Teriyaki Chicken Udon

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I reckon Japanese udon is the best light meal for my family through out the year. It’s quick to whip it up in the last minute. By stir-frying the noodles with teriyaki sauce, it’s heavenly tasty. My family loves udon very much. So I’d keep a packet of frozen udon in the freezer. Simply blanch the noodles in boiling water for a short while. It’d be perfect for stir frying. What you need is to add some meat and seasonal vegetables. You can marinate the meat well ahead and keep it in the fridge. A healthy and tasty udon dish will be finished within 20 minutes.
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Pandan Coconut Rice

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Pandan leaf is a very versatile ingredient in making many desserts and cakes, like pandan dumplings and pandan chiffon cake. The dish won’t taste or smell as good without it. Wonder if you tried pandan rice.

This rice is totally infused with a depth of pandan and coconut fragrance. When I had the rice, I suddenly realized why my readers from Singapore and Malaysia are so deeply in love with pandan. Give it a try if you haven’t had it before. The dinner for the other night was a simple dish, stir fried prawns with mango going with this fragrant and tasty rice.
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Stir Fried Prawns with Mango

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Mango is still in season here down under. It’s my family’s all-time favourite fruit. What makes me even feel happier is that the mango tree grown in our backyard bears more large mangoes this year. Every mango is large, juicy and sweet.

Prawns (shrimps) are classified as a kind of high cholesterol food. Many people might have an appetite or urge to try but feel hesitated with a fear of cholesterol problem. Well, I felt the struggle before. I’m glad that recent research posted by dieticians and experts states that most of the cholesterol resides in the shrimp heads. If you don’t eat the shrimp heads and what’s inside, you won’t intake much cholesterol. The prawn meat consists of high-quality protein, low in saturated fats unless you deep fry them in oil. Best of all, prawns are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and good to our hearts.

Prawns and mangoes are perfect partners for making a perfect quick dish, like this prawn stir fried dish. Seeing hubby enjoying it very much increase my joy of cooking. For all these reasons, I reckoned it’s the most favourite dish I made in this summer.
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Baked Drunken Prawns (焗醉蝦)

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Drunken prawns are very popular in Chinese cuisine just like drunken chicken dishes. Often times, the drunken prawn dish is steamed. I was itching to try new cooking method of making a prawn dish to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year. After running the test, I was very pleased with the end result. The prawn meat was tender, just cooked with the nutritious goji that’s absorbed all the flavours after baking. You might be busy around with making all kinds of CNY cakes or snacks. This simple and quick prawn dish is absolutely perfect to be put on your CNY cooking list.
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Nutella Chocolate Cookies

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Love is in the air ! These chocolate cookies are made for my daughter as an early Valentine's gift. It's partly because I still have a large bottle of Nutella left after making those favourite tangzhong buns. (wink wink)

Every dessert made by Nutella sauce is really tempting. Be cautious that you can’t stop eating one mouth after another. These Nutella cookies are no exception. By adding some chocolate chips and cocoa powder, these cookies are even more addictive. The upside is that these cookies will make you feel refreshed and got mentally energetic again after long hours of work. The texture is quite charming, crisp on edges, slightly chewy in the middle. Taste-wise, they are wonderfully good. No doubt at all, you can make some as a present of Valentine’s Day for your loved one too.
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Orange-Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

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I love cooking chicken wings. If you click to browse the recipe index, you’ll find many chicken wing dishes already posted on this blog. What I love about cooking wings is that they can be turned into many tasty dishes without any difficulty. My family is quite obsessed with chicken wings. If I add some more sauces, such as Sriracha sauce, the family would definitely love every bit of the dish. The mild hot taste of Sriracha works like a charm and makes the family wants more. The other day I experimented with adding some orange zest and juice to cook wings with Sriracha sauce. Oh my goodness, they're so absolutely finger-licking good. The fragrance and sweetness of orange took the whole dish up a notch. The wings were cooked until tender and absorbed all the flavours of the hot chilli sauce and seasonings. Another thing that I didn’t expect was that the orange fragrance drew everyone in the house to want dinner instantly.
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