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

Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe (Rice Cooker Version) 砂煲鸡饭 / 瓦煲飯 (电饭锅版食谱)

Some of my kitchen utensils were not brought over when we moved back to Singapore so lacking claypot (actually I found my claypot but the lid is missing), the only way I can cook this dish is by using the electric rice cooker. I have provided 3 ways to cook this recipe and am very … 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

Phat Kaphrao ผัดกะเพรา – Thai Holy Basil Minced Pork Stir Fry With Rice And Egg Recipe

Phat Kaphrao or Thai minced pork stir fry with holy basil is one of my family’s favourite one-dish meals. It is usually prepared by Valerie but I had my hands on a few weeks ago when May came over. Ironically, our date was supposedly “girls night out” but since we are on a budget, we’d … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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