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Fusion Spicy Peanut Slaw


I like the crunch of coleslaw but not the creaminess of the dressing. How to make a light and refreshing coleslaw without the cream? Try this recipe using Asian sauces instead. Its a great side dish for a BBQ dinner. Ingredients Dressing 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1 Tbsp minced Read More

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Kaya Toasts (Toast with Coconut Jam)


An authentic Singapore-style breakfast at the kopitiam (coffee shop) has to come with kopi (coffee), soft-boiled eggs, and kaya toasts. I have all the casts to create this breakfast at home except kaya (coconut jam). For years, I did not attempt to make this jam since someone told me that it requires hours of stirring the jam over the stove. Read More

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Thai Omelette


This is the most unassuming dish at our dinner table tonight and I think it turned out to be the tastiest dish for the evening. Everyone took a bite and was amazed how yummy it is. Yes, plain simple omelette but with a few atypical omelette ingredients. This is a simple, quick, and easy dish for a homestyle Thai dinner. Read More

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Vietnamese Noodle Bowl with Grilled Lemon Grass Chicken


Finally, after three quarters of  ‘catering’ food for the girls, EK actually made a real contribution this week. He grilled the chicken! And he was very proud that the chicken was grilled to perfection. Seriously, I wouldn’t have survived three quarters of mass cooking every weekend without him manning the cleaning department. The proof is in all the utensils that Read More

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Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tartlets


I am so thankful to have received the Tartine Cookbook as a gift from Elaine. Every recipe that I have tried so far has turned out awesome. This lemon cream tart is no exception. It has the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness in the lemon cream. Following the original lemon cream recipe has allowed me to make only four Read More

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Leek Flower Bean Cake Stir Fry (韭菜花炒金枕头)


I had a discovery last week in my culinary adventure. Leek flower. I am surprised they taste so crisp and sweet! Stir fry with golden fried bean cakes, they are an awesome pair. Furthermore, leek flower is so clean, and easy to prepare. I will definitely be trying out more recipes with leek flower in the future. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: Read More

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Chicken Salad Sandwich


Since I made the Egg Salad Sandwich a couple of weeks back, I’ve been thinking about all its ‘cousins’ that I used to fix for quick lunches. Glad that Hanna came back this weekend and I have a reason to fix the Chicken Salad Sandwich that both of us enjoy. This is a recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook that Read More

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Basil Eggplant


I never liked eggplants until I discovered this Basil Eggplant recipe. Basil adds so much flavor to dishes, it is my favorite herb in the kitchen. Use Chinese eggplants and do not peel the skin; the purple skin is the most nutritious part of eggplants. I added the colored bell peppers, and this turned out to be a very colorful Read More

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Fried Mee Tai Mak – Teochew Rice Noodles (粘米丸)


I have a god sister, I call her Hua Jie, but she is really more like my nanny. She took care of me since I was born. She does not read nor write, but she cooks the greatest dishes I know. I think it is because they are homecooked, and every dish is prepared with love. I started this blog Read More

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Steamed Tapioca Cake


I am a big fan of kuehs. Nonya, Malay, Indonesian, I love them all. One of my favorite kueh is tapioca cake. There are different ways to make tapioca cake; baked, steamed, or fried. I’ve tried Baked Tapioca Cake. I think that is the easiest, just stir the ingredients and stick them in the oven. Steamed tapioca cake takes a little more effort. Read More

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