Recipe requests

Recipe requests

My cousin Juliet Ong wrote:

Give us some recipes, Ida. How about start with the latest: asparagus. I love them whatever the color but have not eaten the white ones since my mum taught me how to present dainty white asparagus rolls for Tea

Here you are Juliet, a delicious recipe for chicken and asparagus stir fry.


If anyone has a recipe they would like to see on this website, why not send me a message and I will try to source it.

Chicken and asparagus stir fry

Serves 4

600 g chicken breast or thigh fillets, cut into strips

500g fresh Hokkien noodles

2 tbsp oil (see Tip)

1 carrot, cut into sticks

1 red capsicum, cut into sticks

2 bunches asparagus, woody ends removed, sliced into 3

1-2 small fresh red chillies, sliced finely

2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

2 tsp Chinese rice wine or sweet sherry

2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1/2 cup roasted cashews

1 tsp sesame oil


  1. Marinate the chicken in 1 tbsp oyster sauce and rice wine for at least 20 mins.

  2. Place the noodles in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and stand for 1 minute. Drain and separate the noodles. Set aside.

  3. Heat a wok over a medium-high heat, add 3 tsp of the oil and stir-fry half the chicken until cooked through. Remove from wok and set aside. Repeat using another 3 tsp of the oil and remaining chicken. Set chicken aside.

  4. Add the remaining oil to the wok, heat, lower flame medium-high and add the chopped garlic.

  5. Stir fry until fragrant, add carrot and stir-for fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the capsicum, asparagus and chillies and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Add the reserved chicken, sweet chilli sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and noodles and stir-fry for 1- 2 minutes or until heated through.

  7. Scatter with roasted cashews and serve at once.

  8. Recipe has been tested, tasted and declared delicious!


  • Peanut oil is tasty, but use an alternative if cooking for someone with nut allergy eg olive, sunflower seed or grape seed oil.

1 bunch asparagus = approximately 200g.