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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.
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 5, 2017

Homemade Tater Tots

Crunchy on the outside and fluffy inside, these Homemade Tater Tots are not only a kid-pleasing favorite, even adults (like me) fall for them wholeheartedly...
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...
April 5, 2017

Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken

This is the perfect meal for anyone who is on a low carb diet, and who likes tasty food without too much fuss. Crispy and succulent chicken thighs are paired up with a simple sauce, and enjoyed with sweet, caramelized roasted garlic. Leftover roast chicken keeps extremely well, and can be enjoyed in many other ways. Leftover chicken meat can be shredded and makes a delicious sandwich filling...
March 31, 2017

Fried Chinese Pork Ribs

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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 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...
January 25, 2017

Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, etc. 3 weeks into 2017 and it is time to start fulfilling one of my top resolutions – start eating healthier food. I chose kale as I’ve always been wanting to incorporate this cruciferous vegetable in my diet. Cruciferous vegetables are unique because they are rich in glucosinolates which support detoxification and greatly reduces the risk of breast, colon and lung cancer. However, Kale has a bitter and peppery taste which might not be appeal to some people. A great way to enjoy kale is to turn them into kale chips. If you are not a fan of Kale, then perhaps these crispy salt and vinegar kale chips will convert you!...
January 13, 2017

Fall-apart Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

Mention beef stew and immediately, a comforting image of soft chunks of meat with vegetables sitting in a bowl of rich, deeply flavored brown sauce comes to mind. Contrary to popular belief, using cheap lean cuts of meat is not necessary ideal for making beef stews. When there is not enough fat marbling in the meat, they’ll just turn dry and leathery and will never ever become tender no matter how long you cook it. Trust me, I’ve seen my failed beef stew days. Nowadays, I generally stay away from packaged meat labelled as “beef for stewing” which has zero vein of fat...
November 25, 2016

3-ingredient Easy Honeycomb

Burnished and caramel sweet with a light hint of occasional bitterness, this 3-ingredient honeycomb is the perfect food to bring around with you due to its ease of preparation, and ability to keep very well. Unlike chocolate, honeycomb does not melt easily and makes a convenient sweet treat...
November 18, 2016

Honey Butter Chips (Haitai-Calbee)

Fans of Korean pop culture will know that Korean honey butter chips, are extremely popular and high in demand. Crunchy, buttery, sweet and salty, there is a reason why this snack is so addictive. Since I found some long forgotten potatoes buried at a corner in my fridge, I decided to make some Honey butter chips at home. I adapted this version from here. To make the crispiest potato chips, the key is soaking them in a vinegar solution and frying them at a lower temperature...
July 13, 2016

Fried Wonton

These delectable golden nuggets of the West aka Fried Wontons need no further introduction. I’m pretty certain every Chinese household would have made these before.
July 1, 2016

Easy Crab Cakes

I wasn’t intending on making these easy crab cakes but thanks to the leftover crab meat from my Braised Crab Meat Soup, I decided to waste no ingredient and turn them into a delectable appetizer...
June 17, 2016

Netted Spring Rolls

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June 8, 2016

Crispy Sugar Toast

One of my favorite childhood breakfast memory is munching on slices of white sandwich bread slathered with soft butter and topped with crunchy sugar. The combination of this 3-ingredient breakfast/snack item is lethally yummy. Today’s crispy sugar toast is a brilliant and oh-so-delicious way to give few-days-old bread a new life! This recipe works well with bread kept in the fridge. Using dry bread is the success for crispy toast. You could use any type of sandwich bread you like or have on hand...
May 25, 2016

Fried Hokkien Mini Meatballs

I have not met anyone (yet) who doesn’t like fried meatballs. Fried meatballs is a must for us whenever we are having steamboat. I’m not sure when this “traditional” first started but no one is contesting against it. Making these Fried Hokkien mini meatballs is a breeze, and since they were made into bite size pieces, it was even easier to pop them into the mouth. Crispy on the outside and juicy inside, these Asian flavored meatballs are great to go with just about anything...
April 8, 2016

Fried Tofu with Thai Chilli Dip

This Fried Tofu with Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce is a must-eat street food whenever we visit Thailand. They are oh-so crispy on the outside yet moist and juicy on the inside when you bite into each pieces...
March 18, 2016

Crispy Fried Onion Strings

Using just one large onion, I was able to fry up this large plate of addictively light and crispy onion strings. Beside my favorite onion rings, these homemade crispy fried onion strings are absolutely a must-have side dish to go with burgers, steaks, salads or anything you fancy. Heck, they even taste absolutely delicious on its own. It takes a lot of will power to stop picking through the pile.
March 4, 2016

Crispy-skinned Chicken Thigh

The original recipe uses chicken breast but I’m more of a thigh girl. :-P Making this crispy-skinned chicken thigh is really quite effortless, there are a couple of steps you should take note of...
February 24, 2016
Bear Naked Food Easy Roast Pork with Perfect Crackling

Easy Roast Pork with Perfect Crackling

Making this Easy Roast Pork with Perfect Crackling has been on my to-do list for the longest time. Ever since I set my eyes on the recipe, I’ve been dying to try it out. Notice the word "Easy" incorporated in the title, I’ll explain why in a bit.Traditionally, making roast pork involves marinating the meat and poking lots of tiny holes in the skin with metal skewer. Somehow, I couldn’t bring myself to go through the whole process, which is weird as I’ve subjected myself to making more elaborated dishes before. This unconventional way of roasting pork in milk (apparently it brings out the natural sweetness of the meat) and wine with zero poking involved was something I’ve not come across. Truth be told, I was super skeptical yet intrigued to see the end result...
February 12, 2016

Sweetheart Palmiers

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I’m making these Sweetheart palmiers for Tiger. I made my own pink sugar by adding a drop of red food color to the granulated sugar. Palmiers are deliciously sweet, crispy snacks made of puff pastry and sugar. These fancy little treats are also known as elephant ears and butterfly (could you make out the resemblance?). Since only two ingredients are needed to make palmiers, the star ingredient, which is the puff pastry plays an important role...