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Luxurious Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Recipe

We had hazelnuts chocolate tart for tea yesterday and my grandson was more interested in the nuts and chocolate then the pastry so here’s what it takes to make a great silky smooth and creamy ganache filling! Luxurious Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Filling: 350g (12 oz) Bittersweet Chocolate (70%), chopped. 350ml (1½ cups) Heavy Cream. ⅛ … Continue reading

Truffle Fries Recipe

Just when you thought Truffled Fries are passé! Ingredients: 4 – 6 large Dry/Floury Potatoes (see note), skin on or off to your desire. Ice Cold Water. Oil, enough for deep frying. Salt (fine sea salt or truffle salt), to taste. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Truffle Oil (premium quality recommended). Black Pepper, optional. Parmesan, … Continue reading

Spicy Garlic Lemon Butter Sea Scallops Recipe

Mother’s Day is fast approaching but we’ll be celebrating this weekend instead, as on its actual day, my second grandson will be having his BAEK-IL 백일 (100th day celebration). Back on track, have you planned your Mother’s Day home dining menu or book that restaurant she’s been wanting to go? Please note that flowers and … Continue reading

Bank On Sam’s Banger Gumbo Recipe!

I had wanted to update my previous Sam’s Hot & Piquant Gumbo Recipe post but there are so many photos, plus this sausage pasta version was so delicious, I think it deserves a post on its own! In case you do not already know, I love minced meat and thus the natural inclusion of sausages in my diet! … Continue reading

Chicken And Chestnuts Stew Recipe 栗子焖鸡食谱

Stewed Chicken With Chestnuts is not only delicious, it is also nutritious! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), chestnuts can strengthen our spleen, stomach and kidneys. However, one can suffer indigestion if too many chestnuts are consumed. Always eat in moderation… Yes, even the supposedly good-for-the-body type of food! Chestnuts are warming, meaning they possess … Continue reading

Telur Dadar Recipe (Spicy Omelette) 煎蛋

It has been said that “Brightly coloured foods tend to be richer in key substances that protect against diseases.” Will adding colourful secondary ingredients to a simple omelette pass as eating brightly coloured food? Telur Dadar Recipe (Spicy Omelette) 煎蛋 Ingredients: 2 – 3 Eggs. 1 – 2 stalks Green Onion (Scallion), chopped. 1 Red … Continue reading

Persian-styled Rice With Russet Burbank Recipe

Recently, our domestic helper taught me how to make kimchi from scratch. Now I have two big tubs of kimchi fermenting in my fridge and it kinda “stink”! I need to cling wrap them. Anyway, I’m afraid the kimchi’s getting more sour than I’d liked, so I had in mind to make kimchi-jjigae but Vanessa … Continue reading

Fried Mee Sua (Misua) Recipe 炒面线食谱

In one of my trips to Malaysia, I got hold of a large packet of handmade Mee Sua from Malacca. We usually make noodle soup with minced pork balls out of it but this time, I decided to fry them. “The earliest written record of noodles is from a book dated to the Han dynasty … Continue reading

100% Crispy Roast Pork Belly Recipe 脆皮烧肉食谱

Pork is my favourite meat and in future years, it may become the only meat I’ll eat. That’s because I have developed sensitivity to the gamey smell of other meats like beef and especially that of lamb and mutton. Chicken, the frozen ones, are also showing potentials of going into my taboo list, thus I … Continue reading