Browsing Category : Singapore

Pandan Chiffon Cake


Craving chiffon cake a lot and wanted to make a pandan flavored version. Tried twice. First with a nonstick pan and the cake fell out instantly when I flipped the pan over 😲. Lesson learned, never bake a chiffon cake in nonstick pan! Bought another aluminum tube pan and tried again. Success! Ingredients Directions

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Mango Sago Coconut Pudding


The 100-degree heat in Foster City is screaming for some refreshing, chilling desserts. I rummaged through the fridge and found two overripe mangos. And there is some left over coconut milk and berries from fruit tarts I made the day before.💡! I whipped this up in half an hour last night and went to bed happy. It’s good. Ingredients 2 Read More

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Lemongrass Coconut Rice


While I have made Nasi Lemak many times, I was never totally satisfied with the outcome of the coconut rice. This time I tried a different recipe incorporating lemongrass juice with coconut milk. The outcome is perfect. It fragrant, tasty, and fluffy! And its cooked in the rice cooker! Ingredients 3 cups basmati rice 3 stalks lemongrass, bruised 6 cloves 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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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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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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Soy Sauce Chicken Noodle (油鸡麺)


I spent a lot of my childhood in Chinatown. My sister and I usually hang out at my Dad’s shop house. Sometimes we go next door and read in the World Bookstore (世界书局). Other times, we roam the alleys of Chinatown and checkout the street vendors. When it’s time for food, there are so many options to choose from. More Read More

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Crispy Peanut Pancake (面煎粿)


Really craving this snack and found a recipe that doesn’t require starter nor yeast for the batter! The batter needs to rest for 30 minutes according the recipe. I made the peanut filling and prepared the batter the night before instead. Rested the batter overnight while I sleep and had a crispy, just-in-time breakfast right when I rolled out of Read More

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