food 4 tots

Grandma’s pancakes (aka mommy’s pancakes)

During our childhood days, this pancake was made from the leftover batter used for french toast or pan-fried nian gao (Chinese New Year glutinous rice cake). It was always a hit in the family. Due to the limited supply, we always walloped the pancake first even though it was still hot from the pan. Nowadays, it has become a hit to all my nieces and nephews too. For those who are staying overseas, my mother...

Millet porridge

Porridge/ congee is a common substitute for rice among the Chinese. It is a preferred meal especially during hot weather or when a person’s body is heaty. It can be cooked in cooking pot, rice cooker, crock pot, slow cooker, claypot or pressured cooker. When my son was younger, I like to cook porridge using a slow-cooker. Although it took a longer time, the texture of the porridge is smoother and more viscous....

Fen ge herbal soup (粉葛药材汤)

I first learned about 粉葛/葛根(Thomson’s kudzu/fen ge – as shown in picture below) from my mother-in-law. She used it to make soup for the family. At the first glance, it looked quite similar to 沙葛 (yam bean). 粉葛 has natural sweetness and brings many health benefits to women especially for the middle-aged group as mentioned in this link. There are many types of 粉葛 soup. The most...

Hurray! Holiday Break!

HURRAY! My holiday has finally arrived! We are going to Kuala Lumpur (my hubby’s hometown) for a few days, and then moving north to Penang (my hometown). It is really a long break for me. I will be back to Singapore on 1 Jan 2009. Eat and sleep, sleep and eat….What kind of holiday can be better than this? Hahaha! I will disappear from this blog for a couple of days. Thank you so much for your support....

Cod fish with miso paste (pan-fry)

When I started introducing fish to my son, I steamed fish fillet. It is less risk for him to get choke with fish bone. Even now, I still prefer to steam fish for the family because it is easy, healthy, no-messy and will bring out its original flavour. Usually, I select fish fillet instead of whole fish which can be easily fitted into my electrical steamer. (This steamer can be used to cook rice and reheat food...

Fried shallots

Out of all the cooking methods, deep-frying is the least preferred cooking method for me. Why? Besides health reasons, I want to minimize my cleaning job. But this doesn’t mean I am totally rejecting deep-frying food. I don’t mind to eat it once in a while if it is done by others. Hehehe! This fried shallot is the only deep-frying dish in my entire recipes. I made it on a weekly basis as I need the flavoured...
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