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January 29, 2016

Tom Yum Prawn Cookies

Festive cookies are one of the must-have goodies when it comes to celebrating Chinese New Year. This Lunar New Year, I decided to make these Tom Yum Prawn Cookies, instead of the usual traditional cookies...
January 28, 2016

Restaurant Review: New Rasa Singapura

It was a Saturday night when we decided to drop by New Rasa Singapura. Tiger chanced upon this 3-month old restaurant serving our favorite hawker food located at Tanglin Post Office (Orchard). If you are from the baby-boomers era, you would be familiar with the old Rasa Singapura (in the 80’s) located just across the current location...
January 27, 2016

Filipino Adobo Glazed Pork Ribs

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January 22, 2016

Cassava Cookies

These Cassava Cookies are definitely one of the star Chinese New Year goodies from Bengawan Solo, a local bakery that all Singaporeans could relate to (I hope). Calories aside, these cookies have a crunchy exterior but melt-in-your-mouth texture which is uniquely addictive. Thanks to the addition of parmesan cheese powder, it lent a hint of savory taste which gave these cookies that unusual sweet + savory taste.
January 20, 2016

Restaurant Style Salsa Dip

Making this Restaurant-Style Salsa Dip is so ridiculously easy. If you own a food processor or blender, then there’s no reason for you not to make it. Oh, one ingredient below worth mentioning is the can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. If you are in living in South East Asia, most likely it is not very common to see that in our local grocery stores or supermarkets...
January 15, 2016

Daifuku Mochi

Making Daifuku Mochi has always been on my to-do list but somehow, I just did not get round to making it. Until now. I’ve read horror stories about how people burnt their fingers/hands while making these sweet, soft rice balls as you have to knead and roll them into shape while they are still hot. The rice dough will not stick when cooled. Maybe that was one (or the only) factor that was delaying my mochi-making journey...
January 13, 2016

Malaysia Style Fried Porridge

Recently, there seems to be a craze going on – at least on my social media newsfeed. I’ve been seeing pictures of Fried Porridge 炒粥 shared by my friends almost too frequently. The place to go for this dish in Singapore is apparently at Delicious Coffee Shop located at Macpherson Road. According to sgfoodonfoot, they are probably the only place selling this Malaysia style dish...
January 8, 2016

15-min Stir Fried Sticky Rice

I’ve always made Chinese glutinous rice using the rice cooker method, cos that’s the beauty of using an electric rice cooker – press start and leave it to work its magic. This 15-min Stir fried Sticky Rice (生炒糯米饭) has been on my to-make list for the longest time and I’m so glad I’ve finally gotten round to making it...
January 6, 2016

Hong Kong Style Radish Cake

Happy 2016 everyone ! After OVER-indulging in all the sumptuous Christmas and New Year goodies, I’m definitely craving for some Chinese comfort food and this Hong Kong style radish cake (港式蘿蔔糕 Lo Bak Gou) is definitely one mandatory item I would order at any dim sum restaurants. Since Chinese New Year is just a month’s away, I wanted to give this recipe a test and see if it is good enough to include as one of my New Year’s dinner dishes this year...
January 1, 2016

Oven-Roasted Lady Finger Fries

My love affair with these Oven-Roasted Lady Finger Fries began years ago when I had them at one of my favorite Indian restaurants. I believe they are called Kurkure Bhindi (Spicy Deep Fried Okra). Traditionally, they are coated with spices and deep fried with chickpea flour. While the crispy thin bhindi are super delicious and addictive with every bite, it would be rather sinful to consume it on a regular basis...
December 31, 2015

Restaurant Review: Terra

Located along a row of shop houses at Tras Street, Terra has been on our eating bucket list for a while. Having read some interesting reviews online, we made a reservation for a Saturday night and headed over in anticipation. After all, Japan and Italian food are two of our favorite cuisines so we were looking forward to how they would be paired together homogeneously...
December 30, 2015

Easy Roasted Bell Peppers

When it comes to bell peppers, one of my all-time favorite cooking method is to roast these babies in the oven. Roasting brings out their natural sweetness while maintaining the nutrients. After 35 mins, you’ll be rewarded with a tray of sweet and juicy capsicum with velvety texture. These easy roasted bell peppers are perfect as a side dish, with salad or pasta, as a topping or simply on its own. Did I mention they are oh-so-ridiculously easy to make too?
December 25, 2015

Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies

This Christmas, I’ve decided to make these Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies over the usual sugar cookies. You’ll need only six ingredients to pull off this recipe. These cheese cookies have a crisp texture on the outside and crumbly on the inside. I love munching on them with a piping cup of hot tea. They are good, and I mean it...
December 25, 2015

Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies

This Christmas, I’ve decided to make these Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies over the usual sugar cookies. You’ll need only six ingredients to pull off this recipe. These cheese cookies have a crisp texture on the outside and crumbly on the inside. I love munching on them with a piping cup of hot tea. They are good, and I mean it...
December 23, 2015

Easy Roasted Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Making these easy roasted garlic button mushrooms never fails to disappoint. At least in our household. They are perfect as a side dish to go with just about any type of protein, a great dinner party starter or simply on its own...
December 18, 2015

Crispy Thai Shrimp Cake

This Crispy Thai Shrimp Cake is yet another crowd-pleasing appetizer and my favorite item to order whenever we are at Thai restaurants. This version requires no corn starch or flour so it is important to use the freshest prawns / shrimps you could get your hands on. The trick to achieving the “QQ” or bouncy effect with every bite is to “grab and slam” the prawn mixture against the bowl for several times...
December 16, 2015

No-knead Crusty Artisan Bread

When I saw the No-knead description, I was immediately sold. Believe it or not, I’m still trying overcome the fear of kneading dough for 10 mins with my bare hands. And no, I don’t have a bread machine. There is really not much arm muscle strength involved at all, maybe only when I was transporting my cast iron pot into the oven. The recipe requires the use of Dutch oven (I used a 5-quart size cast iron pot) but if you do not have it, fret not. You could use an oven safe dish with a lid, Pyrex baking dish covered tightly with aluminum foil, stainless steel pot with a lid...
December 11, 2015

Cuban Mojo Marinated Roast Pork

If you have watched “Chef”, then you must know this Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork is from that movie. The consultant chef in that movie is super generous to share his recipe! If you haven’t, I strongly urge you to buy the Blue-Ray/ DVD or download it (legally). I wouldn’t spoil the plot for you but a piece of warning - don’t watch with an empty stomach. ..
December 9, 2015

Japanese Corn Potage

If you are corn-lover like me, then you MUST make this Japanese Corn Potage. Corn Potage is a creamy corn soup made popular by Japanese. In fact, it is so popular in Japan, they are sold in vending machines. Making this sweet, velvety comfort soup takes only 20 mins and I love to freeze the leftover (if any) and enjoy it on a rainy day...
December 4, 2015

Quick and Easy Christmas Fruit Cake

I’ve been receiving multiple requests from BNF fans requesting for a fruit cake recipe. After multiple researches and few recipe tests, I’m proud to present you this Quick and Easy Christmas Fruit Cake. Actually, you could enjoy this rich and ultra-moist fruit cake anytime of the year but since Christmas is around the corner, I wanted to make this for my dad-in-law who is a huge fan of fruit cakes...
December 2, 2015

Croquetas de Jamón

Tapas-style eateries have been sprouting up in our sunny island for a while now and it seems like the trend is here to stay. If you are not familiar with the term, think of Tapas as the Spanish version of Dim Sum. Call me greedy but I love the idea of ordering small plates of savory food and be able to enjoy the different variety in one single meal. One of the must-order items on my Spanish tapas list is Croquetas de Jamón. As much as I love having them outside, it makes much more economical sense to make them at home...
November 27, 2015

Dark Chocolate Roulade with Roasted Strawberry Mousse

The name of the recipe post “Dark Chocolate Roulade with Roasted Strawberry Mousse” might sound all fancy and stuff but do not be intimated. It is really an easy-to make flour-less sponge chocolate roll filled with (lots of) light wondrous whipped cream and roasted strawberries. I decided to use a flour-less recipe for the cake as I prefer it to be lighter side and also for anyone who is looking for a gluten-free dessert recipe. Since Christmas is around the corner, this would make a wonderful dessert and centerpiece at lunch or dinner. A homemade cake just brings special joy to the holidays. The cake would not be completed without blanketing it with a layer of decadent dark chocolate fudge all over and to create that Yule Log effect, I used a fork to give it the signature peeling bark look...
November 25, 2015

Stuffed French Toast Roll Ups

Sliced bread is one of the most common breakfast items we have at home. But have you ever come across this problem where the last few slices are always left untouched? Well, at least that was what happened in BNF household.Thanks to mom’s constant waste-no-food drilling, I often save up the last few slices in the fridge and use them to make these Stuffed French Toast Roll Ups...
November 23, 2015

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

I can’t believe I’ve missed making these Balsamic Roasted Strawberries most part of my life. Well, as they say - better late than never (who is they anyway??).Roasting strawberries not only releases their natural sweetness, it also intensifies the flavor and create that syrupy jammy goodness. The acidity in the balsamic vinegar lends a slight tang to create an overall sweet and tangy mouthfeel. These balsamic roasted strawberries are perfect to go with your ice-cream, in your yogurt, on top of your breakfast pancakes and even in cakes...