Saturday, January 5, 2019

sichuan water poached fish 四川麻辣水煮魚

At last I found a piece of excellent Alaska cod. What I have in mind is to make a proper bowl of Sichuan water poached fish 四川麻辣水煮魚 with the best fish that I can find here in the Pacific Northwest. Water poached fish 四川麻辣水煮魚 is one of the most famous dish of Sichuan cuisine.

Friday, January 4, 2019

grouper in clear broth 石斑魚清湯

It's been a while since I prepare a whole fresh fish. I never go looking for a fish to make a dish as the chance of finding a good one is next to nil. I usually buy them when I spot them while shopping.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

roma - one most captivating recent film

I recently came across Roma on Netflix. Its black and white cinematography and the intriguing opening shots captivated my interest. Netflix's synopsis gives little clue but I resisted the urge to run to the computer and search to see what the movie is all about, and am very glad that I didn't.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

braised eggplants with seafood 海鮮茄子煲

I have not cooked with eggplants for close to a decade. The challenge with them is they taste rather blend by themselves. I used to cooked them with minced pork. The slender Asian variety tastes better than the big and fat ones to me. I recently came across this video of an eggplant dish that is braised with seafood and I immediately want to make a similar one but with my own twist. I actually went to bed and could not get it off my mind as I could imagine how delicious the dish can be.

Monday, December 31, 2018

sichuan water poached beef 四川麻辣水煮牛肉 - part 3

Practice makes perfect. As I have plenty of ingredients left I made another pot of Sichuan water poached beef. This time I went and bought a bag of soy bean spouts which is required for the traditional recipe of this dish.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

sichuan water poached beef 四川麻辣水煮牛肉 - part 2

I am having this urge to try out a number of Sichuan classic dishes. Of this Sichuan water poached beef 四川麻辣水煮牛肉 was the first that I recently tried. This seemingly difficult dish turns out to be quite simple, once I figured out a few shortcuts. This is my third time preparing this dish. This time I made a point of getting some ingredients that I didn't have.

a few casual meals - part 1

These are just some photos of casual dishes I made recently.