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

Ah Lim Bak Chor Mee (Jalan Tua Kong)

Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面) or BCM for short, is a staple street food in Singapore. You can be sure that if one stall (selling any food) is successful, there will be many copy cats using the same or similar name punctuated with “original” or stories of some relations linked either through blood or previous employment. … Continue reading

Our Breaking Fast Bonding Meal During Ramadan From Pu3!

Millions of Muslims around the world are now observing Ramadan, a holy month of religious devotion and fasting. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset. At sunset, families hasten for the fast-breaking meal known as iftar and in Singapore, Nasi Ambeng is a popular communal meal shared by families and friends. My … 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

Thai Steamed Lemon Fish Recipe – Pla Kapong Neung Manao (ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว)

I still have several whole fish from the fishery port so this time, I cooked something that my family would order whenever we visit a Thai restaurant – Pla Kapong Neung Manao (ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว), which is Thai-style Steamed Fish with Chilli, Garlic & Lime, but I did not have lime so I used lemon instead and … 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

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

Yan Ji Wei Wei Seafood Soup 炎记威威食品

We were on our way to Malacca, Malaysia to shoot the Malacca Straits Mosque but before that, we needed some foreign exchange and lunch. Steven said let’s go to Woodlands Centre a stone’s throw away from the immigration checkpoint, “There’s a great fish & seafood soup stall in the hawker centre that you may like”. … Continue reading

Chinese Home-style Steamed Fish

Fishing this weekend? Try steaming your fresh catch! It’s a healthier cooking method than deep-frying. It has a light and clean taste and most importantly, it is yummilicious! Spoon the hot broth onto a bowl of steamed white rice and you will know what I mean. Slurp burp! 😄 Here’s an idea on how to … Continue reading

2016 Mother’s Day Lunch At Open Farm Community!

I have waited 27 years to celebrate this day with my first grandchild! That’s not too bad considering I have friends who are still waiting… 😉 This year officially marks Valerie’s first Mother’s Day celebration (TJ was still in her womb last year) and we were looking forward to brunch at Open Farm Community where … Continue reading