Needed more variety to my steamed fish recipe. Hence, decided to try with this recipe.

1 cod fish fillet or 1 seabass
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon shaoxing wine
1 teaspoon sesame oil
some pepper
4 tablespoons water
some minced garlic
some ginger shreds
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 spring onion or coriander cut, for garnish

1. Place some ginger at the base and over the cod.
2. Steam until cook.
3. Heat the mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, water and sugar.
4. Fry garlic and ginger until fragrant.
5. Once cod is cooked, pour sauce over cod.
6. Sprinkle fried garlic and ginger over cod.
7. Garnish with coriander or spring onion, and it’s ready to serve.


Finally found the recipe that taste like what I have been eating at restaurants. The earlier recipe that I posted using fish sauce, and I always find it weird for a Teochew Steamed Fish to use fish sauce. And this is a much simpler way to Teochew-steam a fish. Just lay all the ingredients over the fish and steam it.

1 seabass, washed
1 tomato, cut into six
1 red chili, sliced
1 ginger, cut into shreds
2 shiitake mushroom, sliced
1 piece of salted vegetable, sliced
3 salted plums, cut and deseed
5 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon mirin (optional)
1 teaspoon sesame oil (original recipe does not use sesame oil but I thought it would make the broth tastier)
some pepper and salt
1 teaspoon oil

1. Rub salt, some oil and pepper over fish.
2. Lay some salted vegetables and ginger at the base of the fish.
3. Spread some mushroom, chili, remaining ginger and salted vegetable on top of fish.
4. Lay tomato, salted plum and remaining mushroom by side of fish.
5. Pour the mixture of water, mirin and sesame oil over fish.
6. Steam until cook, and it’s ready to serve. You can garnish it with some coriander.


During this pregnancy, I needed to eat more green leafy vegetables to up my haemoglobin count and reduce blood sugar. What better way would be to eat spinach. But then again, I was lazy to deal with all the stir frying. Hence, steaming it is the most frill-free way!

1 cup of spinach, cut into equal length
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons fruit vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Some roasted sesame seeds

1. Mix soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil well for the sauce.
2. Steam spinach for about 6-8 minutes or until cook.
3. Plate spinach and toss sauce over spinach.
4. Sprinkle sesame seeds over spinach and it’s ready to serve.


This veggie soup also commonly known as ABC soup is the easiest soup to make ever. Refreshing, light and healthy. I highly recommend using a slow cooker to make this soup. Not only does it save electricity, it softens the potato and carrot really well.

1 potato, cut into cubes
1 carrot, sliced into pieces
1 sweet corn, cut into chunks
1 tomato, cut into quarters
1 Chinese parsley, cut into pieces
2 teaspoon vegetable seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper (optional)
4-5 bowls of hot water

1. Put potato, carrot, tomato and sweet corn into a slow cooker of hot water.
2. Set temperature for slow cooker as high, and cook for 2 hours.
3. Add seasoning to taste. If you like pepper, add some pepper to taste.
Add Chinese parsley to soup and cook for a few more minutes, and it’s ready to serve.


Got this recipe from this blogger. It’s a quick fix to having a dish of healthy and tasty steamed fish.

1 fresh fish fillet
4 small limes or 1 large lime, juice extracted
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 chilli padi, minced (if you prefer more spicy, can add more)
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning
Some Chinese parsley, chopped

1. Spread garlic and chilli mixture on fish.
2. Mix fish sauce, sugar and chicken seasoning well, and pour over fish.
3. Put to steam until cook.
4. Sprinkle parsley over fish, and it’s ready to serve.



Happened to stumble upon Jamie Oliver’s 15-min meal tv programme, and learned this recipe from him. It’s really easy and super refreshing!!

3 Japanese cucumber
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Some sesame seeds
Some pine nuts
Some Chinese parsley

1. Using a fruit peeler, slice off outer skin of cucumber.
2. Continue with fruit peeler, slice out the flesh of cucumber until you hit the centre of it (which are the seeds), throw away the centre.
3. Mix soy sauce and vinegar with cucumber and toss well.
4. Place on serving plate and toss sesame seeds, pine nuts and parsley on top. These garnishes are optional if you don’t have.


It’s been a while since my last post. Saw this recipe on a tv show and decided to adapt from it. The original recipe is a noodle dish but being lazy, I decided to cut away the noodle and vegetable bits.

200-300g fresh prawns, peeled and cut into halves
1 piece of chicken breast, cut into bite-size
1 stalk of lemongrass, cut into 3 pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar

1. Heat up oil and add garlic and lemongrass. Stir fry until fragrant.
2. Add chicken breast and prawns, and continuestir frying until half-cooked.
3. Add salt and sugar, and continue stir frying until. It’s ready to serve.



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