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

Simple Guacamole Recipe

Being stuck in the kitchen with your loved ones really can be (it is, for my family) a great way to bond! While I was slicing and chopping, Valerie assembled the bits and shreds I had prepared. She whipped up pulled pork and fried calamari from scratch, pan-fried the chorizo and made sambal belacan mayo … Continue reading

Let’s Cook 비빔밥 ! (Bibimbap Recipe)

Valerie, “Let’s cook 비빔밥!” We did a last minute shopping for the ingredients and many were not available. Neither could we find the dolsot pots so we used normal bowls instead, and reserved the “authentic” stainless steel for the Korean man in our home, hahaha… 😀 “Bibimbap (비빔밥) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally … Continue reading

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

Thai-inspired Steamed Sweet, Sour & Spicy Squid!

I have been unable to upkeep my blog as often as I would like to but I have been happily busy looking after TJ and making dinner with Valerie these days. Nothing beats coming home to hot meals! Ryan always tell Valerie, “I’m so happy at the thought of coming home after work because I … Continue reading

The Ultimate Steak Meal For Ryan!

Valerie asked where we could go for a good steak as Ryan has been craving it recently. I was more concern that the finer restaurants, which usually serve good steaks, may not be baby friendly. I voiced my concern to Valerie that TJ is teething and that his discomfort may create a ruckus. I then … Continue reading

Dinner At Valerie’s!

I have been visiting Valerie more often these days as Taejin is getting a little “naughty”. He’s been a very good and cheerful baby but he is in that phase of his life where cutting his first tooth is becoming unbearable. He is also not drinking much, about 40ml at last feed. That’s a whopping … Continue reading

Temaki TJ and Sushi Rolls Of Love – Family Bonding!

We had so much fun making sushi the other day I thought you might want to try it with your family, too! As usual, Valerie cooks without recipe but luckily, this one is easy to make up along as it is quite a mix-and-match-according-to-your-taste kind of food. I have provided the primary recipe courtesy of … Continue reading

Chocolate Coconut Oil Cake Recipe

TJ, my grandson, is suspected to be allergic to dairy products so Valerie has to adjust to strict non-dairy diet since she is still breastfeeding him. It is a little inconvenient when eating out but we can still indulge. Last week, Valerie made some chocolate cake and gave me a slab. The cake tasted even … Continue reading

Pad Kra Pow Recipe – ผัดกะเพรา

It’s been a long weekend. My mom fell at home and broke her hip. She is in the hospital since, having x-rays, etc…etc… In a few hours’ time, we will be hearing from the doctor if she needs surgery. I may not be able to do any posting the next few days but here’s a … Continue reading