Category Archives: Chinese

虾米香 (Hae Bee Hiam)

Singaporeans love our spices and we love to cook many things using these various spices, chillies and condiments available locally and regionally. Given that we live in a tropical and warm country, this aspect of our eating habit never fails … Read more

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潮州軟糕 (Teochew Soft Cake)

This is a childhood snack of mine – the Teochew soft cake, or what one would call ‘neng go’ (soft cake) in Teochew. These ‘cakes’ can be commonly found in local bakeries and traditional Teochew pastry shops, available throughout the … Read more

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Osthmanthus Flower Jelly (桂花糕)

The osthmanthus flower is a small, yellow (or white) flower that grows on small shrubs or trees and has a strong and sweet fragrance, which is why it is very popularly used as a flavour of tea as a dried … Read more

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The Ever Auspicious Fish Maw Soup

The smell of fish maw in the kitchen was very strong as I was boiling this ingredient in preparation of making this soup the night before. It smells like Chinese New Year; smells like how the kitchen and the entire … Read more

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Cantonese Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Noodle Roll)

This is my first attempt at creating rice noodle rolls (or what we call ‘chee chiong fun’). The usual way to make it is to use rice flour with a little potato or corn starch, the latter of which is … Read more

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