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

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

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

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

Spaghetti Pomodoro With Ngoh Hiang Recipe

Remember I made a huge batch of Ngoh Hiang earlier this year for Chinese New Year and said they can be frozen for future use? This is a sample of what can be done with ngoh hiang that I came up with at the last minute when my younger daughter visited me after work. I had just … Continue reading

Fritters That Will Make You Laugh Like A Happy Shrimp! 喜虾大笑!

Chinese, particularly the Cantonese chefs/restauranteurs, loves a good pun when it comes to naming their dishes especially on festive occasions. Anything that screams “Prosperity” will sell like hotcakes during the Chinese New Year (CNY) period! 喜哈大笑 means having a hearty laugh and on a Cantonese cuisine menu during Chinese New Year period, prawn dishes are often … Continue reading

Ngoh Hiang Recipe (五香滷肉卷)

Ngoh Hiang (五香滷肉卷) is 5-spiced pork rolls wrapped with translucent beancurd skin, a sheet different from those for making gingko barley dessert soup. Ngoh Hiang is great as an entrée or appetiser as well as a potluck dish for parties! Ngoh Hiang is a traditional must-have item at almost every Chinese New Year celebrating households … Continue reading

TBT Wishes You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!

Time really flies and year end is always the busiest with lots of birthday celebrations and festivities! With work commitments, Vanessa could only join us after work at around 7+ in the evening (please be reminded it is a Saturday and Christmas eve to boot). Christmas eve is naturally one of the busiest day for … Continue reading

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 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