Soy sauce chicken

Tasted the 1 Michelin star soy sauce chicken in Smith street Singapore recently, today I’ll try to cook something comparable. Ingredients 1 whole chicken (about 1 kg), garlic, ginger, dark soya sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, pandan leaves (optional), chicken feet (optional). Method 1) Wash the 🐔, cut away visible fats. Wash the pandan leaves,…

BBQ pork hor fun

Yes, back from cool San Francisco breeze into scorching hot Singapore weather. Was very much jetlagged and hungry at odd hours, like 4am. The beauty of Singapore is no matter the time, there’ll be amazing food at great prices. Such a privilege to be able to eat a bowl of ‘bachor mee sua’, (minced pork…

Poached fish, fried prawns and vegetables

Daughters will come home for dinner, yeah! We flew 8000+ miles for this, to cook dinner so they can have home cooked food. I had bought mostly seafood as they don’t get to eat fish, prawns when they order in at work or cook for themselves when they have the time. But I didn’t have…

Bazhang in SF – 2

Yes, here again, it’s Memorial weekend, there’s a carnival just downstairs and the parade is at full blast. Hold on, wait for me ğŸ˜Ž I’m half way making bazhang. This year, orders are on que for my bazhang since the first tastings last year. Friends and family love them. Haha. Ingredients Once again, my hand…

Its hainanese chicken rice (in SF).

We flew 8000+ miles, knowing our daughters have been hard at work, lunching and dining out everyday. My purpose this trip is to cook whenever possible home dishes. Today being the Memorial day long weekend, no we’re not eating out, I insist that I cook and it’ll be Hainanese chicken rice! Our family favorite. Ingredients…

Bazhang step-by-step

Was down with a bad flu since mother’s day weekend but the minute I felt better, was at the market shopping for ingredients to make bazhang. By the way, bazhang is pork dumplings, the actual day this year is 30 May 2017, on which I shall be out of town. It occurs every year on…

Fish slices with thick beehoon

Defrosted a slab of batang fish (makeral) late. Was busy outing yesterday at the Thai festival enjoying some retail therapy of Thai foodstuff and jewellery. So dinner was late last night. Ingredients A slab of makeral fish, thick beehoon (vermicelli), portion of white part of leek, bokchoy, garlic, ginger, eggs and chicken broth. Method 1)…

Fried beehoon

Whenever I’m overseas especially in the western countries I’ll miss this dish tremendously. You just can’t find this in Australia,  England or United States.  In Singapore, it’s readily available anytime during breakfast lunch or dinner. Just drop in to the food center and for at least $1/ you’ll be rewarded with a plate of fried…

Chicken curry

It’s been a while since we’ve had spicy,  thick chicken curry.  One pot goodness, it’s easy to cook and delicious paired with steamed rice. Ingredients Chicken (1kg), curry spices,  curry leaves, potatoes, coconut milk, tomatoes and onion. Preparation Cut chicken into reasonable sized pieces. Wash curry leaves.  Cut up potatoes, onion, tomatoes. Method 1)In a…

Assam poached fish

Instead of fried, grilled or steamed, will try poached fish today. Also for added flavor, will poach with assam to kill the fishy smell and uplift the appetite with  enhanced sourness. Ingredients Red bream fish, assam, shallots, tomatoes, sesame oil, pinch of salt, turmeric powder. Method 1) Soak some assam in water. Marinate the fishes…

Sea cucumber

Scientists discover that sea cucumber has many health benefits, such as anti inflammatory, contain antioxidants, can prevent cancer, heals arthritis and gum disease. It’s not a plant, but an animal living on seabeds. It’s not easily available, and needs much cleaning before it’s edible. The Chinese consider sea cucumber as a delicacy. It’s quite an…

Fried noodles

Always thought it’s no big deal to fry a wok of noodles. How wrong I was, this humble dish of carbs was so challenging to cook, that I was perspiring profusely trying to control the heat, and preventing it from burning or sticking to the base of wok.   Ingredients Yellow noodles, kuay teow (flat…