Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

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Eggs Benedict is possibly one of my favourite Western breakfasts to indulge in, but also one of the dishes that I hardly ever make for myself and my family. Why? While it seems deceivingly easy to put together, eggs benedict is actually a dish that requires some techniques and patience to perfect. The poached eggs, … Read more

Prawn Sarong (Prawns Wrapped in Spaghetti)

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I’ve probably eat deep-fried prawns wrapped in vermicelli only once in my life, although I can’t recall where and when. It’s a dish that’s really tasty but hard to find here in Singapore. In Thailand, this dish is known as Goong Sarong whereby goong refers to prawn and sarong means wrapped around. While the original dish is done using vermicelli or … Read more

Prawn Paste Chicken

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Fried chicken is such a ubiquitous dish that almost every cuisine has their own style of fried chicken. As for Singapore, it is indisputable that Prawn Paste Chicken (Har Cheong Gai) is the iconic Singapore-style fried chicken. As its name suggests, prawn paste chicken is essentially chicken marinated in prawn paste and thereafter, deep fried. … Read more

Prawn Tang Hoon (Prawn Vermicelli)

Prawn Tang Hoon (Prawn Vermicelli)

Prawn tang hoon is a Chinese dish consisting of tang hoon (also known as glass noodles or mung bean vermicelli) and prawns traditionally braised together in a claypot with a fragrant mix of herbs and spices. It may be more popularly recognized as a Thai dish called goong ob woonsen, which is a must-eat if you’re … Read more

Shrimp Fried Rice (Din Tai Fung Style)

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When we think of Chinese cuisine, I believe one of the first few things that come to mind will include fried rice. As I was growing up, I disliked fried rice perhaps because the ones I had all had mixed vegetables (carrots, peas and corn) in them. As I grew older, I realised that fried … Read more

The Secret to Crispy Waffles


What’s more disappointing than tasteless waffles? Soggy, doughy waffles. I’ve had my fair share of great crispy waffles, but also have been served many soggy, chewy waffles at restaurants. This led me to wonder if it’s really that difficult to achieve crispy waffles that’s light and airy inside, with just the right amount of chew. So for the … Read more

Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream

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Years back, I remember being very excited after having my first spoonful of Speculoos cookie butter. I was already a huge fan of Lotus Biscoff cookies (caramelized spice cookies), and now they come in a spreadable form that you can pair your toast with! Back then, it was reasonably hard to get your hands on … Read more

“Tori Q” Chicken Balls Yakitori

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If I had to name a cheap and good meal, it would most likely be a Tori Q bento. The sticks of juicy, succulent meat, coupled with fragrant seaweed-topped Japanese rice, doused in savoury teriyaki sauce, are more than enough to keep me satiated for hours. And the best part about it is that it … Read more

Roasted Chicken Stock: A Complete Guide

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Chicken stock is arguably the most versatile of all stocks, and is used in a wide range of cuisines, from Chinese to Western to Korean. Its mellow yet aromatic flavour allows it to be used in soups and sauces without overpowering the main ingredients. Chicken stock is something that most home cooks should have in … Read more