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

Steamed Pork Cake With Salted Duck Egg

Salted duck eggs seemed to be the latest craze for the past few years and almost every dining establishments are experimenting and creating new dishes with it. There’s creamy salted egg yolk seafood, custard salted egg yolk lava chocolate cake, luscious salted egg yolk croissant in addition to the traditional salted egg yolk in mooncakes … Continue reading

Buchujeon 부추전 – Korean Pancakes with Asian Garlic Chives Recipe

Ryan’s mom made these Buchujeon. She had par-cooked and packed them into containers which we can chill/freeze and then pan-fry again to golden crisp when we are ready to eat. Buchujeon 부추전 – Korean Pancakes with Asian Garlic Chives Recipe. Batter: 1½ cup Buchimgaru (Korean Pancake Flour). 1½ cup Water (if you like slight chewy … 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

Turmeric Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

I just got back from macro and am very tired but I see that are some fried chicken wings left over from dinner. Shall I eat them or should I sleep? To eat or not to eat, that is my question! Turmeric (a.k.a. Kunyit in Malay or Yellow Ginger to us) comes from the root … Continue reading

Confinement Snacking After Snapping!

The day Valerie checked out of the hospital, she was in tears. Although I tried to console her, she was unable to find peace until a professional tells her the same thing as I did. That made me recall how I treated my mom’s wisdom. New mothers forget their moms had brought them up healthy … Continue reading

Celebrating The Golden Jubilee With A Big Bang!

Singapore turns 50 today and this year, we are celebrating the golden jubilee with a big bang! According to the *Big Bang model, the universe expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand today. So is my grandson (although conceived from a different big bang, lol…) who’s due in August! I … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict & Gordon Ramsay’s Hollandaise Recipes

Remember Chef Sam who cooked Chicken Roulade (recipe link below) for us last year? Well, he’s “graduated” to cooking breakfasts and suppers for us, too! Hahaha… Recipe for Eggs Benedict (serves 2): Ingredients for Eggs Benedict: 4 large Eggs, must be fresh. 2-3 tablespoons Distilled Vinegar (can use flavoured vinegar or substitute with lemon juice, … Continue reading

Home Is Where My Dad Is

Usually, a “reunion” dinner is served on the night of Mid-Autumn Festival just before the indulgence of mooncakes, pomelo and Chinese tea, but my dad cooked us lunch on Sunday knowing that we’ll all be working on Monday. Valerie came into my room and announced that it was time to go to Gong Gong’s house … Continue reading