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Spring Mix Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette


I’ve recently fallen in love with pomegranate juice. A huge bottle of POM Wonderful at Costco costs less than ten bucks and its pack full of nutrients in every glass. I experimented with different recipes incorporating pomegranate juice. The real winner is this Spring Mix salad with pomegranate vinaigrette. Leafy greens, crisp Envy apples, tart Cransins, crunchy candied pecans, grainy Read More

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Crystal Dumplings (水晶包)- 2 ways


The gourmet club meet has been suspended for two years due to Covid! so glad we are meeting again in May! As always, I can count on the Lams to come up with super challenging theme for this club meet: ELEMENTS : WATER  *  WIND/AIR  *  FIRE  *  EARTH 😯. I volunteered to make 水晶包 – WATER, though I have never tried Read More

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Perkedel


Ingredients 400g potatoes 120g minced pork 2 Tbsp minced chives 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground white pepper 1 Tbsp tapioca starch 2 Tbsp fries shallots 1 egg beaten with a pinch of salt Oil for deep frying Directions Peel and cut potatoes into small cubes. Steam over high heat for 15 minutes until soft and break apart easily. Mash Read More

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Achar


Craving something sweet, sour, crunchy, and nutty? This is one of my favorite appetizer that will keep you coming back for more. Ingredients 600g cucumber, seeded and cut into 2-inch strips 300g cabbage, cut into cubes 300g French beans, cut into 2-inch pieces 300g carrots, cut into 2-inch strips 3 fresh red chilli, seeded A handf fresh green chilli, seeded Read More

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Otak Otak


I have an obsession with checking off items, especially when it has to do with food. Otak Otak is one item I didn’t check off on my must-eat list in Singapore. Ugh! There just wasn’t enough time and a stomach big enough to eat everything. Thankfully, two Mrs Lee’s cookbook by Shermay Lee accompanied me back to the US. There Read More

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Citrus Upside Down Cake


I was at the store last weekend and saw citruses of various shades and sizes filling the bins. There is my favorite Cara Cara Oranges, Grapefruits, Pomelos, Blood Oranges, and of course the more common Navel Oranges. My brain was baking up an image of a colorful cake with slices of these different types of citrus. I substituted the pineapples Read More

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Char Kuay Teow


Updated Feb 28th 2022 Just came back from Singapore. It was an awesome trip to see family & friends and tried many items on my MUST EAT list. One of the few regrets is that I only got to try Char Kway Teow once during this trip. The first time I saw a Char Kway Teow stall was in Boleh Read More

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My Southeast Asian Charcuterie Board


We met Karen and Gus through a Meetup group and they have been very gracious hosts for all the events and activities that they organized. As newbies in Arizona, we are very fortunate to be included in their meetup group and was invited to attend their Christmas party last December. They have gone all out to host the most elaborate Read More

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Indonesian Garlic Ginger Chicken


What is a chicken dish for Nasi Lemak that is not spicy and can be done with the basic ingredients available in the kitchen? I found Ina Garten’s Indonesian Garlic Ginger Chicken that needed only honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger! I picked up a 4-lb chicken from the store, and the rest is easy peasy. Thanks for the simple, Read More

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Asian Pickled Cucumber


I needed to make some pickled vegetables to round out my South East Asian charcuterie board at the last minute. As always, I can count on Mrs Leong’s Best of Singapore Cooking. This cookbook has accompanied me through countless hours in the kitchen. I’ve made only a quarter of the recipe and omitted the shallots. Easy last minute recipe, and Read More

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