Sunday, July 28, 2013


First of all - Congratulations to my nephew Wai Kit and his wife Choi Hyejung who got married on 28/7/2013 at the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne. A case  of "thousand miles love" again- he from KL and she from Korea.   Wai Kit went to Melbourne to do his Masters in Business and met Hyejung over there.   

May God with you both together as husband and wife

Congratulations to my sister Yoke Mae and her family. 

They were down in Melbourne to witness the registration ceremony.  The Chinese wedding ceremony will take place next year in Kuala Lumpur - hurray!    

The Chan clan were represented by my brother KK and family who went along for a family vacation as well.

While over here in KL,  I cooked one of my mother's easy one-pot meal- Wan Ton Pei (Noddle) Soup.
This main ingredient is dried wanton pei (also aka as wanton wrappers).  Well that's what they were back in my mother's days as I remembered. They were pieces of the dry wanton wrapper of course especially made for this type of soup.  However the packet that I found at the market were just plain dried square pieces- texture just like the pan mee. 

The ingredients:  packet of the wanton pei; 
chives cut into 2 inches length; 
sliced shitake mushroom (use the dried type for more flavour)
minced pork (season with salt, pepper and sesame oil)
dried prawns (soaked till soft)
minced garlic and
stock/water- I used the stock which I had made by first  frying prawns head and shells (save these whenever you are cleaning prawns)  till golden.  Add a slice of ginger and water. Bring to boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Strain and this can keep in the fridge till needed.    You can use water or any other stock.

closeup of the brand of wanton pei

Sorry for the blurred photo- taken with my handphone.
Saute the dried prawns till fragrant.  Add mushroom.   Remove and set aside.
Add minced garlic to wok and add the minced meat and fry till fragrant.  Add the dried prawns and mushroom. Add the the stock/water. Cover and bring to boil and then let it simmer on low heat.

Meanwhile, blanch the wanton pei in boiling water till just cook, Drain under running/cold water.
When ready to serve, add the chives and cooked wanton pei to the stock. Adjust seasoning. 

Old fashioned Wanton Pei Soup.  Sarah give it thumbs up!
 This is the first time, I try making hummus.  

Roasted eggplant, cooked chickpeas, roasted sesame dressing, EV olive oil, garlic and yogurt.

The flavour is good and it makes a nice dip with biscuits.  


  1. Hmmm..wan tan pei to eat without filling. It's pretty simple to go with the soup

  2. Good afternoon Elaine...

    Congratulations to the newly wed...

  3. Good morning ladies

    Thank you. I urge you both to try this delicious soup/noddle- fast and easy to cook and tasty as well.
    Have a nice day.

  4. Hi Elaine, arhh... I love this silky smooth wonton skin soup. It's very tasty and appetizing.

    Have a nice day.