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Pollo Asada


I really wanted to cook Arroz con Marisco this weekend. Arroz is rice in Spanish. Marisco means seafood! While I have Hanna to enjoy seafood indulgence with me, I have to serve a chicken dish for EK the non-seafood eater 🤔. Pollo Asada is the mexican chicken dish this weekend. All I have to do is to marinade the chicken Read More

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Hanna’s Handmade Hazelnut Pesto Pasta


My sous-chef took over the kitchen last Sunday. Wow! I am so impressed with the chewy al dente handmade pasta, crunchy breadcrumb topping, and creamy pesto sauce; all made from scratch! A very hearty and satisfying dinner indeed. Here’s the much cherished guest post from Hanna. One of the things that I learned since working from home with my parents Read More

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Char Siu n Crispy Pork Belly Rice (叉烧烧肉饭)


We had to shelve our yearly SG trip in May due to Covid-19. That also mean that my entire list of must-try hawker food is also shelved. One of those item on the list is 叉烧烧肉饭 (Char Siu and Crispy Pork Belly Rice). Whenever I order Char Siu rice, I like to look for the ones that are glistening with Read More

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Pan-fried Tofu Bar (锅塌豆腐)


I learned to cook this pan fried tofu dish from my first Chinese cook book. It was given to me by EK to cook his favorite dishes. I have to say when it comes to food, we couldn’t be more opposite on the spectrum of what we like. He eats mostly chicken, tofu, egg, and vegetsbles, and frowns upon anything Read More

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Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)


First published November 17th 2014 Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice), Krupuk (Deep fried prawn crackers), and ‘Fried’ Chicken Wings, its Indonesian for this weekend’s dinner … Updated June 7th 2020 Hanna said she has never tried Nasi Goreng. The first time I posted the receipe for Nasi Goreng was Nov 2014. Now that I jog my memory, all the girls were Read More

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Seasons Oven Roasted Chicken


For years, my go-to method for cooking whole chicken is to boil the chicken with garlic, ginger, and green onions; see my favorite Chicken Rice recipe. I decided to try oven roasted chicken this weekend with the help of Seasons spicy bake mix. I roasted the chicken in the oven with my good old Sur La Table porcelain baker. Basting Read More

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Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)


First Published Sep 18th 2015 I have been on a sambal mission lately. The main reason: I have these precious bottles of home-made crispy ikan bilis and peanuts couriered from Singapore. Now that I have the sambal chilli handy, it is time to whip up the Nasi Lemak. The cast: coconut rice, crispy ikan bilis and peanuts, Sambal Telur (Eggs), Read More

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Asian Street Taco


New take on old recipe. Coronavirus shelter-in-place forces everyone to be creative and make do with whatever we have. This is my popiah recipe transformed: popiah skin replaced with tortilla skin, bean sprouts and cucumber replaced with shredded cabbage. Looks like street taco, tastes like good old popiah otherwise.

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‘Eurasian’ Shepherd Pie


Our theme for the 58th gourmet club meet is Eurasian recipes, traditional or modern. According to our host, many Eurasians recipes are kept as family secrets so there aren’t many Eurasian restaurants or Eurasian cookbooks. We are encouraged to be creative as long as the recipe combines both European and South East Asian cuisines. After some research online, I realized Read More

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Asian Steam Egg


I have been cooking a lot lately due to shelter-in-place. Compared to many other Moms who have to juggle work, taking care of kids, supervise home-schooling, and managing pantry supplies all at the same time, I am thankful that the girls have grown up. I don’t have to deal childcare and homework while observing shelter-in-place. However, managing work and cooking Read More

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