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Cucumber Thyme Fizz


I was planning a get together with a new friend and offered to serve wine and dessert. She told me that she cannot take alcohol as she will break into hives 😔. I really want to serve something fun and refreshing for our first get-together. Ingredients 2 oz cucumber juice 1.5 oz lemon juice 1.5 oz simple syrup 1 oz 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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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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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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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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Red Wine Sangria


May the last dinner of 2021 be the last Covid New Year Eve dinner for everyone. It’s been going on for way too long. We are exhausted! We stayed home in light of the Covid surge and made a simple pasta dinner. I made a red sangria to go with the pasta. It’s my first attempt and went with a Read More

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Panko Crust


Made this Mac and Cheese for Thanksgiving dinner when my niece visited with her two girls. I always believe Mac and Cheese is a dish for children but surprisingly, it received lots of rave reviews from the adults. I was really too busy to savor and appreciate the dish. Made it again tonight – adult version with Toscano cheese soaked Read More

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Pecan Delight


Updated Dec 11th 2021 It’s that time of the year for some holiday bake. I turned to my favorite recipe from Pat for its snowy look and melt-in-the-mouth goodness. Pat passed this summer 😢. She was kind, friendly, and always shared with us the fabulous cookies she baked on Fridays. So glad that I have the opportunity to get to Read More

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