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Homemade Chicken Nuggets – 7 Ingredients

Homemade Chicken Nuggets – 7 Ingredients

The reason why health-conscious people avoid processed food like nuggets and burgers is because they don’t know what’s in it. There’s also concern about reusing cooking oil. To overcome that, make it on your own! This is the simplest nuggets you can make yet no […]

Pumpkin Stir-fried With Dried Shrimps and Thai Basil – 3 Ingredients

Pumpkin Stir-fried With Dried Shrimps and Thai Basil – 3 Ingredients

My ongoing quest to eat healthier means that I try to eat a variety of plants in different colours. On top of a must-have leafy green vegetables on my dinner table, I like to have another plant-base dish like mushrooms, beans, or gourds. One of my […]

Herbal Chicken Soup for Good Eyesight & Memory

Herbal Chicken Soup for Good Eyesight & Memory

There are many different Chinese herbal blends to treat specific health concern. When someone in my family lacks appetite, we’ll make Sei San Tong (Four Spirit Soup 四神湯); when a major exam is near and we need extra brainpower, we’ll make Ming Muk Bou Lou Tong (明目補㺁湯) […]

Easy Thai Fish Cakes – 5 Ingredients

Easy Thai Fish Cakes – 5 Ingredients

To make this simplified yet still delicious Thai Fish Cakes, you will need to have fish paste, eggs, and long beans as the main ingredients. It is then flavoured with chili paste and kaffir lime leaves powder. Yes, that’s it! I’ve developed this recipe for […]

Easy Dry Prawn Curry (Prawn Paretal) – 7 Ingredients

Easy Dry Prawn Curry (Prawn Paretal) – 7 Ingredients

Aunty Clara cooks but rarely. Like many working mothers, she doesn’t want to toil in the kitchen but still enjoy making a delicious meal for her family. When she does cook, we do get quite fancy Indian meals (to me, least). One of my favourite […]

Dried Shrimp / Udang Kering Powder (‘Homemade MSG’)

Dried Shrimp / Udang Kering Powder (‘Homemade MSG’)

Do you know that besides the four basic taste (i.e sweet, sour, salty, and bitter), there’s another flavour called umami? A Japanese scientist managed to extract a substance called glutamate from kombu seaweed and discovered that its combination with salt creates a ‘pleasant savoury taste’.  That is […]

Thai Lemongrass Chicken Satay

Thai Lemongrass Chicken Satay

I rely on quick and easy recipes for everday cooking. But when I cook for a party, I put in extra effort to make amazing food that makes people go wow!. Sometimes, good food takes time. This is one of them. You will have to […]

Hyacinth Bean Soup / Pang Pi Dou Tang (彭皮豆湯) – 7 Ingredients

Hyacinth Bean Soup / Pang Pi Dou Tang (彭皮豆湯) – 7 Ingredients

Even if you love Chinese soup, you may not heard of this ‘pang pi dou tang’ (彭皮豆湯). Hyacinth beans or Egyptian Kidney Beans, also known as pang pei dau in Cantonese, is not easily available. Ingredients Information: Hyacinth Bean Unlike commercialised vegetables such as long […]

Calamansi & Sour Plum Juice (Limau Asam Boi/ 桔子酸梅) – 3 Ingredients

Calamansi & Sour Plum Juice (Limau Asam Boi/ 桔子酸梅) – 3 Ingredients

If you’re visiting Malaysia, one of the drinks you must try in this beautiful tropical country is Limau Asam Boi or Kat Chai Suen Mui (桔子酸梅), in Malay and Cantonese respectively. This drink is a thirst quencher favoured by most Malaysians on a hot day. It’s […]

Kuih Keria/ Malaysian Sweet Potato Doughnuts – 5 Ingredients

Kuih Keria/ Malaysian Sweet Potato Doughnuts – 5 Ingredients

Kuih Keria is arguably my favourite doughnut. Not just because it’s delicious, but it is as healthy as a doughnut can be. While Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are made from flour and sugar, our local doughnut is made mostly from sweet potato. Although this […]

Eight Treasure Tonic (Pat Chan Tong / Ba Zhen Tang / 八珍汤)

Eight Treasure Tonic (Pat Chan Tong / Ba Zhen Tang / 八珍汤)

Pat Chan Soup (八珍汤) was the punishment to puberty. My mother forced me to drink this super bitter medicinal soup at the end of every menstrual cycle. It was a monthly torture. I hated it so much that I secretly throw away the bowl of […]

Red Dates Tonic (紅棗水) – 3 Ingredients

Red Dates Tonic (紅棗水) – 3 Ingredients

Since I hit puberty, my mother started making for me two types of drink: a very bitter medicinal soup called ‘Pat ChanTong’ (八珍汤) and Red Dates Tonic (紅棗水). Though I hated the former, I could tolerate the latter. My mother made it almost every week. […]