pork belly char siew (五花肉叉燒) – wok & grill method

I love making Char Siew. I have made char siew using this recipe for ages. I like it because it uses only the wok, and because the char siew is braised before being…

cereal butter prawns

Once upon a time, I would never have attempted to cook dishes that I associate with zi char stalls. To me, they are super difficult dishes that only the zi…

easy indonesian nasi goreng

When I was a teacher ages ago and lived alone, I would cook enough food to make up 2 meals a day – one for dinner and the rest to…

roasted thai red curry chicken

I bought a chicken. That, in itself, was not unusual.  But unfortunately, I forgot to instruct the shop people to remove the head and feet of the chicken. So I…

japanese potato salad

The first time I had Japanese Potato Salad was at some Tonkatsu restaurant. I was pretty amazed by how tasty it was. I didn’t really think about making the potato…

copycat famous amos cookies

I have never been a cookie fan. It was only in recent years that I have started eating soft-baked cookies like this, this, this and this. I quite like the…

baileys irish cream chiffon cake

I had lunch with two good friends last week and I remarked that I had to stop baking chiffon cakes. WHY?? They asked. Well, I was worried that my readers…

banana walnut bread

This is my last post for 2015! And it has been a great year! I have cooked and baked so many things, many of which I had never done before…

roasted vegetable soup with bacon and croutons | cooking with left-overs

Every year, we serve roasted vegetables at our table for Christmas.  A bag of sweet potatoes, a bag of carrots and potatoes and yet, we still end up with left-over…

salted egg yolk prawns (牛油黃金虾) | Featuring Purely Fresh Online Grocery Store

Growing up, I’d watch my mom add salted eggs to Century Egg Porridge. Sometimes she would add them to steamed egg custard. Other times, we would eat the salted egg…