Persian-styled Rice With Russet Burbank Recipe

Recently, our domestic helper taught me how to make kimchi from scratch. Now I have two big tubs of kimchi fermenting in my fridge and it kinda “stink”! I need to cling wrap them. Anyway, I’m afraid the kimchi’s getting more sour than I’d liked, so I had in mind to make kimchi-jjigae but Vanessa … 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

100% Crispy Roast Pork Belly Recipe 脆皮烧肉食谱

Pork is my favourite meat and in future years, it may become the only meat I’ll eat. That’s because I have developed sensitivity to the gamey smell of other meats like beef and especially that of lamb and mutton. Chicken, the frozen ones, are also showing potentials of going into my taboo list, thus I … Continue reading

Sam’s Hot & Piquant Gumbo Recipe

It all started when I wondered what I could do with the frozen leftovers from last Christmas (my family does not celebrate Thanksgivings). My freezer still had several packets of 1) thickly sliced turkey breast/thigh meat (that can easily be diced and converted into chunks), and 2) cheese sausages packed in pairs. As a lazy … Continue reading

Still Yummy Christmas Leftovers!

Riddle: What key has legs but can’t open doors? Clue: It’s the key who said, “You only loved me for my breasts!” “That’s lame, mom!” But what’s a party without jokes? No one laughed. Hmmm… I’ll need sympathetic audience and new guests list. I like to think that I am a generous host be it … Continue reading

Don’t Overbake Them, Brownies!

Question: Who lives by these rules? 1. Never quit. 2. Be yourself. 3. Don’t put too much flour in your brownies. My father was invited to visit her a few times after that. Once, he had heard that she was recovering from a serious car accident, and he stopped by to drop off a package … 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

Lessons From My Grandson

My elder grandson turned 18 months today. No longer the centre of his parents’ universe with the arrival of his younger sibling but he’s maturing… Taejin has taught me kindness by sharing his binky, which by the way is his most prized possession, straight from his mouth and popping it into his crying baby brother’s … 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