Satay Chicken With Peanut Sauce

It’s the month of Ramadan, so first and foremost, I’d like to wish all of my Muslim friends and colleagues Mubarak Ramadan!

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Creamy Tomato Pasta

This dish is a winner. Its sauce, made by cream and tomato puree, is so delicious and goes with spaghetti like a perfect match made in heaven. And the best thing is, it is so simple to make and requires very few ingredients that you can whip it up any time, any day.

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Mango Sago & Pomelo Dessert

A mutual friend of ours recently got married and we were very fortunate to be able to get invited to the wedding to witness their blissful marriage at the Four Seasons Hotel. The wedding lunch was a standard eight course meal, ending with a sweet mango & pomelo sago dessert. But because we were all so filled up by the previous courses, we had to leave this dish unfinished and unappreciated.

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Medieval Braised Spring Greens

It’s a long weekend cometh, finally! Have taken some time off work to spend it with the boy because it’s his sixth birthday on 2nd April, and the final one that allows him to take time off from school without it being termed as a truant; his final one before the horrible primary years start.

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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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