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

Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe (Rice Cooker Version) 砂煲鸡饭 / 瓦煲飯 (电饭锅版食谱)

Some of my kitchen utensils were not brought over when we moved back to Singapore so lacking claypot (actually I found my claypot but the lid is missing), the only way I can cook this dish is by using the electric rice cooker. I have provided 3 ways to cook this recipe and am very … 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

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

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

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

Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe (麻油鸡)

The last time I visited Woodlands Centre Food Centre, I settled with sesame oil chicken with savoury vegetable rice for lunch as Yan Ji Wei Wei Seafood Soup had a two-hour wait! This sesame oil chicken stall is the first row of the food centre (behind Yan Ji) and also sells Bak Kut Teh. Sesame oil … 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