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August 7, 2020
Bear Naked Food flower clams in garlic butter sauce

Flower Clams in Garlic Butter Sauce

Clam is one of my all-time favorite bivalve molluscs. The good ones are super briny and reminds me of the ocean. Preparing and cooking fresh live clams are actually not daunting at all. I’ve actually shared a post on how to clean out bits of sand often found in the clams. The last thing I want when I’m enjoying my clams is to bite on gritty sand with my teeth.
August 3, 2020
Bear Naked Food Fried Pork Lard

Fried Pork Lard

Okay, today’s recipe post is for every pork lard (猪油渣) lovers out there. Before you health fanatics shoot me the evil look, pork fat is actually ranked 8th in a list of 100 foods which provide the best balance of a person’s daily nutritional requirements. However, I always believe moderation is the key when consuming all types of food so I wouldn’t recommend eating the whole tub of pork lard at one-go. Tempting, but no. In case you are not aware, there are actually two ways of making pork lard.
July 29, 2020
Bear Naked Food Teochew Steamed Yam Paste Orh Nee

Teochew Steamed Sweet Yam Paste (Orh Nee)

A quintessential old school Teochew dessert with decades of history and nostalgia. This warm and smooth yam paste is bursting with sweetness and a great comfort to many older Singaporeans, as well as a sizeable number of those in the younger generation. Traditionally, Teochew Orh Nee is made by cooking with sugar and shallot oil. This simplified and healthier version uses no oil and the amount of sugar is kept to minimal.
July 22, 2020
Bear Naked Food Homemade Vegetable Spring Roll

Homemade Vegetable Spring Roll

There is a certain joy with making homemade dim sum bites such as spring rolls that can be easily bought frozen from the supermarket, yet simple and therapeutic to make. Once you have mastered the simple craft in making these at home, there are a plethora of variations for an array occasions which these can be ideal for.
July 15, 2020
bear naked food miso-butter mushroom pasta

Miso-Butter Mushroom Pasta

When I first came across the combination of miso and butter years ago, my mind was blown away. This wonderful umami bomb of savoriness can be added to almost every dish. Slab it on grilled meat, seafood, steamed vegetables, etc and it will instantly elevate into a winning dish. This Miso-Butter Mushroom Pasta is a regular weekday affair on our dining table. Everyone at the table loves it, so there’s no reason to mess with a successful recipe.
July 8, 2020
Bear Naked Food Best Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Best Lemon Buttermilk Cake

If there is one cake I would make over and over again, it’ll have to be this Lemon Buttermilk Cake. When I first came across this an episode of Genius recipe from Food52, I immediately bookmarked it and broke out newly acquired Bundt pan.
July 3, 2020
bear naked food golden salted egg prawns

Golden Salted Egg Prawns 金沙虾碌

It would be a mistake to not include this Golden Salted Egg Prawns in my recipe archive. This dish is one of the most popular items to order in Chinese seafood restaurants. At least in Singapore. This recipe uses fresh salted egg yolks, not the powder kind that comes from a bag. I’m a purist when it comes to salted egg yolk sauce.
July 2, 2020
how to steam salted egg yolks

How to Steam Salted Egg Yolk

It’s been a while since I posted any tips and this post is dedicated to all salted egg lovers!
June 26, 2020
bear naked food Chinese Air-fry pork belly

Chinese Air-Fry Pork Belly

There are simple pleasures in life that make our day. This Chinese Air-Fry Pork Belly is definitely one of them. Crispy on the outside and juicy within, these mouth-watering pieces of meat nuggets are perfect for any occasion.
June 24, 2020
bear naked food fried calamari

Fried Calamari (Calamari Fritti)

I’m a self-confessed squid aka calamari lover. Be it steamed, grilled and of course fried, I can’t seem to get enough of this cephalopod. But not when they are all chewy and rubbery. I’m talking about the sweet and succulent kind with just enough bounce to keep my jaw in business.
June 17, 2020
Bear Naked Food Hokkien Ngoh Hiang

Hokkien Ngoh Hiang (五香 Fried Meat Rolls)

Recently, there has been an influx on ads selling Ngoh Hiang online. And most of them “originated” from their grandmas’ secret recipes. Few weeks ago, my beloved sis ordered from this insta-famous retailer with 100% positive reviews so it must be good, right? Well, all I could say is she won’t be ordering from them anymore. So I decide to get in touch with my Hokkien roots and make some. But first, I have to do my own research. My late grandma did not have pass down any secret Ngoh Hiang recipe to me. Plus, there are two versions – Hokkien and Teochew Ngoh Hiang. Do you know what the difference between these two types is?
June 12, 2020
Bear Naked Food Hilton DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie

Hilton DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie

I gotta admit - this is my first time trying the Hilton DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie. Since DoubleTree by Hilton released their official recipe couple months ago, I’ve been urged by family members and friends to replicate these highly popular cookies (more than 30 million consumed every year*) that are even baked in space. Yes, you heard it right. Who says astronauts can’t bake?
June 10, 2020
Bear Naked Food Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Honey Glazed Pork Chops

If you are looking for a quick yet delicious meal, these Honey Glazed Pork Chops is the answer. I like to serve them with boiled broccoli and steamed rice to soak up the juices and glaze. The combination of sides is endless, so just go with your imagination and preference.
June 5, 2020
Bear Naked Food Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice

Living in a tropical part of the world means we get access to exotic fruits like Papaya, Pineapple, Dragon fruit, Mango, etc, all year round. The sweet and savory combination of this Thai national dessert is something you can’t really get enough of.
June 3, 2020
Bear Naked Food Lemon Cream Cheese Chiffon Cake

Lemon Cream Cheese Chiffon Cake

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with lemons. I love everything lemon. There’s something about that tangy, puckering taste that leaves me wanting for more, especially in baked goods.
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.