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May 27, 2020
Bear Naked Food Stir-fry curry flower crab

Stir-fry Curry Flower Crab

One of the best dishes I had during my latest Bangkok trip (which was actually more than a year ago) was Stir-fry Curry Flower Crab. Since we are not able to travel to Thailand during this period, the only way to get my fix is to make it myself. Flower crabs are also known as 花蟹 or Blue crabs. The shell is softer than other types of crabs and the flesh is tender and sweet.
May 22, 2020
bear naked food carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting

Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What’s a good way to get your kids (or adults) to eat their vegetables? Carrot cake of course!
May 15, 2020
bear naked food easy stir fry minced pork

Easy Stir-fry Minced Pork

These days, I’m huge on preparing one-dish meals. Not only are they quick to make, cleaning up is a breeze too. Even though they are relatively simple, the meals are delicious enough to impress your guests!
May 14, 2020
bear naked food easy roasted pumpkin soup

Easy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

My daughter is a huge fan of root vegetables - pumpkin, butternut squash, sweet potato, yam, etc. And my previous Best Butternut Sweet Potato Soup was made especially for her. This Easy Roasted Pumpkin Soup is a simplified version that is super easy and nutritious to prepare.
May 8, 2020
bear naked food lemon cream pasta

Lemon Cream Pasta

Whether it is a weekday or weeknight, a bowl of pasta is extremely welcoming. So far, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like pasta. That being said, I’m usually not a huge fan when it comes to cream-based pasta but this Lemon Cream Pasta is one dish that made it to our weekly pasta rotation list.
May 5, 2020
Bear Naked Food Crispy Thai Fried Wings

Crispy Thai Fried Chicken Wings

Who could resist a plate of crispy, juicy fried chicken wings? I know I can’t. I’m pretty sure I must’ve at least 5 different fried chicken wings recipes and this Crispy Thai Fried Wings is the latest installation for 2020.
February 28, 2020
bear naked food homemade wonton in spicy chilli oil

Homemade Wonton with Spicy Chilli Oil

Go to any Sichuan restaurants and you’ll probably find Wonton in Spicy Chilli Oil (红油抄手) in their menu. The soul of this dish lies mainly in freshly made wontons and a kick-ass spicy Sichuan chilli oil. It is that simple. Or not.
November 26, 2019
Bear Naked Food Cinnamon Candied Cashew Nuts

Cinnamon Candied Cashew Nuts

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April 23, 2019
Bear Naked Food Easy Braised Enoki Mushrooms

Easy Braised Enoki Mushrooms

There are some many ways to enjoy these fungi and this Easy Braised Enoki Mushrooms recipe is a popular side dish for our meals. Pair them with a bowl of steaming rice, silky rich bowl of congee, on a bed of soft tofu and you’ll instantly have an easy and healthy meal. The tantalizing aroma of caramelized soy sauce is something I can never get enough of.
February 22, 2019
bear naked food chocolate chip cookie cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake

Chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes are probably one of the most classic teatime items that can also double up as a dessert. So imagine having these two delightful items combined into a tantalizing treat.
February 15, 2019
bear naked food sticky toffee banana cake

Sticky Toffee Banana Cake

Sticky Toffee Banana Cake is a sinful and delightful treat that is fitting for any and every occasion. Rich and aromatic banana cake drizzled with warm treacle toffee sauce would be a pleaser for anybody. It is also a perfect way to use up old bananas that would otherwise need to be thrown away.
January 11, 2019

Roasted Fig Blue Cheese Salad

My first experience with roasted fig was years ago at a popular restaurant in Singapore. It is not every day we could find fresh seasonal figs here, so when I came across in the Cold Storage, I greedily grabbed a few boxes of them.
December 5, 2018
bear naked food crispy Kimchi Potato Hash

Crispy Kimchi Potato Hash

Potato is such a versatile staple. From creamy mash to oven-roasted, every way is simply a comfort to my soul and belly. Did you know one medium potato has just about 110 calories, fat, sodium and cholesterol free? Nutrition facts aside, this Crispy Kimchi Potato Hash is really delicious to serve at brunch or as a side. The addition of kimchi is unconventional but it does add another depth of flavor to this flavourful dish!
November 7, 2018
bear naked food best soy glazed garlic shrimp

