Monthly Archives: February 2014

Vegetarian Laksa

Ingredients (serves 2) 75g bean sprouts 1 can (400mls) of coconut milk 1 cup vegetable stock 100g button mushrooms 1 lime 1 shallot (or small onion) 4 garlic cloves 1 inch of ginger 1 red chilli 2tsp ground coriander 2tsp ground cumin 2tsp ground turmeric 1 stick of lemon grass 100g rice noodles (vermicelli) Salt […]

Easy egg fried rice

Ingredients (serves 2) 400g cooked rice 2 eggs (whisked) 3 tbsp sesame seed oil (or normal oil) 3 spring onions (sliced) Method Heat the oil in a wok if you have one, if not, a large flat pan will do. Add the rice and make sure it is properly cooked through. Make a whole in […]

Vegetarian wonton soup

This is surprisingly simple to make. I think the key to this is making a light and refreshing broth with a richer, more punchy wonton filling. The minced and cooked down mushrooms with plenty of soy that go in the wonton wrappers should help create this balance. Ingredients 4 cloves of garlic (minced) 1.5 inches […]

Pak choi with garlic and soy

This really simple side dish that will go well with any East Asian meal. It takes no time to make but adds a lot to a meal. Four cloves of garlic might seem a lot for the this dish, but it is meant to be garlicky. Ingredients 1 pack of pak choi 4 cloves of […]

Tofu and mushrooms in a black bean sauce

In the UK, what we understand as ‘black bean sauce’ we would typically find in Chinese food isn’t the same as the type of black beans we would use in Mexican food as an example. The Chinese style black bean is actually called Douchi and is fermented and salted soybean. You can buy Douchi from […]

Roasted red pepper and tomato soup

This is a very sweet soup – when you taste it you’ll be amazed you have not included any sugar. Keep any leftovers for a pasta sauce – simply reduce the mixture by cooking for a while longer and add more chilli flakes to liven it up a bit. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 red peppers […]

Red lentil dal burger

The key to this burger is balancing the ingredients so it is firm enough that it holds its shape but not too much that it becomes dry. Ingredients 200g dried red lentils ½ cup dry breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 onion 1 lemon 50g gram flour 1 thumb ginger 2 cloves garlic 1tsp chilli flakes Salt […]