Asian

December 5, 2017
Bear Naked Food Thai Fried Sweet Potato Balls

Fried Thai Sweet Potato Balls

-It was love at first bite when I sunk my teeth into these Fried Thai Sweet Potato Balls at a store located inside the Thai Supermarket at Golden Mile Complex. Also known as ‘Kanom Kai Nok Krata’ (in Thai), this addictive street food is extremely crunchy on the outside, yet it collapsed into a soft and chewy goodness with a hollow centre.
November 1, 2017
Bear Naked Food Caramelized char siew

Caramelized Char Siew

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October 25, 2017
Bear Naked Food Steamed Yam Cake

Steamed Yam Cake

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October 4, 2017
Bear Naked Food tender braised pork belly

Tender Braised Pork Belly

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September 20, 2017
Bear Naked Food Homemade Grilled Chicken Meatballs

Homemade Grilled Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

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September 15, 2017
Bear Naked Food Korean Mushroom Porridge

Korean Mushroom Porridge

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July 7, 2017
Bear Naked Food Best Golden Fried Rice

Best Golden Fried Rice

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July 3, 2017
Bear Naked Food How to make spring onion curls

How to make Spring Onion Curls

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June 28, 2017
Bear Naked Food Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Ribs

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Ribs

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June 16, 2017
Bear Naked Food Thai Grilled Pork Neck

Thai Grilled Pork Neck

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June 7, 2017
Bear Naked Food Cheese Tonkatsu

Cheese Tonkatsu

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June 2, 2017
Bear Naked Food Crispy Wings Gyoza

Crispy Wings Gyoza

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May 26, 2017
Bear Naked Food Ayam Penyet Indonesian Smashed Fried Chicken

Ayam Penyet (Indonesian Smashed Fried Chicken)

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May 24, 2017
Bear Naked Food Sambal Chili

Sambal Chili

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May 19, 2017

Ipoh Chicken and Prawn Noodle Soup

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May 17, 2017

Green Mango Salad (Som Tam Mamuang)

So far, there’s no one I know who doesn’t like Som Tam. If you are not familiar with Som Tam, it is a staple item in every Thai restaurants’ menu. “Som” means sour and “Tam” refers to the method that is used to make this salad. Typically the dish uses green papaya, but green mango is a pretty popular choice here too. When I came across some green mangoes at the Thai Supermarket at Golden Mile Complex, I immediately grabbed half a dozen and came home immediately to make this Green Mango Salad. Oh, I also picked up this bag of Thai pickling garlic. They are smaller than normal garlic and the flavor is milder, which is usually used for Thai salads. You could substitute with any other garlic too...
April 26, 2017

Copycat IKEA Fried Chicken Wings

Besides their affordable furniture and home furnishing, IKEA Singapore is also well known for their great range of meals and snacks. In fact, their Swedish Meatballs and Fried Chicken Wings are the most popular items to order. *Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Ever since I posted my Better-than-Ikea Swedish Meatballs last year, I’ve been wanting to recreate my own copycat version of IKEA Chicken Wings. After two rounds of kitchen testing, I think this is it. Actually, my test testers think these wings are better than IKEA’s...
April 21, 2017

Korean BBQ Chicken Leg

Bold and bright flavors are the main characteristics of Korean cuisine. And this Korean-scented BBQ chicken leg is no exception. Crispy, salty and wonderfully moist, it is an ideal dish to be paired up with some Korean alcohol such as soju or makgeolli. If you intend to host or take part in a BBQ party, this chicken dish is extremely ideal and will be a definite favorite amongst family and friends. Just half cook the chicken in the oven before finishing it on the grill afterwards. The reason why this has to be done, it to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked before the marinade starts to burn. Garlic and soy sauce are excellent marinade ingredients. However, they do burn fast when being cooked on an open flame. Therefore, it is better to precook the chicken before finishing it off on the BBQ...
March 31, 2017

Fried Chinese Pork Ribs

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March 22, 2017

Braised Turnip Rice Bowl

This delicious and comforting dish is simple as it is nutritious. Minced pork and turnip are braised in a thick and fragrant sauce before being doused over steaming white rice. Perfect for rainy days, and as a late night supper. Another upside to this dish is how versatile it can be. Minced pork can always be substituted with minced chicken or minced beef for a slightly different, but equally delicious meal. Likewise, daikon radish also makes an excellent substitute for the turnip. Having this mouthwatering dish over steaming Japanese rice provides a delightful alternative to the usual white jasmine rice as well...
March 15, 2017

Marbled Tea Leaf Egg

Whenever I pass by night markets or Chinese Medical halls, the aromatic whiffs of tea leaf egg never fails to make my tummy rumble. If you are unfamiliar with tea leaf eggs, they are a typical Chinese street food originated from China and found commonly all across China and Southeast Asia, especially Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. The eggs are cooked and simmered in a spiced tea broth. The spices use to flavor the tea broth usually consist of cinnamon, star anise and soy sauce. The use of black tea and dark soy sauce is what gives the tea leaf eggs their signature dark color...
March 10, 2017

Firecracker Prawn Roll

Being an Asian, making spring rolls has always been a regular cooking activity at home. There’s nothing complicated in making them, perhaps the only part you’ll need a little practice is wrapping them nicely. When I came across these Firecracker Prawn Rolls from The Woks of Life, I was eager to try them. They are whole deshelled prawns marinated with a spicy chilli dressing and wrapped individually with spring roll wrappers. Because of their shape and color, they do resemble Chinese firecrackers, minus the explosion...
February 24, 2017

Custard French Toast

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February 22, 2017

Chitose Agriculture Initiative Recipe Collaboration: Crispy Chives Pancakes

The final ingredient I've chosen from CAI’s omakase box is none other than these Chinese chives (Kochi). Filled with Vitamin E, B-carotene and Allicin, regular consumption of Chinese Chives can help to purify your blood, boost your immunity and has anti-aging properties. I’m a big fan of Chinese Chives, be it in dumplings or as stir-fry, it is a regular ingredient in my fridge. This Crispy Chives Pancakes recipe is modified from the popular Chinese Spring Onion / Green Onion Pancakes. In my humble opinion, the texture of a perfect Chinese pancake should be light, crispy and flaky all at the same time. It should be bursting with a substantial amount of the star ingredient – Chinese chives. This recipe is just that...