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Quick Japanese Sesame Sauce Noodle Dish

“Japanese sesame sauce noodle dish, simply top with your favourite ingredients to make a good additions to the dish, as desired.”

This recipe came to me from one of my office buddies, Joyce. She loved this noodles dish for its effortless cooking method and the delicious taste of the Japanese sesame sauce, likeable by the family. So, I took her recommendation and got a bottle of the sesame sauce off the shelves. Tried it and I liked it. Most importantly, it’s so easy and quick to prepare as a simple lunch or dinner. A great recipe to busy working class. read more

Vegetarian Sambal Chilli Mock Squids

“Low-caloric vegetarian Konjac-squids cooked with vegetarian Sambal Chili, delicious taste and interesting biting from this nutritious vegetarian health food.”

Yesterday was Chu Yi (初一), the 1st day of Lunar month of May. Of course, we had vegetarian meal for dinner for the whole family.

I bought the vegetarian squid slices which packaged into a nice plastic box. With the cross pattern on one side of the mock squid, it looks almost similar to the real squid slices.

[Ingredient Value] Konjac:
Beautiful flowery slices when cooked, these mock squids were made from a super low caloric and highly nutritious plant, and this jelly-like health food is called Konjac, in Chinese, 蒟蒻 (Pronounced as: Jǔ Ruò). I got the Konjac-squids from NTUC Fairprice (*Chilled compartment where you may find fish balls related products). read more

Fragrant Soy Sauce and Condiments from Kowloon Soy Co, the Traditional Soy Shop in Central, Hong Kong Island (九龍醬油)

A traditional soy sauce and condiments shop in Hong Kong

Many people told me that soy sauce made in Hong Kong is so much tastier than from any other places. My mum had reminded me to get a large bottle for her, but I ended up with arms full of large bottles of different sauces flew back to Singapore, because I found this place.. Kowloon Soy Co (九龍醬園).

In fact, this place was again recommended by Mr. Cai Lan in his recent food show, 蔡瀾品味. I was eager to check out this place. So, we planned it such a way that we could have some good food for lunch around (上環, Sheung Wan/ 中環, Central), at the same time, visit the shop within the same vicinity. read more

Fresh Vegetable Salad with Japanese Seasoned Vinegar

“Fresh vegetable salad with delicious low-fat seasoned vinegar dressing”

I am on diet recently. After a long period of festive feast, I have to go on diet and exercise. Just signed up a 1-year fitness package together with two other female colleagues. We determined we’ll stick to our plan, at least twice a week of work-out session at the gym. Eat lesser and healthier. I eat vegetable salad as a meal, sometimes.

Many say eating veggie salad will surely light, but in fact, it’s much depends on its dressing. Eating salad with full mayonnaise cream is surely not light. There are so many different kinds of salad dressing in the market. The tastier, the heavier, at large. read more

Yu Sheng Dish for Lo-Hey Ceremony (鱼生捞起)

“Yu Sheng, 鱼生 = 年年有余. Let’s have surplus year after year!”

Yu Sheng (Chinese raw fish salad dish) is my favourite festive dish. Last year, I have already blogged on Abalone Yu Sheng dish, and the right way to go about the topping (of each ingredient) & tossing for Lo-Hey ceremony.

I loved Yu Sheng, especially homemade kind. It’s so convenient to get the prepack ingredients in majoy supermarkets in Singapore nowadays. And even the prepacked shreded carrots & radish were sold in many supermarkets. Even raw fish was easily obtainable from wet market, Japanese stores (for raw salmon) in supermarkets, or like me, got a new type of smoke salmon slices in olive oil, specially packed for Yu Sheng dish available in major supermarkets. I got a packet from NTUC Fairprice Finest, costs about S$8, for more than 10 slices (see above pic). Taste of the smoke salmon in olive oil was great. It was not as briny taste as sual smoke salmon, but more moist with slight natural sweetness in it. read more

A Place to Shop for Kitchenwares

“A hidden treasure in Eunos, where I bought my kitchenware with varieties, sizes, colours, designs, materials.. etc, @ Kitchen.Mart”

Disclaimer: This place is for you, only if you like to shop for assortment of kitchenware. I am not a spokeman for any of these places, but if you are interested to know where to get cheap, decently good and wide varieties of kitchenware, this is one of the places I will go for.

Kitchen.Mart, a big warehouse-like shop for business or wholesalers to buy their kitchenware and utensils in large quantity. However, walk-in customers were welcome. You wouldn’t probably see any crowd here, not even on a weekend. read more