All posts tagged: Chinese Cuisine

Recipe: Olive Fried Rice (橄榄菜炒饭)

I was trying to recall the time that I first tasted and saw this Teochew Olive Fried Rice… Yes, yes, it was Soup Restaurant! My mum loves this dish and my sister will order this dish when we have lunch.  Although I am a Teochew, I was never a fan of this black olive till I tasted and saw the way it was being used in the fried rice. Be careful, this ingredient will make your fried rice irresistible! Fried rice is always one of my favourites. It is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious meal for the family and satisfy the tummies without any fuss. The type of ingredients that you want to add into your fried rice is up to your whim and fancy. However, the basic ingredients stay, that is overnight rice, and eggs. Get ready to turn on the heat and let your stir frying begin…. If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you …

Recipe: Steamed Meat Patty with Salted Egg (咸蛋蒸肉饼)

There are many reasons why I love to use the steaming method for dishes.  Firstly, all I need to do is prepare the dish and place it in the steamer and allow it to cook and it requires little attention from me (except when I am steaming dishes which require an hour or more and need to top up water when necessary). Secondly, it preserves up to 50% more nutrients in the food and doesn’t require any fats when cooking. It is ideal for those who are watching their calorie and fat intake.  Thirdly, the cleaning up is a breeze as there is no oily mess or loads of pots and pans to wash up. We are fortunate to have many quick, easy, and tasty steamed dishes in our Chinese cuisine and one of them is this popular Steamed Meat Patty with Salted Eggs. There was a time when I cooked a small portion, so I steamed the pork patty over my rice cooker while cooking the rice. It’s so convenient, and it saves time …

Recipe: Egg Foo Yong (芙蓉蛋)

For as far as I can remember, when we were staying in Kuala Lumpur, each time we ate at Chinese restaurants with my brother-in-law, he will order Egg Foo Yong. Up till today, I’ve always wondered why… But I guess it may be his favourite food. The ingredients for this dish is so versatile that you can add in ingredients of your choice.  You can either make it into a vegetarian dish by omitting all the meat or you can add in as many of your favourite ingredients to make a nutritious and delicious dish. 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 to 5 persons Ingredients 4 large eggs 2 stalks of spring onions, cut into 1 inch long ½ red …

Recipe: Steamed Herbal Fish (药材蒸鱼)

As a family, we love fish and every now and then you will see a fish dish on our dinner table. If you are like us, check out some of our other fish recipes on our website. I think steamed fish is the best way to savour the freshness, tenderness and silky texture of the fish. This Steamed Herbal Fish is no exception. Moreover, it is enhanced by the herbal gravy and with almost 0% fat in this dish!! Those who are watching their waistline will welcome this dish. Hahaha. Hence, I would classify this dish as a healthy dish, as the herbal infused gravy helps to replenish the nutrients to our bodies without compromising on the taste. Wait no more and let’s start eating healthier! Let us know what you think about this recipe and give us some feedback on what you would like to see next.  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 and follow us …

Recipe: Kung Pao Prawns (宫爆虾球)

I believe most of us have tried Kung Pao Chicken before and love the complex sauce of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavours. The origin of this classic dish is from the Sichuan Province of south-western China and typically includes Sichuan peppercorns. Personally, I like the numbing effect of the Sichuan peppercorns and it makes the dish more authentic!! 😊 Today, I am going to cook this dish with a twist, by replacing chicken with prawns. The combination of the prawns and Kung Pao sauce were just so amazing!! Every time I cook a prawn dish, my son will just “patronise” me only eating one or two prawns. But with this dish, he had at least 4 prawns to go with his rice. Now who is the one who must sacrifice and eat less prawns? Me, of course! This dish is so good that your prawns will be gone in no time. So, get woking…. If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to …

Recipe: Cheesy Butter Prawns (芝士牛油虾)

My daughter recently commented that she had Cheesy Butter Prawns at a café, but the sauce was too runny. I immediately thought that it would be a brilliant idea to recreate this dish at home with a thicker sauce to her liking. Are you like me, always wondering what kind of cheese is being used in restaurants to cook this dish? Lo and behold while “researching” on it, I was surprised to find out that Kraft cheese slices were used. The outcome of the dish was simply delicious, and the plate of prawns, including the sauce, was wiped out. Some dishes will cause you to want more and this is one of those which you will cook again and again. The sauce is so versatile that you can replace the prawns with other seafood or meat. 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 …

Recipe: Chinese Clay Pot Chicken Rice (煲仔雞飯)

My husband loves clay pot chicken rice and when we were living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we used to go out to the surrounding coffee shops which served them. Usually they were cooked over a charcoal stove and this indeed gave this dish a distinctive flavour; a good smoky fragrance with some burnt crust at the bottom. If you do not have a clay pot and would like to cook this dish, do not fret, I have an earlier post on Claypot Chicken Rice cooked in a conventional rice cooker that you can use. Today I would like to share with you this dish which I have cooked in a clay pot over a stove. Sorry, can’t cook it over a charcoal stove because don’t have one! 😦 But it still tastes much better than cooking in the conventional rice cooker. If you do not have a clay pot at home and are considering buying one, a sand clay pot is highly recommend. Its unglazed porous clay bottoms will impart a good smoky fragrance. Since …