February 25, 2022
bear naked food cast-iron seared steak

Cast-iron Seared Steak

To me, a perfect steak should be gloriously brown and crusty on the outside and juicy in the centre. If you are a steak lover, forget about non-stick pans or stainless steel skillets. I highly recommend you investing in a cast-iron pan. It will change the way your steak looks and tastes.
February 14, 2022
Bear Naked Food Chinese Salt & Pepper Prawns

Chinese Salt & Pepper Prawns

Are you a shrimp / prawn person? Well, I am. They are so versatile and readily available at most local markets and supermarkets, I find myself using them whenever I need to whip up a quick meal. If you are not a fan of prawn, you could try using squid, chicken or even tofu as your choice of protein.
February 10, 2022
bear naked food strawberry chocolate wafer parfait

Strawberry Chocolate Cookie Parfait

Valentine’s Day is a day to be romanced and a stunning homemade dessert is always a good idea to pamper your partner. Over the past V-days, I’ve made Be My Valentine Chocolate Cookies, Sweetheart Palmiers, Crème Brulee, Tiramisu in a Cup. This year, I’m making an easy, delicious dessert that does not involve any baking. This show-stopping Strawberry chocolate Wafer Parfait is sure to put a smile on that special someone’s face that you love!
February 9, 2022
Bear Naked Food Restaurant-style Seafood Marinara Pasta

Restaurant-Style Seafood Marinara Pasta

I love pasta. There’s something comforting in serving a one pot / one pan meal. Plus, it makes cleaning up much easier too. There are lots of variations of Seafood Marinara Pasta, you could add any type of seafood you like to make it really flavorful. I used fresh prawns and squid. I couldn’t find any clams but that would be one of the seafood I uses regularly.
January 28, 2022
Bear Naked Food No-Bake Snowflake Crisp Milk Nougat

No-Bake Snowflake Crisp Milk Nougat

Have you tried this well liked Taiwanese snack called Snowflake Crisp Milk Nougat (雪花酥 / 雪Q餅)? It is so popular that people started making them at home, especially during Chinese New Year and it quickly went viral all over the internet few years ago. In fact, it is the new trending Chinese New Year homemade treat! Nougat crackers are very popular in Taiwan. Think of a sweet, chewy soft nougat sandwiched between two pieces of salty crackers. The sweet and salty combination is really addictive.
January 26, 2022
Bear Naked Food Double Treasures Fish Maw Soup

Double Treasures Fish Maw Soup

Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar new year. Truth be told, it is the food that gets me excited! I especially look forward to the yearly reunion dinner where family members would all gather on New Year’s Eve and enjoy a sumptuous feast. Symbolic ingredients like abalone, fish, chicken, noodles will always make their appearance on the dining table. Whatever you decide to cook, Chinese New Year is a time to show generosity, abundance and indulgence during this period, so be sure to prepare plentiful.
January 18, 2022
Bear naked Food Essential Chinese Sauces

Essential Chinese Sauces

It has been years since I’ve shared the post on “Essential Thai Sauces” to fill your pantry, and thanks to the suggestion from numerous readers, I’ve put together the “Essential Chinese Sauces” used in Chinese cooking.
December 20, 2021

Multi Cooker Lu Rou Fan (滷肉飯)

Few years ago, I’ve shared a popular Taiwanese staple dish - Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice). I can’t remember how many times I’ve made this dish and every time, it never fails to hit the spot. Recently, I’ve been making Lu Rou Fan with the all-in-one multi cooker I’ve acquired. I’m loving the sauté and sauce thickening functions. Most traditional pressure cookers do not come with these functions hence, I find myself using the multi cooker more these days. Tough cuts of meat can be tenderized in minutes, it is perfect for stews, soups and rice.
December 17, 2021
Bear Naked Food Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Bundt cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

This year, instead of baking the traditional fruit cake or log cake for Christmas, I’m going to go with a stunning Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze. The name might sound a mouthful, but honestly, it is really not that complicated to make.