Big Fish Small Fish: Fish and Chips Menu Makeover
My romance with Fish and Chips was kindled at a very young age while reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five novels. In those days, Fish and Chip weren’t as readily available as they are now, and so I had to imagine what a meal of battered Cod, Haddock or Plaice and freshly fried chips wrapped in […]
How to Make Roti Prata aka Roti Canai: Everything you need to know!
How time flies! It’s been 10 years since I posted this recipe for roti prata! So, for this 10th anniversary, I have shot another video on how to make Roti Prata! Many people have used the recipe and have written back with photos of their success! Most are people living overseas where it is not […]
Hong Kong style scrambled egg sandwich with luncheon meat recipe
This scrambled egg sandwich is inspired by my visit to the Australian Dairy Company in Hong Kong. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the restaurant has nothing to do with the Australian Dairy corporation and is certainly not owned by them. Instead, they are the typical Hong Kong cha chaan teng which serves breakfast […]
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.