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Chawanmushi (Japanese steamed egg) – 5 Ingredients

When I eat out, it is mostly to hang out with friends; food is secondary. We’ll try new restaurants (normally hipster-ish) and talk more than we eat. When I do go out for lunch to …

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Japanese Spinach Salad (Ohitashi) – 4 ingredients + 5 min

One of my constant battle in eating well is consuming enough leafy vegetables; Malaysian food is severely lacking in greens. In Vietnam, each dish comes with a huge plate of local vegetables and herbs. In …

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Samsung Microwave Oven With Pre-programmed Malaysian Recipes

Samsung has introduced a new range of all-in-one microwave ovens. What makes them special is their pre-programmed Malaysian recipes. After preparing the ingredients, you can cook food such as brown rice and grilled salmon steaks just …

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Easy Malaysian Hokkien Mee Noodles – 10 ingredients

During my growing years, sometimes I eat up to two bowls of rice for dinner. Despite my mother preparing lavish meals with at least four different dishes (excluding Chinese soup), my siblings and I will …

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Crispy Pork Lard- 2 ingredients

Crispy pork lard has a bad reputation of clogging arteries and hence shortening one’s life. But I am raised in a family which has a good relationship with food – no matter how ‘unhealthy’ some …

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Pink Pittaya Smoothie Bowl – 5 ingredients + 5 min

One weekend, after hiking and intense squat exercise at a hill near where I live, I found myself in a hipster cafe. This modern cafe is furnished with wooden fittings, offers smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juice, and …

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Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Soup

Whenever I feel that I don’t eat enough vegetables, this is what I’ll make. This hearty soup contains vegetables in variety of colours – red, orange, yellow, green and white – which gives the soup …

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Hakka Deep-fried Stuffed Dried Oyster 酿蚝干 – 5 Ingredients

My late grandmother used to always make a huge plate of deep-fried oyster balls during Chinese New Year. I remember she would wrap it in caul fat, something that looked like a see-through net which …

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RECIPE: Lo Hon Zai ( 罗汉斋) | Buddha’s Delight for Chinese New Year

Many Chinese begin the morning of Lunar New Year with Buddha’s Delight or Lo Hon Zai (simplified Chinese: 罗汉菜; traditional Chinese: 羅漢菜). As it’s a mixed vegetables dish, commonly known as chap chai (literally: mixed …

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Hakka Yam Abacus Seeds (Suen Poon Chi, 算盘子) stir-fry with vegetables

Lunar New Year to Orientals is like Christmas to Westerners. It is the most beloved and anticipated festival of the year. When I was a kid, I looked forward to buying and wearing new clothes, playing …

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Oven-Baked Crispy Korean Chicken Wings

I’ve been quite obsessed about making food super crispy – salted egg prawns, roasted pork belly, fried pork with red fermented beancurd and salmon. Next is making crispy chicken wings – the perfect party food. I found …

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Easy Kimchi Pancake (3 ingredients)

My interested in Korean culture (and food) begins with the first episode of Dae Jang Geum (Jewel In The Palace), a super popular K-drama about a palace made who became the first female imperial doctor. …

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