Category Archives: Meal Type

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Daniel’s Swordfish Pie

After shooting one of our classes a few weeks ago, Nick (my business partner) told me that our cameraman, Daniel,
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Doughnuts

These are the best doughnuts I have made. They are easy to make and very delicious, melt-in-the-mouth. My kids love
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Oyakodon (親子丼)

The literal translation of Oyakodon (親子丼) means “parent-and-child rice bowl.” The chicken being the parent and the egg being the
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Savoury Muffins

A bit lazy to make bread, crusts for quiches are too troublesome. Don’t want to make any pastry, too much
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Kambing Soup

This is a dish every Singaporean is familiar with, and it is often sold by Indian muslims. It fully utilizes
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Sri Lankan Egg Rolls

The Daughter saw these on the video below and asked me to make them. They are not difficult to make,
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Soto Ayam

Soto Ayam is a common hawker food in Singapore, Malaysia that originated in Indonesia. As in most Singapore muslims foods,
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Fried Sesame Balls (金堆)

These snacks are everywhere on earth! Where you can find Chinese or IndoChinese, they will be present. Northern Asia of
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Thai Anchovy and Nut Snack

I am not sure when this started to hit the supermarket shelves in Singapore and even in western countries. Probably
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Curry Buns

Print Yum Curry Buns IngredientsBread 1 recipe from Tangzhong bun Filings 3 large potatoes, diced to 1/2 cm cubes 1
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Orange Buckwheat Chiffon cake

Here’s the chiffon cake that you cannot tell is good for you. It is moist, soft and delicious, fragrant and
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Hilton Hotel Cheesecake

The cheesecake at Hilton has been famous for at least two to three decades, yet the recipe has always been
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Pandan Chiffon with 50% sugar

Chiffons are actually very good candidates for low carbo and low sugar bakes. However, it depends a lot on the
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Sushi

Making sushi is actually not very difficult. I have been making with my mother for quite some time. But I
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Chicken Dumpling (鸡肉包)

We eat these on a daily basis in Singapore. It is sold literally everywhere. When I was teaching in SMU,
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Quiche Lorraine

I used to love to make these as a teenager. They taste wonderful to me. Imagine the glee when Delifrance
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Japanese Cheese Cake

At one point of my life, I was so intrigue by cheesecakes. That must be 30 years ago, when cheese
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Mum’s Nasi Lemak

Nasi is rice in Malay, while lemak means fat, though when we say lemak, it often refers to coconut milk
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Sambal Ikan Bilis

O, I love these so much. When I was a kid, you could buy these from a neighbour’s house. Just
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Nasi Lemak Cookies

I have no clue there are such cookies. Heard that it is a new invention by a bake shop in
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Pineapple Tarts (Pillow)

Print Yum Pineapple Tarts (Pillow) IngredientsPastry 350g plain flour 25g corn flour 35g icing sugar 250g butter - ice cold,
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Wasabe Green Peas Cookies

My son loves those wasabe green peas snacks. So I often buy them for him. However, for some reason, those
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Kueh Kapit (Love letters)

Grew up eating these. So much easier these days to make them over electrical ones. We used to stoop near
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Sugee Cookies

Found some semolina! So happy, and did some sugee. I like my sugee with some salt and small. This is
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Buns

My husband loves these. He would buy them warm from this bakery in Shenton Way (I forgot the name of
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Big Pork Dumpling (大包)

Steamed yeast buns has always been my nemesis. It looks so deceptively simple yet, I find it harder than any
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Profiteroles/Chocolate Eclairs

Print Yum Profiteroles/Chocolate Eclairs IngredientsChoux Pastry 80ml Water 40g Butter Pinch of Salt 50g Plain Flour 11/2 Eggs Filing 100ml
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Durian Puffs

Durian puffs, something that appeared some 15 years ago or so. Durians are special to me. My family eats a
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Durian Mousse

This has got to be my favourite cake, something I am willing to sacrifice my waistline for. Probably the only
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Bean Curd (豆花)

This is a staple breakfast for Singaporeans. In the mornings, the soya bean hawkers will boil their soya bean milk
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Soon Kueh (笋粿)

My earliest memory of Soon kueh is my mother kneading the dough inside a red plastic container. I remember putting
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Castella Cake (カステラ)

In our house, we call this Japanese cake the ’tissue box cake’ because of my stupidity the first time I
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Singaporean Rojak

My first memories of rojak was this hawker who would peddle to our neighbourhood and sound his horn to let
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Pani Popo (Samoan Bread)

I have not heard of this bread until I read about it on Facebook from a blogger called Vivian (sorry
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Granny Smith Apple Pie

