Double Steaming Fish Maw Soup In Young Coconut

Double steaming is a common method used in Chinese cuisines to cook soup with ingredients that are expensive (e.g. bird’s nest, herbal soup). This is usually done in a ceramics jar or sometimes even in melons or coconuts which can have their content emptied out to contain the soup with its ingredients. The entire jar / content is placed inside a steamer to steam. The result is a bowl of soup that is well-flavoured and nutritious, both because none of the nutrients are lost due to the heat from the steaming, and also because (if using melon/coconut) the stock absorbs the essence from the melon and coconut which gives it an added layer of flavour. Additionally, the coconut / melon flesh becomes soft and easily scooped out together with the rest of the ingredients.

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No-Fuss Chicken & Potato Stew

I didn’t get to take any nice pictures of this recipe because I recall it was meant to be an experiment, a recipe that I was trying out for fun over a rather tiring weekend and as such wasn’t intending to pull out the props, camera, lighting etc.

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Seafood Soba Noodles

Sometimes, after a hard day at work (or a not so exciting day which makes it very difficult to trough through the long hours), a bowl of noodles is all it takes to let me wind down and relax.

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Indian Fusion Uppuma Semolina With Vegetables

Upma, or uppuma semolina, is a dish originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is a common meal that the Indians have for breakfast, lunch or dinner, one cooked with semolina, a mix of spices and vegetables. As semolina is made of wheat, it cooks and fluffs up in volume once cooked in water, just like rice does, which makes it a complete substitute for rice in the Indian regions.

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Potong Style Red Bean Popsicles

I’ve tried quite a few red bean ice-cream recipes, including the Japanese style ‘Creamy Red Bean Popsicles‘ using Azuki red bean paste and heavy cream, and the ‘Red Bean Soup Popsicle‘ which really was a convenient way of using up my red bean soup.  Now, I have the authentic Potong style red bean popsicle right here which uses condensed milk (use sparingly!) and blended red beans to mimic the taste of childhood. Read more

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