Homemade Chai Poh (Preserved Sweet Radish)

Used in a variety of dishes, from fried Carrot Cake to Chai Poh Omelette, this is our favorite as kids. When I visited my grandparents’ hometown in 2012, they even had preserved radish to accompany plain porridge. It was surprisingly yummy.

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Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls)

Traditionally, this dish is eaten to symbolise the reunion of the family. Typically taken on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Lantern festival (more commonly known as mooncake festival now because of the consumption of mooncakes during this period) as well as Winter Solstice).

It is easy to make, and some would like fillings in them. I prefer them small and plain, so to taste the sweet soup better.

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You Tiao (Chinese Fried Dough Fritters)

You tiao, a fairly easy dish but is sold for $1 at times in Singapore. Which is pricey for something this easy. It is similar to Churros or Crullers, but offers more flexibility in terms of food pairing.

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Char Siew (Chinese BBQ Pork)

At 11pm, we decided that we wanted Char Siew Rice for supper instead of saving it for the next day’s lunch. Did it stove top this time round, yielded a much juicier char siew than before.

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Claypot Kung Pao Frog

Kung Pao Frog leg pot with plain porridge, another one of Singaporean’s favorites, that is super easy to prepare. It is even faster than driving to Geylang to get your frog leg porridge fix.

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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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Muah Chee

Random craving at night. Was never a fan of Muah Chee. And I discovered why. The muah chee they sell outside contains a lot more oil than it should. No wonder I get sick of it when I’m just halfway through the serving. Adapted from a recipe found online, made using only the trusty overworked […]

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