Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Roasted Radish & Fennel 茴香烤樱桃萝卜

Radish curry paired with radish leaves spiced rice can be such a warm and satisfying dinner in the chilly nights of spring time. However, when I run out of time, curry with rice is definitely not my game to play in the kitchen.

How about putting the red-globe radish under the roast-radar? Does that save time? Yes, in my opinion, it is fuss-free cooking as I do not have to be behind a stove - stir a pot of curry and watch over another pot of simmering rice. All I have to do is to prep (rinse, cut, slice) the ingredients, and by then, 80% of the work has been done.

Raw radish, crisp and refreshing, might be piquant and peppery for some of you; but roasted radish is THE complete-makeover - sweet and juicy!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Korean Spicy Broccoli 韩式辣酱拌西兰花

Ever since I have successfully made my own Korean spice-dressing from gochujang, apple cider vinegar and sesame oil, I have been enjoying the ease of making a galore of banchan such as gochujang Bok Choy, and chilled spiced-tofu.

Spiced broccoli florets

Today, this Korean-spiced broccoli will be a great accompaniment to kimchi fried rice made with broccoli stems, eggs, edamame and corn kernels. It is broccoli two-way: the florets in banchan, and stems in fried rice.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sweet Potato Vegetable Omelette Wrap 蔬菜蛋包煎饼卷

Hopping on the wrap-wagon with some leftover tortilla wraps from making garlic black beans burrito, I decided to make more wraps as these minimal-preservatives tortilla do not keep long.

Sweet potato puree/mashed sweet potato works quite well in the wrap and its texture works fine with another creamy element - avocado. To pump in more vegetables, celery and cucumbers were also added while making the the egg omelette.

By the way, do you know the difference between Asian-style vs Western-style omelette? The former tends to be on the drier-side (almost like a pancake) while the latter is associated with being moist and sometimes, runny. This case, we need the drier version (Note: Dry but not too dry) for the wrap.