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Hong Kong Fried Noodles (港式炒面)


  Noodles symbolizes longevity. It is a favorite item on the menu for Chinese dinner of any celebratory occasion. After preparing a number of other dishes for our CNY dinner, I wanted a ‘longevity’ dish to round out the menu. It must be simple, not too oily. I chose Hong Kong Fried Noodles this time. It is very easy to Read More

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Buddha’s Delight – Luo Han Zhai (罗汉斋)


What is another good CNY vegetarian dish to cook besides my favorite Braised Mushrooms with Fatt Choy? 罗汉斋 came to mind but  it requires me to assemble 18 different vegetables/vegetarian ingredients! I made a list and was able to find about half of them in the kitchen. After a whirlwind trip to the grocery store, all my ingredients are in Read More

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Spicy Korean Chicken and Potato Stew


This chicken recipe is simple and easy and definitely a keeper for times when I need to whip up a dish quickly. No need to cut chicken, no need to mince garlic, just throw all into one pot and stew …. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients 3 lb chicken wings and drumettes 2 Tbsp canola oil Read More

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Chicken Mushroom Alfredo Baked Rice


I was all flustered from cooking a mushroom risotto dish by the time I sat down at the dinner table at a Christmas get-together. The mushroom risotto didn’t turned out as I had expected and took way too long to prepare. Then I saw a similar dish brought by Hsiao Ting’s brother-in-law Johnson. I took a bite and wow! It Read More

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Korean Tofu Stew


At Ashley’s request, I made my first attempt at home-cooked Korean dish. This recipe is easy and the stew is very tasty! Tofu and mushroom are the two favorite ingredients in our home-cooked meals. Soupy, and spicy; this makes a very hearty dinner with steamed rice. There will be many more Korean dish attempts in my kitchen going forward… Prep Read More

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Baked Salmon Linguine


Google search: “What is clean eating?”. Answer: “ … At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or ‘real’ foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.“. I guess this baked salmon linguine is as clean as I can possibly make it. It does Read More

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Chilli Lobster


Dungeness crab season reminds me of those trips out to Little Red House in East Coast for Chilli Crab. The best part of eating Singapore Chilli Crab for me is the chilli sauce. I couldn’t bring myself to kill a live crab and since I am really after the chilli sauce, I decided that its just as good to have Read More

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Lobster Jambalaya


Bought three lobster tails last weekend, and I have been wondering what to do with it. Hillary convinced me to cook lobster jambalaya. I modified Emeril  Lagasse’s Jambalaya recipe to incorporate the lobster and colorful pepper. Last time I tried this recipe, I took the short cut and dumped everything in the rice cooker. That didn’t turn out well, it was Read More

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Three-Cup Chicken


I love three-cup chicken for the thick, aromatic sauce. While it is true that you need equal parts of soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil, the key to success of this dish is to have lots of garlic and basil. I tried it this weekend as part of the catering menu for the girls.  Delicious! Drizzle the sauce over Read More

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Son-in-law Eggs


Thank you Hanna for the Simple Thai Food cook book ! As I was flipping through the recipes, one that jumps out at me is the dish called ‘Son-in-law Eggs’. Firstly, the name is so unusual, and secondly, I wonder why I never see them on the menu in the Thai restaurants? Leela has an interesting explanation on the origin Read More

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