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

Biryani Recipe (Part 2) – Spiced Rice Is Nice!

The difference between Biryani and Pulao (Pilaf in English) is that in pulao, the Basmati rice is usually cooked in the meat/vegetable seasoned broth. Depending on the local cuisine, pulao may also contain dried fruits, fish, meat and vegetables. Overall, pulao uses lesser amount of spice mix as compared to a biryani dish and the … 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

Hokkien Prawn Noodle Soup Recipe 福建虾面汤食谱

Prawn Noodle Soup is a popular local hawker dish originating from Fujian province (福建 which is Hokkien) in China, and hence its name 福建虾面汤 (Hokkien Hae Mee Tng). Unlike Singapore-style, our neighbour Malaysia’s Penang-style is a spicy version with hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp floss) in the stock. Penang Hokkien Mee is one of … Continue reading

Prima Taste’s Mee Siam Sauce Kit

I am a big fan of Prima Taste Meal Sauce Kits. I loved their Singapore Curry the best! The other day, we had a craving for Mee Siam and got one package from Prima Taste. “Mee siam, which means “Siamese noodle” in Malay, is a dish of thin rice vermicelli popular in Singapore and Malaysia. … 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

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

Homestyle Char Bee Hoon 炒米粉

As WordPress users, you know that there’s a section in the dashboard that shows you the most popular post for the day, week, etc… etc… And for every week since I started The Bonding Tool (TBT) Blog, Char Bee Hoon Recipe 炒米粉 has always been the top 3 most viewed post without fail. It also … Continue reading