All posts tagged: Food

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 …

Recipe: Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken (Bun Ga Nuong)

After living in Vietnam, specifically Ho Chi Minh City, for about 3 years, my family and I fell in love with Vietnamese food. It is a common sight to see piles of fresh vegetables and herbs on top of a bowl of noodles or rice. One of such healthy dishes is of course the Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken!! Low in fat, loaded with lots of fresh salads, and showered with the Nuoc Cham dressing. The zingy complex flavour from the fish sauce and lime makes the dish so appetising and awesome!! One of the key ingredients in Vietnamese cooking is the Vietnamese Fish Sauce, so try to invest in a good bottle as it comes in handy. If you love this dish, you may wish to try some of our other Vietnamese Recipes. This is easy to prepare and a good dish to consider when you are cooking for a crowd. I kid you not, even when I ran out of the Lemongrass Chicken, my friends kept going for the vermicelli noodles drizzled with …

Recipe: Japanese-Style Beef Steak

Recently, a dear friend of ours hand-carried 2 pieces of Wagyu steaks from Japan (A5 Sendai Kuroge Wagyu – the Best!!). I was simply excited and yet nervous as to how I was going to handle these darlings. Look at the marbling, they were so lovely!! I decided to use the simplest way to season the steaks, which is with salt and pepper, and just shallow pan-fry them. I really want to maintain the virgin taste of the steaks, so I decided not to pour the sauce on them, but instead set the sauce aside as a dipping sauce. Every piece that we ate had a smooth, velvety texture, and was incredibly juicy. The delicate but rich taste lingered on our palate. In addition, the marbling on the beef did affect its taste. Each slice of beef we savoured literally melted in our mouths!! We also enjoyed dipping the beef into the sauce which created a different sensation to our taste buds. If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via …

Food Review: The BAKERY by Woodlands Sourdough

Although it is a little hidden shack at Serene Centre, their many alfresco diners makes it difficult to miss. Famous for their great breads and bagels, we just had to try The BAKERY by Woodlands Sourdough for ourselves. As they do not have a standard menu, their display featured the few sandwiches and buns that they had for the day. I decided to pick up their Mixed Mushroom Arugula Sandwich (S$9.00). The sandwich was a little too soggy as they did not toast the sides of the bread, and mushrooms tends to hold a lot of moisture. However, the flavours were really nice. The Sourdough Bread is quite sour (some may not like the sourness) but had a lovely rustic taste that went perfectly with the rest of the ingredients. I also grabbed a cappuccino (S$5), which I personally did not like. It had more sour notes and is quite strong and robust. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to try out the rest of their menu but I would sure love to come …