Pandan-flavoured Nasi Lemak Kukus Recipe

Checking the freezer upon my return from our family overseas trip, I found I still had a few packets of frozen sambal tumis from previous cooking, fish steaks, glass prawns and squid. Sam P. had also given me a tray of eggs before we left for Phuket. What can I cook to clear these “backlog” … Continue reading

Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan Recipe 台湾滷肉飯食谱

There are two offerings of Lu Rou Fan in Taiwan, diced pork belly (滷肉飯) and pork mince (肉脞飯). I love pork so I enjoy both styles. I also love to research recipes and see if anything could be done to level up my current formula. Et voilà, I did find something new for Taiwanese Lu … Continue reading

Carat Cake Recipe With Coconut, Pineapple, & Walnuts

Back in the days when there-was-no-life-before-social-media (oh really?), when human communications were not maintained through social status updates and responses in the form of likes, pluses or retweets and reciprocal engagements, back when internet was a whole new world to me, where I could buy recipes for US$5 sent via mailto (subscribed user@pacific.net), I stumbled … Continue reading

Bastard Ginseng a.k.a. The Poor Man’s Ginseng (Tea Recipe)

My family and I have been under the weather lately and being quite the traditional mom when it comes to dietary supplement, Chinese herbal concoctions seemed the most appropriate way to soothe and pamper peaked bodies in my household. As I believe this herbal tea to have a good number of excellent actions to aid … Continue reading

Spicy Prawn Masala (Eral Thokku) & Panch Phoron Recipes

Besides the staple Chinese meals, the 3 most popular cuisines my family enjoys on frequent basis are Indian, Italian and Japanese (not in order of preferences). However, when it comes to cooking Indian, Valerie still has a long way to go so the task of preparing Indian meals falls solely upon me whenever the spice … Continue reading

Penne Pasta Bake With Rotiserie Chicken And Condensed Mushroom Soup Recipe

Every now and then, I would go through my provisions and make a dish out of the selected ones ahead of their “best use before” dates. The condensed soup has been sitting in my cupboard for ages. It is time for it to come out of the closet. Pictured below were other ingredients I had … Continue reading

Egg Noodles With Pork Chop Recipe

This dish is inspired from my first visit to Japan in 1986. I was walking along the streets near my hotel and found a tiny eatery serving ramen. Being new to Japanese cuisine then, I ordered what looked familiar to me, Pork Chop Ramen! I later suspect if that was authentic Japanese food as the … Continue reading

Why Bother Making Fresh Pasta?

Why the heck would anyone bother making pasta from scratch when it’s just a box away? If you are as puzzled as I was, it’s time for us to get fresh! Fresh and Dry pastas can be contradistinctive depending on its applications. Most domestic packaged dry pasta do not contain eggs. Its two ingredients, durum … Continue reading

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