Thai sour fish curry

The daughters from San Francisco have acquired very strong flavor tastebuds (from dining out often) that my home cooked taste mild to bland.  So they will ask to top additional spices or hot chillies for that added oomph. Today’s menu is gonna be so tasty and appetising that the girls will not need to add…

Curry dinner within $10

Here’s a step by step to cooking a curry dinner and it’s costing less than S$10. 1) Bought a 1 kg frozen chicken for about $3. Chopped into chunky pieces and marinate with curry powder. 2) Prep all other ingredients, cut up the onion, carrot, eggplants, tomatoes. 3) In a wok with heated oil, fry…

Steamed cod fish

It’s called Chilean sea bass and I bought it from The Fishnet,  http://dfish.net/. I buy all my cod fish from http://dfish.net/ since they were opened. Sunday, fun day … I’m steaming cod fish with simple tinge of soya sauce, sesame oil, ginger and fresh dill. After a sprinkle of chopped garlic, into the wok of…

Chicken curry

It’s sourish chicken curry, since I didn’t have yogurt, added yakult with coconut milk and tomato paste. Found some friendly creatures during my morning walk.   Ingredients 1) A 1kg chicken cut chunky. Marinate with dry curry powder. Potatoes,lady fingers, egg plant, onions, curry leaves. Method 1) Heat some oil, fry the marinated chicken, watch…

Saba on boxing

On boxing day, I cooked saba fish with miso soup for family of 5. With all the feasting we’ve had, time for some saba set meal to go easy on the stomach. 1) Marinated with salt and pepper. Towel dry for crisper skin. 2) Fry on non stick pan. 3) Start to plate up. First…

Pandan log

On the eve of eve, I’m getting ready to welcome the holidays season and baked pandan log cakes to get into the Christmas mood. Ingredients & Method 1) Separate 4 egg yolks from white. 2) Add 40 gms sugar n beat with yolks 3) Add 30gms veg oil to beat till pale 4) Add 40gms…

Orangey angel hair pasta

Normal, but I’m ever so grateful for the availability of ingredients and almost any type of food in a capitalist market. With carols in the background, and celebrative mood all around, can’t help but felt a bit off track and wondered what if things were not so available, instead limited to only what’s growing in…

Saba fish

We didn’t have enough in Japan nor Korea, had always been on the lookout for Saba fish at home. I got my chance today. Ingredients Defrosted 3 Saba slices, and with some leftover raddish. Also will pair with sweet potato leaves and miso tofu seaweed soup. Method 1) Wash, pat dry and generously salt Saba…

Sat night dinner

Is it Thanksgiving yet, anyway it’s Saturday and he’s scored the top 1 percent in college admissions test (ACT) and full marks in subject test, so let’s celebrate the great work with home cooked western type dinner that he loves. Ingredients 3 pieces boneless chicken thigh, pumpkin, raddish, sweet potatoes, Chinese kailan kale, tomatoes, baked…

Pumpkin pie

Happy Halloween 👺👻🤡 – I baked a pumpkin pie today! Happy to share that I started another hobby, collected a school of koi, built a filter myself to rid the algae that forms easily in sunny Singapore. The filter is working well, clearer pond water. Ingredients 1/3 of pumpkin leftover, 2 tablespoon brown sugar, a…

Peri chicken steak with pumpkin wedges

This weekend, we felt like going western and indulging in something real tasty. So I opened a bottle of Nandos peri peri marinade, defrosted chicken thigh pieces and left the chicken steaks to marinate overnight. In the meantime, attended son’s graduation parade, they are now operationally ready. Congratulations ☮️. It’s also Halloween weekend instead of…

World pasta day

Yesterday 25 Oct I cooked pasta and we chomped it down without guilt of consuming much carbs, after all we were only observing world pasta day. Ingredients Italian pasta, tomato puree, minced beef, tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrot, chilli flakes. Method 1) In a pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta, drain, and serve on to…