All posts tagged: DIY

Recipe: Huiji Steamed Fish

The last couple of weeks have been very hectic, with my mum in hospital and my son enlisting to the army, we needed to nourish our bodies and the Huiji Waist Tonic collaboration came at just the right time!! We love the freshness of the fish cutlets and the delicate taste of the herbal gravy. The premium herbs that are in the Huiji Waist Tonic can help to ease backaches and lower back pain. It can also combat fatigue, rheumatism and insomnia. Its health benefits include enhancing blood circulation and nourishing vital energy. If you like this recipe, you might want to try out our other Huiji recipes which my family enjoyed; Huiji Pork Ribs and Huiji Ginger Duck (or check out the video here). If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments below. 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, …

Recipe: Steamed Egg Tofu with Crispy Dried Prawns

When I was browsing through the supermarket the other day, my eyes fell on some egg tofu that were on offer, buy 2 tubes at a discounted price. So why not right? Frankly, I prefer the egg tofu to the silken one as they are tastier. You might say tofu is bland and does not have much taste, that is why I topped my tofu with crispy dried prawns and chopped spring onions to bring up its flavour. If you prefer, you can replace the crispy dried prawns with minced pork, or chicken, or mushrooms to make it a vegetarian dish. This dish is so versatile, and it is simple and easy to prepare. Most importantly it is very satisfying to our tummies!! This dish really leaves no room for anyone to give an excuse for not preparing home cooked meals. Hahaha. 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 …

Recipe: Sweet Corn Pork Ribs Soup (玉米排骨汤)

I love to 煲汤 (Po Tong in Cantonese), which usually takes more than 2.5 hours of slow simmering to extract the goodness from the ingredients and into the soup. Living in such a hectic society, the hours of simmering the soup may sound tedious, but it is worth the while to input nutrients into our bodies to maintain good health. This Sweet Corn Pork Rib Soup is one of such classic Cantonese soup, which I have recently cooked for my family and friends. Using pork ribs, sweet corn, and a nourishing combination of dried scallops, wolfberries, and red dates, it creates a rich delectable concoction and homely taste. If you are health conscious, a finding I got from the scientists from Cornell university states that “When sweet corn is cooked, it releases a phenolic compound called ferulic acid. And what you are losing in Vitamin C, you are gaining in ferulic acid and total antioxidant activity”. I hope my favourite brother-in-law is reading this as he graduated from Cornell University. Hahaha! If you like this recipe, …

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: Kam Heong Lotus Root with Salted Egg Yolk

The first thing that comes to my mind when I see lotus roots in the market is to make Lotus Root Soup, how about you? It has never occurred to me to bring lotus root and salted egg yolk together to make this yummy and interesting dish until I came across this recipe from Flavours. The word “Kam Heong” (in Cantonese) literally means Golden Fragrance. This dish is flavoured so richly with the salted egg yolks, curry leaves, butter, garlic, and chillies. It is so irresistible! The process for cooking this dish is a little tedious but if you like lotus roots and salted egg yolk like us, it is worth giving it a try!! 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 exciting updates and videos. …

Recipe: Long Bean Omelette (四季豆炒蛋)

When I have no time to cook up a storm, my easy solution to an additional dish is always fried eggs; like a sunny side up seasoned with some light soy sauce and pepper. Personally, I find that long beans are quite tasteless. So, you must cook them with sambal or a strong sauce to give them an oomph!! However, today I decided to use some long beans to cook in an omelette. In the past, this dish was a common sight in most homes, hence it gives a homely and comforting feel. If you don’t have a lot of time to prep and cook, try this simple and easy dish. The dish can be ready in 15 minutes!! And you will get your protein from the eggs and fibre from the long beans. 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 …

Recipe: Lotus Root Soup (莲藕汤)

Due to the hot weather, people around me have been under the weather, myself included. So, I thought it will be a good idea to have some soup for dinner tonight. The best soup to prepare is none other than the Lotus Root Soup (Leng Ngau Tong) which is a classic Cantonese soup. Apart from being delicious, it is believed to have all kinds of health benefits ranging from aiding digestion to boosting your immune system. Don’t ask me how I know, I just listened to what old folks told me without questioning!! The main ingredients are lotus roots, red dates, and pork. My mother-in-law added in peanuts and I followed her. I remembered that I told her once the peanuts were not soft enough and she said that putting a porcelain spoon into the soup to boil together will softened the peanuts. And again, is it true? I don’t know, but it seems to do the trick!! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would …