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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Egg Salad Sandwich


Sometimes in our quest for something new and fancy, we often forget what is old and simple is actually the best. I’ve made this simple egg salad sandwich many times when the kids were younger. Now that they have all grown up and I do not need to prepare those quick-fix sandwiches anymore, I have not visited this recipe for Read More

Crispy Dumplings (Golden Purses)


I gave myself A+ for patience and effort as I scooped these little purses out from the hot oil. I am amazed by the amount of time and effort involved now that I try to document this recipe. I lost count of the number of hours that went into creating this dish. I have painstakingly chopped everything by hand to Read More

Garlic Bread


I used to buy frozen garlic bread whenever we have spaghetti at home until I discovered a homemade garlic bread recipe. There is no going back to frozen garlic bread once I tried this recipe. It does take a little more work, but for the homemade taste, it is worth investing some effort. Hanna made this garlic bread to go Read More

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