Carat Cake Recipe With Coconut, Pineapple, & Walnuts

Back in the days when there-was-no-life-before-social-media (oh really?), when human communications were not maintained through social status updates and responses in the form of likes, pluses or retweets and reciprocal engagements, back when internet was a whole new world to me, where I could buy recipes for US$5 sent via mailto (subscribed user@pacific.net), I stumbled … Continue reading

Bastard Ginseng a.k.a. The Poor Man’s Ginseng (Tea Recipe)

My family and I have been under the weather lately and being quite the traditional mom when it comes to dietary supplement, Chinese herbal concoctions seemed the most appropriate way to soothe and pamper peaked bodies in my household. As I believe this herbal tea to have a good number of excellent actions to aid … Continue reading

Penne Pasta Bake With Rotiserie Chicken And Condensed Mushroom Soup Recipe

Every now and then, I would go through my provisions and make a dish out of the selected ones ahead of their “best use before” dates. The condensed soup has been sitting in my cupboard for ages. It is time for it to come out of the closet. Pictured below were other ingredients I had … Continue reading

Egg Noodles With Pork Chop Recipe

This dish is inspired from my first visit to Japan in 1986. I was walking along the streets near my hotel and found a tiny eatery serving ramen. Being new to Japanese cuisine then, I ordered what looked familiar to me, Pork Chop Ramen! I later suspect if that was authentic Japanese food as the … Continue reading

Truffle Fries Recipe

Just when you thought Truffled Fries are passé! Ingredients: 4 – 6 large Dry/Floury Potatoes (see note), skin on or off to your desire. Ice Cold Water. Oil, enough for deep frying. Salt (fine sea salt or truffle salt), to taste. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Truffle Oil (premium quality recommended). Black Pepper, optional. Parmesan, … Continue reading

Spicy Garlic Lemon Butter Sea Scallops Recipe

Mother’s Day is fast approaching but we’ll be celebrating this weekend instead, as on its actual day, my second grandson will be having his BAEK-IL 백일 (100th day celebration). Back on track, have you planned your Mother’s Day home dining menu or book that restaurant she’s been wanting to go? Please note that flowers and … 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

Sam’s Hot & Piquant Gumbo Recipe

It all started when I wondered what I could do with the frozen leftovers from last Christmas (my family does not celebrate Thanksgivings). My freezer still had several packets of 1) thickly sliced turkey breast/thigh meat (that can easily be diced and converted into chunks), and 2) cheese sausages packed in pairs. As a lazy … Continue reading

Don’t Overbake Them, Brownies!

Question: Who lives by these rules? 1. Never quit. 2. Be yourself. 3. Don’t put too much flour in your brownies. My father was invited to visit her a few times after that. Once, he had heard that she was recovering from a serious car accident, and he stopped by to drop off a package … 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