Tag Archives: Hokkien

Using Just Jujube To Make Red Date Tea (红枣茶)

Did you ever know that red dates are also known as jujube or ziziphus jujuba? It kind of reminds me of the gibberish phrase ‘zzi zzi pong‘ from a Korean drama that I watched recently, but that’s something else altogether.

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Home-Made Hokkien Style Ngoh Hiang (五香)

Ngoh Hiang, or 五香 in Mandarin, is a mixture of minced meat and vegetables seasoned with five-spice powder (hence its name), rolled up in beancurd skin, steamed and then deep-fried. The local Teochews and Hokkiens love this dish equally, especially … Read more

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Economical Fried Bee Hoon & Noodles

This dish serves as a delightful breakfast for the locals here in Singapore. Food stalls selling it can be found everywhere in Singapore’s hawker centers and markets. Often, they offer 2 types of noodles to customers: fried bee hoon and … Read more

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Fried Hokkien Mee II (Sotong Mee Without Sotong Please)

That’s especially for the guy who can’t stomach chewy, stretchy and supposedly sludgy stuff like sotong and fish maw. I didn’t believe it at first when he told me that’s how he orders his Sotong Mee at hawker centres!

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My (Husband’s) Horrible Fried Rice – Voila Madame Monsieur!

Last December, while I was away in Dresden, my significant other decided, finally, to cook dinner for himself, a meal that involves neither maggi mees nor just the microwave alone. However, instead of jumping straight into the details of the recipe, let me … Read more

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