Peanut Butter Ramen

When we think peanut butter, we usually think desserts, but there’s a whole lot of savoury food you can make with peanut butter too! Satay, for example, is one of them. So what about instant noodles ramen? The combination may sound strange at first, but it’s actually pretty much like satay! Peanut Butter Ramen 1/4…

Salmon Wellington

Ever since becoming a mum, I’ve only been interested in making easy and straightforward recipes. None of that “julienne carrots into long thin symmetrical strips” or “stir every 5 minutes for 30 minutes until sauce is cooked through”. Stir-frying everything in one pan has been my default for a quick meal, but one does get…

Shakshuka

Here’s a simple one-pan skillet dish that’s easy to make and perfect for weekend brunches! Smokey, spicy, and hearty, the shakshuka is a healthy eggs and peppers based dish with eggs. Some recipes call for an oven to cook the eggs in the final stages, but that would then require a cast iron pan. For…

Spicy Peanut Sauce Pulled Pork Samwich

It’s International Sandwich day on November 3rd and what better way to celebrate than to create a peanut butter sandwich #unlikeanyother… Or shall I say samwich? The savoury pulled pork in this sandwich is cooked in a peanut sauce similar to what we would dip our satay and fresh spring rolls in. In Southeast Asia,…

Beef Cheeseburgers

It’s been a week since our lockdown here has ended in Singapore. (Yes, it IS a lockdown. “Circuit Breaker” and “Phase 1” were just alternative terms) But I must say that I’ve adapted a little too well with self-isolation. The past 3 months have consisted of unending kitchen experiments almost on a daily basis. I’ve…

Char Siew (Chinese BBQ Pork)

So most of us are pretty well acquainted with this Chinese BBQ Pork aka Char Siew (or Cha Siu) that gained international popularity. It would frequently make an appearance with dim sum, but is also often paired with rice or noodles. Every country seems to have a slightly different version of it, but the main…

Mentaiko Salmon (No blowtorch)

Japanese food in Singapore is so popular that we’ve almost created a secondary fusion culture of it. Mentaiko mayo torched on large pieces of salmon paired with protein bowls is probably one of these instances! In Japan, mentai mayo (明太マヨ) is largely used with sashimi, sushi, dons, or especially pasta! However, you’d rarely see it…

Brown “Nasi” Lemak

The word “lemak” in Nasi Lemak means fat / creamy; both of which are probably what one would avoid when preparing for a wedding. Having grown up in Southeast Asia, I absolutely love all things coconut, and the creamy coconut-ty rice in Nasi Lemak is probably my favourite type of rice (next to chicken rice)….

Pan-Seared Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Juicy, succulent and tender, with every bite packed with a punch of flavour that leaves a yearning for the next, a beautifully cooked steak is the epitome of the culinary world. And yet, it is also at the same time probably the most cost-efficient dish in the history of fine dining. With the perfect cut…

Spicy Salmon Patties

If there’s one fish that I can only have for the rest of my life, that would be salmon. Raw or cooked, I absolutely love having fresh salmon… except that I do get pretty nervous about preparing raw salmon at home. But here is an easy recipe for cooked salmon that will certainly make for…

Pumpkin Hummus

‘Tis the season of the pumpkins. This year, instead of a rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake, or a chocolate chip pumpkin muffin, I decided to opt for a much simpler yet healthy option. Did you know that although most hummus is made with chickpeas, you could also make this with beans? In this recipe, I…

Rendang Kambing

If I truly am what I eat, I’d probably be 30% chicken, 30% beef, 30% pork and 10% lamb. Lamb is in fact one of my favourite meats, but unfortunately isn’t as widely available as I’d like it to be. Whenever an opportunity presented itself, I would most certainly jump at it to indulge in…

Peanut Butter & Bacon French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

There are 2 kinds of people in this world: Those who love mixing sweet and savory, and those who think it’s absolutely blasphemous to do so. I certainly belong to the former. Chocolate and cheese, pulled-pork and maple syrup, honey and chilli, bacon and waffles… you name it!   Today, we’re making Peanut Butter and…

Mushroom And Chicken Risotto

I was never a big fan of reality TV shows as I found them to be overly dramatic and I was constantly annoyed with their dialogues. Even as food lover, I was reluctant to watch Masterchef. When I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, I realized how addicting it was. The more I watched it, the hungrier…

Jalapeño Cheese Muffins

Okay guys, I’m sowwie! I know it’s been a while since I last blogged! I shall now hang my head down in shame for the next…… minute…….. Alright, minute over! Anyway, I find it hard to believe that we’re already living in the month of June! How did half the year go by without me…

Hot Dog Buns ASIAN STYLE!

  Whenever I hear the term “hot dog buns”, the $1 hot dog buns from Ikea / Costco automatically come to mind. Don’t get me wrong, I love the old-school hot dog buns that many consider as comfort junk food. I’ve even heard that the ones in New York are probably the best! … oh…

Spanakopita

For the first time in 7 years, I managed to escape the cold of winter. For the first time in 7 years, I won’t be worrying about my plans for Christmas. For the first time in 7 years, I’ll actually be seeing my family during the holiday season. And yet, I can’t help but feel…

Pulled-Pork Pancakes with JD Maple Syrup

 As a restaurant frequenter and foodie, I love Vancouver in its entirety because it features some of the BEST restaurants. I think I can safely say that brunch is probably my favourite meal of the day. Don’t you love waking up to a delicious meal on the weekends? Although I’m not a regular customer, one…