Friday, April 20, 2018

Baked Spaghetti

200g spaghetti
1 onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)

200g sliced mushroom
200 g ground beef - marinated with salt, pepper, & 1 tsp Italian seasoning

(Or any meat of your choice)
1/2 bottle Pasta sauce (250g)
200g shredded mozzarella
40g shredded Parmesan

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a baking dish.
In a pot of boiling water, add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp oil, and the spaghetti and bring to boil to cook until almost al dente, drain and set aside. (My took abt 7 mins.)
3. Heat up a pan and add 2 tbsp cooking oil. Stirfry garlic and onions for about 2 mins. Add ground beef and stirfry it till cooked. Then add mushroom and stirfry for a min.
4. Pour in the pasta sauce and simmer until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. 
5. Add the spaghetti and half the cheese, mix well then transfer to baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 mins until cheese is melted.
6. Garnish with parsley.

This recipe is good for 4 pax.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Dumplings 锅贴

$6 minced pork (dunno which part. I ask butcher choose not too fatty one)
10 to 12 prawns. Clean & cut into small pcs.
3 - 4 pcs of cabbage. Wash & chop into very small pcs.
Mix all the above & add 2 tbsp soya sauce & 1 tsp sesame oil & pinch of salt & pepper.

Round white dumpling skin - bought from supermarket.

How to wrap?
1. Put the marinated meat in the middle of the skin.
2. Mix some water & corn flour. Run them along the sides of skin.
3. Fold the skin half and pressed the middle part so both sides of skin touched. From left fold in 3 sides. From right fold in 3 sides.
4. Put in a box and freeze all the dumplings.

1. Heat the pan (medium-fire) and pour 1 tbsp oil on it.
2. Place the frozen dumplings. 
3. After a minute or so, add abt 3 tbsp of water and cover the pan with a lid.
4. Let it cook with low-medium fire for at least 4 to 6 mins. This process is like steaming.
5. Open the lid when the liquid left 10-15%. Let it continue until liquid all dry up. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pandan Lemongrass Drink

5 stalks lemongrass
1 bunch pandan leaves
1 knob ginger (remove skin)
2 litres water
Sugar (up to your preference) - I usually use Honey Rock Sugar

1. Wash the lemongrass, chop off the top and bottom part and remove the outer layer. I cut each stalk into 3 parts.
2. Wash the pandan leaves and ginger.
3. Use a pestle to pound the lemongrass and ginger.
4. Boil the water with lemongrass and ginger for about 20 - 30 minutes.
5. Add sugar & pandan leaves and boil for another 10 - 15 minutes.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Aglio Olio

Aglio Olio for 2 adults 2 kids:
300g Spaghetti
5 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp butter
A few cloves of garlic
Min 600g of Mushrooms
4 pcs of Bacon, cut into 1cm strip
Dried parsley
Parmesan cheese

1. Add spaghetti to boiling water. Add a pinch of salt. Cook for around 8 to 10 mins (stirring occasionally.) (Take 1 & try, make sure its al dente.) Drain well & put aside.
2. Heat oil & a tbsp of butter over medium heat. Add bacon & fry for abt 2 to 3 mins, then add the garlic. (If u want it spicy, add chilli padi at the same time.)
3. Add the mushrooms & fry for abt 2 to 3 mins, then add the pasta & a pinch of salt & stir for another 2 mins. (Taste it, add more salt if you prefer.)
4. Lastly, add the parsley & mix well. Off the fire, serve & add a dash of parmesan cheese.
(I added chilli flakes to my own plate of aglio olio.)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stirfried Shredded Chicken

Chicken Leg Quarter (or 2) - can be any other parts too
8 to 10 Mushroom
1 to 2 knobs of Ginger (shredded)
Light Soya Sauce
Sesame Oil

1. Soak the mushroom till soft. Squeeze them dry and cut them into thin slices.
2. Boil a pot of water and add the chicken. Continue boiling until chicken is cooked.
3. Shred the cooked chicken.
4. Mix the chicken with 1/2 tbsp of light soya sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil.
5. Mix the mushrooms with 1/2 tbsp of light soya sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil.
6. Heat up a frying pan with 1 tbsp of oil and 1 tbsp of sesame oil, and fry the shredded ginger.
7. When the ginger is half browned, add the chicken and mushroom.
8. Keep frying them in low to medium fire until they are all crisp and dry (Takes about 6 to 8 mins.)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Ebiko Spaghetti

12 to 15 tbsp Japanese Sesame Sauce (I used this)
100g Ebiko
1 tbsp Salted Butter
A bunch of green onions

1. In a pot of boiling water, add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp oil, and the spaghetti and bring to boil to cook until al dente, drain and set aside.
2. Mix the spaghetti with butter, the Japanese Sesame Sauce, and the ebiko.
3. Garnish it with green onions and it is ready to be served.  

