Tag: sugar

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Side Dishes

Hae Bee Hiam Spicy Dried Shrimps

Ingredients250g dried shrimps100g shallots6 garlic cloves15 fresh red chilli8 dried chilli, soaked in water for about 15-20 mins and drained.10 bird’s eye chilli2 tbs brown sugar1 tsp salt4-5 tbsps vegetable oilSome water MethodSoak shrimps in water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.Cut and peel garlic, shallots and chillies into smaller pieces. Add some water, […]