This is one of those really frustrating recipes which took me a long time to get right even though I was using a tried and tested recipe by veteran culinary instructor Irene Yip. A lot of it has to do with technique. In the end, Irene had to show me how to make it step by step so that I got to appreciate all the minor details in the recipe. I have included everything I have learnt here so that you don't have to go through all the heart aches I have had to go through! So, make sure you read the detailed instructions at the bottom of the post!
This tea smoked salmon recipe is the kind of recipe that will surely become a regular thing in your kitchen. It is so simple to do, yet it yields a dish that would make any of your guests say “I can’t believe you really did this yourself! You must be pulling my leg right?” It […]
Ieat’s Chinese Roast Pork, Siu Yuk, Sio Bak Recipe II
I managed to pick up a few more tips in the last 3 years and have updated the recipe for a juicier, more flavourful sio bak! It's one of those things that is really worth doing at home as it is relatively easy and you are sure to get a few "wows" and "oohs" which is really satisfying!
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!
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 […]
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!
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
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 […]
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 […]