Snowskin Mooncake with Sweet Potato Filling

A little overdue, with the house moving and all that, and I just realised I have not filed this in here. This recipe does not require shortening. In its place, you can add olive oil. For me, I was the genius who conveniently forgot to add any, so this was a very healthy mooncake. But […]

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Hokkien Mee / Sotong Prawn Mee

When I came over to Shanghai, I brought with me two packs of noodles with the intention of making Hokkien Mee, my comfort food. Since we have to move soon, it’s time to clear the fridge and experiment with some Hokkien Mee! Recipe adapted from ieatishootipost. Ingredients: 420g Yellow Noodles/Hokkien Noodles (If you’re unsure, see pic below)420g […]

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Pear and Red Date Soup

Cooling pear soup that soothes the throat in bad weather and makes a good dessert – pear and red date soup!

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The Perfect Steak

I’ve always struggled with the temperature of steak, aiming to cook the perfect steak but I will either end up with an undercooked one, or an overcooked tough one. I found this perfect recipe to do it, though tedious, but it yielded the best steak I’ve had in a really long time.

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Umeshu (Homemade Plum Wine)

I love umesho. It goes so well with tonic water. When I was in Japan, I could not stop ordering it every time we stopped for dinner. It is just so pricey in Singapore, sadly. And once I saw that umes were on sale at the Japanese mart, I had to get it and give it a try. (The umes did not come cheap either…) The umesho is resting now, and in a year, I will get my homemade umesho!

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Cooking Rice without Rice Cooker

We moved in Shanghai, the new place did not provide us with a rice cooker. That was quite painful, Asians who do not have access to an easy way to cook their staple. My mom taught me to cook rice on the stove, and the rice was really nice and fluffy. Here’s a keeper, for those who do not have access to a rice cooker and do not with to purchase one.

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