Author: Christina

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Vinegar Pork Trotters

Ingredients 200g Ginger (pounded) 1 bottle Black Vinegar 375ml water 150g Gula Melaka 1 Pork Trotter (chopped) 1 tbsp Rice Wine 3 slices Ginger 2 tbsp Sesame Oil Method Wash trotters and cook in boiling water with rice wine and ginger slices for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside Pound big slices of ginger. […]

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Saying goodbye to my Matt

At 8/12/2020, 1.36am, I am going to sleep now for the last night on my SeaHorse mattress bought almost 10 years ago. To say goodbye to my mattress. To many, or rather to everyone, a mattress is what they would change without a second look once its lifespan is up. For me, my mattress is […]

Food Reviews

Best rojak at Dover Crescent

This is by far the best rojak that we have eaten. It is near our area, and with ample parking spaces at the multi-storey carpark. The problem with the most of the rojak is  Fried dough fritters not crispy Too much sugar Too much sauce – causing the fried fritters to be soggy after being […]

Pastries, Uncategorized

Gluten free macadamia nut bread

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups raw, unsalted macadamia nuts 1/4 cup honey 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 5 large eggs 1 large egg white Instructions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and adjust a rack to the center. Add the macadamia nuts to a […]

Meat, One Dish Meals

Ding Tai Fung Pork Chop Fried Rice

Ingredients (for 1 bowl of fried rice)Shortgrain rice 1 bowl (cooked “hard”)Egg yolk 1Butter 1 TbspHao chi seasoning 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp to taste(substitute with 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp salt)White pepper 1/2 tspWhole egg 1 plus white from other egg (beat)Spring onions 2 (diced) Method Add yolk, butter and dry ingredients […]

Pastries

Simple Macarons Recipe

My kids love macarons, well, I think a lot of kids do. Whenever we go out and pass by them, they will always ask me to buy and I will be very reluctant as one will cost $2.50 – $3.00, which is super expensive for something with loads of sugar. As you know, sugar is […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise without mixer

INGREDIENTS 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature 30 minutes 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3/4 cup olive or vegetable oil (or a combination), divided 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar or cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon white pepper PREPARATION Whisk together yolk, mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until combined well. Add about […]

Seafood

Black Pepper Crayfish Entirely Homemade!

When my husband and I saw crayfish available at our usual fish stall, our eyes lit up. We have been looking for new varieties of seafood to cook in the kitchen. But the problem was that I do not know how to cook up the black pepper sauce. My husband wants me to use ready […]

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One Day Garden Itinerary to Johor Bahru

Today I am going into Johor Bahru for I need to get some supplies. And it starts at 8.45am at the customs. No jam apparently as it is Labour Day on Monday so everyone is already out of town. First stop will be going for breakfast when we reach around 9.30-10am. As usual, the hangout […]

Gardening

Growing Rockmelons in Singapore HDB

This is my journey in growing Rockmelons in front of my flat. It does not have abundance of sunshine nor does it have a very conducive environment. It has more shade but I gave it a try.  To germinate the seeds, simply put the seeds in damp soil for few days in the dark. When […]

Gardening

Hydroponics transferred to Aquaponics

As my hydroponics setup is along the balcony ledge, the melons are getting too big for the system. Also, they are getting twiny and looking for places to climb. Hence I began finding a better way to set them in place and also set up vines for them to climb for support. I made a […]

Trips

Pasar Malam in Johor Bahru

I have always liked Pasar malam which means night market when they used to have it in singapore but the contents being sold here in Singapore is more of food nowadays. Now I always try to go to their night markets and they have it every day but different parts of Johor. This time I […]

Blog, Trips

Pasaraya Smart in Johor Bahru

For those who are in the Kota Tinggi area, you may want to head to this big supplier mart Pasaraya Smart. It’s very similar to Bestmart in Bukit Indah area but it’s nearer to Woodlands checkpoint. I wanted to get some bamboo for the plants and did not want to travel all the way up […]

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Using colander as a pot

Hey there, guys! It’s a hack again, and this time it’s using a colander as a pot. A colander is used for draining vegetables and fruits. I was at Index Living Mall last Saturday and saw the colander. It looks very nice as it’s square, I usually take rounded things as inefficient use of space. […]

