Teochew Png Kueh 潮州饭桃 (Steamed Glutinous Rice Cake)


Updated Oct 24th, 2021 It’s been more than two years since we last tasted this kueh from my mother-in-law, that’s how long we haven’t visited Singapore since Covid started! Our next trip home is not until Feb next year. I decided to make this kueh again just to curb the cravings. Some will also be frozen so that the girls Read More

Sugarless, Flourless Banana, Carrot, and Fig Muffins


I made these True Food muffins for Hanna. Last time I published the carrot, parsnip, zuchinni bread recipe, she told me to make it for her when she visits during Thanksgiving. Since Hillary is visiting her in New York to celebrate their birthday together, I decided to surprise her with these hand-delivered mini muffins 😄. These muffins smell so good Read More

Air Fried Shisshito Peppers


I have fallen in love with my Philips Air Fryer lately. It’s so easy to just put whatever you want to cook in the basket, turn the knob, and wallah, it’s done! We tried Shishito Peppers at Scrollbar Waterside Kitchen in Redwood Shores. It was so good and it brought us back to the restaurant over and over again. Scrollbar Read More

Mee Goreng


Updated Oct 17th, 2021 I wrote this post exactly 3 years ago but never published it. Tried to cook this dish again and followed the recipe to the t. Still good 👍. Though I think it might be better to divide the ingredients into 2 portions and fried separately. My wok is just too small to stir everything together in Read More

Teriyaki Chicken


Recipe #2 that I am trying from the True Food cookbook. I didn’t know that I could make teriyaki sauce out of fruits! Pineapple, apple, ginger, and oranges are the key ingredients in this teriyaki sauce. Surprisingly, the result truly tastes like teriyaki, except it has a much thicker consistency. I bought brown rice medley from Trader Joes and cooked Read More

Tofu Pudding with Ginger Syrup (豆腐花)


I didn’t know we can make Tofu Pudding at home till I found out that Mama Judy offers it on her bay area home delivery menu. It was so good👍! Since moving to Scottsdale, I can no longer order food from her and has to make it myself. This my first attempt. Turns out pretty good. The Pudding is jiggly Read More

Chicken Rice (海南鸡饭)


Updated Oct 12th 2021 Recently, an Indonesian friend Farah told me she likes the Singapore dish Nasi Hainan. I was surprised that I have never heard of this dish even though I am born and bred in Singapore. After a few head scratching moments, I realized she was referring to Hainanese Chicken Rice! Updated this post with pictures for the Read More

Carrot-Parsnip-Zucchini Bread


After 5 months of feasting on hawker-style Singaporean food from home chefs in the bay area, we are now back in Scottsdale. While I will miss those food a lot, I am glad that ordering these carb-heavy menu items is no longer an option. It’s time to be my own home chef and fix some healthy meals! There is a Read More

Mango Sago Pomelo


Updated Sep 21st, 2020 We hosted Ramesh and Vibhav for a backyard lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. A get-together with friends and family in 2020 is unusual to say the least. A clear sky with clean (good enough) air is also unusual in California after a disastrous summer of fire storms. We are ready to put summer and 2020 Read More

Chwee Kueh (Steamed Rice Cake with Minced Preserved Raddish Topping)


Updated Oct 3rd, 2021 How time flies! It’s been 7 years since I first published this receipe? Where did the time go?! Craving Chwee Kueh again and got an updated batter recipe from home chef Mama Judy. First Published Oct 27th, 2014 Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 (Makes about 20 Chwee Kueh using standard Chwee Read More

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