Yen Can Cook ~ Chinese Brinjal with Minced Meat 鱼香茄子

There are various varieties, sizes, shapes and colours of brinjal, but most commonly purple. Also known an eggplant or aubergine, the spongy, absorbent fruit (although often considered a vegetable, it is a berry by botanical definition) is used in various cuisines.  Brinjal undoubtedly, is not a very popular vegetable due to its ‘slimy’ texture and some find it ‘bitter’ to taste. But if it’s […]

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Yen Can Cook ~ Tea Tree Mushrooms Soup 茶树菇汤

Tea Tree Mushroom 茶树菇, Cyclocybe Aegerita, also know as willow mushroom or poplar mushroom, is a medium-sized mushroom with a very open and convex cap. It is used in Chinese cooking, both fresh and rehydrated, in various dishes, including stir-fry, soup, stew, and hot pot. The mushrooms offers a good source of protein, as well as 8 different kinds of […]

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Yen Can Cook ~ Quinoa with Vegetables and Chicken (One Pot Dish)

I have been on low-carb diet for dinner for years and I’m fine with the diet all this while. But sometimes I will need a more substantial meal for my dinner, for example a few tablespoons of rice/noodles, to satiate that craving.  (´ヘ`;) In this situation, I’ll choose to have quinoa instead of rice or noodles, which is definitely a […]

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