Whenever I make apple pies, I will recall an incident in 1989 when I was still working in IBM. I
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Red Bean/Coconut Popsicles

If you grew up in South East Asia, you will never have missed this treat. I’ve used coconut in this
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Lasagne

“What do you want to eat, Sue?” “Lasagne!” But I don’t feel like cooking it, and I have put it
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Samosa

We went for Indian food yesterday and small boy wanted some samosas. There were two kinds on the menu: vegetarian
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Croissants

Croissants are not difficult to make, just really time consuming. These are a form of laminating pastry but because of
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Palmiers

Today, I decided to teach my daughter the puff pastry, and she made a whole batch of palmiers from the
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Foie Gras-wannabe Salad

I have half a kg of chicken liver in my refrigerator and I need to be creative around this. Of
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Otah

Yes, we all grow up with these. For beginners, we train our palette eating the white, non-spicy versions and then
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Yam Mooncake(芋泥月饼)

These mooncakes originate from Teochew (潮州), China. The Teochews favour yam or taro, and make wonderful desserts and dishes from
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Char Siew Sou (叉烧酥)

Making Char Siew Sou has always been a 'big affair'. In fact, making any kind of puff pastry is too
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Popiah (薄饼)

This is a common street or hawker food in Singapore, which is primarily vegetables. My mum would tell me how
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

This was the first ‘scientific’ cake I knew. The red velvet cake uses buttermilk and vinegar to create the soft
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Butter Cookies

In the 1970s and 80s, there were hardly any bake stores in Singapore. The best cookies money could buy were
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Lemon Meringue Tart

My daughter has been asking for a lemon meringue pie forever, so I decided to make one tonight, to test
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Plum Galette

I love plums from a very young age. My mum would buy them as treats for me whenever they are
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Egg Tart (蛋塔)

These egg tarts are what we grew up eating. The last time I made them must be at least 20
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Muah Chee (麻糍)

These days, some western desserts call for candied bacon. While many find it refreshing and innovative, I wonder if people
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Lapis Surabaya Wannabe

This is a wannabe because it only looks like a lapis surabaya. This traditional cake originally asks for 30 egg
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Pig Maw Soup (猪肚汤)

Probably one of the easiest soup to make. When I first got married, this is the soup that I will
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Plain Porridge (白粥)

I like the Amoy Street stall the most when it comes to 鱼生粥 with a plate of 鱼生. I've tried
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Orange Sponge

My mother is not a great cook simply because she didn't have to be one. My dad was a gifted
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HummingBird Cake

This is a really simple cake to make, that's filled with bananas and pineapples. It took me 5 minutes to
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Orange Polenta Cake

This cake is moist and buttery and has a slightly grainy texture. This is a 'transitional' cake, in that I
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Satay

One of the three opened jars of peanut butter in the pantry tastes blend. I have to find a way
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Ma Lai Ko (马来糕)

This is my two daughters’ favorite treat, and reminds me very much of the Kueh Neng Ko (鸡蛋糕)that all our
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Dan Dan Noodles (担担面)

If you have only eight minutes to cook, don't reach out for that instant noodles. Try cooking this instead. It
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Cabbage and Bacon Soup

Vegetable soups are often a good complement to meaty dishes. I am left with only cabbage in the house as
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Crusty Blueberry Muffins

Warm muffins bless the soul on a cold morning. Never overstir and never overbake muffins, that's the only secret, really.
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Raw Fish Salad(鱼生)

I like the Amoy Street stall the most when it comes to 鱼生粥 with a plate of 鱼生. I've tried
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Cinnamon Creme Brulee

My husband and 11-year-old son are great fans of the Creme Brulee. My youngest son also loves cinnamon. So he
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Volcano Cupcakes

Nothing like waking up to warm cupcakes that’s soft in the middle. So my son does not like cup cakes.
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Curry Puffs

My father was a pastry chef. My mother told me a story of how he was asked to conduct a
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Ondeh Ondeh

I learned to make Ondeh Ondeh when I was 13 years old, in my Secondary 1 Home Economics class when
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SwordFish Chowder

SwordFish is best uncooked, because once it is cooked, it is tough and rough for the Asian palette. So here’s
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German Black Forest Cake

In the 80s, Singapore was introduced to the Black Forest Cake. Prior to that, we had hardly heard of whipped
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Pandan Chiffon Cake

Every Singaporean child grows up with Pandan Chiffon cakes.  To my kids and I, it has to be warm and
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Kueh Lapis

It has been 15 years since I baked a kueh lapis! When I was learning to bake in the 80s,
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Banana ‘Pound’ Cake

Lots of overripe bananas. So here they are. RIP. Yummilicious… So this is just a standard pound cake with added