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Have you ever heard about this term – “the curse of knowledge”?

The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that the others have the background to understand (wikipedia)

It is something I am always aware and try not to fall into when building this website, so for those of you who thinks this silly little recipe is too simple, well, there maybe others who could benefit from this.

So, I present you the very first dish I ever attempted as a kid, back when I was still in primary school – the Chinese style Omelette.

chinese style onion omelette

Ingredients:

  • two eggs
  • 2 red onions (small size), or 1 big ones, sliced
  • cooking oil
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • heat up frying pan with cooking oil (1 tablespoon)
  • throw in and cook onion till they’re soft, add a pinch of salt too
  • add in egg that’s pre-scrambled in a bowl, add some white pepper if desired
  • flip when one side is cooked
  • ready to serve!

I loved this dish so much as a kid, mom would make it probably almost weekly, and it goes very well especially with porridge as well, probably why this was the first dish I ever attempted as a kid (was a failure cos I put onion and egg the same time).

Try it yourself!

Today I want to share a very simple recipe, and with an ingredient that you can probably plant on your garden, or even in a pot on your balcony at home – basil!

Remember the home made ghetto sous vide solution? Well, we made more beef from the session than we can eat and kept them in fridge, so the natural thing to do for the next day was to use it to cook something instead of having cold steak, enter fried beef with basil.

beef with basil recipe
beef with basil recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon dark soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 200 gram beef – thinly sliced (raw beef is fine too)
  • one bunch of basil leaves
  • 1/2 bulb of garlic, chopped
  • pepper
  • chili padi (optional)

3 types of greens from this pic were from our garden
3 types of greens from this pic were from our garden

Cooking Instructions:

  • heat up cooking oil and fry garlic till fragrant
  • throw beef and basil, stir, and then all other ingredients, stir for a couple minutes
  • the end

This is literally one of the simplest recipes, tastes great and goes really well with steamed rice. Have fun cooking, and get started on growing some of your own food! In the picture above, the radish, long bean, and basil were from our garden.