Scarlet Nonya Chicken Curry (Kari Kay)

” Is it simmering? Sizzling? Browning? Steaming? Good cooks heed these signs – the landmarks that will guide you to deliciousness, rather than precise temperatures on oven dials and specific cooking times.” Samin Nosrat for The Guardian This could not be more true than for cooking a curry.The way your ingredients react to heat is…

Aromatic Roast Chicken in Coconut Milk

Last few weeks since we’ve been back from Tokyo, I’ve been tinkering with several cake recipes that use matcha (Japanese green tea) but I still haven’t found one that accentuates the lovely aroma and flavour of it.  I desperately wanted to post a Japanese-inspired recipe but things did not work out. Oh well. That’s for…

Tom Yum Chicken Skewers

  I was inspired by all things Thai this week as I had initially planned to make a quick trip to Bangkok but ended up cancelling plans as there’s still so much to unpack and clear after our move back to Singapore. So while unpacking the boxes that had recently been shipped over, I’ve been…

Kimchi Chicken Fried Rice + A Homecoming

It feels incredibly good to be able to use the internet again! For the past few weeks since we’ve gotten back home to Singapore, we’ve been cable tv-less and internet-less. And to top it all off, everything in the house has been revolting against our year long absence – television’s temperamental, sinks completely choked, a…

No Recipe Fried Rice

Hello fellow foodies! I’m excited to share some pretty exciting news with you. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for sharing my recipes on Facebook and Pinterest. I’m so over the moon that more than a hundred of you loved and shared my Cheat’s Chicken Rice and Ayam Masak Merah recipes! It gives me great…

Ayam Masak Merah (Malay-style Red Cooked Chicken)

The leaves have started to fall and the oak trees have turned copper. As Autumn extends into winter, I find myself craving for familiar comfort foods that I’d grown attached to over the years. Attachment is a craving of the mortal soul, according to Buddha, and one must seek to be rid of them. But…

Cheat’s Chicken Rice

If you’re not from Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand, then the image that pops up in your head after one mentions ‘chicken rice’ would probably be some fried or roast chicken with rice. Yes, chicken rice is some random chook + some rice. But it’s so much more than that. Imagine a whole chicken first being…

Nigella’s Nutella Cake (Torta Alla Gianduia)

I owe you a massive apology for being away for so long. Since August, I’ve been busy studying for my TESOL exams and preparing for a move…We’re temporarily moving to Auckland, New Zealand for the whole of 2015 ! It’s been a longtime coming as we’ve been preparing for this for years but it’s crunch…

Pearly Kee’s Curry Kapitan – A Penang heritage curry

  This time, last year, we were sitting in Toh Soon Coffeeshop and sipping a good kopi-o (black coffee in local lingo) with a kaya-butter charcoal toast and the best eggs we’ve ever had. Also, this time last year, our to-do list was one which would have been the envy of  any local foodie. If…

Thai Baked Salmon

On any given day, if you’re raiding your fridge and scratching your head over a quick dinner, look no further. This is your solution. Well, that’s provided that you have some type of fish in your fridge/freezer. This recipe is as easy as 1-2-3. 1. Wash and bruise any Thai ingredients you have 2. Throw…

Dum Chicken Biryani

   I’m not sure about you, but 99.9% of Singaporeans discuss food options before meeting. Where ever the food is, that’s where the group meeting will take place. My family is no different. During a Whatsapp conversation, someone in my family mentioned meeting over a plate of biryani. When we tried to find a good dum…

Easy and Light Chicken Curry

Sometimes all you need mid-week is a simple home cooked meal to make you happy. This chicken curry is just the thing when you’re pressed for time but you also do not want to settle for an unhealthy, packed dinner from outside. Food always tastes better when it’s made at home. Unless, of course, you’re…

Flourless Citrus Cake

  Many moons ago, I was watching an Italian travel and cooking show and was very intrigued by a cake the host was making. She boiled an entire orange and chopped it and used all of it in a cake. An entire orange. Most citrus cake recipes only call for the zest or juice of…

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cake

    We just got back from a short foodie getaway to Penang, Malaysia. Pictures and food posts from Penang will be put up very soon as I’m still sorting through the countless photos I’d taken. So, I picked up a few magazines at the airport en route to Penang and one of the magazines…

Leaner (but Meaner) Apple Plum Crumble

So, I sent the husband to buy back some fruits and he came back with enough to feed a village. My bad. I was too lazy to walk to the market to get them myself so now, I’ve ended up with a bigger problem- finish the 15 odd apples before they rot. So an apple…