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June 12, 2015

Char Kway Teow 炒粿條

One of our Singapore’s favorite iconic dish is definitely Char Kway Teow 炒粿條. Some might spell it as Char Kuey Tiao. Whichever version you prefer, it is literally translated as stir-fried rice noodles. The ingredients are pretty standard – fish cake, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts, egg but the “star” of this dish could well be the ‘see hum’ (aka cockles)...
June 10, 2015

Chwee Kueh 水粿 Water Rice Cakes

A big high five to my fellow Singaporeans who grew up eating Chwee Kueh as part of your childhood! Today’s post is dedicated to you. When I decided to feature recipes for the upcoming SG50 to celebrate Singapore’s jubilee year, Chwee Kueh was the first item that popped up in my mind...
June 5, 2015

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Hooray for all gluten-intolerant chocolate cake fans! Today’s recipe is all about chocolate. NO flour allowed. This is a rich and decadent chocolate cake but yet light and fluffy at the same time. Think soufflé – in the form of a cake. Heck, perhaps I should've just called it Chocolate Soufflé Cake! The original recipe calls for 4 ingredients but I added in a pinch of salt to elevate the chocolatey goodness. Sneaky, right?...
June 3, 2015

King Prawns with Ginger and Spring Onions 姜葱大虾

Over Chinese festive occasions or celebrations, one of the popular seafood items many of us would include is prawns. In this part of the world, we call them prawns rather than shrimps...
May 29, 2015

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Recently, I’ve been going town at strawberries. They seemed to be crying out “Buy me!” whenever I walked past the fruits section in supermarkets. So the star of today’s Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes recipe is none other than strawberry! They are incorporated in the batter, frosting and also in the center of the cupcakes.
May 27, 2015

Crispy Bak Kwa Cookies

For the benefit of non-Singaporeans/Malaysians, Bak Kwa aka 'Rou Gan', is a sweet-savory Chinese pork jerky. It is often made with pork although there are other variations such as beef and chicken. The pork is marinated with sugar, salt, soy sauce and spices before air drying on bamboo racks for hours. The marinated meat is then grilled over hot charcoal to attain that signature smoky aroma. What you get in the end is thin square pieces of sweet and savory succulent barbecued meat that taste better with every bite. Okay, you can wipe that drool off your mouth now...
May 22, 2015

Doritos Crusted Wings

Doritos + chicken wings. Is that combination possible? The answer is yes. My daughter is a huge fan of Doritos (Cool Ranch flavor), so you could imagine how excited she was when I made these. Thanks to the good people from Froth who gave me this inspiration...
May 21, 2015

Strawberry Sunrise Fizz

Who says alcohol is the only way to celebrate festive occasions? Non-alcoholic drinks aka virgin drinks are as pretty as they are delicious. Since strawberries are in season now, I managed to snag a few boxes at a super low price...
May 20, 2015

Arugula Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and Lemon Garlic Dressing

Arugula aka salad rocket is one of our favorite leaves when it comes to putting together salads. The Italians called them "Rucola". They have a warm, peppery taste which I absolutely fell in love with when I tried them more than a decade ago...
May 15, 2015

Lemon Glazed Pound Cake

Have you ever wonder what exactly is “Pound” in Pound Cake? I did. Back in the olden days, pound cakes were traditionally made with 1 pound of egg, 1 pound of sugar, 1 pound of flour…well you get the drift. I can only imagine the amount of cake they had to eat...
May 14, 2015

Homemade Hot Chocolate

It is hard to resist sipping a cuppa hot chocolate especially on a rainy day. Making your own homemade hot chocolate is really one of the simplest yet therapeutic way to unwind. You don’t even have to use any fancy cocoa powder for this recipe...
May 13, 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin

When it comes to donuts, I always opt for original flavor – plain coated with generous amount of sugar. This Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin is a marriage between sugar Donut and muffin cake. Think a soft fluffy muffin that tastes like Donut...
May 8, 2015

Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup

This soup has all the ingredients (well, except sour cream which, I’m not really a fan of) of a loaded baked potato – baked potato topped with cheese, bacon and spring onions. When I was making this soup, the kitchen was filled with a wonderful aroma, it felt like I was in an American diner!...
May 7, 2015

Osmanthus Flower Jelly with Wolfberries

Mothers in the world unite! Today’s recipe is dedicated to all the amazing mommies out there. Whichever age group you belong to, one thing we all have in common is we strive to keep ourselves healthy and vigor for our children and family, right?...
May 6, 2015

Crispy Thai Laab Meatballs

If you are fan of Thai Laab (minced meat salad), then you will love this crispy fried version. The soul of this dish is the toasted sticky rice. It gives the pork that crunchy texture and roasted fragrance. Your laab wouldn’t be the same without it...
May 1, 2015

Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumlets

For those of you who had made the Christmas Tandoori Chicken, a big pat on the back! Thank you for all the positive comments and I’m so happy it worked out for you. If you are not aware by now, we love our Indian food. So much so I dedicated a shelf on my pantry just for Indian spices...
April 29, 2015

Spicy Glazed Candied Pecans

Few days ago, while topping up my baking supplies at Sun Lik, I chanced upon bags of pecan nuts in their fridge. My eyes immediately went “KLING!” and grabbed a bag. One thing I learn about storing nuts, (especially pecan and walnut) in our super humid weather is they need to be refrigerated. The last batch of pecan I bought at another place (no refrigeration) was a disappointment...
April 24, 2015

Simple No-Cook Penne Arrabbiata

What is Arrabbiata? For those who are not familiar with this word, “Arrabbiata” means “angry” in Italian. When translated into Italian cooking, it means a spicy tomato sauce made with garlic, tomatoes and red chili. Think pomodoro (tomato) sauce with a spicy kick...
April 22, 2015

Peri-Peri Chicken Drumlets (Nandos)

When Nando’s first opened up in Singapore on 2010, long snaking queues could be seen outside their first restaurant at Bugis Junction. Nando’s is famous for their Peri-Peri Afro-Portuguese flame-grilled chicken. Peri-Peri means African Bird’s Eye Chili. The secret of their success is in the peri-peri sauce...
April 17, 2015

Almost Famous Amos Cookies

I’m a Famous Amos cookie junkie. Especially the no-nut chocolate chip version. That way, I could enjoy the sweet, chocolatey, buttery goodness in every bite. While it is tempting to “up-size” the purchase (100 g free for every 300 g purchased), I was disciplined enough to buy no more than 100 g each time...
April 15, 2015

Frozen Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon is really one of my all-time favorite fruit. It’s juicy, sweet and so easy to eat. Tiger bought back a whole watermelon few days ago. After devouring ¾ of it, we are left with ¼ and it was then I decided to turn it into something else...
April 10, 2015

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Between Tiger (aka the love of life) and I, can you guess who the bigger sweet tooth in the family is? Judging from the way I phrased the question, quick witted readers would have gotten the answer right in a heartbeat. There’s no other way to describe except that I married an ice cream monster. A rather attractive one I must say. If the kitchen police were to raid our freezer, they would definitely find at least a tub (if not two) of frozen treat in there...
April 8, 2015

Tasty Pasta for Kids

Getting kids to eat their vegetables has always been an ongoing battle. I was a living example. I used to detest eating fibrous part of those pesky greens or really any other parts that didn’t resemble the leaves. Those were donkey years ago and now, I can’t live without my greens at every meal. Okay, enough about me...
April 3, 2015

Deep Fried Black Eyed Peas

If you are a food network junkie like me, you would've come across the segment “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” where star spangled chefs would describe their favorite food (mostly American) they would indulge in their free time...