So simple right, told u it's 3 steps recipe :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Vegetarian Lasagna

9 pieces of Casa Rinaldi Lasagna
1/2 bottle of Casa Rinaldi Grilled Artichoke (sliced)
400g white mushroom (sliced)
1/2 onion (diced)
2 cups of shredded Chedder Cheese and Parmesan Cheese
2 tbsp Casa Rinaldi Dried Oregano
Some Casa Rinaldi Olive Oil
Few cloves of garlic (minced)

1. Preheat the oven at 175C.
2. Boil a pot of water for the Lasagna. Boil it for 5 mins and set aside.Spray some olive oil on them so that they will not stick together.
3. Heat up a pan and spray some olive oil on it.
4. Fry the garlic, onion, mushroom, and artichoke.
5. Mix the cheese with the oregano.
6. Spray some olive oil on a baking tray.
7. Layer the baking tray with the lasagna, vegetables, and cheese. I will layer them such that the cheese will end up as the top layer.
8. Bake it for 30 mins (or more depending on oven)


Friday, November 3, 2017

Mayo Ebiko Cheese Baked Crayfish

6 crayfish - cut into halves & clean them
1 tbsp ebiko
2 tbsp Japanese mayo
1 - 2 tbsp shredded cheese

1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. Mix ebiko and mayo well.
3. Spread them on the crayfish.
4. Top it with shredded cheese.
5.  Bake them for 20mins.

Note: This is inspired by Jeannie Lee's Mayo Salmon & Baked Prawns recipe.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Curry Pandan Chicken

3 boneless Chicken Thigh - cut into smaller pieces
1 packet Prima Taste Nonya Chicken Curry
50ml Coconut milk
1 tbsp finely minced garlic
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Pinch of salt & pepper
24 pcs of pandan leaf

1. Marinate the chicken with all the above ingredients and leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
2. Wash and trim the pandan leaves.
3. Wrap the chicken in the pandan leaves.
4. Preheat oven at 200C.
5. Place the Pandan Chicken on a baking tray and brush some oil over it.
6. Bake them for 25mins.

Curry Tuna Quesadilla

Half an onion - diced it
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup corn nibblets
2 cans Tuna
1 packet Prima Taste Nonya Curry Paste
Some chopped corriander
8 pcs wrap (I used Mission)

1. Heat up pan with a tbsp of oil, and stirfry the paste for a min, then add the tuna and mix well.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients together (except the wrap).
2. Spread a scoop of the mixed ingredients on one side of the wrap, and fold it into half.
3. Heat pan with a tsp of butter. With low heat, pan fry the wrap for 1 min on each side.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Gnocchi Carota Torta

8 eggs (beaten)
1/2 packet of Thai sweet radish (bought from wet market)
Few cloves of garlic (minced it)
1 packet of Gnocchi
3 tbsp light soya sauce
Pinch of pepper and salt
Spring onions

1. Boil gnocchi in a pot of salted water until it floats. Quickly drain the water and set aside.
2. Heat up a pan and add 2 tbsp of oil.
3. Stirfry the radish and garlic for about 2 mins.
4. Add the cooked gnocchi and stirfry it until it is a bit char.
5. Pour the soya sauce and mix it well with the gnocchi.
6. Add the eggs, and pinch of pepper and salt and mix well.
7. Garnish with spring onions and it is ready to be served.

Casa Rinaldi Gnocchi is available exclusively at NTUC finest under the pasta section. (Retail price at $9.50 per pack). Don't miss out Casa Rinaldi giveaway at


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bubur Terigu 大麦

150g white wheat (Bought from Fairprice)
60g gula melaka (can be more)
1.5 litre water
3 to 4 pandan leaves (washed & knotted)
Pinch of salt

1. Soak the wheat overnight (or at least 3 to 4 hours).
2. Boil the water and add the wheat. Cover with a lid but leave it ajar. Stir it once a while. (This should take at least 30mins until the wheat become soft.)
3. Add the gula melaka and stir to mix well.
4. Lower the fire, add the coconut milk, pandan leaves, and cover with a lid. (For 10 to 15mins)
5. Lastly, add a pinch of salt and it is ready to serve.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Salted Egg Fried Sardine

20g plain flour
5g butter
1 tsp fresh milk
1/2 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp Knorr Salted Egg Powder
1 egg
20g Breadcrumbs (add 1 tbsp salted egg powder)
2 cans Ayam Brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sardine

1. Melt butter over low heat. Add milk, sugar, salt and salted egg powder to the melted butter and mix well.
2. Cool the above mixture and add to the egg. Beat well.
3. Coat the sardines with plain flour, followed by egg mixture, then breadcrumbs.
4. Heat up oil and deep-fry the sardines.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Salted Egg Bread with Meat Floss

Ingredients for Bread: 
250g Bread flour 
30g Cake flour 
20g Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder
20g Butter
30g Honey
5g Salt
180ml Fresh Milk
3/4 tsp instant dry yeast 

Ingredients for Mayo:
5g Butter
1/2 tsp Sugar
Pinch of Salt
10g Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder
50g Mayonnaise

30g Meat floss (store bought)

