Yu Sheng or Chinese raw fish salad is a Chinese New Year staple in Singapore. I’m not sure about Malaysia, but I know they also consume this dish there during the CNY season. It’s one of my favorites and I always look forward to eating it during CNY. I’m also proud to say that the recipe was invented by Singapore chefs, so it’s a true blue local dish.
I first had mohinga (a fish noodle soup) at a Burmese restaurant in the Bay Area. I had read about it in a Burmese cookbook given by a friend and was curious about how it would taste. The last time I was back in Singapore, I asked my in-laws’ domestic helper (who is from Myanmar) about it. She helped me buy a mohinga soup mix to bring home. She also bought the special noodles, crispy chick pea cracker and smoked chilli that goes along with the dish.
I first had lahpet or Burmese tea leaf salad at my in-laws’ place. Their domestic helper is from Myanmar and makes amazing Burmese food. I fell in love with this dish and was very happy when my MIL brought a packet of lahpet for the hubs and I when she visited us in the US.
Wowzy! It’s been a looonnngg time since I last posted. I’m still here, still cooking.
Since my last post there have been a tonne of changes in my life. My hubs graduated (yay!), we moved for his work and in turn had our first rental-furniture buying-setting up home experience as a couple, I returned home (for work), came back and am now starting to cook again. Technically I never stopped cooking, I just didn’t post – sorry!
There are just some things you have to eat before you leave Montreal.
I used this quick and easy (and healthier) bread and butter recipe I had posted before. I made a few changes though.
One of the best things about living in Montreal is the fresh produce we get from the farms in Quebec. I love going to the markets (especially Jean-Talon) to try and buy fresh produce. I haven’t gone to the market lately because of 1) the weather and 2) time. But I hope to make at least 1 more trip before I leave Montreal.
Just wanted to share what holiday foods have been filling my tummy…