Author: Mummy's Kitchen

Recipe: Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish (咸鱼炒银芽)

Recently, my schedule has been very tight and I wanted to whip up a fuss free vegetable dish. So I decide on Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish as one of my dishes. The only tedious part of this dish is the plucking of the roots off each bean sprout. I have observed that quite a number of people disliked this dish when they were younger but for some reason begin to like this dish when they are older. Strangely enough, I am one of them. Up till today, I still wonder why… Believe it or not, you will forget about the workload when you start enjoying the fragrant fried salted fish and the natural sweetness of the crunchy bean sprouts! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and subscribe to our blog. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube @beyondnormblog to get the latest …

Recipe: Fried Dry Mee Siam (Nyonya Style)

There are two variations of Mee Siam (Spicy Rice Vermicelli), the dry version and the wet version.  The dry version is more popular in Malaysia whereas the wet version is a more common sight in Singapore.  For those who prefer the wet version, I have shared a recipe some time last year which you can try out – Mee Siam (Nyonya Spicy Rice Vermicelli). This spicy noodle is fried with a homemade rempah and prawn broth, prawns, bean sprouts, chives and fried firm tofu. All these yumminess is topped with shredded omelette and served with a piece of small lime to give an extra tangy taste to the dish. If you like it extra hot, a dollop of sambal on the side will make a perfect plate of fried mee siam!!! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and …

Recipe: Pork Belly with Salted Fish (咸鱼花腩煲/Ham Yu Fa Lam Pou)

I had been seriously craving this dish for a while… Last month, when we were in one of the Chinese Restaurants in Miri, Sarawak and guess what… One of the dishes my husband ordered was this dish!  Yeah, craving satisfied!! Hmmm…. he seems to be able to read my mind. Hahaha. Upon returning home, I decided to whip up this simple dish in the comfort of my home. When eating in a restaurant or Zhi Char stall, you are at the mercy of the cook. But if I cook at home, I can adjust the seasoning according to our taste and add more salted fish too (yum yum!!)!! I think it is most ideal to cook this dish in clay pot. Why? Clay pot is known to retain heat very well, hence it heats up evenly. This will make the food inside, especially meat, cook faster while maintaining its full flavour. If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join …

Recipe: Nyonya Style Chicken Curry

Who doesn’t like Curry Chicken? It is a popular dish in Asia and each family has their own “secret” ingredients for this dish to make it their own family hand me down recipe. This dish is commonly sighted at home parties or traditionally served together with turmeric/kunyit rice to celebrate a new born baby’s full moon. You can also serve it with baguettes to make it a meal of its own. As usual, I prefer to mix my own curry powder and use fresh ingredients to make this Nyonya Style Chicken Curry. I always feel that putting in extra efforts to cook everything from scratch will give the dish a more tasteful outcome!! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and subscribe to our blog. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube @beyondnormblog to get the latest updates and videos. …

Recipe: Huiji Waist Tonic Ginger Duck

Once again, I am so thrilled to collaborate with Singapore Home Cooks and Huiji Waist Tonic to create a recipe which I have never cooked before.  For those who have been following our blog would know by now that we ae always trying to churn out healthy food for the family using natural ingredients and no MSG, artificial colouring, or preservatives. Huiji Wasit Tonic is made of 100% premium natural herbs including Cordyceps, Ginseng, Du Zhong, Dang Gui, Shou Wu and Da Zao. The unique formula helps to combat rheumatism, overcome fatigue, nourish vital energy and is especially beneficial for those who experiences lower back pain and backache. It does not contain alcohol and added sugar, thus suitable to be consumed during confinement. NOTE: It is not suitable for pregnant women!! My family’s verdict is it’s simply delicious! I will definitely cook it again. So, what are you waiting for? Come join me in this quest for a healthy dinner…. I hope you like this dish as much as we do! Give us some comments …

Recipe: Stir-Fried Hairy Gourd with Glass Noodles (毛瓜冬粉)

Interestingly, it is easy to recognise Hairy Gourd as you can spot some short hair like texture on its green colour skin.  The dish which I would like to share with you is a classic vegetable dish that is cooked at home or commonly served at economy/mixed rice food stalls in Singapore. If you are looking for a quick and simple vegetable dish to cook, look no further. The subtle light textures and flavours of the hairy gourd tossed with glass noodles, garlic, and dried shrimps is just the perfect combination!! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and subscribe to our blog. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube @beyondnormblog to get the latest updates and videos.   Serves 4 persons Ingredients 500g to 600g hairy gourd, cut into strips 20g dried shrimp 30g glass noodles 2 cloves garlic, …

Recipe: Spaghetti Cake with Spinach, Cheese and Tomatoes

I was supposed to prepare a carbs dish for a birthday celebration and it was mind–boggling, especially when the accompanying dishes ordered by my friends were signature dishes from cafés/restaurants. I wanted something special so I thought what could be better than making a cake (a Spaghetti cake) for this special occasion!! Everyone was of course very curious when I mentioned that I would be preparing a Spaghetti cake as no one had tasted it before. It was basically like Spaghetti Carbonara in a cake form with a crunchy top. I was very delighted that the cake was very well received that night. I hope you are curious and will start baking one for yourself soon!! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and subscribe to our blog. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube @beyondnormblog to get the latest …