We do odd things once in a while. Friend E brought back duck eggs from Thailand recently. Singapore usually does not have fresh duck eggs; most duck eggs available in Singapore are salted duck eggs which we often use as a salty bump of flavoring in vegetable dishes. Duck eggs have a more-ish, gamier flavor … More Baked Eggs in Zucchini Nests
I just had a brainwave today. I bought some inari on one of my forays to little groceries in search of low carb options. Inari sushi is a lovely sushi item that is a sushi rice filled fried tofu pocket. It can be served with plain sushi rice (my kids used to love this) or … More Low Carb Inari
I’ve come to a certain point of my cooking life where I cook from and for my memories. When I was in medical school, one of my clinical group mates invited us to his home for lunch. I remember his mother, who hailed from Taiwan, serving us a simple but amazingly well-composed and delectable lunch. … More Braised Napa Cabbage and Dried Scallops
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged a recipe – this was somewhat out of my control as I have been travelling. Hubs had his dream golf trip to Pebble Beach, and I had the perks of being the accompanying person to drive the buggy, take pictures of the guys posing with their golf clubs … More Instant Pot Vegetable Curry (Sayur Lodeh)
I love cooking for friends. When we first moved into my apartment, we had commissioned our carpenter to make an extra long table that could sit 10 people (or 12 at a pinch). Our earstwhile carpenter gamely took on the job, but discovered that because the table was extra long, it could not fit … More Roasted Whole Cauliflower
The things we do for noodles. There is something primal about the need for rice and noodles for an Asian and going low carb is probably unimaginable for many Chinese because of this. Hubs sees a lot of older diabetics in his clinic and they are usually appalled that he would suggest cutting back … More Zoodles for Noodles!
Ok I know everyone is in the thick of Christmas feasting. And it’s really hard not to indulge with so much wonderful food around. But that’s why I really love cooking for occasions like Christmas – I have full control of the menu and a carb nazi like myself can make sure all … More Asparagus with Hon-shimeiji Mushroom Topping
The Christmas feasting has begun! Just had a dinner for colleagues tonight which was a great excuse to cook and make merry. Christmas is a season where temptations abound but it is possible to keep the feasting relatively healthy. Of course I love it that I get to have people over and to flex … More Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
So for some truly random reason and using time I can ill afford to waste, I decided to sign up for Blogging 101…several months after I had started blogging. Somewhat like fishing out the car manual after having started up the car and driven it down the driveway onto the main street. So assignment #1 … More Why do I write…about spinach?