Yen Can Cook ~ White Wine Seafood Stew

Have you heard of Revenge Spending?

Revenge Spending refers to an overindulgence in retail therapy by consumers who have missed shopping at their favourite outlets due to the lockdown.

This is a term used to describe the sudden retail sales surge in China when the country’s three-month lockdown was lifted. It was reported that luxury titan Hermes raked in a whopping US$2.7mil (RM11.7mil) the day it opened its store in Guangzhou. 

So did you do any Revenge Spending since the movement control is lifted? Not really spend in luxury items I mean, but any sort of purchases, have you?  I think I didn’t lah, because I have pay cut for six months (until September 2020), so have to spend wisely and efficiently ●︿● 

But recently, I was obsessed with FB live shopping, food shopping to be precise, influenced by my youngest sister.  ◔_◔  We (3 of us) have been buying seafood, meat and snacks via a few FB groups, and the shopping haul can reach as much as RM300-400 per delivery! The competitive prices is one of the main attractive points that make us can’t resist to follow their every live broadcast shows and rendering the jam-packed freezer. (T_T)

Some of the great bargains we got such as 2 grouper fishes (1kg+) for RM75, with steaming soy sauce provided, smoked duck breast for RM6.80, whole Unagi Kabayaki for RM17.00 and etc, if you’re interested to know which FB seller, do comment at below 👇 The fish fillets and clams that I used for today’s recipe was from one of my purchases.


Ingredients (Serve: 3-4)

2pcs fish fillets, or one medium size whole fish (scaled and gutted)

500g clams, cleaned (refer HERE on how to clean the clams)

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 tablespoons white wine

2 tablespoons olive oil

250ml water

Black pepper & salt to taste


Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet, pan fried the both side of the fish fillet until slightly browned and move them to the side of the skillet.

Step 2: Add in garlic and onion, stir fry till fragrant, pour in white wine and bring to a boil to allow the alcohol to evaporate. Add in water and let the gravy bring to a boil again, lower the heat and simmer until the gravy turn into milky colour.

Step 3: Add in clams and cherry tomatoes, continue to simmer with lid on until the until all of the clam have opened. 

Step 4: Season with black pepper and salt and turn off the heat.

Step 5: Serve with bread or cooked pasta as topping.


HAPPY COOKING!   #stayhealthy


  • Yes, I’ve seen some of these live facebook sessions selling seafood but I’m always weary of buying from ‘someone’ I don’t know coz I’m not sure of their standard of quality and freshness. There was one done by a restaurant (I’ve visited), so at least that one I’m more assured but then I’m also thinking I might ‘screw’ up the cooking and waste the premium ingredients (and money)….haha! ;D The prices you listed are certainly great bargains, especially the unagi.

    • Kris, judging from their orders, I know the quality of the items the sellers sell are good. And there are many returns customers (my sis and I are one of them) and some of them really purchase in big quantity. One of the seller is from Cheras, I think it’s near you, maybe you can have a try 😛

  • ooo, sounds like you managed to get some really delicious deals – i haven’t seen those fb sessions but based on your description, they sound fun to also catch 😉

    • Sean, many of the sellers conduct their “show” quite lively and funny, but the live session can be quite long (sometimes until 11pm or 12am!).

  • OK this is the first time I’ve heard of “FB Live Shopping”. haha.
    The seafood stew looks great tho!

    • KY, first time? Really? There are many kinds of FB live show selling all the things that you can think or even you can’t think of, such as jewelry and gold!

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  • Hi Yen, do you mind sharing which FB Live seller you bought the seafood from? Would like to give your recipe a try especially the clam. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Elaine, tQ for showing interest on my recipe. You can search Ah Boy Pasar in FB, they are selling frozen seafood, meat, small bites and sauce packs. Happy shopping!

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