Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Fragrant Tom Yam Rice – Last Recipe Blog In 2010?

I must admit this – cooking IS a luxurious hobby to have, given that one must have many condiments and ingredients to start with in order to feed each of these recipes. I can’t do that here in Durham anymore. … Read more

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‘Prawn’-Orh Jian Without Oysters

I couldn’t find cheap oysters anywhere in the supermarkets; neither do I want to be cheated  to buy daylight -obbing groceries in Tiong Bahru Market again. So I resorted to using prawns to replace the oysters that are commonly used … Read more

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Lo Mai Kai To Finish Up The Glutinous Rice

The remaining glutinous rice in the cupboard wasn’t that difficult to deal with after I discovered that it can be easily cooked with the microwave. (thanks to the mango sticky rice). I thought I’ll give it a try, microwaving it … Read more

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Watching A Magical Process Come Alive While Making Snowskin Mooncake

I’ve never made any cakes which can be eaten without first going through the oven. It’s really magical to see how the dough first becomes evenly coloured with the continuous (and tedious) kneading, flattened to become the outer covering of … Read more

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Peanut Swiss Roll, Or Jelly Roll As Others Would Call

Just as a wife takes after the surname of her spouse, a Swiss Roll takes its surname after its content. ‘Jelly Roll‘ sounds a little too far-fetched in the Asian context though, like a candy or some spare tires lying … Read more

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