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Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies


We always get-together as a family during the winter holidays. When the girls were in college, we drove/flew them home so that we can spend some quality time together at home or on a vacation. For the first time in 25 years, Ashley is not going to be home for Christmas. Covid certainly threw a wrench into our holiday plans, Read More

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Pineapple Margarita


The mixologist in me has been very busy lately dreaming up of different twists to the margarita recipe. How about replacing the lime juice with fresh pineapple juice?! As pineapple varies in tartness and sweetness, adjust the lime juice and syrup as appropriate. I typically start with less lime juice and syrup than what the recipe calls for, and adjust Read More

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Mango Sago Pomelo


Updated Sep 21st, 2020 We hosted Ramesh and Vibhav for a backyard lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. A get-together with friends and family in 2020 is unusual to say the least. A clear sky with clean (good enough) air is also unusual in California after a disastrous summer of fire storms. We are ready to put summer and 2020 Read More

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Oven-baked Sambal Salmon Pockets


I wanted to create a sambal fish recipe for a while but had no luck with the white fishes I tried. The halibut and tilapi both tasted flat and failed the wow factor test. I picked up a package of BBQ salmon from Trader Joes last weekend. Its probably worth a try with a pink fish? WoW! The result is Read More

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Spiral Curry Puff – Flaky Crust


August 9th – Singapore National Day. I was overjoyed when I found out that Singapore Connect is organizing a National Day-In-Place virtual hawker food fare. Covid has prevented us from making our annual trip home and deprived us of the hawker food that we crave so much. The organizer offered some all-time favorites from bay area Singaporean chefs. We were Read More

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Fried Sweet Plantains


I had Arroz con Marisco at LV Mar several weeks ago. I love the dish so much that I made a special effort to recreate it in my kitchen. This copy-cat recipe wouldn’t be complete without the sweet plantains. These crispy and sweet plantains complements the flavors of the seafood and black rice perfectly. Choose plantains that are very ripe, Read More

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Kueh Bengka Ubi (Baked Tapioca Cake)


First published Dec 27th 2014 I attended my nephew’s holiday potluck party last weekend: “bring whatever food you wish to eat and share…home cooked Singapore food encouraged.” I like so many dishes from Singapore, which one should I bring? It has been a long time since I made Kueh Bengka Ubi, and it is so easy to make and so Read More

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Seasons Oven Roasted Chicken


For years, my go-to method for cooking whole chicken is to boil the chicken with garlic, ginger, and green onions; see my favorite Chicken Rice recipe. I decided to try oven roasted chicken this weekend with the help of Seasons spicy bake mix. I roasted the chicken in the oven with my good old Sur La Table porcelain baker. Basting Read More

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Lotus Peanut Soup


Lotus peanut soup is one of the favorite dish on our dinner menu rotation. This soup takes time to simmer on the stove, but if you have a slow cooker or an instant pot, it is easy to prepare the ingredients and let the electric cooker take care of the rest while you go about the rest of your day. Read More

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Asian Street Taco


New take on old recipe. Coronavirus shelter-in-place forces everyone to be creative and make do with whatever we have. This is my popiah recipe transformed: popiah skin replaced with tortilla skin, bean sprouts and cucumber replaced with shredded cabbage. Looks like street taco, tastes like good old popiah otherwise.

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