Entries Tagged as 'Recipes: Asian'

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Roasted Chicken Rice

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE! I’ve been working on the roasted version of Hainanese Chicken Rice for a couple of years now (in which I mean I tried it twice, and then got bored of failing/not-quite-succeeding and shelved it for a later date). But since it’s Singapore’s 49th birthday today, I figured I could share the current […]

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Tarting Up the Year of the Horse

Since moving to Hong Kong back in 2008, I’ve not been back to Singapore for Chinese New Year – my family isn’t terribly traditional, flights are ridiculously expensive around these peak periods, and I generally see my family enough that they don’t make a fuss if I miss occasions like these. However, that means that […]

Monday, October 15th, 2012


Fun fact: as a kid, one of my (many) nicknames was ‘Chich’, which was short for chicharon – a Filipino snack of deep fried pork rinds. (Variations are also popular in Spain, parts of Latin America, and – more recently – areas of the US and Europe.) I continue to be baffled by this, since […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Not Quite Dolsot Bibimbap

I’ve never been the biggest fan of Korean food. A big part of this is probably because I don’t like kimchi, and – I know this is probably going to make me sound like an ignorant fool, but – half the meal always seems to revolve around the stuff! The one exception I can’t get […]

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Happy Birthday, Singapore!

Oh wow. I just realised that this is my first ever National Day Post! Yikes, now I’m starting to feel rather unpatriotic. Oh well. It’s never too late to start! And what better way than with what I feel is one of the most iconic Singapore dishes ever. Not chilli crab, not even chicken rice, […]