Asparagus and Pistachio Puree with Egg Yolk Drops and Bonus Soup

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for your support, comments and being a part of my blog’s first milestone of 1000 unique visitors. I started this blog in December after realising that if I somehow do not document my recipes, I will forget them over time. Although I have been blogging for many years, … Continue reading

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Sole Cakes on Pandanus and Cucumber Fish Jelly

For this month’s Daring Cooks challenge, I had to buy a really fresh fish but since I am not going to use the whole thing for the challenge, I further challenged myself to create a complete dish using every single part of the fish. The post for Daring Cooks March will be revealed in a … Continue reading

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Ankimo and Aji Sashimi Don (Monkfish Liver and Spanish Mackerel)

I had great pleasure today at the Japanese supermarket sampling the seasonal produce and while I never intended to prepare fish tonight, it became inevitable after seeing the fish section. Under the ‘In Season’ section was a strange package of almost grotesque, but beautifully sliced blob of beige with intriguing orange marbling. On closer inspection, … Continue reading

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Perfect Steamed Fish

I’m a fish snob. I only like my fish done two ways – steamed or raw. Growing up, I’ve always wondered why the same fish, when steamed at home taste so different from those in restaurants. After all, how different can steam get? I found my answers after working in a Chinese restaurant for two … Continue reading

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Daring Cooks Challenge (Feb) – Cha Soba and Mixed Tempura with Ume-Citron Sauce

This is my first Daring Cooks’ Challenge and thank heavens it’s something I’m slightly familiar with. The theme for this month’s challenge is cold soba with tempura. For this challenge, I made cold cha soba and mixed tempura with ume-citron dipping sauce. Cha soba is soba noodles flavoured with green tea powder and I’ve always … Continue reading

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Flour Vermicelli with Seven and Three – A Human Day Dish

9th February was the seventh day of the lunar new year, and is also known as 人日, or Human Day. According to traditional Chinese folklore, it is the creation day of humans, and thus, is the birthday of every single person. In Singapore, Chinese celebrate this special day by (needless to say) eating. Family members … Continue reading

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Lemongrass Fried Chicken

I can’t see how anyone can resist crunchy, crispy, juicy fried chicken for I simply cannot although it is normally very unhealthy. I eat a fair bit of junk (please don’t judge me), but as a consolation, I try to make them as healthy as possible. To reduce the sin level with fried chicken, I … Continue reading

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Duck Ballotine with Coconut Garlic Pureé

Julie Powell saved de-boning a duck for the last but I’d do it first if I have my way. Perhaps it’s my sadistic streak, I do enjoy dissecting and skinning for cooking and once you get the hang of it, it is not that difficult. Taking a whole duck (or any other animal) apart is … Continue reading

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Almond Crusted Chicken Aglio Olio with Mandarin Watercress Salad

Although I try to cook everyday, Sundays are the days to tackle those mercilessly difficult recipes. Like every other Sunday, I had big plans for today, which includes an oven roasted duck ballotine and a quiche, but as you can see, it wasn’t realised. Why? I woke up at 5pm thanks to overindulgence in Julia … Continue reading

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Easy Rice Burger

When you’re feeling a little lazy but still would like a decent, somewhat exciting, and very tasty meal, a rice burger is the way to go. Because I cook from scratch, I’d bake burger buns if I’m making a burger, but the oven’s busy with my profiteroles so why not go Asian? Rice cooker, fry … Continue reading

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