Hokkien mee for medical students

This evening, we’re are having 15 medical students in our house for a final meeting and practice before they embark on a mission trip to a village of Thailand. I would like to treat them to a nice dinner, since they’ve all just returned from United Kingdom, it should be something local that they don’t…

Ramen fascination

My fascination with ramen didn’t end in Japan, but carried on in our visits to major cities around the world. Whether San Francisco or Melbourne, there’ll be popular ramen cafes delivering very authentic ramen noodles. The ramen culture in Japan is amazing. In every corner, there’ll be ramen mom-pop shops. Sometimes, it’s a one man…

Fried chicken

We love chicken in any way, especially fried chicken which we haven’t had for a long while. The kids have been dreaming of fried chicken, since I wasn’t cooking they bought those available commercially (KFC, Popeye). In Korea, we would indulge, we were tourists after all, so we felt free to eat whenever we passed…

The heat is on

Weather forecast for Singapore – no rain till end of July. It’ll be hot and humid! At noon, around 31 degrees, but it feels like 36. I’ll like to escape to a cool place right now, and hibernate there. That place will be Yosemite valley. We did, in 2016 winter and hibernated in a cosy…

Simple Ee Mee noodles

I like to be the first to wake, whilst others are asleep, to prepare ingredients – like defrosting, or scanning what’s available and be ready to cook. So when family awakes, cha ching! breakfast is ready. πŸŒ₯β›…πŸŒ€β˜€ Just like our travels in the land of rising sun – Japan, be early to beat the crowds…

10 Veggies dish

Will prepare a 10 veggies combi, a stir fried vegetarian dish. It’s called ‘lo hon chye’ (in Cantonese) whereby 10 types of vegetables are braised / stir fried and eaten on 1st and/or 15th of the Chinese calendar month. Today, we’re just trying to eat healthy. For travels, it’s castle hopping in Ireland. First stop,…

Khmer amok chicken

DefrostedπŸ”, was in the kitchen for a while deciding on how to use it. Recall that we attended a cooking class in Siem Reap on Khmer cuisine, amok fish is Cambodia national dish. Today I’ll cook Khmer amok chicken. Continuing our travels in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Ingredients 1chicken, 1/2 cabbage, 1 eggplant, 2 tomatoes, amok…

Char kway teow

Char kway teow – stir fried flat white rice noodles is a favorite comfort food with the family. We refrain from eating much outside because of “artery clogging” fear. Home cooked, I’m able to control the amount of grease, no cockles but more vegetables added so guilt is lessen. Talk about mind over matter. πŸ’…

Rice porridge on a gloomy day

Is rain beautiful? I think it is. In Singapore, rain cools my place down, making cooking more delightful in the wet kitchen outside my 🏠. However, the weather is gloomy and makes photography dark. Today’s travel will be to Singapore, a little red dot in South East Asia. Ingredients Simple rice porridge, with julienned marrow…

Kimchi Soondubu Jjigae

It’s kimchi soft tofu stew (Kimchi Soondubu Jjigae in Korean). For the 3rd day in a row I’m cooking Korean dishes. All turned out pretty legit. I’ve surprised myself and family members too. The only dealings I’ve is visiting Seoul (twice), Jeju and Nami islands and watching kdrama at home. Today’s travel features Love land…

Samgyetan sequel

On both visits to Seoul, we were inspired to que for samgyetan. Whether winter or summer, this piping hot dish is popular with locals as it warms the body during winter and cools the body during summer. Samgyetan is Korean ginseng chicken soup. I will attempt to cook this at home with lesser chicken as…

Japchae sequel 2

Practice makes perfect, cliche but true. My first japchae was a nervous wreak. The sequel tastes confidence, more authentic and praise worthy. Japchae is btw Korean sweet potato noodles dish. 😱😡😲 Has japchae ever been described such? Weird. Travels today feature an aspect of Korean wedding.   Maids of honor & musicians at wedding Ingredients…