Friday, February 14, 2014

An Oil-less Homecooked Meal In Melbourne

With only a bottle of table salt, how nice can our meal turn out to be? LOL...

 We went to an Asian supermarket to buy a packet of noodles and a bottle of salt. I didn't buy any oyster sauce or something similar cos we are not going to stay a long time and I don't want to waste the spices. Instead I bought a packet of tomyam packet to cook it on the noodles.. and this is what we came up with for our evening meal.

Oh, this meal is without oil as well... that also I want to save money on buying oil just for one or two meals.  LOL....

First I steamed the giant fresh scallops...with the sauce that came out from the scallolps, I used it to fry the noodles and added in some giant prawns.

Then I used the tomyam paste to fry the remainder of the noodles with green vegetables...

My girl pan fried the salmon.... without oil.... with a non stick pan, it is not so much a mess.. hahaha...

Lastly, I blanched the cauliflower and broccoli and stir fry them with the scallops and prawns.... put in some water and let it stew for awhile...
And ta....da....our lunch is born!  LOL...


  1. Fuyo, very smart of reusing those seafood-juice, must be robust with seafood sweetness!

  2. A great way to do it. With just that, you can cook up so much. Helathy eatinglife style. Yums!!!!

  3. Yes, yes, cut down on oil, leave out salt and'll be surprised what wonderful tastes and flavours you will begin to sense - all used to be drowned out before by all the seasonings used.

  4. healthy!! meal without oil and it's gonna be nice too, and especially when the ingredients are fresh, you don't even need any spices or seasoning at all.. everything natural!! :)

    1. but if you were in Malaysia and wanna save, can just drop by McD to get some free salt and pepper and sugar, and possible tomato and chili sauce!! muahahaha~~ :D

  5. Good to be flexible at times. Without any cooking oil, you all still have delicious meals ! haha Great job !

  6. Healthy meal. Very good move to use the water from steaming the scallops to fry the noodles. Taste of seafood goodness. There should be a little oil coming out from the salmon. Sometimes I just put a chicken thigh with skin on into a wok without any oil and covered it and just cook it like that and when I open the cover the chicken thigh would be covered in its own oil. No need to buy oil at all.

  7. I spot cherries and strawberries to end the meal as desserts, really a delicious and balance meal.

  8. Looks like you guys are in some sort of survival show, trying to use the limited resource. Haha. I am sure the food is healthy.

  9. Spotted strawberries...I like strawberries, hehe!!! =]

  10. So interesting to cook something Asian away from home. I used to buy ready mixed sauces and cooked for the Americans in USA. They loved it and praised me as excellent chef! LOL.... They didn't know I poured all the sauces direct from sachets and bottles - no cooking skills!


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