March 2, 2016
The flavor profile of Thai Pomelo Salad is prominently sweet, sour and salty. If you follow the ingredients listed below, I seriously don’t think anyone could make a bad Som-O. The key ingredients are tamarind, fish sauce and sugar. Adding coconut cream / milk gives the dressing a silky texture which I adore very much...
February 26, 2016
Growing up in a typical Asian family, rice is definitely one of the staple carbs in our family. However, I’ve never been a fan of rice. I’m more of a noodles / vermicelli girl. This Pad See Ew is perfect as a quick lunch or dinner meal. You could add any of your favorite vegetable or protein, it is that versatile. Pad means stir-fry and See Ew means soy sauce,...
February 24, 2016
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 5, 2016
I’ve always wanted to try my hands on making fortune cookies and if you are looking at ways to use up your egg whites (thanks to the Chinese New Year season + cookies making period), you could definitely consider this DIY Chinese Fortune Cookies recipe. I believe the ingredients are easily available in your pantry and the only tricky part is molding the cookies into shape. But not to be too overly concern though – I became quite an expert after my third attempt!
February 3, 2016
This ginger scallion sauce is so versatile it goes well with anything, well almost anything (except sweets or desserts, I guess). Eat it with grilled meat, seafood, toss it in noodles, rice, etc and your dish will immediately be elevated to another delectable level.
January 29, 2016
January 22, 2016
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 15, 2016
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
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
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
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
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 18, 2015
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 9, 2015
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...
November 20, 2015
November 18, 2015
In South East Asia, we are huge on corn so it is no surprise there are many different delicious versions of crunchy corn fritters from Indonesia, Thailand, India, etc. Using fresh corn kernels is vital for sweet, fresh and juicy corn fritters. They are really inexpensive and packed with tons of antioxidant benefits.
October 28, 2015
Love your kimchi but wish to skip the whole fermentation process? Then this Instant Geotjeori (Instant Kimchi) is just for you. In less than an hour, you’ll be able to savor fresh and crunchy kimchi that is packed with sweet, salty, spicy and tangy flavor.
October 16, 2015
If you don’t already know, I’m a super-duper big fan of Korean food. Do you know they actually serve different banchan (small side dishes) to Korean customers vs non-Korean customers in Korean restaurants? I contemplated so many times to learn Korean language so I could order in Korean and hopefully pass off as one, so they’ll serve me those secret speakeasy side dishes. Tiger thinks I’m Crazy – with a capital C.
September 30, 2015
A recent trip to Gyoza Ya made me fell in love with Japanese Garlic Fried Rice again. While they are famed for their specialty gyozas (either boiled or pan-fried), I was absolutely hooked on their humble-looking bowl of garlic fried rice. Every grain was super flavorful and laced with the right amount of garlicky goodness...
September 16, 2015
This is one item on our must-order list whenever we see them on the menu. To be honest, we have had our fair share of ups and downs - with the kaki fry, that is. When you bite into a perfect kaki fry, the batter should be light and crispy (not soaking with oil) and the oyster should taste like the ocean. That being said, we had some that tasted like they had been hanging out in the sewer for a while.
September 9, 2015
Whenever someone mentioned salad, images of lettuce, cucumber and tomato flashed across my mind. Of course, there are more varieties other than those mentioned above but my cognitive development for salad is pretty much tuned to that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of greens and can’t live without them in my daily meals. Soba Noodles is made from buckwheat flour. Nutrition wise, they are high in fibre and low in GI (Glycemic Index) and calories. Taste wise, they are smooth, slippery and less dense than udon. Perfect for noodles lovers (like me!) who love their starch yet don’t want to feel too guilty when indulging in them regularly.