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Yi Jia Seafood Restaurant

Whenever I visit JB nearer to Tuas, I will end up having dinner at this restaurant. They serve a very good variety of dishes and is always crowded.  Dish 1 : 沙皮鸡 This is simply chicken thigh, roasted and flattened. But they added some sauce that makes it taste a bit sweet and teriyaki. Nice! […]

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Bestmart in Johor Bahru

I heard from a friend recently that she was introduced to this market that sells all sorts of food, fruits and vegetables. From the entrance, you will see rows and columns of shops selling clothes to accessories, DVDs to household items. I was not looking for anything in particular and was curious how well equipped […]

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‘IKEA’ in Johor Bahru

Recently I went to Aeon Tebrau City and was stopped outside this mall called IndexLivingMall. The minute I stepped in, I think of Ikea. And everything is almost like a replica of the things sold in Ikea, but the quality is very slightly worse than those in Ikea. You can tell from the hinges and […]

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Reliable Car Workshop in JB Mount Austin

Recently I experienced some problems with my car of 9 years, was really loud at the rear seat when I drive. So I decided to bring my car for repair. I checked the repair workshops in Singapore and found out the problems causing the car to behave like it were the bearings at the back […]

Gardening

DIY Greenhouse

Recently I started to like gardening and together with my neighbour, we started our own gardens outside our flats. In order to protect some of the germinating seeds, it would be good to keep them in a greenhouse. One option would be to buy a small greenhouse from Ikea (see below). I  It would be […]

Gardening

Recycling 2 litre milk jug

Occasionally I will buy 2 litre jugs of milk for my kids. When they finished the milk, I always wonder what I can do with the jugs. So I went online to search for jug hacks for gardening to be able to reuse them instead of recycling them.  For gardening, I would always need to […]

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Hydroponics Closed System

This is the closed system for hydroponics. To set it up, mix the nutrients into the water and set the Leca and vermiculite into the baskets before setting them in. This water level indicator helps to inform when the water level is too low and needs to top up with nutrient solution. 

Gardening

Hydroponics setup

This is the first time I’m trying out a hydroponics setup. This setup comes complete with the baskets, sponges, a pump and timer for the water flow. I specifically chose this design as I can fit it on the balcony ledge with quite a good support. As it is a distance from the house and […]

One Dish Meals

Homemade Fluffy Pancakes

Ingredients1 cup Plain flour, sifted2 tbsp Sugar2.5 tsp Baking powder (I used 0.5 tsp as it was finishing and it turned out fine)1/2 tsp Salt1.25 cup Milk3 tbsps Butter, melted1 Large eggVegetable oil for brushing pan MethodIn a bowl, sift flour, and mix with sugar, baking powder and salt.Add butter, milk and egg. Stir until […]

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Documents to Bring for Conversion of Vehicle Use

In order for you to make the conversion to Z10 from P10 (personal car), Z10 basically means that it will be converted to private hire use. So do remember to bring these documents so that you will not have to go again. ACRA (valid for 14 days)Original Owner ICOriginal Owner driving licenseCommercial insuranceAuthorisation letter with company […]

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Converting Personal Car to Uber / Grab

In Singapore, many own a car, and during peak hours when commuting to work, a lot of the cars on the road are only occupied by the driver themselves, and maybe one passenger who is either the wife or the child. I think it is important for us to economise our fuel consumption and be […]

Gardening

Trial at Hydroponics Farming

Recently, I started becoming concerned about the food we eat, the vegetables sold in the markets and the pesticides widely used in all the crops. I then started reading up on urban gardening. I found out that Oh Farm does hydroponics farming and so I went to visit. They hold school visit tours and have a […]

DIY Recipes

Dragonfruit Enzyme Drink 红龙珠果酵素

Ingredients1.5kg Pink Dragon Fruit4 Lemons500g Brown sugar  MethodRecently, I have started developing my love handles. So I went on the net to search for slimming recipes and exercises desperately. I came across enzyme as helping to digest and detex. And I decided to give it a try.Remove the skins of dragonfruits and lemons. Slice the […]

