Royal Rumble – Malay Cuisine

Malay Cuisine is quite extensive. To name a few popular ones, there’s the Mee Rebus (boiled noodles), Mee Soto, Nasi Lemak, Sayur Lodeh and Satay. Their daily meal which is similar to Nasi Padang, (where rice is the main staple of the Malay community) has mostly spicy side dishes as accompaniment. Although it is uncertain … Continue reading

Coin Prata

I have a weird appetite. It seems like the more I eat, the more (and faster) hungry I get. One dish meals aren’t able to satisfy me and I usually have a couple of items. If I had only a bowl of noodles for dinner, you’d know I’ll be ransacking the fridge in no time. … Continue reading

Pizza Box – Parma Ham Pizza Rocks!

The rain stopped. Tony and I made our way to our final destination. We arrived in good time at 3pm, as per our schedule, to meet Alan Chan. You may remember Alan from Nan Bei Restoran 南北 where Tony, Tyng and I enjoyed delicacies cooked by his parents. With the same generosity showered upon us … Continue reading

Mei Hua Ah Bee Bak Kut Teh 华美亞B肉骨茶

BKT, short for Bah Kut Teh, was introduced to Malaya (Malaysia and Singapore) in the 19th century by Chinese coolies and workers of Hokkien origin. The name literally translates to “meat bone tea”. Traditionally eaten with rice, the soup consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices like star … Continue reading

Basilico – Culinary Drama

With so much going on in my children’s working lives, it is hard to have lunch together as a family. I was secretly hoping to entice them for a Sunday brunch since forever and finally we did have one just this past Sunday. My post on Dolcetto by Basilico and subsequent take-aways of their desserts … Continue reading

Steamed Rice Cakes 蒸米糕

This is one of my favourite childhood kueh kueh simply because my late grandmother used to serve us these with red palm sugar and steamed grated coconut. I love eating them then when the only colour was either pink or white, they were so soft and fluffy in texture. I would literally press them hard … Continue reading

Dumplings Ever After

The day before was the actual day (12th June 2013) of Dragon Festival or what we locals called Dumpling Festival. As you know by now, Singapore is multi-cultural so when it comes to food, there will be influences from the many dialect groups from the ethnic Chinese. I’ve also seen some Malay version of the … Continue reading

PBT In An Alien Heartbeat!

My recipe post on Thai Duck Red Curry had Michael at, commenting the next day… “Learning to cook by telephone from one’s mother – well, I have to admit, that’s how I learnt some of her signature dishes.” To which I asked, “so what’s your signature dish, Michael?” Nearly a week later when I … Continue reading

Tuna Baguette

Tuna Baguette Recipe (serves 2) Ingredients: 1 small crusty French Baguette, sliced down the center lengthwise. 1 canned Tuna (in Oil or Water, I used Chunk Light). Mayonnaise, to taste (full or low fat, I used full fat) . Salt, to taste. Pepper, to taste (coarsely ground Black Peppercorns or White Pepper Powder). ¼ cup … Continue reading


I was replying to some comments on my Facebook page when Tyng came on around midnight and asked why I was not sleeping and what was I doing. I told her I was making honey wings and congee. Oh well, making sounds like I’m cooking from scratch but I was actually microwaving pre-cooked frozen wings … Continue reading