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Arrabbiata Pasta

Here’s another quick and simple recipe using Arranbiata which is a spicy tomato pasta sauce. You can get them in bottles from supermarkets.



  1. Spaghetti
  2. Onion 
  3. Capsicum
  4. Champignons mushroom
  5. Can of carrot and peas (for added fibre and protein)
  6. Arrabbiata sauce
  7. Salt and pepper


  1. Cook the spaghetti, add salt to the water. When cooked, drain and plate it
  2. Heat oil in pan and add onions
  3. Next add the capsicum, mushrooms and carrot/peas
  4. Add in the Arrabbiata sauce, if the sauce is too thick or dry, add some water
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Pour sauce over the spaghetti 

Bak Kut Teh noodle 

Here’s a recipe for a noodle meal using Bak Kut Teh as the soup base. Bak Kut Teh refers to a herbal soup quite popular in Malaysia which is boiled with pork ribs and (usually) serve with mushrooms, fu chuk (a kind of soya sheets), taufu pok (thin beancurd), yau char Kway (Chinese crullers) and vegetables.

This recipe is a non-meat version and with noodles. The Bak Kut Teh packet i am using is the one below (you can find the same or other similar brands in Chinese sundry shops).


  1. Bak Kut Teh packet
  2. Rice noodles
  3. Mushrooms
  4. Iceberg lettuce
  5. Light and Dark Soya sauce
  6. Salt and pepper


  1. Boil a pot of water and add the Bak Kut Teh packet in (should be able to make 2-3 servings)
  2. Add little bit both light and dark soya sauce together with salt/pepper to taste
  3. Boil 1-2 hours, be careful not to break the herbal bag
  4. Soak the rice noodles in water to soften it then set aside
  5. In another pot pour in required soup serving (dispose the herbal bag)
  6. After water is boiling, add in noodles, mushrooms and lettuce last (just enough to cook it)

Rice with omelette baked beans and romaine lettuce

Here’s a simple recipe which is quick to prepare.


  • Rice
  • Onions
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Can of baked beans
  • 2 eggs
  • Light soy sauce


  1. Boil the rice, either using a rice cooker or pot (use 2:1 ratio of water to rice)
  2. Slice the onions
  3. Heat up a pan of oil and sauté onions till brown, use more oil to make an oil base
  4. Blanch the romaine lettuce in hot water and plate it
  5. Pour the onion and the oil over and with a bit of soy sauce
  6. For the baked beans, heat a pan with oil
  7. Whisk up 2 eggs into the pan
  8. Cooked like an omelette but not entirely through
  9. Break the omelette up and pour in the baked beans

Pomodorini mushroom spaghetti with broccoli


  • Can of Pomodorini (am using Dececco)
  • Champignon mushrooms (good source of proteins)
  • Onions
  • Spaghetti
  • Broccoli
  • Salt and pepper

Cooking method

  1. Dice the onions
  2. Wash and slice up the mushrooms
  3. Cook the spaghetti, make sure to add salt into the water
  4. Heat up some oil and sauté the onions
  5. Next add the mushrooms and Pomodorini and cook to boil. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Meanwhile drain the spaghetti and plate
  7. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti

Steamed broccoli 

  1. Wash and blanch broccoli in hot water
  2. Remove and serve with butter and pepper