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Steamed Egg and Pork Mince with Salted Duck Egg Yolk

I love this Hakka dish for its simplicity. I associate this dish with my popo (grandma) who used to whisk this up for Sunday dinners. I remember being content polishing off a small chunk of this tasty dish (yes we have to share) with nothing else but plain rice and […]

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Ginger Lamb and Carrot Stew – Mama’s style

Mom used to cook and bake heaps but between manning the fort we call home, bringing up 5 kids and chauffeuring us to school, after school activities, tuition classes and what not, meant her food (especially lunches) gradually became one-pot/one-wok meals that met our protein and other nutrient requirements. It […]

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Lotus Root Soup for the Soul

I woke up this morning with an uncomfortable sorethroat and I could not let it progress to a cold or flu as I’m heading to the Gold Coast this weekend so getting sick is definitely a no-no. I then decided that lotus root soup was to be on the dinner […]

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Hand-made Noodles with Spicy Fried Sauce “zha jiang”

Well, the fridge is almost empty and we haven’t shopped for this week so I pulled out some of the frozen leftover mince pork filling used for the rice dumpling and turned it into a fried hot sauce by adding spicy fermented bean sauce and homemade chilli oil with additional […]

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Kitchen Battle: Foodsze vs. Rice Dumpling (Nyonya Chang)

Nyonya Chang: glutinous rice dumpling with a peppery, sweet & savoury filling of pork, pork fat, ground coriander seeds, sweet winter melon, white pepper, chopped chestnuts & shitake mushrooms.

How shall I begin to describe the last two days? Wait, wait for it…let me crank up the volume […]

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Cold Silken Tofu with Spicy Chilli Bean Sauce & Dried Shrimp

I’ve cooked this countless of times to the point that I don’t remember who actually taught me to douse this plain soft silken tofu with chilli bean sauce. It could either be my mom or my aunt but this is definitely one of those super quick and simple dishes I’ve […]

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Ginger & Sherry Chicken with Wolfberries

The wintry chill inspired me to cook this very warming dish; ginger and wine chicken with wolfberries/goji berries. Traditionally, this is made with old ginger, rice wine and wood fungus AND especially made for new mothers during the confinement period. In the chinese custom, the ‘confinement’ period refers to a […]

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