khao tom (ข้าวต้ม) with poached chicken

For lunch today I cooked porridge. I think the kids are a bit tired of Century Egg and Pork porridge, which is the only porridge my helper can cook. Since I…

the ultimate one-bowl chocolate cake

Once in a while, you get invited to a dinner party or bbq party, or some form of party. And you want to bring a cake. Not a store-bought one…

fried rice with roast chicken and bunashimeiji

As far as I am concerned, one can never have enough fried rice recipes. I did a fried rice recipe a while ago, and today I am sharing another. What…

the impossibly easy chicken and vegetables mini-pies

It all started because I had a couple of pieces of chicken thigh left from another meal. Rummaging through my fridge, I found a zucchini and a red pepper. So I…

beef doenjang jjigae (된장 찌개): korean soy bean paste stew

A few years ago, if you were to ask me if I liked Korean food, my reply would have been an immediate “NOPE”. Things changed when we had the mother…

linguine alle vongole: linguine with clams

My favourite pasta is Linguine alle Vongole. I love clams. In fact, I love all shellfish, but anything linguine and clams, I absolutely adore. When I eat at Italian restaurants,…

chocolate cream cheese bundt cake

I have a Bundt cake pan that I bought some time before I was pregnant with JL. It was put away and I don’t think I had ever used it….

lor bak: braised pork in light soy sauce (卤肉)

When I was a kid, I would watch while my mom made a HUGE pot of braised pork. I would salivate as I took in the aroma of the pork…

banana bread

I understand that baking can be intimidating. In reality though, baking is really simple. Like most things, there are rules that you have to follow if you want to bake…

french style vanilla bean ice-cream

I used to buy ice cream from the stores.Not any more. Not since my cousin Lynette gave me an ice cream maker for my birthday a few years ago.Because my…