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Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice Porridge)


Hillary asked me to cook the ‘purple rice’. I told her I’ve never seen or cooked purple rice. Then one day, I decided to make pulot hitam (black glutinous rice) for dessert and she said, this is the purple rice she wanted. Hope she’ll never mix up purple and black again. But she is right, the black rice turns purple Read More

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Split Pea Soup with French Dimpled Rolls


Made Split Pea Soup and French Dimpled Rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. I borrowed the help of my slow cooker; making the soup was a breeze! This is the first time I tried making bread from scratch, kneading the dough by hand is fun! It has turned out much better than I thought. Ingredients: (A) Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone Read More

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Yu Cai, 油菜 (Stir Fried Chinese Mustard Greens)


A recipe for vegetable stir fry? Why not?  The garlic, shallots, heat, and cooking duration all make a lot of difference to the final product. We want the dish to smell good, taste good, and look good. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time:10 Minutes Serves: 5   Ingredients: 20 stalks Chinese mustard greens 2 Tbsp minced garlic 2 Tbsp thinly Read More

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Dutch Apple Pie


The first time I made apple pie was in college after I purchased a Keebler graham ready crust and the ‘Always time for Pie’ recipe book. I love the crumbly topping and the smell of cinnamon as the pie bakes in the oven. It is both sweet and tart, perfect recipe for my taste. It has since become a yearly Read More

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Sweet and Sour Potato Nuggets with Sweet Peas


My apartment mate in college gave me a box of Chinese recipe cards before we graduated. This dish came from one of the cards and it tastes so good that I have been cooking it regularly since college. Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time:30 Minutes Serves: 5   Ingredients: (A) Potatoes and Sauce 4 small red skin potatoes. 1/2 tsp Read More

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Stewed Pork Spareribs with Peanuts and Tofu


This is another dish I cooked for dinner last weekend when my daughter was home for Thanksgiving break. This can’t be any easier with the slow cooker; just dump all the ingredients into the cooker, set it to low and stew it for 8 hours. Its another dish that I remember my sister used to cook for me back home. Read More

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Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles


My daughter’s all-time favorite is Mushroom and Minced Meat Stir Fry. Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles is another of her favorite. I had to make it for her last weekend when she came home for the Thanksgiving break. So here is another simple, easy, and tasty dish that I hope she will cook when she moves out to the apartment Read More

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Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)


Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice), Krupuk (Deep fried prawn crackers), and ‘Fried’ Chicken Wings, its Indonesian for this weekend’s dinner … Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 30 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: (A) Indonesian Chicken Wings 12 Chicken Wings, separated at joints, tip discarded. Rinsed and pat dry Chicken marinade 1 Tbsp grated ginger root 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 Tbsp Read More

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Indonesian Tofu Omelette (Tahu Telor)


I love Tambuah Mas’ Tahu Telor, this is not the same texture, but close enough to satisfy my craving… Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: (A) Tofu and Egg Omelette 1 box of medium firm tofu, cut into 1/2″ cubes 5 eggs, beaten 1/4 tsp salt 1 cucumber, peeled and shredded 1 cup bean sprouts, Read More

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Chai Tow Kueh (Fried Raddish Cake)


Sunday breakfast … Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 20 Minutes Makes a 12″ round cake, enough to serve 8 Ingredients: (A) Chai Tow Kueh (Steam Raddish Cake) 570g rice flour 2 Tbsp tapioca flour 6 cups water 2 pairs of Chinese Sausage, diced 8 dried mushrooms, soaked and diced 2 Tbsp minced garlic 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots 1 Read More

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