Cha Soba

Cha Soba or Zaru Soba (Japanese Cold Buckwheat Noodles) Recipe (serves 4) Ingredients: 300g of Soba (buckwheat noodles, brown or green). Plenty of Ice Cubes. You can buy bottled sauce for soba (follow instructions on bottle) or use the recipe below. Dipping Sauce: 500 ml Water, for dipping noodles when serving. 4 tablespoons Japanese Shoyu. … Continue reading

Quick Boiled Fish Soup

Fish soup is considered a healthier choice compared to meat broth. Is that true? I don’t know. I eat almost anything that is delicious. I tend to be picky about my food. In fact, when it comes to food, I can be a “snob”. My philosophy is if I do not eat good food, then … Continue reading

Ah Boling

 The northern Chinese folks call them Yuanxiao (usually eaten during Chap Goh Mei or the The Lantern Festival) and the southerners call them Tangyuan (eaten during the Chinese winter solstice). In Singapore, we call them Ah Boling (Ah Balling) but it is actually Ah Bo Nin. Ah Boling is supposedly a homophone in the Teochew dialect where “Ah … 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

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

Nasi Biryani (Chicken)

Nasi is a Malay word for Rice but there are many ways to spell Biryani (briyani,biriani, buriyani, beryani or beriani). However, one thing in common is that biryani is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice (usually Basmati – very fragrant, long grained rice with light airy texture) and chicken, mutton, fish, eggs … Continue reading

Sambal Tumis

This is a sweet and spicy sambal chilli for Nasi Lemak, Sambal Udang, Sambal Telur, Sambal Ikan Bilis, Sambal Enam and suitable for grilled seafood. Rempah ingredients to be blended/pounded: 500g Shallots (I prefer the red skin type) 5 cloves Garlic 1 inch Fresh Tumeric, optional (Yellow Ginger) 40 pieces of Dried Red Chillies (or 100g … Continue reading

Ginger Green Onion – Dipping Sauce

Recipe Ingredients to be put in a bowl: 4 tablespoons Scallion, minced (Green Onion, Spring Onion). 4 heap tablespoons Ginger, grated (use a zest grater). 1 – 1½ teaspoon Salt, to taste. pinch of Sugar. ½ teaspoon Sesame Oil. ½ cup Oil rendered from Chicken Fats* has best flavour (or Groundnut/Vegetable/Shallot Oil). Method: 1. Heat … Continue reading