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Salted Vegetable Duck Soup Recipe 咸菜鸭汤

I first fell in love with kiam chye ark (salted vegetable duck soup) when I had this really amazing one at Hup Seng Duck Rice @ Sin Ming Road that was peppery, flavoursome but not overly salty at all. It was one that warmed the tummy and just tasted comforting. I did my own version without […]

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Soba Noodle Salad Recipe and Kewpie Sesame Soy Sauce Dressing

I first came across this new Kewpie product when I was doing grocery shopping at Fairprice sometime last year. It was retailing at about S$5.80 per 210ml bottle. Bought one bottle, tried it and just loved that savoury & nutty flavour that made salads taste really yummy. Couple of months later, I was shopping at […]

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Leek & Chicken Pie Recipe

I drew inspiration from a cottage or shepherd’s pie whose only crust is made with mashed potatoes. And for a healthier alternative, I chose to use a 0% fat greek yogurt instead of cream or canned soup to make the chicken-leek mix thicker, creamier and more flavoursome. If you don’t fancy leeks, you can always […]

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Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe

I can’t believe I’m now down with chickenpox (again) even though I already had it when I was younger. Most likely the previous occurrence wasn’t a full blown one so it’s back again after 20 years. Anyway the doc asked me to keep away from seafood but since I had so much prawns left in […]

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King Oyster Mushroom Aglio Olio Recipe

I think the king oyster mushroom really makes a great vegetarian substitute to meat because its texture is firm with an excellent bite and it doesn’t have a strong earthy smell like its other mushroom friends. Use it in stir fries or grill them on a griddle pan – yummy! I’ve been buying these lovely […]

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Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng Recipe for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year has been a quiet one for me last week so I’m quite relieved that today is already 初五 (5th day of CNY). Though I started the day at the doctor’s getting my X-ray done for a knee & foot injury, I’m happy to see that most shops if not all have resumed […]

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Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

I meant to make this a Chinese dish but ended up serving it like Western food, lol because I didn’t fancy steamed rice to go with the chicken. I served the chicken with sweet potato mash instead that was easy to prepare and required no extra flavouring since sweet potato was already good on its own The […]

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Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

Recently I had been experimenting with Thai food again like pad thai, tom yum soup and this very appetising salad which I had it on its own as a light brunch. The aromatic and pungent smell of the ginger was balanced out by the sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavours of the other components in the […]

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Fresh Corn Soup with Crispy Tempeh Recipe

I tend to come up with weird recipes these days. Crispy tempeh with corn soup? Really? Besides sandwiches, salads and porridges, I often find it a challenge to whip up an easy lunch for just myself while taking into consideration the fat and calorie content. Soups are probably my next best bet. I would have […]

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My recipe in Shape Magazine July 2014 issue

Woohoo! I’m thrilled that Shape Magazine had featured my Cajun Spiced Salmon recipe (page 95) in their latest 10th Anniversary issue. Alternatively, check out my original recipe post here. Research shows that consuming salmon at least twice a week will lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, prevent depression (benefits the brain!) and delay brain ageing. Truly […]

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Stir Fried Lotus Root Recipe (with French Beans and Fish Cake)

Every time I boil lotus root soup at home, I’d end up with extra lotus root in the fridge because I can never find a small root just nice for 2 persons’ serving so this time I thought of slicing the lotus root up to make a really easy vegetable stir fry with french beans […]

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Broccoli Pasta with Spiced Prawns & Ham Recipe

Hooray! I’m delighted to have lost almost 10kg in 2 1/2 months with cardio exercises and strength training. And I’m happily throwing out my old clothes to make way for new ones as they are all 1-2 sizes too big for me now. I must really give credit to the LIVESTRONG calorie tracker app that […]

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Healthy Cauliflower and Carrot Soup Recipe

Sometimes when I feel I have overeaten rich foods and need a detox to make that tummy feel a little less queasy, a healthy vegetable soup is all I need. And such a recipe is so flexible that you can use any cruciferous vegetables that you like such as broccoli or cabbage. I combined cauliflower […]

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Kailan with Silken Tofu Recipe

I eat a lot of tofu, not just because it’s nutritious but I like how versatile it is that you can braise, boil, steam or fry it. And since I’m trying to cut down on carbs and meat, tofu is my best source of protein that is low in calories yet filling enough for me. […]

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Steamed Chicken with Dried Lily Buds Recipe

Chicken and golden needles (dried lily buds) cooked in Chinese wine was one of Gran’s signature dishes. Even though I haven’t had it for like 20 years, I could still remember how tender the chicken was and how fragrant the gravy was, which I could just drizzle over my rice. I wasn’t a big fan […]

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Korean Japchae (Mixed Vegetables) Recipe

Korean japchae is very similar to the Chinese chap chye where both literally mean ‘a mixture of different vegetables’. One thing that I really like about japchae is the use of dangmyeon (sweet potato noodles – you can get this from Korean supermarkets or NTUC Fairprice) which are thick and more chewy than the normal […]

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