Category Archives: Chinese

家常便饭 - 鲅鱼炒芹菜 (Stir-fried Threadfin With Celery)

Given the many varieties of vegetables  (celery, cabbage, spinach etc) and fish (threadfin, mackerel, batam fish etc), it is actually not difficult to cook up a dish of stir-fry with fish and vegetables, given the many combinations available. What one … Read more

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A Lovely Pot Of Home-Cooked Chicken Congee

I have always wondered how long congee hawkers take every morning to cook their pots of rice porridge. It must take a lot of time and patience to cook it – which means they would have to wake up in … Read more

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One A Penny, Two A Penny, Pork Floss Bun!

Pork floss buns used to be the craze about fifteen years ago, when the Bread Talk Group emerged in the market. Back then, their buns were relatively medium-sized (not big, but not too small either) and consumers loved to watch … Read more

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The Almost Non-Existent Singapore Noodles In Singapore

It all started when we were both staying in the UK back in 2010. Packets of what were termed as ‘Singapore Noodles‘ were commonly seen on the shelves of many supermarkets – Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Tesco. We were … Read more

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Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly

Teochews love their meat and eggs braised to a dark brown colour. The taste of braised meat is usually savoury, with a tinge of sesame and ginger fragrance. On the other hand, the Shanghainese style of braised meat – sour, … Read more

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