food 4 tots

Braised Buddha’s hand gourd with mushroom

One afternoon, my son and I were having our tea break in the kitchen. I was busy reading a cookbook.Son: “Mommy, what are you looking at?”Me: “I am reading a recipe called “Braised Buddha’s...

Jiu Hu Char (Stir-fried yambean with dried cuttlefish)

As a Penangite (born and raised in Penang), this dish is my all-time favourite. My mother used to make this dish whenever there was a special occasion like Chinese New Year or family gathering. Because...

Avocado with banana dessert

After making some California hand rolls, I had half an avocado sitting in my refrigerator. So I used it to make a quick and easy teatime dessert for my son. He ate so fast even before I had finished washing...

Zucchini cakes

(Have you ever wondered how does my “Emperor” look like? Take a look at those fingers holding the zucchini cake. Can you guess?) When I was browsing through some food blogs, I came across another...

Gingko nuts, dried beancurd skin & barley dessert

This is a very common and popular dessert among the Chinese. In fact, it is also my hubby’s all-time favourite. As there are too many good recipes on hand, I had totally forgotten about his request....

Homemade snack bars

This homemade version snack bar is a MUST TRY for everyone including people who have never cooked in their lifetime. It makes an excellent start to the day especially with yogurt and fresh fruit ie strawberries,...

Fancy sandwiches with sardine fillings

Cookie cutter is my “effective tool” to encourage my son to eat more breads (especially wholemeal) during breakfast time. Among all the shapes, “gingerbread man” is his top pick because he...

Zucchini with prawns and tomato in sweet chilli sauce

“What is zucchini?” “How do I cook it?” I have been asked myself these 2 questions since I started cooking western food. Coming from a typical Chinese family, I have never tried zucchini before....

Special egg rolls with rice, salmon and spinach

This egg roll is not a pre-planned dish. The idea came to me when I was cooking lunch for both my son and myself on one Saturday afternoon when my hubby was away for his overseas trip. Basically, I just...

Claypot chicken rice

  My weekends are always tied up with the routine “once-a-week” groceries shopping. Last Sunday was even busier. After all the housework and cooking, we have to rush for an appointment. Due to...

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