Crispy Peanut Pancake (面煎粿)


Really craving this snack and found a recipe that doesn’t require starter nor yeast for the batter! The batter needs to rest for 30 minutes according the recipe. I made the peanut filling and prepared the batter the night before instead. Rested the batter overnight while I sleep and had a crispy, just-in-time breakfast right when I rolled out of Read More

Red Wine Sangria


May the last dinner of 2021 be the last Covid New Year Eve dinner for everyone. It’s been going on for way too long. We are exhausted! We stayed home in light of the Covid surge and made a simple pasta dinner. I made a red sangria to go with the pasta. It’s my first attempt and went with a Read More

Ambon Binka Honeycomb Cake


I have tried making Ambon Binka countless times. None had great success. This holiday mold came just in time for Christmas. I thought why not give it a try again? Much better. Can’t get enough chewiness out of mini cakelets however. Will try again in a larger square pan next time. Ingredients Starter 2 tsp active dry yeast 1 Tbsp all purpose Read More

Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Salmon


Finally, the long awaited do-nothing vacation has arrived. Unlike Thanksgiving, I decided I am not going to spend the holidays in the kitchen. I will cook a couple of simple meals at home and the rest of the time, we’ll just order food or eat at the restaurants. I am feeling festive and craving salmon. Cooking salmon alone wouldn’t cut Read More

Vegetarian Bee Hoon (斋米粉)


Updated Dec 21st 2021 I was inspired by Elaine’s post on Vegetarian Bee Hoon and decided to look up this old recipe. Wow, it’s been four and a half years since I last attempted this dish at home. I actually tried it twice in a row. The first time I was missing some fixings, not fully satisfied. I decided to Read More

Char Siu Pot Sticker Noodles


While in the bay area this summer, I had the opportunity to try many Singaporean dishes from several home chefs who offer hawker-style food that are closest and nearest to heart. One of my favorite dishes is Mama Judy’s Won Ton Mee that combines springy noodles, fried wontons, fresh green bok choy, and fatty-juicy char siu. Those tossing sauce that Read More

Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Panko Crust


Made this Mac and Cheese for Thanksgiving dinner when my niece visited with her two girls. I always believe Mac and Cheese is a dish for children but surprisingly, it received lots of rave reviews from the adults. I was really too busy to savor and appreciate the dish. Made it again tonight – adult version with Toscano cheese soaked Read More

Pecan Delight


Updated Dec 11th 2021 It’s that time of the year for some holiday bake. I turned to my favorite recipe from Pat for its snowy look and melt-in-the-mouth goodness. Pat passed this summer 😢. She was kind, friendly, and always shared with us the fabulous cookies she baked on Fridays. So glad that I have the opportunity to get to Read More

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

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