A Cheat Treat Of Teochew Style Braised Meat, Chicken Liver and Egg

I love eating completely braised eggs where the sauce gets right through and all around them. I always feel cheated whenever I buy a superficially braised or Chinese Tea egg where the outside looks perfectly browned and the inside tastes all bland and  makes you go ‘bleah’. I call that outright deprivation....more

Stir-Fried Long Beans & Eggs To Crunch Time

This would probably be the last recipe blog for March, before I head to London next weekend. And perhaps an apt way to wish myself luck is to cook a vegetable that sounds pretty close to what I’m getting myself into for the next 4 weeks or so – crunch, crunch, crunch!...more

Crunch Time With Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts & Salted Fish

Which means more cooking, more recipe blogs, and more experiments in the kitchen! I’m absolutely elated! I’ve decided to start with this recipe simply because of the huge piece of salted fish that came back with me from London....more

Delicious Lactation Cookies Not Just For Mummies!

It was only recently that I have heard of lactation cookies. I did not know that mothers with newborn babies could actually boost their milk yield to feed the babies by eating cookies…!  This is indeed a very interesting and new concept that made me curious enough not just to read up more about it, but also to give it a try myself....more

Retrieving The ‘Teochew Stir-Fried Cucumber & Onion With Egg’ Taste

It is difficult. You start off not knowing exactly how it should taste like, and yet you know when you’ve gotten it wrong. I could only give it my best shot in my attempt to discover what my mama’s secret recipe contains....more

Fragrant Tom Yam Rice – Last Recipe Blog In 2010?

I must admit this – cooking IS a luxurious hobby to have, given that one must have many condiments and ingredients to start with in order to feed each of these recipes. I can’t do that here in Durham anymore. Baking soda? Chuck. Teriyaki sauce? Chuck. Garam Masala? Chuck. Can’t find it here either....more