We Chinese are very strict with how we treat our foods. Chinese eats everything because of hard lives and poverty. Give them a pig and they will eat every part of the pig including the intestines, testicles, kote, brain, ears and even the snort. Oink, oink, oink.

So, as children, we are not supposed to waste foods and not supposed to equate our foods with anything. If my mother is around, she will probably take a rotan and chase after my sons for the kind of things they play. And definitely she will give me an earful for not being respectful to food.

I have a sudden urge to make Jamie Oliver’s gnocchi. My eldest and second son always joked with each other about Jamie Oliver.

“Man, your ma has a crush on Jamie Oliver.”

“Man, your ma’s bible is Jamie Oliver’s cookbook and Jamie Oliver is your ma’s Jesus.”


I normally do not read recipe thoroughly. So, I just glanced through and get an idea of what needs to be done. After I popped the potatoes into the boiling water, I went, “OH SHIT! Jamie Oliver said to bake the potatoes, not boil them! Shit, how now?”

So, the whole kitchen disaster begins.


The freaking potatoes seem to ‘leak juices’ and no matter how much flour I added, the dough keeps getting watery. So, I added all the flour I can find at home. Flour was all over the place. It is almost midnight and my Jamie Oliver gnocchi looks like a major disaster.


I even bought this potato ricer to mash the potato for the gnocchi. But shit, the thing won’t work because I undercooked my potato. In the end, the potatoes have to be mashed by hands and then, stuffed into the blender.

jamie oliver

While Jamie Oliver looking smugly at me, my blood is boiling already because the blardy potatoes cannot be formed into dough! Argggh..and my eldest son told me his recipe from KDU only uses 150 grams flour while I had added like 400 grams of flour.

In the end, my son helped to pipe out the sticky dough and we cut some into the boiling water.

But meanwhile….in the living room, the other monkeys were laughing like mad in the living room.


And this is what they did with the rest of the dough because I am too pissed use all of them. They tried boiling the two piles of ermmm…something…

Sigh….so much fun with Jamie Oliver.  Luckily the gnocchi turned out very tasty and yummy.  If you want to see the whole recipe for Jamie Oliver gnocchi, it is over on my food blog.