Category Archives: Mains

egg pasta with roasted chicken and mushroom in cream sauce

I used to avoid making pastas with cream sauces.The main reason was because cream sauces cannot be left sitting around. They tend to dry out and become cloggy. The second reason…

fried bee hoon with cabbage and stewed pork

I was talking to a friend after writing a post on fried rice a few weeks ago and she asked if I had a recipe for Fried Bee Hoon (Vermicelli)…

sesame oil chicken 麻油鸡

Sesame oil. How I love sesame oil! During my confinement, I ate sesame chicken almost everyday. It was the one dish that I really did not mind eating on a…

seafood crispy noodles

What is it with me and egg whites? For some bizzare reason, I always have egg whites lurking around in my fridge. It is no wonder that I’ve had to…

linguini carbonara

The LAM’s favourite pasta dishes are Linguine Carbonara and Lasagna. We often have lasagna for dinner but I rarely cook it since the LAM makes a lasagna that puts mine to shame any…

bee tai mak: a tale of some mice tails 老鼠粉

At least once a week, I cook a one-pot meal. In our home, the LAM calls such dinners “shovel food” because all you need is a spoon and you can…

roasted lemon and thyme chicken

My favourite herb has got to be thyme. I used to love rosemary, but I am so over rosemary. (I can see the LAM rolling his eyes as he reads…

easy tuna pasta bake

I cannot live without my oven. Okay, so I am Chinese, and if you take away my wok, I will come after you with my spatula, but there are days…

oyakodon (親子丼) | a marriage of the chicken and the egg

“Oyakodon (親子丼), literally “parent-and-child donburi”, is a donburi, or Japanese rice bowl dish, in which chicken, egg, sliced scallion (or sometimes regular onions), and other ingredients are all simmered together in a sauce and then served on top of a large…

rice cooker claypot rice

There is nothing wrong with cheating in the kitchen. In fact, I cheat a lot in the kitchen. I substitute whenever I can, and I try to find the easiest way to…