sambal terong / eggplant

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Comfort food alarm! My grandma made this for me when I was a little kid. I loved the smell of kafir leaves with a mixture of chilly and garlic.

Cantonese Roast Duck

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The Cantonese roast duck is often seen hanging in a row on the when you order your food at the street food stall.

Aunty Margaret’s Rojak

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This is the original recipe with credits to Bern’s aunty Margaret. (Thank you Auntie for the inspirations!) Rojak is usually a snack eaten at any time of the day. It’s a little sweet and sour with a little fishy spur … Read More

Chinese Dumplings 饺子 – Jiaozi

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This recipe is basically made for my older boy who is not a foody person. But eversince he took up a short cooking class during the summer break which taught them this dish, he fell in love with it. Am … Read More

Strawberry Shortcake

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It’s not the time of year to get strawberries straight from the field right now in Europe, but you still may still be able to get them from your local supermarkets. Strawberries are an all-time favourite, lovely for the eyes … Read More

Fried Chicken (cooked in AirFryer)

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The latest kitchen gadget I have invested in is the Philips AirFryer.  It “frys” without the grease!! And it’s been wonderful to use it. I have saved my money on cooking oil and best of all it’s healthy eating for … Read More

Loh Mai Kai

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This is a Cantonese snack, usually available throughout the day. In Asia, this is also a common breakfast item or mid-day snack.  Loh Mai means glutinous rice in Cantonese and kai means chicken. One could also use lotus leave to … Read More

Char Siew – BBQ Pork

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  The first thing you might notice when you are in an asian city is the many food stalls hanging colourful red pieces of meat in their show case. These meats are called char siew, or  bbq pork. The meat … Read More

Tempeh goreng

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  It has not been a regular thing to eat tempeh at home, and I have been avoiding it for a veeeery long time. When my hubby asked me one day, why I never made tempeh, I ran to my … Read More

Siew Mai – Dim Sum for beginners

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Dim Sum is a favourite Cantonese “snack” of mine. They come in small portions like those Spanish tapas. You can never have enough of these Cantonese foodies as they come in small baskets of variety and in many flavors. There’s … Read More

Drunken chicken with dates

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Here’s something that’s quick and simple, and just a little different. If you have very little time and you’re looking for a recipe to satisfy and yet is tasty, this is what you could try..

Sop Kambing (Mutton soup)

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Mutton soup is a very typical Malay or Indonesian dish. Many people are put off by the strong pungent smell of mutton. For that reason i have chosen to use lamb meat instead. It’s a little milder and the meat … Read More

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