Sichuan green beans

Sichuan green beans recipe by Yummy Calories

Sichuan green beans are one of my favourite sides when I eat at a Sichuan restaurant. Frying the beans in a hot wok gives it that quitessential wrinkly skin. The dish is then brought together with the spicy heat of the Sichuan pepper, pickled mustard and minced pork. My husband didn't realise that the pickled … Continue reading Sichuan green beans

Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos

Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos by Yummy Calories

I recently discovered sweet chilli pork meatball tacos. When I was growing up, the only tacos I knew were the hard shell kind. It was only much later that I realised that tacos also came in a soft shell and I got hooked. It tasted just as delicious but so much lighter and fresher. It … Continue reading Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos

Slow braised pork belly

Slow braised pork belly recipe by Yummy Calories

This is a slow braised pork belly dish can fill the whole room with delicious aromas. When paired with warm, fluffy rice and freshly cooked greens, it feels like a warm hug on a cold winter's night. However, it does come with a massive amount of calories so it's not a dish I can have … Continue reading Slow braised pork belly

Herbal pork noodle soup (668 calories per serve)

This pork noodle soup is a variation of my mom's recipe, which she loosely calls "ba mee nam" (Thai pork noodle soup). This is not, however, what I would consider a traditional "ba mee nam" hence I wouldn't  call it that. This is one of my favourite winter soups and great for colds too, in … Continue reading Herbal pork noodle soup (668 calories per serve)

Fried Chinese pumpkin cake

Chinese pumpkin cake is something my mother made very regularly, to the point of excess. It's one of those things that you can't just make a little bit of. My mother used to tell me stories of how she would have to shred the pumpkin to make this cake (she calls it 'kuey'). Nowadays she … Continue reading Fried Chinese pumpkin cake

Chinese sticky rice parcel

Chinese sticky rice parcels are called "bacang" (pronounced "ba-san") in my family. It is also called zong zi. While you can buy them from Asian stores, my mother used to always make them because not only did hers taste much better, it was the only way to guarantee its freshness. It's really hard to tell … Continue reading Chinese sticky rice parcel

Pad krapow moo

Thai basil minced pork (pad krapow moo) recipe by Yummy Calories

This Thai basil minced pork dish, also known as pad krapow moo, is a recipe by my brother (the make-it-up chef). He occasionally comes across some amazing recipes. When he made this dish for me, I ate so much of it that he kept making it for me. When I was pregnant with my daughter, … Continue reading Pad krapow moo

Asian crispy pork belly (524 calories per serve)

I was planning on making a kimchi pork belly stew to accompany the Korean fried chicken that my brother and his girlfriend were bringing over for dinner. Except ... there was no kimchi in the house ... or rather, the one we had in our fridge was expired (oops!). So we had to save the … Continue reading Asian crispy pork belly (524 calories per serve)

Taiwanese braised pork and egg

Taiwanese braised pork (lu rou fan) recipe by Yummy Calories

Taiwanese braised pork is one of my fondest memories from our family trip to Taiwan way back in 2008. There were lots of night markets and I saw lots of brown eggs that had been infused with a spiced broth. We went sightseeing to a gold mine of some sort and along the way up … Continue reading Taiwanese braised pork and egg