Mushrooms & Pea Sprouts Stir-Fry

“It’s just the abalone sauce you need in your stir fry!”

In order to fully appreciate the freshest taste and natural sweetness Of the fresh pea sprouts as well as the highly nutritious mushrooms, minimal use of condiment to taste is more than just required. I needed only the abalone sauce in my recipe.

If you are a vegetarian, use the mushroom sauce. Otherwise, the Abalone sauce is the best to go with this stir fry! That’s because the golden spring mushroom (金源菇) used in this recipe yields a tinge of ‘seafood’ taste after cooked. Hence, adding abalone sauce was sure to good in enhancing the flavor of this seafood-tasted mushroom in the dish.

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A ‘Love it or Hate it’ Cake. Durian Cream Cake.

“Even my 2.5yo knows that my favorite fruits is, durian. Yes, durian season is back!”

Read that this season’s durians are better quality and cheaper in price than from the last. This considers a piece of good news to the durian fans, like myself.

It wasn’t my first time using leftover durians to make a cake. Actually it was more like a liberate purchase of extras, so that I could eat more durians, in variations.

This durian cream sponge cake is easy to assemble, yielding a better quality, yet go easy on your wallet. So, why pay premium for a store-bought? Do it yourself today!

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Is Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Malacca for you?

“Hotel stay here, good or bad for your vacation stay?”

In case you wish to know which hotel we stayed in Malacca, here’s the pretty new Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences, we did.

The interior of the hotel and its rooms was elegant, spacious and looked classy, with the reasonable room rate offered. There is also a large balcony in each guest room, for a view or breeze.

Bed in room was comfortable, and there is a 2-seater sofa as well as ‘see-through’ bath provided in the room. Not all rooms come with straight sofa seats, my parents’ room had the curvy seats which are unfit to lay flat down overnight. The hotel provides extra bedding at a reasonable rate, if third guest requires it. However, it’s really not necessary to pay for an extra bed for your young toddler who usually co-sleeps with you, even though the hotel booking websites stated so, as one of their terms & conditions.

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Malacca Food Trail.. The 2nd

“There ain’t the must-eat food in Malacca…. Are there…?”

Oh well, I am not an expert foodie for dine-out food, but I do have my minimal expectation and cravings for it. I am cook, ok, Home cook. :)

And, I wanted to revisit Malacca long ago, and dream only came true during this June holiday. We visited Malacca, for food, again.

These were the food which I insisted. I think they were the must-have food, but not sure if many would agree with me. Are they also what you sure would try, too? Let’s see…

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My Wok Life is nominated for Best Food Blog in Blog Awards 2015

“Thank you all. My friends, my readers and my fans, for liking my recipes on this blog all these years”

First of all, thank you to Natalie who nominated My Wok Life in the Blog Awards 2015 Best Food Blog Category!


Me among the nominees :)

The Singapore Blog Awards, organised by Singapore’s leading bilingual news and entertainment portal,, first wrote to notify me about the nomination, and this came as a pleasant surprise to me when I first read it.

Natalie thinks My Wok Life has a X-factor to be the best food blog. I hope all of you agree, too! :D

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Homemade Satay and Peanut Sauce Recipe

“Simple ingredients, for a good enough hawker treat at home.”

Satay, barbecued chicken on-stick, is one of the famous Singapore/ Malaysia hawker food that everybody loves!

I have always wanted to cook satay at home, but the extended peeling & chopping, blending and long simmering preparation put me off. Only until today, my satays are finally served on the dining table. It was simply for my son. He loved satay, but I was a little skeptical to let my 2.5yo son have much of the stall bought satays. No choice, hubby pressed me to cook it for son. I have to do it. :)

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It’s about every food I’ve cooked with heart and loves