Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe (麻油鸡)

The last time I visited Woodlands Centre Food Centre, I settled with sesame oil chicken with savoury vegetable rice for lunch as Yan Ji Wei Wei Seafood Soup had a two-hour wait! This sesame oil chicken stall is the first row of the food centre (behind Yan Ji) and also sells Bak Kut Teh. Sesame oil … Continue reading

Confinement Snacking: Angel Hair With Salmon Fillet & Barbary Wolfberry Fruit Drink Recipes

Usually between the third and sixth day after delivery, the breast milk comes in and becomes available to the newborn. More blood flows to the new mom’s breasts, and some of the surrounding tissues would swell, causing them to become tender and swollen. While not all new moms will experience engorgement, Valerie had a bad … Continue reading

Confinement Snacking: U-Mian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This is the promised recipe from my previous post on 16th August 2015 Confinement Snacking After Snapping! What made this ordinary tasting dish value-for-money to me was that it brightened my day with its pleasant visual appeal. That day had been plagued with hostility but while I was having this meal, I suddenly felt tension leaving … Continue reading

Confinement Snacking: Wood Ear (Black Fungus) Salad Recipe

I don’t know what inspired me but I made this recipe up on the spot when I stepped in Valerie’s kitchen. Wood Ear Salad can be eaten warm or at room temperature. There’s no exact amount to this recipe, just according to your taste and desire. Ingredients: Wood Ear Fungus, a few pieces (see amount … Continue reading

Confinement Snacking After Snapping!

The day Valerie checked out of the hospital, she was in tears. Although I tried to console her, she was unable to find peace until a professional tells her the same thing as I did. That made me recall how I treated my mom’s wisdom. New mothers forget their moms had brought them up healthy … Continue reading

Pig’s Trotters With Ginger and Vinegar 猪脚姜醋

This is really a special food prepared for the Chinese mother during her confinement period which traditionally lasts 100 days. However, modern women do not have the luxury of time so in Singapore, our post natal diet and lifestyle is confined to 1 month instead. The mother-in-law of the new mother is supposed to cook … Continue reading