Cashew Chicken

Diced chicken with cashew nuts and celery is a staple in any chinese restaurant in the bay area. I have often found it slightly odd because growing up, celery was imported and not a common food item. It was not easily found in a wet market, and if it were, probably did not offer as […]

Green Beans with Prawns

1 lb green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 1″ length ½ lb prawns, tails intact, deveined and slit minced garlic 2 tbsp chinese cooking wine salt/sugar to taste Serves 2 Blanch green beans in salted, boiling water. Drain and place into iced water to stop the cooking process. Saute garlic till fragrant. Add prawns to […]

Braised Chinese Cabbage with Chicken

Marinate 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp cooking wine Salt and pepper ½ chinese cabbage, cut into 2″ pieces ½ chicken breast, chopped 2 spring onions, chopped 1 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp cooking wine ½” ginger, minced Serves 2 Marinate chicken and chill for 2 hours. Saute […]

Chicken with Peppers

1 chicken breast, cut into pieces 1 red or green pepper, julienned ½ carrot, diced ½ ginger, chopped finely 1 spring onion, cut into 1″ strips 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 tbsp soy sauce ½ tbsp sesame oil Marinate chicken in soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch. Saute ginger and spring onions till fragrant. Add carrots. Add […]

Fried Bee Boon

3 bushels bee hoon ¼  handful dried shrimp 1 dried scallop 1 cup dried bean curd strips ½  cup green beans, cut into 1″ strips ¼  cup mushrooms, dried or tinned ¼  carrot, julienned 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 spring onion, sliced thinly. Save some for garnish. 1 egg 1 tsp soy sauce Fried shallots […]

Vegetarian Bee Hoon

Vegetarian Bee Hoon sold in Singapore are sometimes served with some gravy poured over it. Here I used the liquid from the mushrooms to create a slightly moist bee hoon. I also added some leftover roast chicken slices. Pork can also be used for a non-vegetarian version. 200 g / 1 bushel bee hoon, pre-soaked to […]