A fun and happy meal: coconut buns with hoisin mushrooms and vegetables

Coconut buns, hoisin mushroom and vegetablesAs a home cook who cooks almost every day, thinking about what to prepare for lunch or dinner can sometimes be a tiresome affair. Though I have a mini repertoire of dishes that I have on rotation, I know that sooner or later, I will get bored, frustrated and give up cooking (okay, maybe not that serious).

Despite my bookshelf of cookbooks, the recipes that I am drawn to often required a far bit of prepping and ingredients that I do not necessarily have stocked up in the fridge or pantry. I only schedule half an hour for prepping and cooking, and I am always unwilling to buy a truckload of ingredients just for that one dish.

Thus, I felt I was in luck when I found this recipe which required ingredients that I always have at home (coconut milk, flour, mushrooms and hoisin sauce). I know I have found a winner when the entire meal takes less than half an hour to cook, yet with a result that looks like I have been slogging in the kitchen for hours. The recipe also breaks away from the mundane – instead of serving the hoisin mushrooms with rice, they are eaten with coconut buns. This is a meal that it is not just easy to cook but fun to eat. The bonus? it is delicious too.

About Mandy Ng

Mandy’s journey into the culinary world began out of necessity–a means of survival whilst she was at university. She believes cooking should be simple and fun. Besides spending time in the kitchen whipping up hearty meals, Mandy also dreams of having a bottomless stomach that she can fill with all kinds of delicious things.