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Curry & Stew Recipes

Chinese Braised Pork Ribs with Bitter Gourd 苦瓜焖排骨

My mummy’s Chinese Braised Pork Ribs with Bitter Gourd is a comforting dish that’s not only easy to cook but full of nutrition. We marinate the meat in the same pot we cook it in, boil and then simmer until tender, and add bitter gourd to soak up the savoury sauce. Serves best with warm white rice!

Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken 红糟鸡

This Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken 红糟鸡 is deceptively easy and quick to make. It tastes even better next day. Serve with mee sua or rice.

Pig’s Trotter Vinegar 猪脚醋 (Mummy’s Recipe)

The perfect pig’s trotters in vinegar will have very tender and succulent pork trotter meat that can be easily torn apart, and jelly-like chewy skin that almost melts in the mouth.

Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)

Here’s my rendition of Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet or Pork Katsu), coated with crushed butter crackers for that buttery flavour and cooked with an air fryer, thus reducing the amount of oil used. It’s easy to prepare, and fast to cook and taste as great.

Sugar-Free Sesame Ball – Air Fryer Chinese Jian Dui 气炸锅煎堆

Using an air fryer to make these sugar-free sesame balls means it’s not soaked dipped in oil during cooking, making it a healthier snack. I have also used monk fruit sweetener in making the dough and the peanut paste and mung bean paste fillings so it’s vegan-friendly.

Kale Chips Air Fryer Recipe

Air Fryer Kale Chips is one of the easiest and healthiest snack you can make in just under 10 minutes. Pair it with beer or just munch while watching Netflix. You will want to make more as it’s super light and crunchy, not to mention addictive!

Air Fried Soy Chicken Recipe With Potatoes

Air Fried Soy Chicken Recipe with Potatoes is my go-to recipe when I am running short of time but still like to impress my dinner guests. With my Ninja Max XL air fryer, I can easily whip out a main chicken and a side potatoes.

Air Fryer Pineapple Jam

Here’s how you can make the perfectly moist pineapple jam using the Air Fryer. Simple, easy, quick and no mess! Why didn’t I think of this earlier? It really saves me time from hours of stirring and cooking over the stove.

Refined Sugar-Free Recipes

Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

This blueberry jam with chia seed is jam packed with natural sweetness and goodness, yields a beautiful dark purple shade. Use it to spread on toasts, glaze on cakes, syrup in drinks and yoghurts.

Pumpkin Ang Ku Kueh with Purple Sweet Potato Filling 紫薯馅金瓜红龟粿

These gluten-free and refined sugar-free pumpkin ang ku kueh are coloured with real fresh pumpkins and filled with the naturally sweet purple sweeet potatoes, making it a highly nutritious snack.

Taro Tofu Cake | No-bake, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Here’s a healthy and delicious dessert using the versatile taro and tofu as a base, added with purple sweet potato to give it a pretty pop of purple. It’s free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar and requires no eggs, flour, nor baking.

Snow Skin Mooncake 香芋紫薯中秋冰皮月饼 (Taro & Purple Sweet Potato)

Enjoy the mid-autumn festival with this dairy-free snow skin mooncake, easily made with the highly nutritious taro and purple sweet potato.

Mango Coconut Jelly Mooncake 芒果椰奶菜燕月饼

Enjoy this healthier version of the traditional mooncake, made with fresh mangoes, coconut milk and agar agar. It’s free of refined sugar, dairy and gluten.

Noodle & Rice Recipes

Char Kway Teow 炒粿條

Many would agree the char kway teow will not be called one without the cockles and pork fat oil. Here’s my closest rendition of this classic street food.

Seafood Dry Mee Siam Goreng | Stir Fry Spicy Rice Vermicelli 海鲜干炒米暹

This seafood dry mee siam requires no complicated steps. It is easy and quick to cook and sure to make an impression at the dining table.

Pumpkin Rice 金瓜饭

Pumpkin rice is a quick and easy to prepare dish that packs all the nutrition and flavours in a single pot. Add dried shrimps, shiitake mushrooms, aromatics, Chinese sausage and any other ingredients you fancy.

