Laksa

Don’t usually cook laksa at home because it’s readily available in the hawkers centers. Β Overseas when we miss the Singaporean hawkers scene, we’ll fix it by having a bash with premixed paste and whatever other ingredients we can find. I’ve been given these premix and since daughter didn’t bring them to Ireland, I’ll just use…

Trending – white beehoon

Being national day eve, national service men are on half day leave, I shall cook something trending in Singapore and that’s white beehoon (vermicelli) for lunch. During my short stint in Melbourne, I managed to capture some trending scenes, including the iconic cable cars rambling through central business district. Ingredients I’m cooking for three, half…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

Hokkien mee

A sudden craving, hokkien mee is readily available in Singapore hawkers scene. Today, I’ll rather cook a home version. This dish originated from Fujian, China. It’s yellow noodles and rice vermicelli topped with prawns, squids and meat. Travels today is Japan, where we went temple hopping. Ingredients 1/2 kg fresh yellow noodles, 1/2 kg white…

Easy stir fried noodles

On this Saturday morning, after a 20 lap swim, I’d just wish for an easy, one wok meal, like stir fried noodles. Ingredients This dish is easy, 1 packet of stir fried ‘Hongkong’ noodles, round cabbage, carrot, (gelatinous) leftover soya sauce gravy, 1 egg, fish paste, 1 piece of pork fillet. Preparation 1) In a…

My dream pho

This is the pho I dream about. This is the pho I created today. Yes…my dream came alive, and it’s tastier, more robust, and with greater oomph. πŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ‘Œ Ingredients Vietnamese rice noodles, bones / chicken carcass for broth, onion, ginger, leeks, bean sprouts, coriander, beef tenderloin. Preparation 1) The broth takes hours to make, since…

Noodles 4 breakfast

G’day 😍 we’ll have noodles for breakfast, like how Asians have rice porridge or rice every morning. Like how we’ll order bachormee (minced meet noodles) at the hawkers center. The kids prefer meekia (angel hair pasta) and the adults prefer meepok (fettuccine). But first, another 20 lap swim before breakfast. Ingredients Noodles, sauces (chilli, soy…

Chicken pad thai

CNN rated pad Thai as 5th most delicious food in the world in 2011. On this rainy day, I’m tempted to cook something delicious, tasty and authentic like those offered on the streets of Thailand. Ingredients A packet of noodles, bean sprouts, chives, garlic, 2 chicken thighs, pad Thai sauce, fried cereal oats (instead of…