My Simple Weekday Dinner

Good morning, dear friend šŸ˜€

Most of the time, I cook really simple dishes for dinner..sometimes, we just want to eat something light as in “ching tam” in Cantonese, and not too rich. Last Friday, we had these dishes for dinner and I thought I would take some pictures to show you how my typical dinner on a weekday is like….or rather, when I am not in an adventurous cooking mood, this is what I’ll turn out in the kitchen! šŸ˜†

To me, I feel that the most important part of a meal is a bowl of nourishing soup….as this is crucial for one’s health and balancing of yin and yang in our body. A nourishing soup is a soup that has usually been simmered for 3 to 4 hours (herbal soups need only 1 1/2 hours so as not to turn it into a heaty soup), which does wonders to rejuvenate the body. I notice that if I don’t make these soups for 2 weeks, my family members would start to complain of sore throats or some form of ailments starting. …..and then, it;s quickly off to boiling some soothing, cooling herbal drinks for them! šŸ˜†


My simple dinner (clockwise from top) –

1) Fresh white tofu (known as “sui tau foo” in Cantonese) with some oyster sauce, soy sauce, fried shallot oil, and chopped green onions as topping. This is a no-cook dish. Recipe HERE

2) A large Black Pomfret (Ikan Bawal Hitam) panfried with some whole garlic, served with some soy sauce over the fish

3) Onion & Egg omelette, my eldest son ‘s favourite.

4) A local vegetables stirfried with some garlic and seasoned with a bit of oyster sauce. Recipe for my basic vegetable stirfry is HERE

Cooking these dishes took me less than one hour in the kitchen. šŸ˜€




Here’s the “star” of the meal – a Nutritious & Detoxifying Burdock Root Soup. I would make this soup twice a month for detoxification. The health information and recipe for this soup is HERE

Have a lovely day today, and Happy Cooking! šŸ˜€


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