Recipes

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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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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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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