Salads

Thai Glass Noodle Salad 泰式冬粉沙拉

Ingredients4 Green chillies5-6 Chilli padi, or more if you want it spicier3 cloves Garlic1/2 Yellow onion, cut into think strips1/3 to 1/2 Green LimeSugar, to tasteFish sauce, to taste30g Coriander leaves150g Glass noodle (I buy the thai ones from the dried goods stall in the wet market)1 packet Enoki mushrooms1 Tomato, cut into small pieces100g […]

One Dish Meals

Homemade Rosti with Egg and Spinach

Ingredients500g Potatoes, shredded25g Butter2 Eggs2 slices of HamSaltPepper Method Grate the potatoes using a box grater and place on a clean tea towel. Wrapping them in a towel, squeeze out all the excess moisture, then transfer to the bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.Melt the butter in a large nonstick frying pan. Divide […]

One Dish Meals

Soy and Orange Salmon with Soba and Edamame

Ingredients4-5 Salmon fillets, skinlessOlive oil250g Soba noodles, dried4 tbsp Dark soya sauce2 tbsp Orange juice2 tbsp Mirin2 tsp Sesame oil2 tbsp Sesame seeds1/2 packet EdamameBonito flakes, optional MethodPut edamame into a bowl and pour boiling water over it, leaving it subnmerged for 10 mins.Remove any bones from the salmon fillets and put the salmon in […]

Seafood

Nyonya Fish Curry Kapitan 娘惹咖喱鱼

In the previous recipe, I made Nyonya Chicken Curry Kapitan. Last week, I went to Prime Supermarket and bought a whole Batang fish. They fillet the whole fish but cut the tail into pieces as it will be difficult to fillet at the end. So this time, I made some changes and used fish instead […]

Pastries

Ondeh Ondeh

Ingredients250g Glutinous rice flour200ml Pandan juice150g Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar), finely chopped100g Grated coconut (get from wet market and tell them to grate the coconut without the skinPinch of Sea salt   MethodThe thought of coconut and gula melaka always perks me up. However, this is a dish where you will only eat a few but […]

Baby Games 0-6 Months

Balloon Kick

Suitable for : 8 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥♥♥Development Goal : Leg Strength0-12 months is the best time for the baby to develop the foundation of the strength of their limbs and the build of their bone structure. Personality Goal : OptimismGiving the baby a conducive environment for the healthy development of the body and mind, […]

Baby Games 0-6 Months

Clap Baby Clap

Suitable for : 6 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥♥Development Goal : Hand movementThis game is to develop the baby’s mind in order to coordinate with his hand movement. Exercising the hand not only promotes the development of the muscle but also motor skills coordination as a whole. Personality Goal : Emotional ControlThe way the father and […]

Baby Games 0-6 Months

Flip Baby Flip

Suitable for : 6 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥♥Development Goal : Trunking movementThis game is to enable the baby’s limbs to be flexible and extend the movement of their limbs. It is also a very good exercise for his muscles, bones and joints.Personality Goal : OptimismBy moving the limbs, the baby is able to […]

DIY Recipes

Homemade Facial Bubble Wash for Dry Skin

Ingredients1 cup Base soap, see recipe here3 drops Lavender essential oil1 tsp Vitamin E oilFoaming bottle MethodI was with my mum at the department store when she was looking for a facial cleanser and a night cream for herself as hers was finishing soon. As a mother, I always wanted the best for my kids […]

Festive, Pastries

Kueh Bangkit

Ingredients500g Tapioca starch500g Grated fresh coconut150g Caster sugar2 Egg yolks, medium2-3 Pandan leaves, for extracting the juiceButter, for buttering tray to prevent stickiness MethodThe technique in this recipe is actually frying the tapioca starch. So when you opened the packet of starch, feel it and it should feel heavy and dense with moisture. Heat up […]

Festive, Pastries

Pineapple Tarts 黄梨塔

Ingredients400g Plain flour50g Corn flour (not corn starch)1/4 tsp Salt280g Unsalted butter, hard3 Egg yolks, beaten3 tbsp Cold water (or iced water)6 tbsp Icing sugar1/2 tsp Vanilla extract1 egg yolk + 1 tbsp water (for glazing on the tart) MethodIn 2014, I made pineapple paste from about 10-15 pineapples and the work was just tedious. […]

