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

Bank On Sam’s Banger Gumbo Recipe!

I had wanted to update my previous Sam’s Hot & Piquant Gumbo Recipe post but there are so many photos, plus this sausage pasta version was so delicious, I think it deserves a post on its own! In case you do not already know, I love minced meat and thus the natural inclusion of sausages in my diet! … 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

Renri (人日) Brings Me Tae Yang 태양 To Cherish And Love!

Today is 人日 (Renri) and therefore in accordance to the Chinese legend, it is everybody’s birthday! It is also the official day to 捞起 (Lo Hei). But you know what? My elder daughter is now in the maternity ward coz the stork is delivering my second grandson! Tae Jin is now a hyung, meaning big … 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

Thai Crispy Crabmeat Omelette Recipe

To make the basic crispy Thai omelette (ไข่เจียว ; khai jiaao), the trick is to heat the oil in saucepan until the oil is screaming hot and start to smoke lightly. Then slowly drizzle in the beaten fluffy egg mixture into the hot oil, allowing them to puff up. Thai Crispy Crabmeat Omelette Recipe. What … 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

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe 柠檬蛋白塔

“Lemon meringue pie is a type of baked pie, usually served for dessert, made with a crust usually shortcrust pastry, lemon custard filling and a fluffy meringue topping.” – Wikipedia Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe Ingredients: 1x 9-inch Pie Crust (you can make pie crust from scratch or use store-bought but make sure it is baked … Continue reading

Man Cheuam (Thai-style Steamed Cassava) Recipe

Man Cheuam is a typical Thai-style steamed tapioca (cassava) dessert that comes with Coconut Cream. Besides Red Ruby, it is also one of my favourite and must-have desserts when dining in a Thai eatery or restaurant if they offer it. Ingredients: 500gm Tapioca, peeled and cut into 5cm length 1/2 cup White Sugar 1 cup … Continue reading

Confinement Snacking: U-Mian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This is the promised recipe from my previous post on 16th August 2015 Confinement Snacking After Snapping! What made this ordinary tasting dish value-for-money to me was that it brightened my day with its pleasant visual appeal. That day had been plagued with hostility but while I was having this meal, I suddenly felt tension leaving … Continue reading