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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.
December 12, 2021
Bear Naked Food Sugar Candied Cranberries

Sugar Candied Cranberries

This is actually my first time making these Sugar Candied Cranberries and I just can’t stop gushing over how pretty and festive they look. The steps are so simple there is no reason why you should not roll up your sleeves and make them.
November 10, 2021
Bear Naked Food Crazy Fudgy Dark Chocolate Mini Cake

Crazy Fudgy Dark Chocolate Mini Cake

It’s been raining quite a bit these days. There’s nothing better to perk up my mood by having some chocolate! To be honest, I’ve been struggling to come up with a perfect name for this recipe. I have to do justice to this insanely luscious and decadent chocolate dessert. Think of it as a lovechild between chocolate mousse and molten lava cake. In the end, I went with Crazy Fudgy Dark Chocolate Mini Cake.
October 29, 2021
Bear Naked Food Air Fry Ikan Bakar

Air Fry Ikan Bakar

Six years ago, I’ve shared my Balinese Ikan Bakar recipe using a grill pan. With the invention of smart kitchen appliance like air fryer, you could cook almost any type of food with it. Air fryer is essentially a small convection oven that circulates hot air at high speed (source: Wikipedia) These days, I’ve been heavily relying on my air fryer to make meals.
October 27, 2021
Easy Moist French Apple Cake

Easy Moist Apple Cake

When it comes to baking, there are certain rules we need to abide to in order for the final product to turn out right. There are definitely times when I’ve encountered recipes that require tons of steps and techniques that beginner bakers might not be familiar with. This Easy Moist Apple Cake is the complete opposite. Not only is it easy to put together, it is so forgiving that there is really little chance for failure. The end product is a wonderfully moist buttery cake with generous mouthful of chunky apples.
October 8, 2021
Bear Naked Food Creamy Crab Croquette

Creamy Crab Croquette

When my fried food craving sets in, this Creamy Crab Croquette would be a great fix. Crispy exterior with a light creamy filling, croquettes are very versatile and relatively easy to make. Instead of crab, you could use ham, ground meat, octopus, corn, etc.
August 5, 2021
bear naked food crispy potato patty with blueberry salsa

Crispy Potato Patty with Blueberry Salsa

Blueberries are not only great on pancakes, toast and in muffins, you could also use them to spice up savory dishes. Blueberries, with their sweet yet discreet flavor is perfect to mix in salads or as a sauce. The sweet and salty combination will definitely liven up your meals. We are huge fans of homemade salsa but instead of using fresh tomatoes (Which is usually the default choice), I’ve decided to make it with fresh blueberries! This simple yet delicious homemade blueberry salsa makes a perfect topping for your favorite tacos, nachos and of course this crispy potato patty! Store leftover salsa in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
July 30, 2021
Bear Naked Food Easy Baked Blueberry Crumble

Easy Baked Blueberry Crumble

My love for blueberries has definitely shined throughout this entire blog ever since I’ve started my Bear Naked Food journey. And today, I’m sharing with you another deeply comforting and delicious recipe – Easy Baked Blueberry Crumble. Delicious and versatile, you could serve it warm or cold. We simply love to pair it with a scoop (or two if we are in an indulging mood!) of vanilla ice-cream to make it a perfect dessert.
July 24, 2021
Bear Naked Food The best Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Best Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie

Even though I’ve never visited Levain Bakery in New York, there are enough videos online to prove they are arguably the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie in Manhattan. Search for “Levain Cookie” in YouTube or the internet and you’ll find tons of online tutorials on how to make these thick and chunky cookies. They are crisp on the outside and moist in the centre. They are SERIOUSLY delicious!
July 13, 2021
Bear Naked Food Easy Chinese Shrimp Cake

Easy Chinese Shrimp Cake

Looking for a dish that pleases both adults and children? Then this Easy Chinese Shrimp Cake recipe is for you. Shrimps or prawns are a lean source of protein and low in fat so it is pretty much a guilt-free food in my opinion. The ingredients used is widely available and you’ll probably have most of it in your pantry.
July 5, 2021
bear naked food plant-based mapo tofu

Plant-based Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu is a dish that needs no introduction to most food aficionados. This humble dish of minced pork and tofu originated from Sichuan province and the spicy, numbing sensation that hits your palate is the signature profile flavor you can’t miss. Instead of using ground pork, I’ve chosen plant-based ground meat as the protein. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with plant-based meat and am quite pleased with the results.
April 28, 2021
bear naked food soy and vinegar crispy potatoes