Festive, Sauces & Dips

Pineapple Paste 黄梨果酱

Ingredients2-3 large Pineapples, grated and sieved from juice1/2 Lemon, juice extracted1 Cinnamon stick2 Star anise3 Cloves200-250g Sugar, brown or caster MethodEvery year nearing Chinese New Year, I will want to make this tart and eat during the festive season. And ever since I have learnt this recipe, I have refrained from buying from the commercial […]

Poultry

Thai Lemongrass Chicken 泰式香炸柠檬草鸡

Ingredients1 kg Chicken midjoints2 tbsp Plain flour3 stalks Lemongrass, sliced thinly4 Lime leaves, just tear into small pieces2 tsp SaltA dash of Black Pepper2 tsp Chicken stockSugar to taste MethodA new taste that I have tried after so many years, and I did not even see this dish sold in Thailand when I visited them […]

Baby Games 0-6 Months

Merry-Go-Round

Suitable for : 6 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥Development Goal : Sense of BalanceThis game is to enable the baby to be exposed to different visuals, and is conducive to the development of the hand-eye coordination of your baby with the ability to balance and a pre-requisite for crawling and walking.Personality Goal : InsightsThe […]

Soups

Thai Tom Yam Soup 泰式东炎汤

Ingredients6-8 Prawns, shells removed, keep the head while removing the head shell1/2 Squid, optional3 Cilantro roots bruised1 inch Galangal, sliced3 Lemongrass bruised and cut into 2 inches4 cups Water1 Chicken stock cube1 packet Tom Yam paste1 cup Carnation brand evaporated milk1 tbsp Fish sauce2 Tomatoes, cut into 4 wedges and then into half length wise4 […]

Sauces & Dips

Homemade Peanut Butter

I ran out of peanut butter and was about to order when I remembered I still have some peanuts left. So I thought I would be brave this time to make this spread and find out for myself how easy it will be to make this. I then searched for some recipes and briefly gone […]

Desserts

Molten Lava Cake with Ice Cream

Before I even attempted to look at the recipe for this dessert, I have always thought that it will be difficult to do. But let me tell you that this dish only takes 5 minutes of your time and it is a definitely worth it recipe to do. Try and see for yourself.

One Dish Meals

Beef Burger with Assorted Vegetables

IngredientsFor the beef burger12 Jacob’s cream crackers500g quality minced beef1 large free range eggSaltFeshly ground black pepperOlive oil1 round lettuce3 tomatoes, sliced thin1 red onion, sliced thin6 fresh burger buns6 slices cheddar or mozarella cheeseMustard, optionalFor the assorted vegetables1 Carrot, cut into matchsticks200g Asparagus, washed and bottom 1cm cut off (I peel the outer layer off […]

Soups

Fish Broth with Spinach and Minced Chicken

IngredientsFor fish broth soup base. See recipe here.3 stalks of leekSome shallots3 slices of ginger1 kg fish bonesFor soup in this recipe.Minced chickenSpinach phuay lengThe quantity really depends on you. Its just a drop in and boil method.  MethodHeat up some oil in a pot.Stir fry shallots and ginger till fragrant.Add leek in and stir […]

Salads

Mozarella Tomato Spinach Salad

This is a very colourful dish, easy to make and healthy. You can opt out of truffle oil or balsamic vinegar if you do not like them. You can also replace the tomatoes on the vine with sliced tomatoes. 

Soups

Watercress Soup with Pork Ribs

Ingredients300g pork (ribs or loin), cut into bite size pieces1.5 litres Water250g Watercress, soaked for 10 mins and cut off the stems, unless you will cook for long8 dried Jujube fruits a.k.a Red dates1 tbsp Wolfberry fruit a.k.a Goji berries1 tbsp Chinese almonds2 tsp Salt to taste MethodBlanch pork ribs.Boil another pot of water. I […]

One Dish Meals

Dumpling Tofu Noodle Soup

Ingredients1 cup Fish or Pork broth1 litre Water1/2 Tofu2 pieces Dried Beancurd2 bunches Spinach Phuay Leng1 tbsp Fried shallots2-3 Dumplings MethodAdd frozen soup broth and water in a pot and boil.Add dumplings.When dumplings start to float, add noodles, tofu, beancurd and spinach and turn off the heat.Top with fried shallots.Serve hot. If you are not eating […]

