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Chinese dish tutorial: Fish soup

As promised here, one chinese dish tutorial every week. I had this fish soup twice since I came back and really like it. It is easy to make, takes about 30-40 min and you get a super tasty and nutritious dish. πŸ™‚



  • fish (any part of salmon, I used salmon head)
  • fresh ginger
  • green onions
  • tofu
  • bean sprouts (optional)
  • salt + pinch of sugar


  • cooking wine


  • spicy paste (optional)



1. Seal the fish with some oil and fresh ginger (2 min each side)



2. Add cooking wine and cook for 2-3 min until the wine is evaporated


3. Add water and green onions


4. Cook on high for about 20 min until the water gets a light white color


5. Add the spicy paste


6. Add tofu and sprouts, salt and pinch of sugar


7. Cook for another 10-15 min. Serve!


Sauteed cabbage and porridge πŸ˜‰


Yesterday breakfast was black bean milk (made with the soy milk maker) and Tj’s 5 grains bread.


I haven’t had bread for over a month… to be honest… I didn’t like it much, but I did enjoy the “black” milk πŸ™‚ It’s so interesting how our tastes change from time to time. I used to be a bread lover, eating 3 bread based meals was a pleasure, but now I barely could finish that slice. 😯

Q1: Is there anything that you used to like a lot but not anymore?

Q2: What do you do between 7-9 PM?

Stay tune for tomorrow’s TCM series #2. Look what’s in my wall



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Small steps toward Happiness.

I came across The Happiness Project and I found it very useful and interesting. It’s about small and concrete steps that we can do to make us happy. I used to think that Happiness is a matter of luck depending on circumstances, on things that we achieve. Recent years I learned that Happiness is a state of mind. I could be happy without nothing around me changing and I could be unhappy even I have everything I’ve ever wanted. Everyone would have different ways to be happy and feel full, the key is identify those and ACT! We tend to learn things (theories) but we’re hesitant and lazy to apply them. I’m like that and it’s about time to change it. I’ve signed up for my own Happiness Project and I ordered the book. I’m excited about it! πŸ˜€

Onto yesterday. πŸ™‚



with my new mouse pad


Getting organized on meals


yes, you’re seeing KABOCHA. My favorite food is back to my life!!! πŸ˜† I’m soooo happy about it. According to my doctor, they weren’t the reason for my yellow hand, feet and face and they’re actually good for me.

only 2 left from my last purchase (5)! πŸ˜‰


stir fry of soy bean sprouts with mushrooms


more porridge! I’m ALL about porridge right now! I even got a new gadget for it! Stay tune for the review! πŸ˜‰



Star continued on pork. This one is steamed pork ribs with fermented soy



My dessert in its making process! πŸ˜‰


I like to freeze steamed kabocha 5 min before eating it! I makes the texture denser! πŸ™‚

Q: Do you read other blogs other than food blogs? What are they?

The Ring will arrive TODAY!!! :lol:… I’m super excited, I even dreamed about it (I got an ugly one in my dream :(, but you know, dreams are always the opposite to the real world!).


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Want to sweat? Try yoga!

It seems that Popchips is really popular and everyone wants to win the 24 pack case! πŸ˜€ I can see the reasons! If you have tried, I’m sure you liked it. If you haven’t tried, you MUST! Why? They’re just FANTASTIC! The best chips (technically they’re more like popcorns in term of the way it’s made) ever! πŸ˜€

Wednesday was okay. Despite 7 hours of sleep, I woke up with headache. (I think aging is getting me faster than I thought! :() Worked 8 hours, took a nap, went to a seminar and did the new Dave Farmer’s podcast. I was preparing to have an unwind session of yoga and ended up all sweat! For no yogis is hard to believe that yoga makes you sweat! Well…. it really does! even for someone who almost never sweat except running! πŸ˜‰


dividing line for rambling πŸ˜‰ inspired by Allie

Breakfast: Egg featured again! (I think I can’t go vegan since I LOVE eggs ;). I made a grill sandwich with LC, poached egg, mushrooms and ketchup.



Big pot of teas and Pom arils help to relieve work stress πŸ˜‰


Lunch: I’ll call it whatever-throw-together stir fry. It has broccoli, lotus, sprouts and KIMCHI (the secret weapon to make everything tasty and spicy)


served with rice


it was 8PMΒ when I finished yoga. No time to think and cook. So wonton for dinner again! (I have a 10 meals supply of them! so, you’ll see them often! ;))




the filling is made with chinese spinach, shitake, smoked tofu and shrimps. sooooo tasty! πŸ˜€

Q1: Are you a yogi? If yes, what’s your favorite yoga style? If not, what prevents you to try it?

Q2: What kind of workout makes you sweat the most?

Don’t miss these:

Popchips giveaway

POM products contest


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