Aromatic Pan-Fried Five Spice Meat Cake (香煎五香肉饼)

“The very own homemade meat cake to be marked 100% by your kids!”

Just like what my reader, Anne, told me that her son rated her cooking with 100 marks, for some pork dishes cooked with my recipes. I created this pork meat cake,and hope Anne (and any of you) could try and receive compliments from her loved ones again (winking smile)! My little one did praise me for making this meat cake for her.. As for her who does not really like pork, she loved this meat cake so much! This meat cake creates aromas in the bites. And I loved it with a touch of five spice flavour, not too strong but enough to taste its fragrance. However, not many children like five spice flavour, if your kid doesn’t, omit the five spice powder and substitute with some ground white pepper. Yeah, just call it a pan-fried meat cake dish will do (smile).

This meat cake can be served with rice during meals. Or, cook it as the filling to make a burger lunch box for your child to bring it to school! Hope you like it. More

Rainforest Kidzworld at Singapore Zoo

“New Opening of Rainforest Kidzworld and Boat Ride in Singapore Zoo.”

As a form of celebration with the nation, I decided to pay a visit to the Zoo in morning, and get home by afternoon so that I would be in time to watch the live National Day Parade on TV. We had our good friend & her family to join me, too.

To visit Singapore Zoo, it wasn’t just about the animal exhibits anymore. Another more thrilling reason to make a return visit, was to bring the little one to this newly revamped kids wet playground as well as the new boat ride! More

Cutie Bear Chinese-Style Steamed Egg (熊仔蒸水蛋)

“Add a little bit of surprises to your usual steamed egg”

Seriously, it wasn’t easy to cook a perfect steamed egg dish, to me. It took me years to experiment this cooking. Even to-date, I had the egg steamed slightly too long at medium fire (should steam at low flame instead), caused slight imperfection on the presentation of my egg dish. The more runny (softer) texture you’re trying to achieve, the more difficult to have the egg smoothly steamed.. See, the surface was a little ‘uneven‘ and ‘bubbly‘ along the edges (sobbing)!

Well, I should at least comfort myself that the taste of my egg dish was good and likeable by my family. Texture of the dish was perfect, too. Not too dense, yet, not too watery. It was runny in the palate, with very smooth mouthfeel. More

Golden Egg Tofu with Minced Meat

“Simple healthy dish, delicious homecooked taste, and likeable by most children!”

A variation of hot plate egg tofu dish. I do not have an iron plate at home, and hence, I used stir-frying method to prepare the dish (maybe I should just try heating up a fire-resistant metal plate to serve this dish next time).

Without extensive ingredients, such as, crab meat sticks, prawns and mushroom shreds, and lack of sizzling effect, this simply an egg tofu homemade dish, with just the minced meat added (these were what I had in my refrigerator the other day… :D). Simple homemade dish, but likeable by most children! More

Children Season’s Holiday Programmes by Singapore National Museum

June (school) holiday is approaching!

If you are still racking your brain on which good places to bring your children to, for some fun and valuable visits throughout the 1-month break from school, I have some ideas here.

Go pay a visit at the Singapore National Museum, not so much on touring the museum, but to attend some children themed holiday programmes organised by the authority. And, there were free seminars on parenting, while the children could have some drawing sessions just located outside the seminar hall. More

Chocolate Cookies Recipe For Beginners

“Simple recipe for best homemade cookies. Beginner, you can do it!”

This is the simplest cookies recipe for first-timers and beginners. I am, one of the first timers in baking cookies, too (laughing)! Yes, this is the result of my first cookies baking. Yes, the cookies taste delicious. I brought them to the office the next day, to share with my colleagues. The feedback was good, and I have impressed them with these chocolate cookies, especially the texture. Shapes are kinda odd (I had square and round shapes from all 4 rounds of baking.. ha..), but taste is perfectly good. It feels so crispy to chew and the level of sweetness is just perfect for everyone.

As I said, this is the recipe for beginners. If this is going to be your first baking experience, and not yet got a electric mixer. No worries, use a hand mixer. Unlike baking cake, you do not really need a perfect refine mixture of all ingredients. Hand mixer will be good enough to create a reasonable blend in this case. But of course, more ‘exercise’ for your arm is expected, if you are using the hand mixer here (chuckling). More

Great Milo Banana Sandwich for Your Children

“Great sandwich breakfast to start off the great day”

This sandwich recipe is great, and high in nutritional values. Its filling e.g. banana, contains numerous nutrients such as Potassium which helps in promoting bone health. Banana acts as energy booster as well as an aid to youthful growth and metabolism. The Milo powder (Malted cocoa powder) used in this recipe is enriched with Vitamin Bs. Another form of energy booster.

This sandwich is an excellent breakfast for younger children, teenages and sportmen. Calorie count of this sandwich is about 180kcal. More

Homemade Tang Yuan in Ginger flavoured Sweet Soup (姜汤手工汤圆)

“Hand made Glutinous Rice Balls filled with loves for this festive celebration, Dongzhi Festival (冬至)”

Today is Dōngzhì Festival or you called it Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (in Chinese: 冬至). One of the important festive celebrations to Chinese. Chinese calls this celebration as Gua Dong (过冬). Normally 冬至 falls on 22nd December, but this year falls on 21st December instead.

The most essential festive food in 冬至 is Tang Yuan (汤圆) aka Glutinous Rice Ball. 汤圆 symbolizes reunion. Eating 汤圆 together with the family is the best celebration in this festival. More