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

Seafood boil with creole seasoning

Seafood boil with creole seasoning by Yummy Calories

What I had been most looking forward to of our now-cancelled trip to the US was a good seafood boil. I had planned for us to visit a few seafood places in San Francisco and had been checking out their menus. With international travel unlikely for some time, the closest I could get to that … Continue reading Seafood boil with creole seasoning

Creamy garlic prawn pasta

Creamy garlic prawn pasta recipe by Yummy Calories

Creamy garlic prawn is such a comforting dish for me. 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 … Continue reading Creamy garlic prawn pasta

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

Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

Wontons are such a versatile dumpling. They can be used in soups, dry noodles, served with chilli oil, fried or boiled/steamed on their own. They are actually really easy to make so long as you can be bothered to wrap them up. I prefer them best in a dry noodle. Check out the recipe here. Serves … Continue reading Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

Garlic butter prawn linguine with cherry tomatoes (507 calories per serve)

I haven't been cooking in close to 6 months, pretty much for as long as I have been pregnant. I was feeling too nauseous and sick in the first trimester and then mum came in the second trimester so I got pampered with her cooking. With my husband being away as well, I've had to … Continue reading Garlic butter prawn linguine with cherry tomatoes (507 calories per serve)

San choy cabbage (409 calories per serve)

I had some green cabbage in the fridge that I had bought when it was on sale at the supermarket but I had no idea what to do with it. It wasn't wombok but it might as well be. Here's a Chinese style san choy cabbage. Serves 4 Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 … Continue reading San choy cabbage (409 calories per serve)

Prawn and mussel paella (585 calories per serve)

My mom flew down to visit me in Melbourne today and so I decided to cook her one of her favourite dishes: paella. The first time she had something similar to a paella was about twenty years ago when a good family friend from El Salvador (Aunty Anna) made 'Spanish Rice' which was basically a … Continue reading Prawn and mussel paella (585 calories per serve)