Browsing Category : Singapore

Goreng Pisang à la mode


I saw Thai Banana and Banana tempura batter mix at the Asian grocery store last weekend. I am not a fan of deep fried food, but goreng pisang (deep fried banana) is an exception. This is one of my favorite snack growing up in Singapore, and I couldn’t resist bringing both of them home. I am surprised how easy it Read More

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Split Pea Porridge


With the self-imposed shelter-in-place practice, we have been stocking up the refrigerator and pantry; doing our little bit to minimize trips to the store. With every meal, I have to decide to do without or find substitute if some ingredients are missing. Let’s just call it ‘creative’ cooking. We are craving dessert. I pulled out some leftover frozen split peas Read More

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Sambal Egg Plant


Oven roasted vegetables is my preferred method of cooking non-leafy vegetables. Especially for eggplants, they soak up much less oil and preserves the taste and texture beautifully. Most of the sambal eggplant recipes I find online involve deep frying or stir frying the eggplants. Let’s make mine the first Oven Roasted Sambal Eggplant recipe and it’s super easy! Ingredients 3 Read More

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Blackberry Lotus Seed Mooncake


I was in bay area last weekend and needed to find something zen and therapeutic to do on a quiet Sunday. There is nothing more fun than a mooncake making session with my very talented niece who invented this blackberry lotus see filling. We had a great Sunday afternoon and the mooncakes are awfully good! Guest post below from my Read More

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Fried Ikan Bilis and Peanuts


I received a jar of sambal chilli over the holidays from my friend Sheong. For many week’s I’ve been thinking how best to enjoy this prized possesion. What else? its Nasi Lemak! I haven’t been cooking much since moving to Scottsdale. This jar of sambal really came in handy. Whipping up Sambal Ikan Bilis couldn’t be easier with this ready-made Read More

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Porky ‘Yu Sheng’


Happy Chinese New Year! Yu Sheng is an iconic Singapore dish for CNY celebration. This is our version of fish-less Yu Sheng. We replaced the fish with Bak Kua, fitting for the year of the Pig? Since I couldn’t find mung bean skin, I’ve also substituted it with bean curd skin. Use your imagination with the ingredients and have fun preparing Read More

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Mee Goreng


Mee Goreng is one of the dishes that I didn’t check off from the ‘must-eat’ list during my whirlwind trip back to SG. There is only so much you can eat in a day, and 7 days in SG is just not long enough to try all the wonderful food this island has to offer! That is one of the Read More

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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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