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DINNER

Growing up, lunch on Saturday typically consisted of a quick fry-up by mom before she proceeded to do the housekeeping or marketing for the week. I have fond memories of waking up to all sorts of Mee Gorengs (Fried Noodles) or Nasi Gorengs (Fried Rice) - utilizing all of the week's leftover ingredie...

Cincalok is a traditional Southeast Asian condiment made of fermented tiny shrimps or krill - it's thought to come from Malacca or Penang? Usually served with chilis, raw chopped shallots and lime juice - cincalok pairs great as a dipping sauce for grilled seafood and meats for a super savory added...

I recently hosted 30 of my husbands colleagues at our home for a housewarming-open house-dinner thing which was set and confirmed a week before the event. ONE WEEK to come with and shop for a dinner spread that's good for parties (without being party deep-fried-finger food), delicious and also most...

Cauliflower rice is the new low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly fad that's healthy and delicious, and also a really convincing replacement for rice. It's basically cauliflower camouflaged as rice (sneaky!) - with the same taste and consistency?? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

We've been trying t...

To me, chicken soup is THE great unifier. No matter where in the world and what culture you come from, there is always your version of a steaming bowl of chicken soup that hits the spot! Besides, they did name a whole series of self-help books "Chicken Soup for the Soul" you know. 

The idea is simple...

Baby squids are are not always available here in our local supermarkets so when I saw them that day, I had to grab them! I wanted to make something fancy - but also simple and healthy - so I came up with this recipe. We've been trying to consume less white rice lately in our household and one of the...

Gyudon quite literally translates to beef bowl in Japanese, and is a favorite comfort food in Japan and beyond. It's beauty is in it's simplicity - steaming bowl of rice topped with a heavy hand of stir fried beef and sautéed onions, marinated in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi and soy sauc...

Mee Pok is a Chinese noodle dish with Teochew origins - a popular hawker meal all around Southeast Asia. Here in Singapore, almost everyone has slurped on a big bowl of these egg noodles at least once in their life. The magic is in the sauce that the noodles are tossed in - a clever mix of spicy, sa...

Leeks are a member of the onion family, and is closely related to garlic, shallots, chives and scallions. Although much larger in size, it's flavor is subtle, mild and incredibly sweet when cooked. Just remember to wash it thoroughly to rid it of excess dirt, and only use the white and light green p...

Here's a healthier alternative to an Italian favorite - made with brown rice instead of white. I conjured up this recipe while craving for risotto one afternoon, and found myself without Arborio rice or quinoa (another healthy alternative). Works just as well, if not better, and the finished di...

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