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Spaghetti with Laksa Pesto

There are no national boundaries in the world of food. I really couldn’t agree more with this. There are just so many variations we can come up with for every dish and it’s done by putting together different flavours and ingredients that somehow still marry in the end. Europe meets South East Asia in this […]

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Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe (with salmon)

Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) is not something that’s commonly served in restaurants here in Singapore and most probably many families might not even hear of or know much about it. Quinoa is a type of grain but it’s a protein (not carb) and it’s wheat-free so it’s very suitable for people on gluten-free or low-carb diets. […]

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Tabyeet (Iraqi Style Slow-cooked Chicken with Rice)

Since I bought a new slow cooker a while ago (can’t believe I took this long as it’s such a handy appliance to have!!), I’ve been experimenting with new recipes such as this one-pot rice dish which is like the Middle Eastern version of a chicken dum biryani. What I really like about it is its exotic flavours […]

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Pork Chops with Tomato Sauce

This was a dish that my Granny would make for me when I was younger and I remembered how I would always pick out the peas because I hated them (well, not anymore now), haha. She will probably be proud of me now that I’m eating my peas and cooking this dish that is very […]

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Chinese New Year Recipes – Happy Monkey Year 2016

We are going to usher in the Year of the Monkey in just less than 3 weeks’ time. This year I will be having my reunion dinner a few days earlier as my hubby will be away for the whole of the CNY period and I haven’t started stocking up on ingredients yet. Coming up […]

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Rice Burger Recipe (with beef and onions)

Inspired by one of my favourite rice burgers from Mos Burger – the Yakiniku Rice Burger, I made a similar burger filled with stir-fried beef and onions. It was like a reconstruction of a beef rice bowl, made in a fast-food way. I oven-grilled the rice patties to give them a crisp on the surface […]

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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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Spicy Sweet Hotdog and French Fries

I was inspired to make this dish at home because of a previous bad experience when I ordered a similar dish from a mixed rice stall in my neighbourhood. The hotdogs and french fries were all deep fried in oil – very crispy but the fries were oozing oil with every bite which became quite […]

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Chicken Soup with Chinese Yam and Clams

I was flipping through a Chinese soup cookbook at a bookshop some time ago just to get some inspiration for new soups to make and I came across this recipe that combined clams and Chinese yam. Normally I wouldn’t think of having both seafood and poultry in a soup as I felt the former would […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce

The festive season is almost coming to an end as we prepare to welcome a brand new year in just over a day’s time. Oh my gosh, time really doesn’t wait for anyone, does it? 2015 has been a really rough year with few things positive. It’s filled with losses of loved ones, grief, illnesses, […]

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Watermelon Feta Mint Salad Recipe

It is Christmas Eve today but the festive atmosphere is obviously missing. Christmas is supposed to be my favourite occasion but I feel so drained of emotions these couple of days – I don’t even know what’s going on sometimes. Maybe I’m just trying to run away from reality – even if it was just […]

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Peanut Paste Recipe (花生糊)

I bought one big pack of roasted ground peanuts as I wanted to make mee chiam kueh (peanut pancake) only to realise I didn’t have my handy Happycall double pan that I normally would use to make the pancake. I had passed my newly bought pan to my mum sometime back and just totally forgot […]

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Baked Salmon Belly Recipe (with Tamarind Sauce)

Tamarind is a wonderful fruit that’s commonly used in Asian cooking. Many might not know this but this pod-like fruit is also a great source of vitamins B & C, calcium and potassium. I like that it imparts a very unique and aromatic sweet/sour/sharp flavour to dishes that somewhat cannot be replaced by the common […]

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Bak Kut Teh Recipe

Earlier this year, I went on a bak kut teh eat-venture and decided that this – Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh @ Johor Bahru – was the best BKT I had. I’ve always preferred the Hokkien style of BKT that is darker in colour with the addition of dark soya sauce and it is […]

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Cuttlefish Kangkong Recipe

Earlier I have shared a Sambal Kangkong Recipe that is a tze char favourite for many. Today, I’m using kangkong again to recreate the hawker dish, Cuttlefish Kangkong or what’s better known as Jiu Her Eng Chye in local dialect. This is a really simple recipe that is almost like a salad that requires minimal […]

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Sambal Kangkong Recipe

“ 吃太多kangkong会脚软!” ” Eating too much kangkong will make your legs go weak. “ And that was what I grew up believing in because the older folks kept saying that. But in actual fact, kangkong is a vegetable that is rich in iron, calcium and vitamins B & C and it’s not scientifically or medically […]

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