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10 Best Cookery Books At The Big Bad Wolf 2017

I have a confession. Despite my utmost effort to simplify and reduce stuff in my life, I cannot help myself from buying books. This year Big Bad Wolf book sale, I have scoured the Cookery Section …

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Layered Green Tea Mousse (10 min + 7 ingredient)

This is hands down one of the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. It requires only 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare. No oven or a stand mixer needed. The results? Glasses of rich, pastel coloured …

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Crispy Roast Pork Belly 燒肉

Roast pork is something I increasingly like to make. If you know the correct technique, it’s very easy to make; you need only a few common ingredients. When it’s ready to serve, family and friends …

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Homemade Almond Milk

I’m not one of those who avoid dairy; I love milk and cheeses. But I also believe in eating in moderation and having a huge variety of diet which includes more plant-based food. So, I …

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Easy otak-otak (15 minutes hands-on time)

I have a thing for Nyonya food; I think I like the unique flavour combo of the many spices such as turmeric and daun kaduk (wild betel). Perhaps because Nyonya cuisine is influenced by the Chinese, …

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Green Tea & Nutella Cake

I love anything with green tea in it. This winning combo of green tea and Nutella is amazing. I like the deep, bitter taste of green tea powder; the nutty sweetness of Nutella; and its moist …

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Easy Hakka Fried Pork Belly With Red Fermented Beancurd (Hakka Char Yuk/ 客家炸肉)

Being a Hakka descent, I have this dish quite often while I was growing up. However, my family’s eating habit changed over the years. We try to have more vegetables and less meat. When we …

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Optimum 9400 High-Speed Vortex Blender

I have quite a lot of machines in the kitchen. However, a powerful blender is not one of them. I’ve been contemplating to get one but it seems that a handblender is enough for my …

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DIY: How to grow mint and other herbs from the supermarket

Do you have extra mint that you can’t finish? Instead of letting them rot and eventually throwing them away, why not plant them instead? Or you have a pot of flourishing mint which you are told …

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PLACES: Home-style nyonya dining at Little Kitchen, Jalan Noordin, Georgetown

How do you like being transported back in the colonial period in Georgetown, and be invited to a prosperous Baba & Nyonya mansion for a sumptuous home-cooked dinner? That is how I felt while dining in …

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Japanese Cucumber Pickles

Last month, I had the privilege to visit Japan for two week. In between, I spend some time with at my foster family home at Komatsu, a small town in Ishikawa. It was a joyous …

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What kind of fish is safe to eat and less contaminated with heavy metals?

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Penang, an island famous for it’s delicious food like char koay teow, asam laksa and cendol.  It’s a ‘makan trip’ to savour the best food Penang has to …

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