Ayam buah keluak is perhaps the most important recipe for me. This dish makes its appearance every Chinese New Year and if I get it right, it means that the rest of the year is going to be prosperous and smooth sailing. Get it wrong, and dark ominous clouds start forming in the horizon!
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!
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 […]
Quick and Easy Beef Rendang with Tefal ClipsoMinut Duo Pressure Cooker
Beef rendang is one of those dishes that most people don’t bother to cook at home because of the time and effort it takes. First you need to prepare the ingredients for the rempah, then grind it and fry it till you smoke up the whole house, then add the meat and cook it for […]
There are a few dishes in my life which are so delicious when I first ate them that they can be classified as milestones in my culinary journey. Miso marinated codfish is one of them. Give me a piece of miso marinated codfish and a bowl of Japanese rice and I would be happy as a puppy getting a belly rub.