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Soup Terjun (ABC soup)

Soup Terjun (ABC soup)

There are many many types of simple soups. Soup Terjun is one of the easiest and enjoyable when it’s summer and my garden is in bloom. To some people like myself the joy of harvesting from garden to table in a matter of minutes is […]

Snow Frog Jelly or ‘suet kap’ (in cantonese)

Snow Frog Jelly or ‘suet kap’ (in cantonese)

Tonight I am having suet kap for dinner. It has been such a long time and this is definitely nostalgic for me. Growing up I am excited every time I see the double boiler being used. I knew whatever in it would be good and […]

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is originally a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce made with sour cream. From its origins in mid-19th-century Russia, it has become a very popular dish around the world, with considerable variation from the original recipe. It is […]

Chicken Essence – The Real McCoy

Chicken Essence – The Real McCoy

A tribute to Mdm Wu Cheok Mei

Pea and Ham Hock soup

Pea and Ham Hock soup

It has been a long time I make Pea & Ham soup so I was very happy to see some freshly roasted ham hogs for sale from the supermarket. I quickly grabbed 2 last week but was not able to make use of them until […]

Crispy Prawns Fritters (cucuk udang)

Crispy Prawns Fritters (cucuk udang)

Last weekend a friend told me she has been hankering for cucuk udang. She asked me for my recipe and I realised that I have not made these for years. I am not sure if she meant just these crispy prawns ones which I love […]

Hakka Mui Choy with Pork Belly – 梅菜扣肉

Hakka Mui Choy with Pork Belly – 梅菜扣肉

With a Cantonese mother and a Hakka father I decided I have to cook this dish this way. I know, I know I deviated from traditions but I want to pay homage to both my parents. I blame it on lockdown. Too much time at […]

Cheese and Bacon Muffins

Cheese and Bacon Muffins

Savoury muffins are good lunchbox fillers for children

Braised tofu pop with pork belly in black-beans sauce

Braised tofu pop with pork belly in black-beans sauce

My hubby has a love affair with black-beans but he only appreciate the whole black-beans that I marinated overnight with rice wine/sherry and fresh chillies, not the commercial packets or jarred mushy ones. He knows how to enjoy his black-beans! He is a connoisseur of […]

Chicken Katsu Curry

Chicken Katsu Curry

Those who know me well know that I do NOT like Katsu curry at all. However my boy loves it as he is not a spicy fan. He doesn’t mind Katsu styled curry though as the ‘heat’ is all right for him. Recently he has […]