The ladies…

So what have the ladies in the house been up to lately? My missus went and made these Sibu Foochow-style sio bee using some pian sip (wanton) skin that she picked up at a supermarket here…

Sibu Foochow-style sio bee

Yes, they were nice, just that there are some nice ones around, not difficult to go and buy.

My girl’s friend/ex-classmate saw the photo she shared on Instagram and asked for the recipe. I was there and I heard the mum telling her. Goodness gracious me! With that many ingredients, a little bit of this and a little bit of that – dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, a teaspoon of this, half a teaspoon of that etc…etc…etc… *faints* I sure would not want to go through all that trouble to make those. LOL!!! But to give credit where credit is due, I guess that is why her fried rice is a whole lot nicer than mine.

In the meantime, my girl bought this filo pastry…

PAMPAS filo pastry

…PAMPAS brand, made in Australia from that supermarket in town and she made these spanarkopita – a savoury Greek spinach pie…


…which turned out really nice. I loved the thin, flaky pastry – best piping hot from the oven. For the filling she had chopped spinach, cheese, dill (from my garden), the whole works.

My ex-student, currently stuck in Manila, commented, “That’s my favorite. My colleague used to make it for us when I was in Kazakhstan,” and my blogger-friend, Jenn, said, “I love this a lot! Learned from my sis mil who is Greek… sooo tasty… name is funky but taste is fab!”

Of course, I never heard of it before, much less taste it…and now I have!

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “The ladies…”

  1. Yeah sometimes that little extra goes a long way huh! 😀 So more ingredients will give a little more texture and taste. :p

    Must know the compatibility and the correct combination too! Otherwise, the result can be disastrous!

  2. You are not alone. I won’t go through all the trouble to make those sio bee. I always go for hassle free recipes. Yes, the name is funky, like you say… Spanar kopitiam… LOL…. 😂😂😂

    Birds of the same feather flock together. I see any recipe with a long list of ingredients, I feel tired already.

    1. Especially when one needs a little bit of everything and one have to get a whole big packet of them. The rest will sleep in the pantry and wait till the mood kicks in then get to use it again …LOL….☺️☺️☺️

      EXACTLY!!! We have packets of so many things in the house, all opened and used a bit – sitting there staring at me in the face every day. Beh tahan!!! Sometimes I would just take and throw away, especially when already expired – more often than not, not going to be used again.

  3. I also never heard of it, I mean the pastry your girl bought… I guess we are outdated.. hahaha… Your wife is really a good cook, I must say!

    I’ve heard of it but I do not really know what it is. Yes, we are ancient! Many other types of pastry too!!! Hmmm…my missus will be flattered to hear you say that! LOL!!!

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