White Radish (Daikon) with Chicken Soup



White radish or daikon is an excellent source of potassium, folate, vitamin C and also magnesium.  Besides it is believed to stimulate appetite, treat liver and gallbladder problems, and improves bowel movement.  It is also good for sore throat, digestion and expel phlegm . However, a word of caution. Chinese believe that you are not supposed to take white radish if you are on medication or herbal tonic as white radish neutralises the efficacy of any medicine or health tonics.  So whatever health supplement you take would go down the drain!
Here is a common and simple white radish soup that we used to cook.  It is common to add dried cuttlefish to the soup.  However,  I prefer a simple and healthier soup minus the dried cuttlefish.

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Steamed Chinese Pomfret (Tau Tai) with Shiitake Mushroom



This is one of the dishes I cooked on the 6th day of Chinese New Year for my friends.  It is simple and delicious.
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Braised Sweet Sour Fish Maw (Ko Rue Foo Chow Style)



Having grown up in Ayer Tawar, Sitiawan (Perak), where the majority of the Chinese in Manjung are Foo Chows or Hock Chews, our lifestyle, more or less has been influenced by the Foo Chows, no doubt I am from a Hokkien family.  Foo Chow style sweet sour fish maw is a must during Chinese New Year and it is no doubt one of the best dishes we love.   Initially, my hubby could not get used to the sweet sour dish.  He used to be curious why most of the dishes in Manjung’s restaurants are sweet and sour; be it fish maw, sea cucumber, etc.  After so many years, he has got used to it and in fact quite like the sweet sour fish maw.  As far as I know, only the Foo Chow style fish maw is cooked sweet and sour.  Do correct me if I am wrong.

What is fish maw?

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Stir-Fry Zucchini with Fresh Button Mushrooms


Zucchini has a delicate flavor and can be partially boiled, steamed or made into juice.  Besides, Zucchini can also be eaten raw, sliced or shredded in a cold salad. To get maximum benefit, don’t forget to eat with the skin– it’s edible!

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Bee Hoon (Rice vermicelli) Chicken Soup

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It was raining in the morning and I was thinking of a hot soup dish to prepare for the family. Lazy to go to the market and I just cooked whatever I could find in my fridge. Fortunately, this Bee Hoon Chicken Soup still turned out quite delicious as I just dumped whatever I could find in my fridge.

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Mixed Vegetables with Enoki Mushrooms

A very simple mixed vegetables dish for our recent Mid-autumn family gathering.

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Mid-Autumn Festival Family Gathering Dinner

This year as my mum is in KL, we decided to have a small family gathering at my place to celebrate the Mooncake Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival. These are the simple and easy dishes I cooked for the dinner.

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