Macaroni and Spam Soup with Fried Egg

This macaroni and spam soup recipe is one of those easy and a little naughty bowls of pure comfort. It is a very popular dish in Hong Kong and is super quick to make since it is simply pasta, spam and egg in soup. If you have never tried it before, the ingredients may seem […]

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Simple Pork Mince and Rice

This pork mince and rice recipe is one of the most easiest and declicious comfort foods. It is flavoured with traditional Chinese sauces that give it a salty and sweet taste that pairs perfectly with white jasmine rice. The recipe is super cheap and easy which is great for a weekday family dinner or prep […]

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Cheap and Easy Chicken Curry

A 45 degree view of a plate of chicken curry with rice.

This chicken curry is seriously one of the best recipes for a weeknight dinner. It is a simplified version of a typical Southeast Asian curry, and is really cheap and easy. It requires hardly any time to prep and most of the cooking is done passively so you can do other things while you wait. […]

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Basic Congee – Rice Porridge

There are a few recipes we all need to fall back on where money is tight and energy levels are low. For me, this is a good basic congee recipe. In its most basic form congee is nothing extraordinary, but it costs next to nothing to make, will freeze well, can be eaten by everyone […]

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Laos Khao Soi – Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos Khao Soi - Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos khao soi is one of the best hidden gems in the world of noodle soups. It has a garlicky tomato meat sauce that gives this dish its wonderful flavour and colour. It is also known as “spaghetti pho” because it literally looks like bolognese sauce on top of pho rice noodles. But unlike pho, […]

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Cheap and Easy Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

This cheap and easy dish consists of tender, melt-in-your mouth chicken wings cooked in soy sauce. The addition of ginger, cinnamon and star anise make this dish smell absolutely heavenly. Best of all it is an economical dish made in one pot with only 15 minutes prep time. My friend Portia has a good tip […]

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