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DYI Fuzhou-Style Popiah (自制福州薄饼)

“My Delicious Fu Zhou-Style Popiah Meal at Home”

Last month, Eve, one of my readers, & I were chatting (in my web chat box before it was removed) about nutrition values of local delicacies and our favourite food, Popiah! It has been awhile after our happy conversation, I decided to make my home-cooked popiah meal over the weekend!

Home-cooked version is slightly different from outside stores as home-cooked one tends to have more ‘liao (料)’ (English translation: side ingredients/ fillings) than the commercial ones. However, I mixed all side ingredients into one pot instead of making each side ingredient separately. This is a tradition “Fu Zhou (福州)” (one of the China province) style, according to my mum. This “all-in-one pot of Fuzhou topping” helps to save some effort, and to create a more homely flavour (smiling). read more

Easy Tofu Dish

“It is yummy!! Soft, tender and flavoursome Tofu Dish!”

Yes, I want to thanks Food Lover for her “chin chye” (English defination: easy-going) mood recipe ideas (winking smile)!

The tofu dish photo in her post looks so alluring that made me want to give it a try, despite the fact of me having soft spot for tofu dish…. (chuckling).

Indeed, it is easy to cook. The tedious part should be the tofu frying part. It takes about 10 min if you choose the saute method while deep frying method will take half the time to get tofu fried. Overall preparation and cooking time take only about 15 – 20 minutes. read more

Omelette with Chopped Onion

“Omelette – the best dish that complements your plain porridge meal”

Onion, may seems to taste ‘awful’ to many people, especially to kids. Raw onion has pungent taste and smell to many of us. I don’t quite like to eat raw onion unless I can eat it with satay sauce (laughing). However, cooked onion is totally different spectrum here. Cooked onion, not just without its natural pungency, it tastes so pleasant with its natural sweetness. Cooked onion is soft, and very nice to eat. Since it is sweet, it should be kid-friendly dish. Children hate onion, but love sweet food. Cooked onion in omelette ill be the BEST way to make them eat some onion! read more

Egg Omelette with Chinese Sausage

“Simple omelette dish to make you a good dinner”

Hello! Yeah, I am back in Singapore, after my 1 week leave from work, my holiday at Bintan, Indonesia.

It was fun, and would like to share with you more, especially on their special, creative and noble art of food… Not now though, after a week of leave from work, I have much work to settle these few days.

I hope I will have my holiday food posted by this week… I try…

As for now, here I would like to share with you, a simple dish, with use of Chinese sausage, Lap Cheong (Chinese translation: 腊肠). You know.. so much work and housework to do, I have to cook super express dinner. So, this is one of my options.. :p (laughing). read more

Fried Tofu with Chilli Black Bean Paste

“A simple and palatable dish you can eat it with either steamed rice or plain porridge”

A tofu dish which you may have it prepared and served in minutes. Simple ingredients with simple cooking steps. You simply can’t resist the convenience of having this relishing dish for its flavoursome taste. It goes so well with plain porridge that makes your meal a satisfied one! This is also a vegetarian dish. I like to cook this during my ‘vegetarian day’ like today (Chinese Lunar Fifteenth 农历初十五). Oh not, already past midnight 00:01, so it was yesterday (laughing)! read more

Mashed Potato In Cup

“Mashed Potato with 2 toppings of sweet & salty that never fails to impress. Served in petite cup size, just as perfect as the canapés for your house party.”

Looking for something to be served at your house party? Or a quick snack before your dinner date? Maybe for an afternoon tea?

This was one of the sides I had in my food library brain that I wished to share. Previously, this mashed potato was served in large single portion meant for 1-2 of us at home as our quick lunch. I thought it might be better to remain it as a side and to serve at a tea party or something. I decorated it in cups, instead. read more