Today´s Lunch at “Chez Bella” – “Seafood Soup With Mee Noodles”

: (Five Minutes Preparation, Five Hundred Minutes Satisfaction) 🙂 : : Some leftover chicken stock with a bottle of clam juice (50/50 ratio), seasoned to taste with oyster sauce, toasted sesame oil, chili oil, ginger/garlic paste, sliced scallions and chilies, then added a pack of frozen seafood and a couple packs of Mee noodles, some […]

“Fried Fish Dabbawalla” – Ocean Perch, Curried Noodles, And Mint Yogurt

: : : : : Part of the fun of creating a new dish is the right to name it 🙂 Sometimes, (often) 🙂 the name is not related to the ingredients of the dish, such as in the dish featured here. Many times, the name was given to honor a person, a profession, or […]

Szechuan Beef Noodles

> > > The food at our house is usually flavorful and piquant, but not “fiery hot”. However, once in a while, I crave Szechuan food. Not the watered down version you get in Western influenced restaurants, but the real, Szechuan deal. ( When you look at the pictures of the noodles with sauce below, […]

Chicken Noodle Soup (Chicken Soup With Carrot-Noodles & Green Beans)

> > > Thanks to its ease of preparation and its wonderful taste and texture, chicken noodle soup in its never-ending varieties is one of the dishes I prepare at least once every week.  🙂 I remember the noodle soups from my youth, which had the same flaw as all other pasta dishes at the […]

Roast Duck – Part One – “Duck With Dirty Noodles”

> Last week I came across a special at my grocery store –   $ 10.50 for a whole duck, compared to the usual price of around $17.00 for the same size bird. Of course, I bought two, because duck – anytime 🙂 After I defrosted the first one, I realized that it might be […]

End Of The Month Noodles

> > While  we like to believe that most folks nowadays can afford any food they like, this could not be further from the truth. Since the beginning of time, providing nourishment for oneself and ones family has always been and still is an important part and often a struggle of the majority of people around […]


> > Click here for  “Pork And Noodles In Two Parts – Part One”  on  ChefsOpinion < Well  dear friends, here now is part two of “Pork And Noodles In Two Parts”. As I’ve explained in part one,  “Crisp Yi Mein Noodle Pillow With Fiery Chile Pork” was not planned to exist in its final form, but […]

Pork And Noodles In Two Parts – “Part One”

> > Usually , I prepare one dish with enough ingredients  to last me for two meals, then just re-heat the left-overs for the next meal, which I intended to do this time as well. I made a large pot of soup for lunch, enjoyed two bowls of it and then proceeded to put the left-overs in separate […]


> > Having  traveled the world long before I moved to Singapore to live and work there in the early 80’s, I remember how much I was looking forward to finally learn how to prepare “real” Singapore Noodles. By then I had enjoyed them in many Chinese restaurants all over the world and they had become […]

Pork, Cabbage & Chili Noodles

> > Ahhh,  the refreshing, liberating, exciting, sinus-clearing effect of eating a dish as spicy as one can handle. The key here is – “as spicy as one can handle” !  (Hot as hell in my case) To season something beyond a level of spiciness which is comfortable and enjoyable would not make sense – but to […]