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冰皮榴莲月 – Snow Skin Durian Mooncakes


I received two mooncake molds from my good friend Wai Ping last year. She told me that it is really easy to make mooncakes at home. Really?! After procrastinating for a whole year, the mooncake festival is around the corner again! It is time to put the tool to good use. Of all the mooncake flavors, my favorite is non Read More

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Yu Sheng for Year of Pooch


It’s the Year of the Pooch! Before Nike came into our lives, I could not imagine living with a dog. I am a convert now. Just seeing him wag his tail, snuggling up by my side when I work, and imploring with his soulful eyes to play brings so much joy and affection into our family. What did I miss 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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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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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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Home-style Fried Rice


Every family has their style of fried rice, and this is my-style. Ours is always fried with garlic, onions, eggs, mixed vegetables, and the most important ingredients: diced, fried spam. A couple of reminders, never fry freshly cooked rice; it has to be cooled and chilled overnight in the refrigerator. Never cover the fried rice until it is completely cooled. Read More

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Prawn Mee (大虾面)


I saw some HUGE tiger prawns at the market yesterday and couldn’t resist the temptation to attempt Hokkien Prawn (Hae) Mee. I asked the market if they would give me the prawn heads in the tray and they kindly agreed! I got a pound of the tiger prawn heads for free! That made cooking this dish so much cheaper and Read More

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Home-Style Minced Meat Omelette


  Whenever I want to prepare a simple home-style meal, this minced meat omelette is one that comes to mind. My god sister prepared this dish often when I was growing up. It is simple, and goes so well with a bowl of jasmine rice that I can eat it over and over again. I have not recorded this recipe Read More

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Gula Melaka Agar Agar


      I brought gula melaka agar agar to a Singapore / Malaysian theme BBQ get-together this evening. This is a nice and refreshing dessert when well chilled. Thankful for a great evening with friends and delicious Singaporean food. Ingredients 2 Litres water 6 screw pandan leaves tied into a knot 350 g chopped gula melaka 20g agar agar Read More

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Kueh Pie Tee


My sister sent me two tubs of Kueh Pie Tee shells last month. She told me there is a limited shelve life and I have been under pressure to do something with it. I tried filling them with the Popiah (Fresh Spring Rolls) filling this weekend, and they turned out awesome! It gives the savory spring roll filling a new Read More

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