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

Whole green lentil curry

Sabut Moong is a very healthy lentil.Yellow moong daal, chilka wala moong and whole moong are the three different form of this whole lentil.There are so many different ways to make it and the bean sprouts are most popular sprouts made with whole moong -how to make bean sprouts ...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

Tex Mex Taco Pasta

This Tex Mex Taco Pasta reminds me of dishes that I ate while spending many years in the Southwest.  I spent many years living close to the border, I grew to love, and even crave, Mexican Food.  I am always on the lookout for great recipes that have the perfect blend of spicy and hot!...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

Dinner Notebook

When I was working full time, I didn't have the energy, nor the time, to prepare and make home-cooked meals. Dinners consisted of freezer to oven/pan meals which were rotated about every two weeks. My goal back then was to feed my family and allow us to enjoy dinner together. A typical week of suppers looked like this:Monday- Morningstar Farm Chicken patties and saladTuesday- taquitoes and couscous...more