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

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

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

Home-styled Bak Chor Mee (Egg Noodle with Minced Meat) Recipe

We wanted to cook Pad Kra Pao but couldn’t get hold of Thai basil. Instead of having rice for dinner, we had Chinese egg noodles, bok choy and minced pork but you can substitute with any ground meat of your choice. Home-cooked Egg Noodle with Minced Meat Recipe. Bowl Preparation for the Noodle (amount is … Continue reading

Chinese Home-style Steamed Fish

Fishing this weekend? Try steaming your fresh catch! It’s a healthier cooking method than deep-frying. It has a light and clean taste and most importantly, it is yummilicious! Spoon the hot broth onto a bowl of steamed white rice and you will know what I mean. Slurp burp! 😄 Here’s an idea on how to … Continue reading

Curry In A Hurry!

With a busy lifestyle bogged with not-yet-clingy-but-starting-to-show-sign baby TJ, Valerie has to be equipped with instant meal recipes beside ramen to feed Ryan! Here’s a time-saving dish we made not too long ago and we have used the same method for our fish curry a week later and both proved to be delicious! Curry In … Continue reading