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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

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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

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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

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Chipotle Chicken Taco


I was clearing the freezer and found a few pieces of frozen Chipotle chicken. Before EK clean up and put the grill away, I made him grill them. It was a quick and easy dinner. Ingredients Mango Salsa 2 Slices of Chipotle Chicken Avocado Sauce Tortilla Skin Cilantro, lime wedges, and red reddish for garnish Directions Prepare the chicken according Read More

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Braised Pork with Egg and Fried Bean Curd (卤蛋)


Updated: June 21st 2021 How time flies! I have cooked this dish many times since it was first published in 2015. It was always at the request of EK or the children. It is one of the most requested dish these days when the girls visit. I cooked it again this weekend and managed to capture the key steps with Read More

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Vegetarian Delight


Ashley was home last weekend. Now that she is working in Seattle, I can only see her a couple of times a year. I decided that I should cook a meal and also send her home with some frozen home-cooked food. We were worried that the food would be confiscated at the airport. Thankfully, she reported that she arrived in Read More

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Bak Wan Kepiting Cabbage Rolls


I stumbled upon Cabbage Rolls while browsing the web. They look like exqusite delicacies, and is a dish that is common to the cuisines of Europe, Asia, and Africa. I decided my Cabbage Rolls will be stuffed with Bak Wan Kepiting (Pork and Crab meatball soup) from Mrs Leong’s The Best of Singapore Cook Book. This certainly takes a lot Read More

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Crispy Pork Belly Taco


I’ve been craving pork belly lately and saw some nice cuts in H-Mart last weekend. I picked them up, made one serving for crispy pork belly rice, and saved the other for a fusion taco. What so fusion about it? crispy pork belly marinade with Chinese five spice powder and Asian sriracha mayo slaw served on Mexican tortilla skin. EK Read More

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Ushering in the Year of the Ox


How time flies! So glad we finally sent off the dreadful Year of the Rat. Hope that we will truly turn the corner with the pandemic in the Year of the Ox. There are so many Chinese New Year traditions that we observed when I was growing up. The girls cannot experience the holiday the same way we did in Read More

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Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶)


Bak Kut Teh is the Teochew/Hokkien pronunciation of pork bone tea (肉骨茶), though there is no tea in the ingredients 😁. Preparation of this dish involves hours of simmering the pork ribs in spices. When it’s ready, the broth is full of flavors and … fat. That’s why we need to pair it with Chinese tea to cut the grease. Read More

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