Category Archives: Sides

sukjunamul-muchim (숙주나물무침) | korean spicy sesame bean sprouts

Before I write anything else, I have a confession to make. I am usually NOT a fan of bean sprouts. In fact, mention the words “bean sprouts” and you are likely…

tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) | thai lemongrass shrimp soup

I love Thai food. But the LAM is not a fan, so we rarely eat at Thai restaurants, which is okay because this year, I am going to learn to…

herbal emperor chicken (药材皇帝鸡) | A Review Of Purely Fresh Online Grocery Store

If you have been reading my blog, you would probably have read about my chicken-head-and-feet drama. If not, you can read about it here. It is stranger than strange but…

pork belly char siew (五花肉叉燒) – wok & grill method

I love making Char Siew. I have made char siew using this recipe for ages. I like it because it uses only the wok, and because the char siew is braised before being…

cereal butter prawns

Once upon a time, I would never have attempted to cook dishes that I associate with zi char stalls. To me, they are super difficult dishes that only the zi…

japanese potato salad

The first time I had Japanese Potato Salad was at some Tonkatsu restaurant. I was pretty amazed by how tasty it was. I didn’t really think about making the potato…

salted egg yolk prawns (牛油黃金虾) | A Review Of Purely Fresh Online Grocery Store

Growing up, I’d watch my mom add salted eggs to Century Egg Porridge. Sometimes she would add them to steamed egg custard. Other times, we would eat the salted egg…

korean soft toufu stew

The problem with toufu is that they are always on sale. That is a dilemma for an auntie like myself. To buy or not to buy? Well, usually the auntie-ness…

sze chuan garlic mala (麻辣) chicken

Do you Like the spicy mala (麻辣) taste of Sze Chuan food? I love it! There is something really yummy about that spiciness that lingers on one’s tongue. I went to…

stir-fried flower clams with garlic and chili bean sauce

I will start by apologizing for such a short post. But you know, this is a very, very simple dish. I didn’t plan to cook clams at all. In fact,…