steamed threadfin, my mom’s way

I am a Teochew and what we Teochews love is fish. Fresh, fresh fish. Why? Because we love our fish steamed, and you must only use the best, the freshest fish…

three cup chicken (三杯鸡)

I cannot say that I cook a lot of Taiwanese dishes. In fact, I think my repertoire of Chinese dishes is rather limited to what my mom has cooked, which…

pan-fried white fish with lemon sauce

For dinner last night, I made pan fried fish fillet. This is a great way to cook fish – you get flavour without the fish being overly oily. This is…

vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing

There are days when I want to bake something but I do not want to deal with chocolate, or fruit, or nuts or anything fancy. On days like that, I…

dave and kate’s chocolate brownie

We were really busy over the weekend – our little girl is turning one this week and we held a birthday party for her on Saturday evening. The party almost…

double chocolate chip cookies

I am always on the search for the perfect cookie recipe. I guess this *perfect* recipe is about as elusive as the perfect handbag that I am forever in search…

deep-fried prime ribs

I was not going to deep fry anything until my slave helper came back from her vacations. Not that we eat a lot of deep-fried food, but once-in-a-while is definitely…

roasted lemon-thyme chicken with garlic aglio e olio

So I roasted some chicken with lemon and thyme the other day. And I happened to still have some garlic that I had roasted. And I wanted to make something with them…

chocolate, olive oil and sea salt cupcakes

I am obsessed. I am obsessed with baking with olive oil at the moment. Whenever I see recipes that call for olive oil instead of butter, I get really excited….

seafood hor fun

Being Chinese, I love my noodles. I really don’t think there is a single type of noodles that I do not like. My favourite, favourite, FAVOURITE noodle, however, has to be…