Monday, August 20, 2012


Popiah made on a whim on a lazy Monday holiday.

For the bangkuang filling,
- sliced bangkuang
- minced garlic, onion, dried prawn
- soya sauce
- oyster sauce
- water
- oil for frying

- Popiah skin (keep well covered with a damp cloth)
- hard boiled egg cut into pieces
- minced garlic
- prawns, boiled, shelled and sliced
- lettuce leaves, sliced
- corriander leaves

what else to add,
- boiled beansprouts
- ground peanuts
- sweet sauce
- chili paste

(The photos are not in sequence. Shall sort them later)

American cheeseburger pizza

Didn't know that this flavour existed till I tasted one in early July, from California Pizza Kitchen. The takeaway pizza came with salad greens and sliced tomatoes on the side. The cinch is in the chopped gherkins, fresh tomatoes, and ground beef.

This one, in picture, is from Swensen's. Equally yummy but a tad oily as they were generous with the olive oil.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just as good

No matter that there were only 2 roast duck legs for 3. One would go to a friend in need and the other 2 we rest our case and went for wings instead. Equal misery, but miserable we were not.

Just as good :)
@ Pek Kio Hawker Centre

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Oyster omelette

Ingredients :
- 2 tbs sweet potato flour
- 1 tbs rice flour
- 3 tsp fish sauce
- 125ml water, room temperature
- 2 tbs veg oil
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp rice wine
- a pinch of white pepper
- 1 tsp chili paste, optional
- 100g or 8 large raw oysters, drained
- 2 coriander sprigs, coarsely chopped
- 1 lime, halved

Method :
1. Stir both flour and 1 tsp fish sauce in water to make thin batter
2. Heat oil in pan. Pour batter in and cook for 30sec or until batter is half set.
3. Add eggs. When egg and batter turn crispy on one side, divide into quarters. Flip each quarter to ensure cooked through and crispy.
4. Season with remaining fish sauce, rice wine, pepper, chili.
5. Add oysters and quickly toss everything. Do not overcook oysters.
6. Garnish the omelette with coriander and lime.

Oysters can be found at supermarkets at $6.50 for 300g pack which contains about 20 oysters. Remaining oysters can be used for bacon-wrapped oysters as an appetizer.

(recipe from Sarah Ong)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fong Kee Delicacies

Potstickers again! Can't get enough of them. This time at Serangoon Gardens Hawker Centre.

Fong Kee's has been around for years. They've another branch in Chinatown market near where OG is.

Rustic coffee charm

Quaint little coffee boutique tucked away in the back alley of a row of shophouses. Its focus is on beans, roasting and machines. So the coffee they offer are really samples. Long flat, Cappucino and Latte, and you leave a tip!

(the wafer biscuit's from our children's snack box)

They've also opened Loysel's Toy Cafe and the new Chye Seng Huat Hardware where you can get food and cakes along with their coffee.

Note : Papa Palheta will be moving out from Hooper Road on 21 Oct. They will operate from Chye Seng Huat Hardware Store.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bento blogger

A bento-blogging mom who churns out beautiful bento meals for her family.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Salmon and egg wraps with mustard mayo

Smoked salmon
Hard-boiled eggs
Baby spinach
Large wraps

Sauce :
200g mayo
6 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 small red onion, finely sliced

Mustard slaw

Finely slice half white onion. Grate 500g carrots. Shred 1 small white cabbage. Mix all with 2 tbsp mayo, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard and 2 tsp mustard seeds.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dulcet & Studio - Japanese dessert

A quick lunch on a lazy afternoon from a while back.

Another great foodplace under the Tampopo brand. Dulcet & studio is a nice sit-in restaurant at level 1 of Liang Court. It sells western meals along with their popular Japanese-style dessert. Venture further into the restaurant and you'll find yourself in a homey setting, with kitchen countertops and ovens and pinewood furniture.

The milk pudding with caramel sauce is popular. As with the strawberry cheesecake.

Tampopo also runs a brisk cafe counter in the basement, and a Japanese restaurant at level 1 of Liang Court. It also runs Tarafuku at 313 Somerset.

Chinatown - xiao long bao

Comfort food with friends makes for a great dinner.

This is a dumpling stall at the Chinatown hawker centre (#02-135) that surfaced in more recent years going by my google search using the keywords Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao.

Freshly made and steaming xiao long bao and hong you cha shou (Szechuan spicy wanton in generous dose of vinegar).

We also shared fried noodles, fried bee hoon, porridge and sheng-yu.

Paired with reasonably-priced fruit juices. Mine was starfruit juice ($1.50).

Other good food to try:
- Heng Ji Chicken Rice. It's near to the dumpling stall. Many diners would order the steamed chicken meat (no rice) and add on dishes from other stalls to complete their meal.
- Shanghai Chee cheong fun (it was closed when we were there at dinnertime)
- claypot rice (#02-198/9) (Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice)