicken (Dubrovnik 16th century castrated rooster recipe)
6 ika sugatayaki (grilled whole squid)
7 chorizo prawns
8 roasted vegetables
9 (pete’s paella mixta)
10 seafood tagliatelle

finished off with msw from ah seng

pumpkin rocket salad

grilled pumpkin the evening before, 20mins in 250degC oven, added olive oil, a bit balsamic, sea salt, and a bit honey (or agave nectar also can – i din have).

pumpkin rocket salad

tossed with mesclun (mixed salad veg) and cherry tomatoes only when serving, and added sea salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar & honey (or agave nectar) to taste… 🙂

cannot do earlier or mesclun would be soft..

teriyaki salmon belly + nobu miso cod

my usual teriyaki salmon belly + nobu miso cod, always favourite dishes for my family & friends. 🙂

teriyaki salmon belly

many actually liked the salmon belly more. it is fattier, browned more & the seasoning which included more chopped garlic, and chopped ginger, is more complex. & excellent with the dill.

today though the skin was not so well done…should have flamed the skin, but doing a few other things so forgot…

it’s 1/2 the price of cod so a very worthwhile dish.

nobu miso cod

nobu miso cod always good, a tasty, well miso-infused fatty, flaky fish…always my favourite as much as the salmon belly.

orange + jam chicken

my dubrovnik 16th century orange + jam chicken (i replaced the honey with strawberry jam) was not my best this evening.

still good, especially the thigh. the breast slightly on the done side though still moist & tender…the best when i did for wife’s friend they said it was “exquisite”…

orange + jam chicken

1/2 deboned chicken, marinated with fish sauce & white pepper, then juice of 2 oranges overnight in fridge, drained dry next day, high fire pan fried skin down, then turned over, added back the orange juice, added jam, covered & cooked while reducing the sauce.

then removed chicken & reduced sauce to a thick delicious dip.

flamed miso belly pork + jap chashu

the chashu was better than the miso pork..

jap chashu

revisited the jap chashu couple times recently (3.5hrs in 130degC oven) & kept in ziploc bag in  chiller overnight, nearly perfecting it. very tender & sauce flavouring was good.

miso belly pork

miso belly pork using the usual recipe, 6hrs in 90degC oven, then drained dry & flamed, not as good(as tender). i think i will switch to the chashu method.

ika sugatayaki

all the friends loved the ika sugatayaki (grilled whole squid)

ika sugatayaki

basically steamed to cook 90%, put in fridge to drain dry, then added olive oil, sea salt, drizzled with honey & flamed to give the bbq “chowtar” flavours.

really lovely dish….diners cut themselves, good audience partcipation…hahaha! ^^

chorizo prawns

they all loved the chorizo pranws. i had 11 medium prawns for 11pax…we know who ate 2, then 3, then 5 lol!

but actually only after i prepared a second batch using the same prawns reserved for the seafood tagliatelle.

chorizo flavoured sauce was excellent, prawns were just cooked, plump, bouncy, succulent, the red peppers were sweet.

grilled vegetables

grilled vegetables

i pan-grilled some vegetables-red 7 yellow peppers, zucchini & yellow onions. seasoned with olive oil, balsamic, and sea salt.

grilled vegetables

& oven grilled some corns & pumpkin. corn were nice with butter, sea salt, a bit honey seasoning. i should have flamed the corn & pumpkin though…forgot also…

cherries & grapes

ah seng MSW

SCG wife’s coffee ice cream

squid tagliatelle

the last dish was a squid tagliatelle (used up the reserved prawns for chorizo prawns liao).

a delightful dish, very tasty & just al dente pasta, quite perfect this evening i think.

pasta very easy to make. like anything else, stock is the key. my chicken stock was very tasty & intense, and i added prawn head & shell stock as well. & i had sweet red & yellow pepper cooked just nice with the stock as well. so when serving just cooked the squid not to overcook otherwise rubbery, off fire, added in the pasta, added 1 tbsp gourmet butter & tossed.

pete cooked a delicious paella mixta. i tasted the stock it was also very tasty, so the paella was tasty, and i took more second serving. it was a big dish, so the stock a little diluted by the amount of rice & ingredients. it would be very tasty if less rice. stock & rice or pasta portioning always a experimental, touch & go thing…

HK brought 2 small champagne, 3 white wines, CCG brought very nice jap roku gin & 4 tonic drinks. SCG brought nice coffee ice cream by wife and red wine, KH brought koropok, CL brought fruits & tv box to watch world cup soccer & YF helped to connect up,..

HAB joined after dinner and we had ah seng’s MSW & watched world cup (sweden vs switzerland), and chilled.

a really enjoyable evening with old school friends & buddies. loks like pete will come singapore more often…

c.h.e.f andy

Mullet & Song Fish Head 2pax Dinner for SIS & BIL on 4Jul2018

mullet, song fish head & romaine lettuce for sis & bil

sis & bil stayed for dinner today on 4.7.2018. ^^

there were mullet & song fish head in the fridge so i made the dishes for them. 🙂

song fish head 松鱼头

i made my usual spicy black bean sauce for the song fish head 松鱼头.

the recipe here. ^^

i think mine is as good as any outside including hk street old chun kee.

mullet, song fish head & romaine lettuce for sis & bil

for mullet, just washed with salt, drained, steamed 8mins, cooled, then placed in fridge for 1/2hr to chill.

as good as any outside like ye shanghai etc…and just S$4 for this fish.

fried some romaine lettuce also for my sis & bil.

i did not eat dinner. had lunch liao so managed my diet a bit.

c.h.e.f andy

Claypot Rice Home Gourmet Dinner on 27Jun2018

claypot rice

had a 7pax family dinner this evening on 27.7.2018. ^^

i made the usual claypot rice. 🙂

claypot rice

rice was fluffy, excellent claypot flavours, wonderful duck liver sausage from hong kong, and the chicken was so tender & tasty. ^^

garlic chilli flatfish head 剁椒鸦片鱼头

my OPS bro WT gave me 2 halves  from shanghai.

garlic chilli flatfish head 剁椒鸦片鱼头

garlic chilli flatfish head 剁椒鸦片鱼头

i decided to do 剁椒鸦片鱼头, with loads of chopped garlic & chilli padi. 🙂


it was delicious, but really 鸦片鱼头 done any preparations would be delicious la!

flesh like cod, soft head bone structure like salmon head. 🙂

prawns with yellow chives

aunty Bes asked me to cook the prawns with yellow chives.

this an excellent, succulent fresh, plump prawns & tasty yellow chives.

at chui huay lim, this a S$48 dish. lol! 

aunty Bes minced pork string beans

& aunty Bes did the aunty Bes minced pork string beans. very good!


c.h.e.f andy