Chilli Lime Salmon with Gnocchi, Spinach & Olive Oil

I recently discovered that I am actually pretty good at making good food super fast. This dish for example, only took me 15 minutes to prepare, cook and plate up! It is also a great 4 Ingredients dish. It actually looked really good by the end of it, and tasted amazing for something so simple, and the flavours all worked together really well, so I decided no matter how little ingredients are involved or how simple it was, I will blog this. I am sure a lot of people out there can relate to not wanting to spend hours in … Continue reading Chilli Lime Salmon with Gnocchi, Spinach & Olive Oil

Chinese Styled Steamed Fish Recipe

First and foremost, a very Happy Chinese New Year to all my lovely readers who are celebrating this wonderful festive season. I have just gotten back from my 1-month trip back to my hometown in Sarawak, Malaysia and it was my first Chinese New Year back in Malaysia in 8 years. It was great to be part of the crazy festivities again. Lots and lots of fireworks, very noisy, plenty of great food, catching up with all the family members and friends I have not seen in a long time, also got plenty of sleep while I was there, thanks … Continue reading Chinese Styled Steamed Fish Recipe

Lazy Sunday Series: Smoked Salmon, Mushrooms & Poached Egg Brekkie with Hollandaise Sauce

Part 1: My Favourite Sunday Breakfast Recipe What is the best way to compliment your lazy Sunday’s and make them even more perfect? A hot cup of frothed coffee of course! Devondale Barista’s Own is made to deliver a consistent smooth creamy froth to your favourite style of coffee at home. A while ago, I went out to a cafe and my mother in law ordered a breakfast dish that looked absolutely yummy. I didn’t get to taste the dish, but I was really inspired to recreate that dish just based on what I saw. No recipes (except for the … Continue reading Lazy Sunday Series: Smoked Salmon, Mushrooms & Poached Egg Brekkie with Hollandaise Sauce

Crispy Skin Salmon with Chilli Lime Sauce

A couple of months ago, hubby and I went “fishing” at the Australian Rainbow Trout Farm and caught some massive salmon. Yes, I know it’s not exactly “fishing” when it’s a FARM and who goes to a trout farm to catch salmon anyway?! Well, we did. We caught some trout too but decided to take extra salmon home and store it in our chest freezer for future dinner parties. Well one of the “future” dinner parties happened last weekend. I was really, really hoping we’d get our brand new BBQ aka Outdoor Kitchen set up on our deck before our … Continue reading Crispy Skin Salmon with Chilli Lime Sauce

Steamed Fish Head Cooked with Ginger

Even after one whole week of eating to my heart’s content in Malaysia, I came back to Melbourne refusing to let go. I was dwelling at the thought of that beautifully steamed fresh tilapia I had at New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice, and also that super soft freshly steamed fish head cooked with ginger I had at Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh! Aahhh how convenient it was to just go to a restaurant in Malaysia and order a good meal and know you’re getting good value for money and great tasting authentic food. In Melbourne, I’m sure there are many … Continue reading Steamed Fish Head Cooked with Ginger

Crispy Deep Fried Whole Snapper with Lemon Chilli Sauce and Asian Salad

I absolutely LOVE eating a whole fish. Maybe it’s an Asian thing, as most people will find eating a whole fish rather “disturbing” as that fish head stares at you. Maybe you have seen my previous blog posts “Dad’s Assam Fish Head Curry” and “Fish Head Tom Yum Soup” – so you see I’m a huge fan of the fish head, lol. I find eating just a fish fillet rather unsatisfying… most people would probably think I’m crazy. Why would I want to deal with all those little fish bones and weird parts e.g. fins, eye ball, teeth, etc? Aaahhhh … Continue reading Crispy Deep Fried Whole Snapper with Lemon Chilli Sauce and Asian Salad

Butter Sotong (Peppered Butter Squid)

  In case some of you may not already know, I originally come from a small town called Kuching (well, it’s really a small city) in Sarawak, Malaysia. Doesn’t ring a bell? Well, it’s on Borneo island. Does that narrow it down geographically? Growing up in Kuching, one of the best FOOD cities I believe IN THE WORLD, I was blessed to have amazing food in abundance. Kuching boasts some of the best food you will ever taste, and they are mostly street food (hawker styled food) and our local restaurants offer the best banquets at the most affordable prices. … Continue reading Butter Sotong (Peppered Butter Squid)

Fish Head Tom Yum Soup

If you are completely turned off by the thought of eating fish head let alone some “delicate” bits of the fish head aka the gooey eye balls, then I would probably suggest you flick over to some other blog now, haha! On the contrary, if you are a huge fan of fish head like obviously I am – and if you think the fish head is really the best part of the fish and brings out the best flavors in a soup or fish curry or assam curry, then by all means please continue reading this blog post. I haven’t … Continue reading Fish Head Tom Yum Soup

Char Kuay Teow

Well I am officially back from holidays and absolutely exhausted by it was a good trip and we saw many places and took many photos. It will take a while for me to sort through those photos but don’t worry, will let you know when it’s posted on my Flickr account! Having my parents here means I get home cooked meals without lifting a finger! I have been very spoilt by my parents, and almost don’t want them to go back to Malaysia! But they will be going home in two days so I suppose I’ll just make the most … Continue reading Char Kuay Teow