Category Archives: “one dish wok meals”

How To Make Tofu Crispy and Tasty!

The secret to crispy tofu? Use extra firm tofu, not the Japanese silken type which is too soft.  Another secret? Use hot oil to deep fry and remove tofu cubes the minute they turn a light golden color. It will result in a wonderfully crispy outer texture. Crispy tofu is a dish even kids and…



How to make Malaysian Street Food, Char Kuey Teow in your Wok!

If you love Asian food, Char Kuey Teow, a famous and very popular Malaysian street food is heavenly. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll crave it and dream about it.  Its heady aroma, spicy complex flavors and textures are downright addictive. It doesn’t matter how many times you eat it, you’ll want MORE, it’s that good….



Quickie Dinner

You can cheat but still keep it healthy! These types of meals are perfect for busy weeknight dinners when all you want is just something tasty but fast. Answer? A ready cooked roast chicken, I got Mojo flavor, yum and blanch a big bunch of greens like rapini! The quickest way to blanch rapini is…



Wok Up Leftovers

A brilliant way to use leftovers is to wok them up! I love how it comes together as a dish in its own right. Heat wok and add a little squirt of oil, then add all the leftovers, warm through and add healthy dash of scrirachi, done in 5 minutes! Left: ground turkey from Rainbow…



Wok dinner: Spicy Eggplant Chicken

What do chicken thighs and eggplant conjure up for me? Spicy brown bean sauce! So that’s what I made… Because this dish can look a bit brown and the texture of eggplant is soft, I added red bell pepper and shallots for some contrast. So, that’s my thought process when I’m deciding what to cook!…



Year of Snake 2013: Skirt Beef Tomato Stir Fry

The Chinese horoscope says Year of the Snake will be a roller coaster year, but for me 2013 started off with a NICE BIG BANG!  Everything is flowing smoothly and seamlessly.  Three little new words will be my new focus for Year of the Snake: Simplify, Eliminate and Delegate (SED.)  These can apply to everything…