Thursday, January 12, 2017

Grilled Chicken


6 Chicken wings 
1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1 tsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce


1) Cut the wings into 3 portions for easy cooking. Discard end tip. Pat Dry.
2) Marinate chicken with the rest of the ingredients for at least 3hrs or overnight
3) Arrange chicken on wire rack with foil-lined tray beneath. Bake @ preheated oven of 200°C 
for 25 minutes or until chicken pieces turns golden brown, turning once halfway.

*Adjust the portion of ingredients as preferred.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mommy's Fried Noodles Recipe


Egg Noodles / Instant Noodles
Any Leafy Vegetable (prefer chye xin)
Pork Slices
Soy Sauce
Oyster Sauce
Prawn (de-shelled)
Pacific Clam  / Abalone (can)
Hot Water


1) marinate pork slices with a little corn flour and soy sauce.
2) Bring water to boil and blanch noodles & vegetables. Drained and set aside.
3) Fry shallots till fragrant. Remove from pan and set aside. Leave some oil in pan
4) Add in Pork slices and fry until 70% cooked. Add in soya sauce and oyster sauce.
5) Add in Prawn and cook until 70% cooked
6) Add in some hot water and bring to boil
7) Add in noodles and vegetable
8) Mix well, add in pacific clam or abalone slices. Add in soy sauce or more oyster sauce to adjust taste.
9) Cover lid and leave to simmer till water is absorb by noodles.
10) Garnish with fried shallots

An alternative: use instant noodles instead of egg noodles. equally good!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Fried Nian Gao Recipe

Was suppose to blog about this during the Chinese New Year period but was really too busy. Each year after CNY, my mom will usually pan fried the nian gao because its out family's favorite!!! ^^

Pardon the white spots on the nian gao. Picture was taken shortly I took this out from the fridge.
For ease of cutting, do refrigerate the nian gao overnight. It is much easier to cut when it is harden than in a soft and sticky form.


300 grams "nian gao" (年糕)

2 eggs beaten
6 tbsp plain flour (sifted)
4 tbsp water
cooking oil for shallow frying


1) Slice the nian gao into thin square pieces.

2) In a bowl, whisk eggs, flour and water until the batter is of a semi-thick and smooth. (add more water if required)
3) Heat oil in a pan. Dip nian gao slices in egg batter and pan-fry until lightly browned on both sides. 
4) Let it cool down for 10mins before savoring it with tea.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Curry Chicken Wings

8 medium size chicken wings
1 tsp salt
60gram shallots
2 large garlic ~ approx 10gram
1/4 cup oil
2 lemon grass (white portion, lightly smashed)
50gram Curry Chicken Powder (1 small packet)
10gram Chilli Powder or how spicy you like it to be
200ml thick coconut milk
3 medium size russet potato
some sugar for seasoning
a little cornflour

1. massage chicken wings with salt before rinsing it off.
2. Mix water with Curry Powder and Chill Powder with a little water and mix it to form a thick mixture
3. Fry chopped garlic and shallots until fragrant and slightly golden
4.  Add in curry powder and chill powder mixture and continue frying until well mixed and fragrant. Add in lemongrass
5. Add in chicken and cook until its partially cooked. You may tell by looking at the skin
6. Put in the coconut cream which forms at the top layer of the coconut milk and simmer until milky color disappear before adding in 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tom Yum Baked Chicken

This Thai inspired dish is well loved on our dinner table and its so easy to make even for weekday dinners because I used instant tom yum paste. Adapted the recipe from and note that I altered the original recipe for quite a bit to suit my taste and how our oven in Singapore works.

Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 25mins
Serves: 3-4

- 10 chicken wings (approximately 800grams)
- 2 stalks lemongrass (minced)
- 1 packet of instant tomyum paste
(i used Dancing Chef but you can probably get other brands off the shelves)
- 1tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp cooking oil (optional)
- some lime juice (optional)

1. wash the chicken wings and pat dry
2. mix the rest of the ingredients well and coat evenly on chicken wing
3. chill marinated chicken wings in fridge for at least 30mins or longer if you want it to be more flavourful.
4. Baked at pre-heated oven of 200degree for 25mins, turning once partway through.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Clam & Chicken Japanese Curry

I decided to make some alteration to the traditional japanese curry by adding in clams.

Ingredients(Serves 4)
- 100g of Japanese curry cubes (I use S&B - Golden Curry, 4 cubes which is half box, as shown in the photo above)
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut to medium chunks
- 2 potato, peeled and cut to medium chunks
- 1 large onion, roughly chopped
- 200 to 300g boneless chicken fillet, cut to large chunks
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 can of razor clams (i use new moon brand, alternatively, you may add pacific clams instead.)
- 700ml water (you may mix with 100ml of broth that comes together with the clam)

1. Heat pot with oil.
2. Place chicken chunks and fry in the wok till it becomes slightly brown.

3. Add in potato, onion and carrot chunks, mix everything evenly.
4. Add water and bring to boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes (with lid partially closed or till potatoes are cooked.)

5. On low heat, add the Japanese curry cubes and stir through till dissolved. As both the curry mix and the potatoes are starchy, you probably need to add more water at this point in time to achieve the texture desired.

6. Serve with rice.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake

Photos from baking class and this time round, we baked strawberry shortcake for mother's day!
Photos for sharing...

Cake mixture

Making sure the batter is evenly spread across the baking tin

Spread on a best effort basis, ready to be baked

Freshly out from the oven and left to cool

Whipped cream

Cream cheese spread topped with freshly cutted strawberries.

Tah dah... End Product!!!