Tag: Recipe

  • Stay at home, cook at home!

    Stay at home, cook at home!

    It was almost exactly 4 years ago when i said everyone must learn to cook. In some ways, the predictions i made back then came through. We have actually arrived at that point in time when people started getting worried about food security. If you hardly cooked before this, now is a great time to […]

  • Breakfast chronicles – French omelette

    You can’t go wrong with serving eggs for breakfast. The French omelette style is especially tantalizing. I was actually inspired to do this after stumbling upon this YouTube video by a saucy Chinese lady living in the US. Well, for my first attempt I would say it turned out quite okay, since I didn’t try […]

  • Breakfast chronicles – Prata Quiche

    Breakfast chronicles – Prata Quiche

    A Quiche is very easy to make (you just need to mix all the ingredients together), especially when you have ready made puff pastry, which unfortunately is not affordably available here. Frozen Prata is a viable substitute. It produces flaky pastry, though it doesn’t taste buttery at all. Related posts: Taobao product recommendation – baking […]

  • Breakfast Chronicles – Bak Kwa seaweed glutinous rice wrap

    Breakfast Chronicles – Bak Kwa seaweed glutinous rice wrap

    I’m sure many of you are like me, you don’t know what to do with the Bak Kwa leftover from Chinese New Year. I decided to incorporate it into the tried and true Japanese combination of seaweed, rice and mayonnaise. Basically Sushi. I happen to have Kombu on hand, and it is easier to handle […]

  • Breakfast chronicles – Tortilla wrap

    Breakfast chronicles – Tortilla wrap

    This is one of my favourite breakfast recipes, because it’s easy, tasty, and relatively healthy. Homemade Tortillas are far better than store bought ones, and they’re extremely simple to make. The only thing one has to be careful about is not adding too much water to end up with a very wet dough, which will be […]

  • Quick Meal – Sambal Stingray

    Quick Meal – Sambal Stingray

    Sambal Stingray is a popular dish in Singapore that is often thought to be only available from a hawker centre. Actually, you must have noticed that when you placed an order for Sambal Stingray, you got served within 15 minutes. That means it must be quite easy to prepare, and that is exactly the case. If you did a […]

  • Breakfast chronicles – Tonkotsu Ramen

    Breakfast chronicles – Tonkotsu Ramen

    Japanese Ramen, the real stuff, is one of those food items that people generally think they cannot cook at home. There are now Ramen in the form of instant noodles, and there are also pre-made soup base, but you’re very far from the real thing when you take short-cuts such as these. Related posts: Japan destinations […]

  • Sous Vide Pork Belly

    Sous Vide Pork Belly

    This is an experiment to see if Sous Vide can produce an improved texture for frozen pork belly. I largely followed the steps from Chefsteps (here and here), brining the pork for almost a week and cooking at 75°C for 7 hours. I must say I am pleased with the result. Related posts: Quick Meal – Braised […]

  • Breakfast chronicles – Eggs Benedict

    Breakfast chronicles – Eggs Benedict

    Homemade Eggs Benedict with homemade English muffins and homemade Hollandaise sauce. I guess it wasn’t as tedious as i thought i might be. I did use ready-made salted egg yolk, so that helped just a little bit, which, otherwise, you just need the extra step of cracking a few eggs. Related posts: Kitchen Hack: salted […]

  • Breakfast chronicles – Cheddar biscuits

    Breakfast chronicles – Cheddar biscuits

    I normally like to make scones with leftover sour cream, but decided to make Cheddar biscuits today since I also have quite a bit of leftover grated Cheddar. Believe it or not I actually bought an ice cream scoop from Taobao more than 2 years ago specifically for making scones, but never used it since […]