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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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Sakura Flower Cake Roll

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger. Still using the same swiss roll basic recipe.
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Chocolate Chips Cookies

I asked my daughter to make some piped butter cookies. She insisted on making these instead…. She said she wanted
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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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Snow Flake Red Velvet Roll

Been wanting to make this for a few days now, so finally got down to doing this. I engaged Daughter
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Carrot Cake

A traditional rustic carrot cake, very moist, very appetizing and finishes once it manages to get to the table.
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Vegan Bread Rolls

This is an accidental find. I ran out of milk, eggs and butter, and had made a starter. It is
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Orange Chiffon Cake

Print Yum Orange Chiffon Cake IngredientsEgg Yolk Mixture 20g Sugar (any fine sugar, sugar replacement, stevia etc) 5 egg yolks
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Red Wine Beef Stew

Stews are really important for mothers. From the East to the West, mothers make stews: chicken, lamb, beef, veggies, tofu
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Pandan Bread

My fourth son loves pandan bread, and you cannot purchase it outside Singapore. So he asked me if I would
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Raita

This is so simple and so delicious. It is also healthy. I made this dish to go with any curry,
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Teriyaki Chicken

This must be one of the easiest things to cook. Just cook chicken in a good sauce. Always a hit
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Nasi Bryani

Nasi bryani is such a common dish in Singapore, and every single Indian store I know sells it. It is
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Tandoori Chicken

This must be an Indian signature dish. Even though Indian is one of the four major races in Singapore, I
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Hot Cross Buns

I don’t ever bother try to make these because the store bought ones are great! They are so soft and
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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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Banana and Date Chiffon

There are the bananas that will be thrown out if I don’t use them today, but I really want to
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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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Light Butter Walnut Cake

I wanted to do a light butter cake. It should be moist and buttery, and I wanted it to be
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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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Char Kway Teow (炒果条)

Together with oyster omelette, char kway teow reminds me of the street operas in Singapore. 做大戏。I am not a fan
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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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Sugee Cake

Sugee is a popular Eurasian cake in Singapore. In other places, it is called semolina cake.  The middle east folks
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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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Key Lime Light Cheesecake

This is a very light cheesecake. Since there’s cheese in it, it is moist and soft, and because of the
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Singapore Curry Chicken

This is so often cooked in our house, I don’t even think we need to have a recipe. But I’d
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Tempura Ramen

In making tempura, for me, it is like having a chemistry reaction. You drop the meat/veggies inside and it goes
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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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Peking Duck(北京鸭)

I don’t usually like to roast duck because it is time consuming to make good roast ducks. Of course, it
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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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Babi Chin

This is a pretty common dish and I believe besides the peranakan families who made it famous, many Chinese families
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Banana Bread

Lots of bananas again. So here they are. This recipe is very moist and can challenge the hummingbird. It is
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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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Custard Butter Cookies

These cookies melt in your mouth and are simply wonderful! I first baked them when I was a teen, and
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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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Mocha Fly African Cake

This is another egg white cake. It is so delicious, you can never guess its ingredients. I have added a
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Ayam Buah Keluak

I have postponed documenting this, simply because it is a long process and takes a while to recall the steps
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Steam Stuff Sotong

Not sure of the origin of this dish. Every culture and cuisine seems to have a version of the stuffed
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Ayam Pedas Ikan

Every Singaporean family has a version of this dish, too, and it does not matter if you are Chinese, Malay
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Sayur Lodeh – Vegetable Curry

Simple Indonesian vegetable curry. Staple of most South East Asians. Added some prawns for extra taste. Print Yum Sayur Lodeh
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Brandy Fruit Cake

I don’t normally like fruit cakes, I find them too heavy and often too sweet and just loaded with taste
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Volcano Fruit Cake

I wanted to bake a cake, and saw many people making a pastry fruit cake. I examined the recipe, and
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Grand Marnier Sponge Cake

I love Grand Marnier as a liqueur and as a wonderful after meal drink. I had imagined how these combinations
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Begedil (Fried Potato Cutlet)

Is it perkedel or begedil? My hubby asked. These are both. The Indonesians call this perkedel but the Javanese call
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Tahu Telur (Bean Curd Omelette)

I have never understood nor appreciated my mother’s style of cooking. I couldn’t figure why, when everybody’s curry was watery
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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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Pepper Crab

Singaporeans are crab lovers and crab is in season 365 days a year. Why wouldn’t it be, when you simply
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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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Bailey’s Roti

Around the year 2000, these started to appear in Malaysia and spread to Singapore. They were so trendy. Some call