Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)

Cheat's Mohinga Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Mohinga recipe is a cheat's version that uses canned fish to get the same outcome as the traditional way of cooking, deboning and flaking the fish manually. For those that don't know, mohinga is a Burmese fish noodle soup that is often eaten for breakfast - or anytime really. It's one of my favourite … Continue reading Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)

Basic Prawn Dumplings

Basic prawn dumplings recipe by Yummy Calories

Prawn dumplings are always a crowd favourite and although I'm using prawn in this recipe, it really can have almost any type of filling. We even used up some leftover beef bulgogi my father-in-law made and turned it into a filling. But prawn is one of my favourite fillings and can be paired with almost … Continue reading Basic Prawn Dumplings

Sichuan chilli fish

Sichuan Chilli Fish Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Sichuan chilli fish is one of my favourite spicy foods. I first discovered Sichuan food about 10 years ago and one of the distinguishing features of this cuisine is the Sichuan peppercorn. It leaves a bit of num feeling in your mouth, especially when you accidentally bite into a whole peppercorn. I thought I … Continue reading Sichuan chilli fish

Seafood boil with creole seasoning (672 calories per serve)

I had been craving seafood for some time and started thinking about our now-cancelled trip to the US. I had planned for us to visit a few seafood places in San Francisco and had been checking out their menus, which featured seafood boils. With international travel unlikely for some time, the closest I could get … Continue reading Seafood boil with creole seasoning (672 calories per serve)

Yee Sang New Year Salad (215 calories per serve)

Gong xi fa cai! I don't often get to host Chinese New Year lunches because we usually spend it at my uncle's house. Having lived in Shanghai for a number of years, he's got the whole Chinese New Year festivities down pat. But he was away this year celebrating at Daylesford, a spa town about … Continue reading Yee Sang New Year Salad (215 calories per serve)

Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)

My husband and I are big fans of garlic and after 3 years of marriage, we are not disgusted with each other's garlic breath. Phew! So it's no surprise that we both love garlic prawn. The first time I had garlic prawn was with him on one of our trips over to WA. I distinctly … Continue reading Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)

Chinese steamed whole snapper (196 calories per serve)

Gong xi fa cai! Another year has gone and we now welcome the year of the Rooster and my husband has already started making "cock" jokes. Sigh! Anyway, we decided to walk to Footscray market this morning and I couldn't resist getting some fresh fish. After all, fish on Chinese New Year is supposed to … Continue reading Chinese steamed whole snapper (196 calories per serve)

Crispy skinned salmon with cannellini bean puree and broccolini, tomato and olives (651 calories per serve)

So I learnt something new today .... and I felt like such an idiot too after I found out. I felt so naive and ignorant. Anyway, so the new thing I learnt today was that broccolini is not a baby broccoli. Nope, nope, nope. It's actually a cross between regular broccoli and Chinese broccoli (gai … Continue reading Crispy skinned salmon with cannellini bean puree and broccolini, tomato and olives (651 calories per serve)