Hot and sour soup (282 calories per serve)


My husband has been having a hankering for hot and sour soup lately. I don’t really like it but I did enjoy the few scoops I had the other day from the takeaway he got from China Bar of all places. We’ve tweaked the recipe to our liking including adding more mushrooms. The consistency of…

Manaeesh Lebanese flatbread (468 calories per serve)


Lebanese flat bread with zaatar is one of my favourite types of breads. And I love my bread! Every time I host a lunch or dinner party, I try to bake my own fresh bread to serve as a basic appetiser. Usually I’d just make a standard bread loaf but increasingly, I’ve been making flatbreads…

Bolognese to Amaze (612 calories per serve)


Everybody loves Bolognese – at least everyone I know anyway. I love it because I can hide as many veggies as I want inside it and nobody is the wiser. I made this one weeknight and my daughter came home from daycare and lapped it all up. She sprinkled some parmesan on each spoonful and…

Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)


Mohinga is a Burmese fish noodle soup that is often eaten for breakfast – or anytime really. It’s one of my favourite noodle soups. The traditional way requires cooking the fish, deboning it and flaking it by hand. The cheat’s way is to use canned fish (either tuna or mackerel) for the same outcome. There…

Creamy mushroom sauce (169 calories per serve)


My favourite sauce to pair with my steak is a pepper sauce but occasionally, I opt for a creamy mushroom sauce. I made it for my mother-in-law the other day and she loved it so much that she asked for the recipe. So here I am madly typing away (before I forget!) so that she…

Basic Prawn Dumplings (445 calories per serve)


Dumplings are a crowd favourite and 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 the best fillings. Prawn can be paired with almost anything including with minced pork and chicken or with spring onion,…

Ol’ Cinnamon Roll (566 calories per serve)


Cinnamon rolls. I haven’t had them in ages and I had forgotten how much I liked them until now. There’s nothing quite like freshly baked cinnamon rolls that fill the kitchen with its smell long before it’s ready to eat. The cream cheese frosting is also my favourite but our nephews like to eat it…

South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)


“You know that you can cook chicken rice in a rice cooker, yeah?” said my husband. I did not. But his little tip made me overhaul my entire recipe that I had posted 6 years ago. I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the…

Next-Day Almond Croissants


Every time I make croissants, I make a generous batch that has a few leftovers for the next day. But they’re always best eaten fresh. No matter how crispy the shells are fresh out of the oven, they soften by the next day. So the best way to fix up day-old croissants are to turn…

Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)


This is one of my favourite Burmese dishes. It’s supposed to be made with thick rice noodles but it’s in intermittent supply at my local Asian grocery store so what is pictured is a medium sized noodle. The thick noodles are usually packaged fresh as opposed to dry and often have Vietnamese names. So the…

Eclair Affair (260 calories per serve)


I used to hate eclairs. But I realised later on in life that it was only because I’ve had horrible ones growing up. The eclairs I had when I was growing up in Asia had this terrible filling that was very greasy, like the kind of mouthfeel you get with cheap, high-melting-temperature chocolates. Gross. So…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (255 calories per serve)


This is one of my favourite soups and was one of the earliest recipes I posted when I first started this blog. My original recipe had chorizo and some browned cauliflower florets on top as well. But as time went on, I found myself only sticking to the basic cauliflower soup without many toppings. It’s…