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 to interest me because what we need are food that cools our bodies and minds, but instead, we love our spices and hot chilli padis so much we add it into almost every single dish we eat on a daily basis – rice, noodles, vegetables, stir-fries, seafood, stews – you name it, we have it.

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Twice-Baked Potato Dinosaurus T-Rex!

Made this dish just for fun. Thought it might amuse the little one during dinner. Admittedly, it didn’t turn out looking very gconvincing, but I had quite some fun preparing the dish and it didn’t taste too bad at all. The little one managed to finish up quite a load of it too, so I guess my effort didn’t go to waste at all. 🙂

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Mandarin Orange and Cheese Cake Slices

What do you do with leftover mandarin oranges after the Chinese New Year? Put them to good use in a nice dessert cake such as this very delicious mandarin orange and cheese cake slices. But if you are too lazy to make your own mandarin orange in syrup (like I was), fret not. You can easily buy a can of it off the supermarket shelf anywhere in Singapore. It’s available at all times of the year too, which means you can make this cake at any time of the year as you please!

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Eurasian Pang Susie (Sweet Potato Buns With Spiced Minced Pork)

Pang Susie, or Pang Susi, is an Eurasian snack that’s popularly consumed during the Easter or Christmas seasons. It is a very interesting snack with its dough made of mashed sweet potato, as well as with a spiced meat filling that’s a combination of sweet and savoury flavours.

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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 year as a snack.

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