Saturday, November 05, 2016

Cucumber soup

I have never thought to boil cucumber soup until my mum taught me to, just recently. It boils the same way as old cucumber soup, just minus the old cucumber and dried cuttlefish.

Cucumber is known to be a cooling vegetable but once you add meat with it (in this case, the soup), it becomes soothing and nourishing (yun).

Soup base:
Pork ribs or pork bones

2 cucumbers, deskinned and deseeded
a handful of goji seeds (gei ji)
a handful of red dates a few pieces of yuk chuk (Solomon's Seal Rhizome)
salt to taste
Optional: 1-2 pieces of dried oyster

Boil for 3 hours and wala!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Chicken rice

It will have to be one of my favourites.

The rice is cooked with chicken stock, some pieces of ginger and its flavour is just smooth and rich on the buds. I love it. I especially like to eat it with a piece of chicken liver. Much like foie gras except that it's not in pate form and it's definitely budget.

Chicken rice. Eat with some sweetish soy dressing, some lightly limed chilli mix and go BURPPPP!!


Sunday, June 05, 2016


It was the school holidays and we were in Penang last weekend for some pool, sun and beach time with the kids. The hotel gave a kid's pack to each of my girls which consist of a colouring book with stickers and a box of colour pencils. Sweet!

So one of the pages had some lines and my girl doodled to complete the picture. I think they are all very cute, just like a 5-year-old doodle. 

On the left, the tortoise has been done as an example. My girl then drew Mr Potato, a snake and Uranus (wow!). And then there was a cute lizard which looked more like a dinasour, some hill, some grass and a digger which my girl referred to as an excavator. That was my favourite. Too cute because with her already small drawing, she could draw a girl inside the tiny excavator! *much love*