Stir-fried Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish (咸鱼炒银芽) Recipe

These days, I spend a lot of time with my grandson, TJ. I also help out with the preparation/cooking family dinners whenever we eat in, which is an opportunity for me to share with Valerie some cooking technique used in home-cooked Chinese meals, i.e. double-boiling, steaming and stir-frying! That evening, we cooked a very popular … Continue reading

Steamed Pork Cake With Salted Duck Egg

Salted duck eggs seemed to be the latest craze for the past few years and almost every dining establishments are experimenting and creating new dishes with it. There’s creamy salted egg yolk seafood, custard salted egg yolk lava chocolate cake, luscious salted egg yolk croissant in addition to the traditional salted egg yolk in mooncakes … Continue reading

Shiok Food At Blk 86 Bedok North Street 4

Exactly one week ago, Mark invited me to join Alvin and himself for lunch. I had been asking around and have heard that Fei Lao’s horfun has one of the most intense wok hei in Singapore and that was where we were headed! Mark gave me the address but I had no idea then that … Continue reading

Singapore style Hokkien Mee versus Malaysian style Hokkien Mee (福建面)

Was it because I had it again immediately the next night without a cooling-off period that I did not find it delicious? No! I am used to repeat menu. So are the kids. If we like something, we can eat them daily and then some (for years). I posted on my FB wall that “I’m … Continue reading

Lao You Ji Fish Head Steamboat Seafood Restaurant 老友记鱼头火锅海鲜

The last time we met was during the CNY period at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant after Adrian’s scary heart attack incident and it’s about time we gather again for some food, booze and gossips but more importantly, we had to celebrate, albeit a belated one, Paulina’s birthday! I had called/texted to wish her … Continue reading

Starry Nights Are Georges!

Like every child, I once wished upon a star. Okay, okay many times! 😉 Yes, I had wished for a knight in shining armour until I saw the movie The Shining, but star gazing has never left me. I am in awe of God’s greatness whenever I look up at the sky. The planets, stars, … Continue reading

Birds Of Different Feathers – Part 1

The most recent photography craze I got into was birding. It is a very challenging genre in photography. As Evp David, a macro kaki, puts it: “Birding is another skill set in photography Semi Han, endurance and patience are Key…” Both which I lack! But for me, it was the company that counted in outings … Continue reading

Sungei Lembing Trip – Part 7

Wow! I didn’t expect a 2-day-1-night trip to span over 7 days of blog posting but there’s just too much I want to share, like the unblemished simple-styled yet tasty food and the pulchritudinous landscapes of Sungei Lembing, an old tin mining town, that has in recent years become an exciting tourist destination for Malaysians … Continue reading

Har Cheong Gai 虾酱鸡 Recipe

Har Cheong Kai Recipe Ingredients: 1kg Chicken (bone in better, can use chicken wings or whole legs – cut into chunky pieces) 1 teaspoon Sugar. 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil. 1 teaspoon Hua Tiao Chiew or Mei Kwei Lo, optional (Chinese wine). 1 tablespoon Ginger Juice (extracted from grated fresh ginger, discard pulp). 2 tablespoons Fine … Continue reading

Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant @ Novena Gardens 香港街餐馆

Hong Kong Street is a very common name when it comes to cze char stalls that serves mainly Cantonese home-style cooking even if they offer dishes of other Chinese dialect origin for example the Teochew Steam Fish or Fried Hokkien Mee. – Sam Han (The Bonding Tool) Aptly named “Family” restaurant, you will see more … Continue reading