Soy and Vinegar Crispy Potatoes

Potatoes are so versatile there are so many ways to cook them. Recently, I’ve fallen for these Soy and Vinegar Crispy Potatoes. They are bold in flavor and simply delicious (if I may so say myself). I’ve always been a fan of salt and vinegar everything, so if you are like me, this recipe is for you.
March 15, 2021
bear naked food crispy fried fish bones

Crispy Fried Fish Bones

As far as I could remember, mom has always taught us the importance of not wasting food. I recall she would store tons of chicken, pork and fish bones in the freezer. One of my all-time favorite snacks is this Crispy Fried Fish Bones. Frying has a knack for bringing out some of the best flavors.
February 1, 2021
bear naked food thai style prawn with glass noodle

Thai Style Prawn with Glass Noodle

This Thai Style Prawn with Glass Noodle is just one of the many items we would order from a Thai food menu. Honestly, there is nothing complicated to this dish. Apart from using fresh prawn, the combination of soy sauce, oyster sauce creates a flavorful umami-rich taste to the dish, while the prawn and cabbage amp up the natural sweetness. The bean vermicelli tends to soak up the flavor of the sauce, and that’s how it’s supposed to be.
January 26, 2021
Bear Naked Food Thai Style Steamed Sea bass

Thai Style Steamed Sea Bass

Whenever we are in Bangkok, Thai Style Steamed Sea Bass is one of the must-order items for us. Now you can replicate this steamed fish at the comfort of your home. In Thailand, the most common fish to use for this recipe is sea bass. I’ve tried it with grouper and barramundi too. Instead of whole fish, you could use whole fillet as well.
January 13, 2021
Bear Naked Food Chinese Cashew Cookies

Chinese Cashew Cookies

It’s that time of the year again where home bakers would fire up their ovens, break out their “weapons” and start their annual festive baking marathon. How could I miss out on all the fun and action, right? I have been making these for many, many years and everyone who tries them agrees they’re out-of-this-world delicious! I could not believe I‘ve not share this recipe here.
January 6, 2021
Bear Naked Food Best Spaghetti Bolognese

Best Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is one of our favorite weeknight dinners. I’ve made this dish countless times and every time without fail, our house always smells like a Trattoria in Italy. Most traditional Bolognese recipes call for red wine but I chose to omit it since we might not always have that in our fridge. Honestly, I love it as it is.
November 24, 2020
Bear Naked Food Chinese Fried Fish Soup

Chinese Fried Fish Soup

Chinese Sliced Fish Soup is a staple dish found in every hawker centre in Singapore. It is believed to have originated from the Teochews. Today’s Chinese Fried Fish Soup is another version where chunk of fish head bones and sliced fish are battered lightly with corn flour and flash fried into golden crispy chunks. While it is important to use fresh fish when making fish soup, the soul of this dish I believe, is in its luscious and rich broth. To achieve that signature ‘milky’ soup base, the trick is to keep boiling the broth over high heat for 10 to 15 mins to release the collagen and essence from the fish bones.
October 30, 2020
bear naked food steamed clams with white wine butter sauce

Steamed Clams in White Wine Butter Sauce

I’ve lost track of how many clam recipes I’ve written over the years but I’m not complaining. Clams are just incredibly sweet and succulent. They are also a lean source of protein and rich in minerals and vitamins. This Steamed Clams in White Wine Butter Sauce is so easy and forgiving and literally takes about 5 to 7 minutes to put together. You could also omit the white wine and replace with clam or chicken stock.
October 23, 2020
Bear Naked Food Easy Sir-Fry Honey Garlic Chicken

Easy Air-Fry Honey Garlic Chicken

Air fry cooking needs no introduction and if you’re like me, always looking for new ways to make easy, healthy and delicious food, then this recipe is for you. Initially, I was skeptical and hesitant in using air fryers. After all, I had gone without it for so long and using “air” to cook food? I was so not convinced the end product will taste good. Two years later, I’m absolutely enamored with air fryers.
October 9, 2020
Bear Naked Food Easy Baked Apple Crisp

Easy Baked Apple Crisp

Hmm…where do I begin to describe my love for this Baked Apple Crisp? I think it was years ago when I “accidentally” ordered it on a menu, mistaking it as apple pie instead. When it came, I was like okay, it ain’t apple pie but it smelled absolutely heavenly. Upon first taste, I fell in love with this dessert. Think crunchy oatmeal cluster with warm, juicy spiced apples.