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Gong Xi Fa Cai

Wishing everyonea very Prosperous and OXpiciousChinese New Year! 恭祝大家牛年工作舒心,薪水合心,被窝暖心,朋友知心,爱人同心,一切顺心,永远开心,事事称心.(source: here)

Braised dried oysters with minced meat

During Chinese New Year, the most popular dish in Cantonese’s cooking is braised dried oyster/ ho si (蚝豉) with black moss/ fat choy (发菜). Both of these ingredients sound auspicious in Cantonese’s pronunciation. Ho si means good business(好市)whereas fat choy means prosperous (发财). Besides braising, dried oysters can also be used in porridge and soup. Today, I will share with you my mother-in-law’s...

Vegetarian dinner at Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen

I am not a pure vegetarian but I truly love vegetarian food (regardless of Chinese, Indian, Western….) more for health rather than for religious reason. This is why you can find a variety of simple homecooked vegetarian dishes I tried and shared with you in my blog (under the categories of “vegetarian”) with some of my top picks listed here. a) pesto pasta (Western) b) lentils with pumpkin and tomato...

Rainbow seafood pasta salad

Before posting the photos I shot in Penang, I would like to begin my 2009 posting with a food recipe. Do you like salad? I never have a chance to made one so far as my Emperor is not supportive enough for this idea. But after all the Christmas and New Year festive celebrations, I desperately need one now. Remember what I mentioned in my last post? It is my 2009 New Year resolution! As we know, another festive...

Happy 2009!

Hi Everyone! I am back after a long holiday break. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday for both my son and myself. I didn’t cook at all during this period. I am so glad that my son loves all my mum’s cooking especially her “char siew” (barbeque) chicken. My hubby joined us towards end of December. He had not been to Penang for 2 years. Therefore, both of us launched a crazy...
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