Side Dishes

Truffle Fries

Everytime I order this dish, I will be addicted to the truffle aroma and taste. And I will also be shocked at how much this dish can be. To me, it is just fries and oil! But when I bought the truffle oil myself, I knew that it is not a cheap topping for the […]

Side Dishes

Korean Pickled Radish

When I buy korean fried chicken from a restaurant near my house, I got a box of this. And when I tried it once, I could not stop eating it. This feels so helpful when I eat something oily and fried. So instead of always buying fried chicken from that restaurant in the hope of […]

Beverages, Desserts

Cheng Teng

Ingredients2-3 litres Water1/2 cup Dried longans2 florets White fungus1 bunch Pandan leaves1 packet Cooked gingko nuts (usually comes in a packet already cooked)1 Snow lotus 天山雪莲, cut into cubes (looks like lotus root but sweet)Rock sugar / Cane sugar / Brown sugar (whichever you are used to having) MethodSoak the white fungus and remove the […]

Seafood

Curry Fish Head

Ingredients1 Fish head1 Onion1-2 Tomatoes1 Brinjal1-2 packets Curry fish paste (Ibrahim brand)2 cups Water2 tbsp Yogurt (or Coconut Milk) MethodFry brinjal and put aside.Steam fish head for 15-20 mins or until the fish head is about 80% cooked.Heat up some oil in a wok.Stir fry onions for about 3 mins.Add fish paste and water. Once it […]

Meat, Side Dishes

Mum’s Ngoh Hiang Recipe

Ingredients700g Pork, minced200g Prawns, minced into small pieces.6 Water chestnuts, diced into small pieces3 Shallots, minced1/4 tsp Pepper4 tbsps Plain flour2 tsps Light soya sauce1 packet Beancurd MethodMix all ingredients together. Stir well.Add light soya sauce and taste if can. Clean the beancurd skin with a piece of clean damp cloth to remove the salt on […]

Soups

Korean Miso Soup

Don’t know what to cook in 5 minutes? This dish is incredibly easy to get ready in a short time and is especially warm in the cool weather.  Add more toppings when necessary.

DIY Recipes

Homemade Kids Shampoo

Ingredients 2 cups Base soap solution 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Vitamin E oil 1 drop Lavender essential oil Method Place everything is a pump container and shake well before use. As there are no preservatives, try not to do a lot at one time.

Poultry

Soya Sauce Sesame Chicken with Carrots and Beancurd

IngredientsSesame oilSoya sauceWater2 slices ginger1 chicken cut into small parts2 carrots2 stalks spring onion1/2 packet Dried beancurd3 Dried mushrooms, soaked and drained MethodHeat some sesame oil in wok.Put in ginger and fry till fragrant.Add in chicken parts and lightly fry.Add soaked mushroom and sauces and fry.Add water till it covers and put in carrots.Simmer for […]

One Dish Meals

Prawn Noodle Soup

Ingredients200g Loin meat, sliced thinly3 Prawns, sliced half50g Yellow noodles30g Spinach or Puay leng spinach2 cups Pork broth or Chicken broth2 tbsp Fried shallotsLight soya sauce to taste MethodHeat oil in a pan to medium heat.Put sliced meat and prawns in and lightly fry to cook.Add water and light soya sauce to taste.When the water […]

DIY Recipes

Homemade Washing Detergent Powder

After using the commercial washing powder for so long, I have decided that I want to make my own to be environmental friendly. It saves me a lot of money to make my own, and I know exactly what I use for my clothes that touches our body every minute of the day. Try it […]

Eggs

Steamed Egg

Ingredients4 eggs, beaten3 tbsp cold waterPinch of salt MethodAdd all ingredients together.Steam either in a steamer or put on a steamer basket in the rice cooker while cooking the rice.Serve.

Meat

Braised Pork Belly with Bittergourd

Ingredients3-4 Chilli padi300g Pork belly, cut into big cubes1 Bittergourd2-3 slices Ginger1 tbsp Preserved soy beans3-4 cloves Garlic1 tsp Dark soya sauce1 tsp Light soya sauce MethodPut everything, except the bittergourd into a pot.Cook to boil and simmer for 30-40 mins.Put bittergourd in and cook for another 10-15 mins.Serve.

