Biryani uses much more spices than Pulao and is more vibrant in colour and taste.
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Biryani uses much more spices than Pulao and is more vibrant in colour and taste.

Biryani Recipe (Part 2) – Spiced Rice Is Nice!

The difference between Biryani and Pulao (Pilaf in English) is that in pulao, the Basmati rice is usually cooked in the meat/vegetable seasoned broth. Depending on the local cuisine, pulao may also contain dried fruits, fish, meat and vegetables. Overall, pulao uses lesser amount of spice mix as compared to a biryani dish and the … Continue reading

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Biryani Recipe (Part 1) – Chicken Masala

Ever since the visit to our local fishery port, I have lots of fish in my freezer. Hee had requested Indian-styled fried fish this night, and it would be my first attempt at cooking it. Vanessa, “I want the biryani you cooked for us in Melbourne.” It’s been 4 years since I’ve cooked biryani but … Continue reading

2016 Christmas Dinner!
Ban Hwa Stir-fried XO Sauce Seafood Beehoon

Stir-fried XO Sauce Seafood Beehoon Recipe (XO 酱海鲜炒米粉食谱)

I was given a treat by John Lim and Martin last week and had this fantastic dish of XO Beehoon at Ban Hwa Seafood, a cze char stall in Geylang Lor. 17. It was so good I had to replicate the recipe so my family can enjoy this dish at home. Below is my BanHwa-inspired … Continue reading

Haemul Pajeon 해물파전

Haemul Pajeon Recipe (해물파전레시피) – Korean Seafood Green Onion Pancakes

Haemul Pajeon (해물파전) is a popular seafood scallion pancake in Korean cuisine. “Haemul” means seafood, “Pa” means scallion/green onions, and “jeon” means pan-fried battered food or loosely translated as pancake. Although it’s official name is “seafood scallion pancake”, beef, pork, kimchi, shellfish, and other seafood are also commonly used. Although I have titled this as … Continue reading

Hokkien Prawn Noodle Soup (福建虾面汤).

Hokkien Prawn Noodle Soup Recipe 福建虾面汤食谱

Prawn Noodle Soup is a popular local hawker dish originating from Fujian province (福建 which is Hokkien) in China, and hence its name 福建虾面汤 (Hokkien Hae Mee Tng). Unlike Singapore-style, our neighbour Malaysia’s Penang-style is a spicy version with hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp floss) in the stock. Penang Hokkien Mee is one of … Continue reading

McDonald's Breakfast Sunrise Roll Sausage

McDonald’s Breakfast? It Can Happen!

I went to Valerie’s earlier than usual as she had to attend to some work and when I arrived she was about to order breakfast from McDonald’s. “Hotcakes, mom?” “No, I’ll have a Double Quarter Pounder.” “Oh, that’s one of the regular items and only available after 11am.” “Hmmm… What other items do they have?” … Continue reading

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Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe (麻油鸡)

The last time I visited Woodlands Centre Food Centre, I settled with sesame oil chicken with savoury vegetable rice for lunch as Yan Ji Wei Wei Seafood Soup had a two-hour wait! This sesame oil chicken stall is the first row of the food centre (behind Yan Ji) and also sells Bak Kut Teh. Sesame oil … Continue reading

Ampang Niang Tou Fu

Ampang Niang Tou Fu East Coast

Last Monday could not be any more blue… TJ was (still is) ill with no conclusive diagnosis from the doctors we visited. The first doctor said TJ likely has false measles – Roseola, sometimes called Sixth Disease or baby measles, which is characterised by a high fever, followed by a pink-red raised or flat rash. … Continue reading

This stir-fried mince is also good with plain rice.

Home-styled Bak Chor Mee (Egg Noodle with Minced Meat) Recipe

We wanted to cook Pad Kra Pao but couldn’t get hold of Thai basil. Instead of having rice for dinner, we had Chinese egg noodles, bok choy and minced pork but you can substitute with any ground meat of your choice. Home-cooked Egg Noodle with Minced Meat Recipe. Bowl Preparation for the Noodle (amount is … Continue reading