Japanese Beef Curry Recipe: Oven Braise and Pressure Cooker method
Japanese Beef Curry is one of the easiest, tastiest on pot meal that you can cook at home. You can put everything in a pot and cook it until everything is soft and it will taste good. But with a few extra touches here and there, you can really make a meal that you would happily serve to the Queen when she comes a visiting!
Easy Ter Kar bee hoon recipe
This recipe is the ultimate busy person’s alternative to a bowl of instant noodles! Ter kah (pork trotters) beehoon is a dish which usually involves using a wok to stir fry the beehoon, but this would mean the extra work of cleaning up. With this recipe, everything is done with a microwave, you only really […]
Simplified Croque Monsieur Recipe
If you like a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, then you are going to love the French version of this dish! The big difference is the addition of a cheese sauce (mornay sauce) which gives the sandwich that touch of class!
Quick and Easy Cereal Prawn recipe: Ariston 6-in-1 Combi Microwave Oven, Gourmet Flexi
Cereal prawns is a classic zi char dish. Most people don't make it at home as it requires deep frying the prawns and frying the cereal in a generous amount of butter. In this simplified version of the recipe, I use the dual crisp function of the Ariston 6-in-One Combi Microwave Oven, Gourmet Flexi
Ashes Burnnit: Rise of the Hawker Burgers
My son James and I had actually embarked on another burger survey before the Circuit Breaker was announced to update our Best Burger list which we wrote in 2016. Half of the burger joints we listed had since been defunct and what has happened in the last four years has been the rise of the […]
Prawn Omelette Recipe
Prawn omelette is one of those regular household recipes because it uses simple, readily available ingredients, it’s relatively easy to make and and fits right in as one of the medley of dishes that goes with rice! The trick lies in getting the texture of the prawns right! Ingredients Gp A Prawns medium sized10 Egg […]
Shanghainese Scallion Oil Noodles Recipe: Super Simple, Super Shiok
This classic Shanghainese scallion oil noodle recipe ranks as one of the most satisfyingly shiok, yet stupefyingly simple recipes that I have ever come across. It is a classic in Jiangnan cuisine! All you need is a pack of fresh noodles, scallions, dried prawns, oil and soy sauce and you can make yourself a plate […]
Jiali Seafood Soup: From Marsiling to Aljunied
If you are a fan of Sin Kee fish soup in Marsiling and have felt that the fish soup tastes a little different the last time you visited, it could be because you didn’t realise that the lady who used to own the stall has already moved to this coffeeshop in Aljunied! Why she would […]
AIA Healthy Street Eats: Chef Jeremy Pang’s recipes for healthier hawker food!
I had the privilege of hosting UK celebrity chef Jeremy Pang last year during his trip across Asia. He has teamed up with AIA to explore local street food across Asia and then to come up with healthier versions of the dish. Just because you want to live a healthier, longer and better life doesn’t mean […]
Gen Shu Gourmet Kitchen: The Next Generation!
When I first wrote about Gen Shu (Uncle Kun) back in 2009, it really caused quite a stir amongst the internet foodies. Gen Shu had been a Hong Kong masterchef for many years with his last stint before retirement as the Executive chef of Mouth Restaurant. However, he soon got bored staying at home and decided to come out of retirement to open his own hawker stall in Toa Payoh Lor 4.
Restaurant JAG: Exploring the Exotic and Eclectic
When we first dined at Restaurant JAG last year, I predicted that Chef Jeremy Gillion’s passion for exotic European herbs and vegetables would surely win him a Michelin Star and indeed, that premonition came to pass later that year! The good news is that even after winning a Michelin Star, prices of their degustation menu […]
Botan Japanese Restaurant: Chef Thomas’ Special Signature Set!
Fans of veteran Chef Thomas Kok will know that our gallivanting chef has moved five times since I first wrote about him at Hokkaido sushi in 2011. And, I am not even his oldest fan, I’ve even met customers who have been following him since his Nanten days in the 80’s! Having been in the […]
Singapore Roast Chicken Recipe: Modified for the Home Cook
I love the Singapore hawker style roast chicken! In fact, I think I’d go so far to say that if given a choice, ipso facto, I’d choose roast over white. A good roast chicken is juicy and tender and draped with a beautiful bronzed crinkly skin. It is complemented with cilantro, cucumber and green onions […]