Pasta Recipes

Kale Pesto Spaghetti

This nutty, bright and nutritious superfood kale pesto spaghetti can be made within 15 minutes. I usually make the pesto in a batch and keep it in the fridge for up to a week.

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana is a well known traditional pasta dish made with guanciale (cured pork cheek or jowl), Pecorino Romano cheese, tomatoes and in some variations, white wine and onion.

Pasta Recipe | Spaghetti with Pumpkin Cream, Pecorino & Crispy Guanciale

I love the contrasting sweetness and savoury flavours of this spaghetti recipe with pumpkin cream, pecorino & crispy guanciale. This pasta recipe is not only easy to make, it’s wholesome, comforting, and perfect for the cool autumn season (in fact in any other season too).

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, or Pasta alla Carbonara, or just Carbonara – here’s a quick and simple pasta dish that’s not only super yummy but uses only 5 ingredients – spaghetti, guanciale, egg, pecorino cheese and black pepper (optional).

Easy Lasagna with homemade tomato sauce

Here’s very easy and simple lasagna recipe which makes a perfect meal for a cool weather. Made it with home made tomato sauce and the efforts are totally worth it! Give it a try and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Sardines pasta with a little spicy kick

Here’s a very simple pasta dish with only 3 main ingredients. Yes you read it right– onion, tin of sardines, pasta (fusilli in this case).

Air Fried Soy Chicken Recipe With Potatoes

Air Fried Soy Chicken Recipe with Potatoes is my go-to recipe when I am running short of time but still like to impress my dinner guests. With my Ninja Max XL air fryer, I can easily whip out a main chicken and a side potatoes.

Dark Chocolate 2-Layer Basque Burnt Cheesecake

This Dark Chocolate 2-Layer Basque Burnt Cheesecake is a rendition of the humble world-famous cheesecake. Beautifully caramelized on the top, soft creamy and chocolatey in the center, this is easily the yummiest AND easiest baked cheesecake to make ever!

Babi Pongteh, A Nonya Braised Pork Stew

Babi Pongteh, a traditional signature Nonya Braised Pork Stew that is uniquely prepared in each Peranakan family. Cooked preferably using fatty pork belly or pork trotters with mushrooms, fermented soy bean, dark soy sauce, palm sugar, and aromatics, this homecooked dish is slow boiled until the meat turns tender to the bite. It’s a typical dish prepared during special occasions and Chinese New Year.

Thai Steamed Fish (Pla Kapong Neung Manao – ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว)

Thai Steamed Fish is not only super easy and quick to cook, you find all flavours–savoury, garlicky, sourish, sweet and spicy–in one dish. Using very simple ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen, you get to serve this delicious Thai dish on your dining table in 15 minutes. Best served with rice and more chilli if you can take the heat!

Air Fryer Pineapple Jam

Here’s how you can make the perfectly moist pineapple jam using the Air Fryer. Simple, easy, quick and no mess! Why didn’t I think of this earlier? It really saves me time from hours of stirring and cooking over the stove.

How To Make Pineapple Jam for Pineapple Tarts

The best homemade pineapple jam ever! Moist, tender and full flavoured, this jam is perfect for making pineapple tarts, topped on cookies, spread on toast or even serve it as a fruit preserve on a charcuterie board.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pineapple Tarts

Melt-in-your-mouth pineapple tarts are to-die for. Known as kuih tart, kue nastar, or kueh tae, pineapple tarts are a much-loved classic pastry all time of the year. This recipe is adapted from a recipe on Straits Times. I reduced the amount of sugar and substituted it with Stevia sweetener, using the same dough recipe for both closed and open-faced pineapple tarts and got the thumbs up from my family.

How To Lou Hei Yu Sheng For Chinese New Year

The Yu Sheng dish typically comprise of a colourful palette of yam, carrot and radish, with the raw fish being the centrepiece, drizzled with plum sauce and some spices, and lastly sprinkled with some savoury crackers. Here’s a guide on what to prepare for Lou Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生 for the Chinese Lunar New Year and the auspicious phrases to recite.