Bakkwa fried rice

In clearing fridge to make way for fresh food in the Chinese new year, decided to fry leftover rice with newly baked bakkwa as I had leftover bakkwa too. Ingredients Rice, frozen vegetables, bakkwa (pork jerky), garlic. Method 1) Fry garlic till fragrant, add bakkwa, then frozen vegetables. Dish up set aside. 2) In the…

Nian gao – year high

Nian gao literally translated is year higher. It’s a gluey, sticky glutinous rice cake eaten during Chinese new year. Dont underestimate the simple ingredients, when combined results in a round, sugar caramelized cake symbolising harmony, progress in the new year. When fed to the Gods on the 9th day of Chinese new year, the belief…

Ngo hiang – meat rolls

Amidst the Chinese new year foodie prep, this dish is welcome as it’s light, crunchy and tasty. It could be served as finger food else as a dish amongst all other festive dishes. Ingredients Simply minced pork (250 gms), fish paste (100 gms), sesame oil (1 tablespoon), 5 spices (1 tablespoon), 1 onion, some coriander…

Pork jerky

Bakkwa, or pork jerky is served in households when guests visit to welcome the Chinese new year. Amongst cookies, candies and drinks, pork jerky is as ‘munchable’ whilst visitors chat to catch up on the goings in the past year or forthcoming happenings. To welcome the new year, I’ve started to bake pork jerky, as…

Collage of home style dishes

I know they hardly get to eat such dishes in San Francisco, it’s almost staple back home, and soon they’ll be flying off, so trying my best to cramp all into daily menu to eat with white porridge or rice. 1) Pan fried eggplant fish pasted sandwich. 2) Okra fried with chilli paste. 3) Kangkong…

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…

Onion rings or omelette

Have you seen how chefs used a metallic ring to cook egg so as to present a perfectly rounded fried egg. Using this concept, I intend to use onion rings to contain the eggs, with fillers of vegetables and minced pork to make the omelette tastier and more nutritional. Ingredients 2 eggs, 1 onion, some…

Apple pie

The time is now – you’ll be proud. I’ve successfully baked a humble apple pie in time for Thanksgiving. Ingredients 4 Apples- preferably variety of 3. Cinnamon and nutmeg powder, 1/4 teaspoon. Pinch of salt, 1 fresh lemon, black brown and white sugar, 3 tablespoon. 2 tablespoon of cornflour, 2 puff pastry. 1egg beaten to…

Easy comfort meals

During the recent monsoon with continuous rainy days, I felt secure  cooking comfort food to store up so there’s warm food whenever hunger pangs strike. There was no need to walk out in the rain to buy food and I could spend cosy time watching “chef and fridge” a Netflix Korean cooking show. Ingredients I…

Curry tuna puffs

Snacks during study break – yeah some spicy tuna puffs will fit the role. Whilst solving math and physics problem questions, toasting up some curry tuna puffs during study breaks will inspire better focus to score higher. Ingredients A can of tuna, pastry puffs, sesame seeds, onions, curry powder, sun dried tomatoes, mayonnaise. Method 1)…

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…