1. I used Panasonic breadmaker to produce the dough (using its dough function).
2. The dough will weigh about 500gram.
3. Preheat the oven at 170C.
4. Divide the dough into 10.
5. Knead each dough by hand for a few more mins and put them into a muffin tray. Let the dough rest for at least 60 mins.
6. Brush some eggwash on each dough, and bake them for 12mins at 170 degree.
7. To prepare the Salted Egg Mayo: Melt the butter over low heat, and add sugar, salt, and salted egg powder. Mix well (takes less than a min).
8. Whisk the above mixture into mayonnaise (add the mixture into the mayonnaise bit by bit).
9. Using a teaspoon, apply the mayonnaise around the bread. Press the meat floss on the mayonnaise.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Salted Egg Tapioca Chips

5 tbsp Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder
80g butter
A handful of curry leaves - washed
2 chilli padi (optional)
1 packet Fairprice Tapioca Chips (180g)

1. Heat up oven at 100C.
2. Heat up a frying pan (low heat throughout).
3. Add the butter.
4. Stirfry the curry leaves and chilli padi in the butter.
5. Add the Salted Egg Powder, and mix well. Off the fire when the mixture is bubbling.
6. Pour in the Tapioca Chips, and mix them well with the Salted Egg mixture.
7. Place the chips on a baking tray and bake them for 15mins at 100 degree.
8. When they are cooled, please keep them in an airtight container.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Butter Garlic Scallops 牛油干贝

16 frozen scallops
3 tbsp butter
A few cloves garlic - minced
Pinch of salt, pepper, & parsley

1. Thaw the scallops, then rinse them and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a pan (I used cast iron), and fry the garlic for about half a min.
3. Push the garlic aside and add the scallops.
4. Pan fry each side for 2 - 3 mins.
5. Add the remaining 2 tbsp butter, and add a pinch of salt, black pepper, and dried parsley over it.
6. Ready to serve.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Homemade Chicken Stock 鸡汤

5 Chicken Bones (from thigh)
10 Chicken Feet
1/2 cup of soya beans (soaked for 1 hr)
2 stalks of lemongrass (wash & chopped into 3 parts)
2 thumb size ginger (wash & remove skin & smashed them)
2 - 3 pcs of dried scallop (for a more flavourful soup)
1 - 2 pcs of dried abalone (for a more flavourful soup)

1. Blanch the chicken bones and feet.
2. Boil about 4 litres of water.
3. Add all the above ingredients.
4. Boil at high fire for 20 minutes, then change to low fire for at least 6 hours.

1. I used a Thermos magic pot. So after I boiled at high fire for 20 mins, I placed the inner pot into the outer pot. (I leave it overnight.) Then I boil it over low fire for another 1 hour.
2. I did not add salt to it. Add salt or soya sauce when you use the stock for cooking.
3. I collected the thigh bones when I bought chicken thighs and I removed the bones from them.
4. They will become jelly-like when they are chilled. (As shown in the video)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Airfried Laka Chicken Wings 鸡翅膀

1/2 kg midjoint wings 
50g laksa paste
30g coconut milk
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1/2 stalk lemongrass

1. Cut the lemongrass into small pieces and use a pestle to pound it finer, then mix it with the laksa paste, coconut milk, and light soya sauce.
2. Marinate the above with the chicken for at least 2 hours (overnight is fine too). 
2. Spray a thin layer of oil on the wings.
3. Preheat airfryer to 200C. Airfry the wings for 4 to 5 mins, turn & continue for another 3 to 4 mins.

Note: I am using Philips airfryer, and I used a grill pan.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Roast Chicken with Carrots & Potatoes 烤鸡

1 kampung chicken (abt 1 to 1.2kg) 
3 carrots 
500g to 600g baby potatoes
1 to 2 corns
300g broccoli 
1 tbsp Nomu Poultry rub
1 tbsp light soya sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
A few garlic cloves

1. Clean and wash the chicken.
2. Apply the light soya sauce & 1 tbsp olive oil on the chicken, followed by Nomu Poultry rub.
3. Leave the marinated chicken for at least an hour (in the fridge).
4. Preheat the oven at 200C.
5. Clean and chop the carrots, potatoes, corn, and broccoli.
6. Mix the garlic, carrots and potatoes with butter, a dash of salt & a tbsp of oil, and place them on a baking tray.
7. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.
8. Roast the chicken at 200 degrees for 50 to 60 mins. (Turn the vegetables after 30 mins.)
9. Steam the corn for 15 mins, and steam the broccoli for 7 to 8 mins. Add them to the baking tray when roasting of the chicken is done.

This is easy to prepare, easy to cook, easy to eat, and easy to clean up! haha

1) If you do not have the poultry rub, you can mix some herbs like thyme, sage, oreganum, lemon, pepper, and paprika. 
2) I rubbed light soya sauce on the chicken because I liked its appearance to look a bit brown.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Honey Oats Bread 蜂蜜燕麦面包


250g bread flour 
30g cake flour 
20g Oats
20g butter
30g honey
5g salt
180ml fresh milk
3/4 tsp instant dry yeast 

1. I used Panasonic breadmaker to produce the dough (using its dough function).
2. Knead by hand for a few more mins & I put in a breadtin & cover with a damp cloth. I kept it in a closed oven. Let the dough rest for at least 60 - 90 mins.
3. Bake them at 170C for 40mins.