One Dish Meals

Homemade Crispy Thin Crust Pizza

IngredientsFor dough3/4 lukewarm water1 tsp active dry / instant yeast1 tsp honey2 cups plain flour (bread flour if you want more bready texture.)1.5 tsp saltFor toppingsBacon, cut into small piecesPineapple, cut into small piecesHam, slicedOnion, dicedChicken pieces (curry chicken)Rocket leaves (to put on top when the pizza is done.)Tomato pasteMozarella cheese (can be mixed with […]

DIY Recipes

Homemade Oatmeal Body Scrub

This is made for those with normal to dry skin types, or during winter days. As there is oil content, you will feel a layer of oil on your face even after you washed your face which is perfectly fine as that will prevent your face from producing more oil after your wash. 

DIY Recipes

Homemade Sugar and Salt Body Scrub

This is made for those with normal to dry skin types, or during winter days. As there is oil content, you will feel a layer of oil on your face even after you washed your face which is perfectly fine as that will prevent your face from producing more oil after your wash. 

DIY Recipes

Homemade Oatmeal Honey Face Scrub

This is made for those with normal to dry skin types, or during winter days. As there is oil content, you will feel a layer of oil on your face even after you washed your face which is perfectly fine as that will prevent your face from producing more oil after your wash. 

Pastries

Chocolate Macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache

IngredientsDark chocolate ganache (See recipe here)288g Ground almonds, sifted492g Icing sugar, sifted40g Cocoa powder, sifted227g Egg whites, aged (left in fridge for a day)75g Caster sugar11g Egg white powder, sifted with sugar  MethodSift ground almonds and icing sugar.Whisk aged egg whites till stiff peaks.Add caster sugar to meringue after the egg whites reach soft peaks.Sift caster […]

Pastries

French Meringue Macarons with Lemon Ganache

IngredientsLemon ganache (See recipe here)288g Ground almonds, sifted488g Icing sugar, sifted245g Egg whites, aged (left in fridge for a day)90g Caster sugar23g Egg white powder, sifted with sugarGel colouring, as required  MethodPreheat oven to 165 deg C.Sift ground almonds and icing sugar.Whisk aged egg whites till stiff peaks.Add caster sugar to meringue after the egg […]

Pastries

Lemon Ganache

Ingredients16ml Lemon zest172ml Lemon juice172g Egg yolks107g Sugar32g Butter #1, softened590g White chocolate, melted161g Butter #2, softened  MethodCook lemon zest, juice, sugar and egg yolks in a bowl over a pot till 88 deg C.Remove from heat and stir in butter #1.Melt white chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water.Add butter #2.Add […]

Pastries

Dark Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients500ml Cream 35%59ml Trimoline a.k.a. Invert sugar550ml Chocolate 70%50g Butter, softened  MethodAdd cream and trimoline and boil.Heat up a pot of water and place a bowl on the pot.Melt chocolate in it. This is ensure that the chocolate will not be burnt.After chocolate is fully melted (stir it gently), remove from heat and let it […]

Festive, One Dish Meals

Nyonya Glutinous Rice Dumpling

Ingredients 2 kg glutinous rice, soaked for 2 hours and drained. 24 Chinese mushrooms, soaked80 bamboo leaves, washed and wiped dry240g winter melon, cut into small cubes.2 kg minced meat or belly pork (I prefer belly pork as the texture is better.)16 cloves garlic, minced8 big onions, minced4 tbsp dark soya sauce4-8 tsp coriander powder MethodPreparing the […]

One Dish Meals, Side Dishes

Hakka Yam Abacus

IngredientsMaking the yam abacus300g yam, cubed100g tapioca flour60g hot waterFor cooking with the yam abacus5 shallots, minced2 tsp minced garlic300g minced pork or chicken80g dried shrimp, soaked30g dried cuttlefish40g mushrooms, soaked and cut into strips40g black fungus, soaked and cut into stripsSeasonings1 tsp saltSoy sauce to taste2 tsp pepper  MethodCooking the yam abacusSteam the yam […]

