How to Make Fish Paste (Easy Recipe)

This recipe is great for those who find the thought of attempting your own fish paste (used for fish balls, stuffed tofu & vegetables, fish cakes etc. etc.) daunting because of the cost and time involved. I’m using cheap Basa fillets which I found in the freezer section of my local Aldi supermarket, combined with lean chicken mince. Thanks to » Read More

How to Make Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas)

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #7 - Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas) **Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas)** INGREDIENTS: ½ cup plain flour ½ cup rice flour ¼ cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1.5 teaspoons baking soda ½  teaspoon salt ¼ cup desiccated coconut (optional) ½ kg bananas, cut into halves or quarters METHOD: Combine » Read More

How to Make Padang-style Eggplant Sambal

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #6 - Padang-style Eggplant Sambal INGREDIENTS: 500g eggplant, cut into cubes 100g large chillies 1 medium-sized onion 3 cloves garlic (optional) 2 tomatoes (optional) 1 tsp salt Oil for frying METHOD: Blend chillies, onion, garlic and tomatoes in a food processor. Fry eggplant » Read More

How to Make Filipino-Style Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #5 - Filipino-Style Fruit Salad INGREDIENTS: Combination of fruits - bananas, nectarines, papaya, grapes, apples, pineapple, fresh coconut etc. - in bite-sized chunks 1 ½  cups whipped cream ½ cup condensed milk ¼ cup coconut cream Pinch of salt METHOD: Combine whipped cream, condensed milk, » Read More

How to Cook Crab Bee Hoon

Full disclosure - I’ve never had this in Singapore; in fact my only exposure to Crab Bee Hoon has been on TV courtesy of Anthony Bourdain. I Googled it and found a version that’s basically a glorified fish head vermicelli recipe. I’m confident that’s NOT the same dish that Mr. Bourdain ate in Geylang, so this is my take on it after further research » Read More

How to Cook Fried Rice with 3 Types of Eggs

Fried rice is kind of a fridge clear-out type of dish for me, rather than something I plan ahead of time. The ingredients in this particular recipe, I guess, will give you an insight into what my Asian pantry/fridge contains - salted eggs, century eggs, salted fish, leftover boiled rice, that sort of stuff :) Don’t despair if you don’t have those » Read More

Yoga Home 500 Review

Some of you might know that once upon a time, before the “food thing”, I used to be an IT consultant. I was an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) and CNA (Certified Novell Administrator) and did contract work in Sydney and London for some 7+ years. Back in late 2014, baby Noah broke my » Read More

#SummerMyWay Lenovo #Yoga2Pro Laptop Winner Announcement

Well I’m so glad I’d managed to once again coerce my good friend Cyn (http://thefoodpornographer.com) to do the judging for this competition. There were so many stunning entries it would have been near impossible for me to pick one. First up, the winner of the Yoga 2 Pro laptop from Lenovo Australia and New Zealand in answer to the question - What » Read More

Competition – #SummerMyWay with Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Hey everyone, I've got a brand new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro laptop to give away! As a tie in with Lenovo's summer campaign, I'm going to give this laptop to one of you (based in Australia) who can answer this question - WHAT DOES SUMMER MEAN TO YOU? You can be as creative as you like - post a photo, short quote, video - anything - on Instagram, » Read More

How to Cook Sabah Rice Wine Chicken (Ayam Lihing)

Ayam Lihing is a Kadazan Sabah dish that uses chicken and local rice wine; Chef Elroy from Shangri-La Tanjung Aru in Kota Kinabalu shows me how easy it is to prepare. This is the first in a series of 3 Kadazan Sabah dishes I learned during my recent trip to Borneo. One interesting point of difference I picked up which was confirmed by Chef Elroy » Read More