Friday is for fish: Steamed fish (hake) Chinese-style

A fish dish fit for a king I haven’t done a Friday Is For Fish recipe in a really long time, so it’s really disappointing for me when the photos I take don’t come out as nice as I’d like them to. This week, I made some steamed fish, Chinese-style, which I was really looking … Continue reading

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For Jane: fried okra chinese style

Meal for one 🙂 I met my friend Jane about 13 years ago. She was my client at the agency where I worked. I was her account director. I left the agency over six years ago, and while Jane and I have always lived in different countries, we became and have stayed friends ever since. … Continue reading

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It’s another taste of home with thebigfatnoodle’s version of chicken rice

chicken rice paradise a la thebigfatnoodle lah!  One of the things Singapore is most famous for is its Hainanese chicken rice. You’ll find a chicken rice stall in almost every single hawker centre or coffee shop. Like most hawker dishes, every country and every hawker stall owner in the region has his or her own … Continue reading

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Ginger + boozy wings + a chinese sauna = finger licking goodness!

My ma’s deviled ginger wings Ma, or Ma Waung (pronounced wong), is what my husband calls my mum so that his mum, my mum and I know who he’s referring to, but my mum’s real name is actually Mary… She was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong (where she married and had … Continue reading

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whilst the bramble jelly’s setting, there’s time for a different kind of cuppa

I have to start my post today with an apology. After our day picking blackberries yesterday, mr monster aka big monster aka my husband was meant to post his bramble jelly recipe today in his editorial début. Unfortunately, he made it this morning and forgot that we needed to leave the jelly to set overnight. So, until … Continue reading

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