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Fried Mee Tai Mak Recipe

Mee Tai Mak (米苔目) is one of my favourite varieties of Chinese rice noodles. It’s also known as Lao Shu Fen (老鼠粉) which sounds kinda cute, haha. I guess the name came about because of the shape of the noodle which is tapered like a mouse tail. Besides having mee tai mak in soup, it […]

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Thai Seafood Noodle Soup Recipe

Sawadee ka! Welcome to the Land of Smiles! 🙂 For some reason, I didn’t order my usual Tom Yum Soup during my last visit to Nakhon Kitchen so I thought I would make one at home (see my Seafood Tom Yum Soup Recipe) but turn it into a one-dish meal for dinner instead. And that […]

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Satay Bee Hoon Recipe

Satay Bee Hoon (or rice vermicelli with spicy peanut sauce) is another one of my favourite Singaporean local eats because I just love the spices that go into the sauce and that very nutty flavour. Peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants that promote heart health but they are also very high in calories […]

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Okra Salad Recipe (with prawns)

Previously I always tried to avoid the okra or what’s better known here in Singapore as ladies’ fingers. They have this gooey slime that just doesn’t appeal to me. And it’s only recently that I’ve sort of developed a liking for these pod vegetables. Having survived an episode of illness/surgery probably does change a person’s […]

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Healthy Laksa Recipe (with soy milk)

Laksa is a spicy noodle soup with a curry-like gravy that’s very popular in Malaysia and Singapore. Foodies here will probably know how ‘unhealthy’ laksa can be because of the use of coconut milk to give it that rich and creamy flavour and not forgetting that layer of reddish-looking oil that’s always floating on the […]

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Pork Ribs Curry Recipe

My maternal grandmother makes a fabulous dry chicken curry that doesn’t require coconut milk which in turn makes it healthier too. For my version of ‘dry curry’, I decided to use pork ribs instead of chicken and packed a whole bunch of spices into the paste that really made the dish so flavoursome and moreish. […]

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Nyonya Fish Curry Recipe

Since my last visit to Ocean Curry Fish Head for its Nyonya-style fish head curry, I had been missing that sour and spicy gravy that was deliciously moreish. Do you know Nyonya-style fish curry is made from assam or tamarind (that’s why it’s tangy) and that there is no addition of coconut milk? It’s what […]

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Mee Rebus Recipe

Mee rebus is a noodle dish that’s made of thick yellow noodles in a spicy sweet curry-like gravy and it’s very popular in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. It was a dish that I enjoyed since I was little and it only cost S$0.50 for a plate back in my primary school days in the 80s. […]

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Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry

When I first started my home cooking journey more than 2 years ago, I was very into spice ‘mixology’ and experimentation. I loved big flavours (and I still do) and I always tried to incorporate herbs and/or spices into my cooking whenever possible. I came up with a Lemongrass Chicken with Sunflower Seeds Recipe that had […]

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Pork Shoulder with Salted Fish, Lotus Root and Braised Peanuts Recipe

Normally when we have Teochew porridge, we would eat plain rice congee with a variety of savoury dishes like fried salted fish, braised peanuts, salted vegetables, taucheo (fermented soy bean) pork – all served separately. This recipe is like a 3-in-1 dish that combines pork, braised peanuts and salted fish. It might seem like an […]

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Fried Beef Kway Teow Recipe

I had a pretty decent Fried Beef Kway Teow at Maggie Thai & Chinese @ Liang Seah Street. It was moist with a lot of wok hei flavour just like our regular Char Kway Teow but somehow I felt it could be more balanced with a little less sweetness to it. I adjusted the amount […]

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Spicy Stir Fried Tempeh with Crab Meat Recipe

Sounds like a weird dish eh? Well, my newest creation is kind of similar to my earlier Sweet & Spicy Tempeh & Tofu Stir Fry Recipe, both of which were inspired by my favourite sambal goreng dish. This time, I added a touch of fusion element by combining Asian & Western flavours. The tip is to use fresh crab […]

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Crab Meat, Asparagus & Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

I came across a stir fry recipe in a low-GI cookbook recently and thought I’d reinvent it into something heartier. This is a speedy stir fry or Asian style salad as I would call it that’s really healthy and light on the stomach and low in fats & calories too. I’ve packed in asparagus and mushrooms […]

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Steamed Chicken with Ginger, Garlic & Onion Sauce Recipe

There is something about steamed chicken that is so wickedly delicious because the meat is tender, juicy and succulent and we can really taste its natural sweetness too. In fact, plain steamed chicken is already good on its own without the need for any extra sauce. However for variety and a change of palates, I […]

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Gado Gado Recipe

I remembered there was a time when I was in Primary 4 when the form teacher mentioned that tempeh (fermented soy beans) has high nutritional value but my classmates weren’t sure of what tempeh was except me because it was an ingredient that my Granny loved to cook with and I grew up eating. I […]

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