Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi Recipe

Ross, May and I went to Bukit Batok for lunch yesterday. We had Malay cuisine called Nasi Padang and ordered several dishes for our communal dining. Eating the tasty Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi which roughly translates to “chicken cooked with bird’s eye chillies in rich gravy”, triggred me to post this recipe. If you … Continue reading

Old Town White Coffee 旧街场白咖啡

Kay and I have been searching the illusive slice fish hor fun that Lily was talking about somewhere near Chun Tin Road. We drove two rounds and couldn’t find the shop. In the end we settled for Old Town White Coffee when we saw most of the nearby shops closing up for the night. We … Continue reading

Coin Prata

I have a weird appetite. It seems like the more I eat, the more (and faster) hungry I get. One dish meals aren’t able to satisfy me and I usually have a couple of items. If I had only a bowl of noodles for dinner, you’d know I’ll be ransacking the fridge in no time. … Continue reading

Claypot Chicken Rice 砂煲鸡饭 (Recipe)

Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe (serves 2-4) Ingredients: 500g Chicken, cut to small pieces (bone-in preferred or boneless thigh/breast meat). 5 Dried Shitake Mushrooms, reconstituted and shredded (reserve soaking water). 1 Lap Cheong (Chinese waxed sausage/腊肠), soaked in hot water for 5 minutes before removing wax covering, sliced diagonally. 10g Salted Fish, diced (dried or bottled … Continue reading

Ayam Penyet – A Taste of Indonesia

Ayam Penyet is smashed chicken. I don’t know what they mean by smashed like running it over a car or something but what I tasted is crispy crunchy flavoursome skin with very very tender and juicy meat inside. I highly suspect the chicken to have been steamed or boiled very quickly in some spicy marinade … Continue reading

En Japanese Dining Bar – Irrashaimase いっらしゃいませ

The minute you step into a Japanese restaurant, you are most likely be greeted with or get startled by a chorus of “irrashaimase” which loosely translates to “welcome” by the staff. Japanese cuisine is one of my  favourite food in the world. The exacting standard that goes into the preparation and presentation of Japanese food, … Continue reading

Pu Dong V.I.P.

Pu Dong Kitchen has done so well in the recent years they opened a V.I.P. room across the Kitchen. A personal butler is assigned to this spacious room with karaoke entertainment so a minimum spending is required in order to reserve it. My friends like the food here and so I was able to blog … Continue reading

Rice Cooker Shaoxing Chicken

This is a very simple dish with only few ingredients simmered in an electric rice cooker for 45 minutes. I told Keef that I needed a guinea pig for my new recipe and he said,”Come over. We’ll have lunch at Parkway and do the groceries needed for dinner.” I showered, packed my laptop and all … Continue reading

Cze Char 煮炒 (Street Restaurants) – Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee

Cze Char 煮炒 (Zi Char) is best described as home-style cooked food one can get at reasonable price in modest usually Kopitiam (Asian coffee shop) set-up. One can get restaurant quality meals on a shoestring budget if you know where to go. Menu of a cze char “restaurant” in most kopitiams are the same but the … Continue reading

Chicken Feet Peanut Soup 雞腳花生湯

Recipe Total cooking time: 2 hours Ingredients: 10 pairs Chicken Feet (wash well and scald in boiling water for 5 minutes). 500g – 1kg Pork Bones (depends on how rich a broth you like). 150g – 250g Raw Peanuts (soak in water for 2 hours, discard soaking water and rinse). 3pcs Dried Octopus (optional, rinse … Continue reading