One Dish Meals

Beef Burger with Mozarella Cheese

Ingredients12 Jacob’s cream crackers500g quality minced beef1 large free range eggSaltFeshly ground black pepperOlive oil1 round lettuce3 tomatoes, sliced thin1 red onion, sliced thin6 fresh burger buns6 slices cheddar or mozarella cheeseMustard, optional MethodMaking your burgerPut crackers in a plastic bag and smash them up till fine, breaking up any big bits and put them […]

Soups

Lotus Root Soup with Pork Ribs

This soup is suitable for expelling of heat and dampness, strengthening of the spleen and muscles, preventing from catching a flu.Job’s tear is rich in fibre and vitamins B1 and B2. It is known for whitening the skin, expelling heat and promoting metabolism. It can help lose weight and enhance your complexion if consumed regularly […]

Desserts

Homemade Mascarpone

Ingredients2 cups heavy cream1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed MethodHeat heavy cream over medium heat in a large saucepan until it reaches 88 deg C. Stir cream and make sure it does not boil, as it will scorch the bottom. Stir in the lemon juice In a large saucepan, heat heavy cream over medium high heat until a […]

One Dish Meals

Aglio Olio with Honey Baked Chicken Wings

IngredientsHoney baked chicken wings (See recipe here.)Pasta, a quarter packet for 2-3 peoplePinch of saltOlive oilChilli flakesGarlic, minced or sliced depending on your liking.Extra virgin olive oil, optional  MethodHeat a pot of water with pinch of salt and a tsp of olive oil till boiling.Add the pasta and boil for 8 minutes.Drain and add extra […]

Meat

Baked Honey Garlic Baby Ribs

Ingredients1 kg baby pork ribs1 large white onion, chopped1/2 cup honey1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup soy sauce1/4 cup butter2 tsp mustard powder1 1/2 tsp garlic, mincedCarrots, cut into matchsticksCucumber, cut into matchsticksFew pieces of romaine lettuce (for presentation)  MethodHeat pan in medium heat.Add all ingredients except ribs in pan and stir fry for about 5 minutes.Preheat […]

Poultry

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Ingredients2 kg chicken wings1 large white onion, chopped1/2 cup honey1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup soy sauce1/4 cup butter2 tsp mustard powder1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced MethodHeat pan in medium heat.Add all ingredients except chicken wings in pan and stiry fry for about 5 minutes.Preheat oven to 180 deg C.Cool the mixture.Add chicken wings and marinate […]

Poultry

Coke Butt Chicken

Ingredients1 chicken1 can of cokeSalt MethodPreheat oven to 180 deg C.Use salt and rub over chicken, and give it a little massage.Wash off and add a bit of salt over the whole chicken.Open the can of coke and stuff it into the butt of the chicken.Leave it standing in the oven and grill for abour […]

Meat, Side Dishes

Ngoh Hiang

IngredientsFish meat, mincedPork, mincedPrawns, mincedBeancurd skin, driedWater chestnutsSpring onionsShallotsSesame OilCornstarch with water MethodMix all ingredients together and add seasonings.Be sure to clean the beancurd skin with a damp cloth as it will be salty on both sides.Use a spoon and scoop the mixture unto your beancurd skin and roll it once. Dip your fingers into the […]

Soups

Vegetable Stock Broth

Ingredients2 tbsp unsalted butter1 tbsp olive oil3 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks5 celery stalks, sliced into thick sticks1 large brown onion, peeled and quartered7 garlic cloves, peeled2 bunches of parsley5 sprigs thyme12 black peppercorns3 bay leaves MethodWash vegetables and dry.Slice cucumbers.Put all vegetables together and mix well. Mix balsamic vinegar with olive oil and pour […]

Side Dishes

Korean Kimchi

IngredientsPreparing the cabbage6 pounds of cabbage1/2 cup sea saltPreparing the marinade2 cups water2 tbsp sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour)2 tbsp brown sugarPreparing other vegetables2 cups radish, cut into matchsticks1 cup carrot, cut into matchsticks7-8 spring onions, chopped1 cup chives, choppedPreparing seasoning1/2 cup garlic, minced2 tsp ginger, minced1 medium onion, minced1/2 cup fish sauce2 cups […]