Best Soy Glazed Garlic Shrimp

In this household of hungry foodies, it is always a challenge whipping up meals daily. However, this Best Soy Glazed Garlic Shrimp has been making heavy rotation on our weeknight dinners.
October 12, 2018
bear naked food crispy fried tofu cubes

Crispy Fried Tofu Cubes

Do not believe anybody who says that vegetarian food is boring. These crispy fried tofu cubes are indulgent as they are delicious. Bites of crunchy soy goodness is paired up with the rounded and smooth combination of treacly honey and salty, umami soy sauce.
September 26, 2018
bear naked food jjambbong Korean Spicy Seafood Noodles

Jjambbong (Korean Spicy Seafood Noodles)

Jjambbong is a hybrid noodle dish having roots in Chinese cuisine and being adapted from Korean cuisine. Originally from North-East China, this noodle dish arrived in Korea with the arrival of Chinese immigrants since the 1800s, mostly from Shandong. It was then adapted to suit Korean palates, and to use Korean ingredients as a substitute to Chinese ones.
September 5, 2018
bear naked food crisp molasses cookies

Crisp Molasses Cookies

Crisp Molasses Cookies are slightly spiced cookies with added aroma and depth. Ground cinnamon and ginger gives the cookie a warm aftertaste, while ground cloves perfumes the cookie with a slightly fragrant woodiness.
August 31, 2018
bear naked food stuffed cucumber kimchi

Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi

Unlike fermented kimchi, this fresh version can be served immediately, no waiting required. Garlicky, spicy and crunchy, the addition of julienned carrots and chives give this kimchi an additional sweetness.
June 21, 2018
Bear Naked Food Thai style crispy pork belly

Thai-Style Crispy Pork Belly

This Thai-Style Crispy Pork Belly is another mouth-watering favorite snack whenever I wander around the streets in Bangkok. Now, the mere thought of deep frying is enough to put off many health Nazis, not to mention the choice of cut used as well. However, since pork fat has made it to number 8 on the list of top 100 nutritious food and we are using good quality cooking oil, making this dish at home seems to lessen my guilt on eating this intensely crispy and meltingly tender meat. Of course, in a healthy diet, all foods are okay in moderation. Pair it with a serving of refreshing salad or vegetables that are low in calories and all will be well.
May 14, 2018
Bear Naked Food Chinese-style swiss roll

Chinese-Style Swiss Roll

Growing up, I remember tagging along with mom to the local old-school confectionery store near our house to get our breakfast items. Paper wrapped sponge cake, Pandan coconut waffles, fluffy, cottony soft swiss roll. Ah, those are some of the sweet memories of my childhood.
May 2, 2018
Bear Naked Food Easy Walnut Pie

Easy Walnut Pie

- Most of the time, walnuts are often eaten on their own as a snack. Touted as the king of nuts, walnuts are not only a healthy brain food but also could help to prevent heart disease and cancer. This Easy Walnut Pie is chock-full of roasted walnuts and a warm molass-y filling.
April 18, 2018
bear naked food blackened shishito peppers with garlic chips

Blackened Shishito Peppers with Garlic Chips

- Shishito Peppers are not only packed with nutrients, they are mild in heat and release a sweet flavor when cooked. I love making this addictive appetizer as a party side dish since they taste great even at room temperature.
April 11, 2018
Bear Naked Food really good cheese and tomato lasagna

Really Good Cheese and Tomato Lasagna

- There are many different versions and most of them contain some sort of meat in the sauce, such as bolognese. However, this recipe does not contain any meat and uses only cheese and tomato. You would think how the heck do you get that rich and robust flavor of a typical lasagna? Read on.
March 16, 2018
Bear Naked Food blueberry coffee cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

- Despite the name Blueberry Coffee Cake, this delectable crumbly sweet has absolutely zero coffee content. This American-style classic cake is meant to be eaten during breakfast and goes really well with an aromatic cuppa coffee, hence the name.