16 June 2010

When you’re sick

I honestly think that the best meal to have when you're feeling under the weather is rice porridge with condiments!

Stir Fry French Beans with Anchovies and Vegetarian Goose (Chai Siew Ngor)
 Preserved Radish Omelette
Pickled Lettuce and Preserved Olive Leaves 

Preserved Radish Omelette  
You Need
A handful of sweet preserved chopped radish (soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained, washed and pat dry on kitchen towel)
2 eggs
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper to season

How To
1. Beat eggs with salt and pepper until light and fluffy. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in wok. Stir fry the radish and onion.
3. Once the radish starts jumping around the wok or make popping sound pour in the beaten eggs.
4. As the omelette starts to set, lift an edge of the omelette with your spatula and tilt the wok so that the runny unset egg mixture can run underneath and once it’s set flip over.
5. When the omelette sets, slide onto a plate.
6. Serve and enjoy!


Stir Fry French Beans with Anchovies 
You Need
200gm French beans, sliced diagonally
50gm carrot, julienned
A handful of dried anchovies cleaned and washed
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of water

How To
1. Heat a little cooking oil in a wok.
2. Fry the anchovies until crispy and set aside.
3. In the same wok, stir fry garlic until fragrant. Add in carrots and stir fry for a minute before adding in the French beans.
4. Once the French beans looks a little translucent, add the remaining ingredients except for the anchovies and cornstarch mixture.
5. Simmer for a few minutes and just before you turn off the stove, add in the cornstarch mixture give a quick stir and add in the anchovies.
6. Serve and enjoy!

I’d be posting the recipe for the porridge/congee in a different blog post only because it would be a mighty long post :) So it’s not that bad to be sick when you get to enjoy great meal like this eh ;)


  1. Holy, now *that* is a nice meal! It doesn't matter if you're sick or not, I'd still eat that no matter what :)

    Beautiful food and photos!

    ps-> I just followed you on Twitter to get more of your recipes!

  2. Hiya RP!

    Oh yes, I don't mind having this even when I'm all well :D

    I love this especially when I was younger and funny part is that I ended up marrying a Teochew and this meal is one of their notable dishes! (Teochew Mue)

    Talk about coincidence eh :D

    And I love your blog! Will definitely link you to mine and I'm looking forward to more great Chinese food recipes from you :)Saw one of your video post great stuff!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog again.



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