The Lemongrass, Garlic, Pepper and Coca-Cola Wow Dish

I was thinking of what to cook for Mother’s Day when my mother came to the rescue by telling me about a recipe she saw on Facebook. She insisted that I had to take down the recipe: 1kg of pork belly 3 heads of garlic 3 stalks of lemongrass Pepper corn Salt Fish sauce DarkContinue reading “The Lemongrass, Garlic, Pepper and Coca-Cola Wow Dish”

The Joy of Cooking Precedes the Joy of Eating

This article is a tribute to joyful cooks. Angelica is one of them. I needed something to feature in this week’s post, but I had not managed to try out a new recipe (saku sai moo – steamed sago dumplings with minced pork, peanuts and garlic, served with lettuce) in time. Besides, there was noContinue reading “The Joy of Cooking Precedes the Joy of Eating”

The Refreshingly Cool Chicken in Shaoxing Wine

If you need a refreshing change for a Sunday meal, try drunken chicken. It’s amazingly simple to cook. I bought a chicken (already chopped) from the supermarket. As usual, I have had a busy week and needed a simple Sunday meal. I have been wanting to cook drunken chicken for a while, so I steamedContinue reading “The Refreshingly Cool Chicken in Shaoxing Wine”

What is so Amazing about Val’s Egg and Fish Cutlet Sandwiches?

The amazing thing is that Val baked the Japanese milk bread (shokupan) herself! Most people barely have time to pack lunch, let alone make a packed lunch from scratch. Val makes sure that her packed lunches are healthy and beautifully presented. On the subject of healthy meals, P’Pew sent a photo of P’Pad’s favourite dish:Continue reading “What is so Amazing about Val’s Egg and Fish Cutlet Sandwiches?”

Family Traditions: Bread and Butter Pudding

By Andrea Pavee Having discovered a new brand of delicious beef burgers, I overbought hamburger buns last week. Not wanting to waste the buns which were nearing their expiry date, a lightning strike of an idea occurred, and I decided to make bread and butter pudding instead. When I was a child, Mum’s bread andContinue reading “Family Traditions: Bread and Butter Pudding”

Creating Memories with Edible Forget-Me-Nots

Memories of family celebrations and reunions are precious. They stay with us and are our real imperishable treasures. Judy, who is in England, sent a photo of the lamb Genevieve, her daughter, cooked on Easter Sunday, with the following comment: “Sooo soft, it fell off the bone. Lots of spices, including cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander.Continue reading “Creating Memories with Edible Forget-Me-Nots”

Test Pilot Cooking and Crespillos

I was impressed to know that Neil Armstrong was a test pilot before he became an astronaut. It made sense. To go to the moon, one had to be ready to handle all sorts of situations in uncharted waters, well, actually in “uncharted space”. There are times when one needs the skills of test pilotsContinue reading “Test Pilot Cooking and Crespillos”

Pandemic Cooking and Sweet Corn Cream-Style and mushroom Chicken

Panic cooking might resonate with many readers of this blog. Pandemic cooking has been a totally new experience for me. For a start, grocery shopping became a challenge, especially online shopping. Trying to get a delivery slot was a test of patience and endurance. I had to learn to make do with whatever I couldContinue reading “Pandemic Cooking and Sweet Corn Cream-Style and mushroom Chicken”

Sharing Homemade Happiness

Yes, Val was at it again – more amazing lunch boxes! Val saw my cheesy baked eggplant recipe and she was delighted that great minds think alike (ha ha, so much for humility). She cooked Korean eggplant namul, stir-fried zucchini and green beans, soy braised quail eggs, beef bulgogi, and stir-fried fish cakes for Monday’sContinue reading “Sharing Homemade Happiness”

Panic-Cooking and Plum Sauce Pork

A friend, who is a young working mother of two, asked: “How do you think I should start? Should I just cook on and off to gain confidence, or should I actually start by planning proper meals for a whole week?” That is a hard question to answer, given that she is a working mumContinue reading “Panic-Cooking and Plum Sauce Pork”