Soy sauce chicken was somewhat on the B list of famous hawker dishes until it shot to fame when Chef Chan won a Michelin Star for Hong Kong Soya Sauce chicken in 2016. Since then, I had wanted to write a recipe for soya sauce chicken. Unlike Hokkien mee or char kway teow which requires a big wok and a hot stove, a dish like soya sauce chicken can be easily done at home!
Here is something that happens in our family every year. We would be celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday and no matter what trendy birthday cake we buy for her, she would always end up saying that butter cake is still her favourite. And every year I would promise to bake her a butter cake next time! Year after year, that "next time" never happened until Anchor sent me a few blocks of their New Zealand butter to sample!
Crayfish Porridge Recipe featuring Tefal Spherical Pot Induction Rice Cooker
Crayfish is all the rage at the moment with many Seafood beehoon stalls serving crayfish beehoon! Today, I am using crayfish to make a Teochew style porridge where the rice grains are still intact. Although I am using crayfish for this porridge, the basic recipe can be used for any seafood. In this video I […]
Pandan Gula Melaka Cake: Pandan Chiffon Cake Revisited
Seven years on, I thought I would revisit the Pandan Chiffon cake again. One reason for this is that earlier this year, CNN named the Pandan Chiffon cake as one of the 17 best cakes in the world and crowned it the national cake of Singapore! Another reason is that I tasted a really nice gula melaka version of the Pandan Chiffon cake at Cheng's @27 which was more moist and tender than my version and I had always wanted to tweak my recipe to improve it.
Stir Fried Potatoes and Pork: Simple Homecooked Meals
Potatoes and pork go so well together! If you have never tried this dish before, you should! This is the kind of dish which I am sure many people have grown up eating because it is so tasty and easy to make! Ingredients Thinly sliced shabu shabu pork collar or pork belly 300g Potatoes 4 […]
Cabbage and Yam Brown Rice: Tefal Spherical Bowl Induction Rice Cooker Recipe
Here is my recipe for cabbage yam brown rice recipe which can all be made in one pot! Brown rice is easy to cook in the Tefal Spherical Pot Induction rice cooker as there is a special program which will pre-soak the rice in hot water before cooking it till it’s nice and fluffy — […]
Thod man goong or Thai prawn cakes are one of my wife’s favourite dishes whenever we go to a Thai restaurant. They are quite easy to make and when you make them yourselves you can be assured that of good quality prawn meat without a lot of fillers. These prawn cakes are not cheap to make! I bought 1 kg of sua lor prawns for the market for $16 and I made only six prawn cakes out of them!
AIA Vitality Cookout Showdown: Healthier recipes for a healthier you!
There is nothing more important than your health. You are only given one body and it is up to you to ensure that it functions properly for the entire time that you have on earth. Maintaining a healthy body is not difficult but it does require discipline. I get asked all the time about how […]
I am excited to share with you my latest recipe creation, a Hainanese inspired Thai Colonial Chicken Curry! Why the long name? Well, its based upon 2 recipe inspirations. One is a chicken curry that was taught to me by a Hainanese uncle more than 2 decades ago in Australia. I learnt from him how […]
Leslie’s Kuih Bingka (Bika) Ambon Recipe: Everything you need to know
There are many recipes online and I have probably looked through all of them, including the ones in Indonesian. None of them have all the information you need in order to create a kuih that looks like the one in this photo. In this post, I will share with you everything that I have learnt through the numerous attempts at making this enigmatic cake.
Hainanese Chicken Quinoa: Have a Happy Healthy National Day!
Are you familiar with quinoa? It's one of these superfoods that is high in fibre and protein which can be used as a substitute for rice. Because it is high in fibre and protein, it fills you up faster so you don't have to eat as much. You probably would have come across it in a salad at a buffet bar somewhere, but I'd bet you haven't tasted the chicken rice version of it. Its nuttiness actually complements the flavours of chicken rice very well!
According to legend, this dish of pork balls was first invented by a Yangzhou chef during the Sui Dynasty. It was then known as “Sunflower Chopped Pork” as the chef wanted to please the emperor by coming up with a dish that celebrated a local scenic spot known as Sunflower hill. (1) Later in the […]