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Homemade bak kwa bread

As you can probably tell, I’m in the hurry to finish up the Chinese New Year goodies in the house. After consuming 2kg of bak kwa (it’s a sweet savoury barbecued pork, think of it as the Chinese version of … Continue reading

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Mandarin orange marmalade, let’s jam away!

The Chinese love having mandarin oranges (or “kam”) in their houses over Chinese New Year because “kam” translates to  gold in the Cantonese dialect. It signifies abundance and prosperity for the whole year. These mandarin oranges are indeed auspicious to … Continue reading

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Ushering Chinese New Year II: Ngoh Hiang

Ngoh Hiang (五香) has and will always have a special place in my heart. It may seem like an ordinary spiced pork roll wrapped in dried beancurd skin – something that is available commercially everyday of the year. To me, … Continue reading

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Ushering in Chinese New Year: Pineapple tarts

It has barely been a month after Christmas and we are about to usher in Chinese New Year. For the Chinese population in Singapore, Chinese New Year is one of the biggest festive seasons in the year, bigger than Christmas, … Continue reading

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Caramel au beurre salé (salted butter caramel)

Ask anyone of my friends and they can tell you my obsession with salted caramel.  Caramel itself is already amazing; I love its deep, intense flavour, the complexity in its sweetness – sweet yet never too cloyingly sweet. Then, unexpectedly … Continue reading

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