My oriental brunch: chicken and egg congee (my way)

Chicken and egg congee. My kind of oriental breakfast.

It’ll be lonely meals for one for the next 10 days for me! As I post this on Sunday morning, my husband will be in France, driving off to the mountains for a week of skiing with friends. I will miss him and also miss seeing my friends but I opted not to go because … Continue reading

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For Jane: fried okra chinese style

Okra: a love or hate thing

Meal for one :) I met my friend Jane about 13 years ago. She was my client at the agency where I worked. I was her account director. I left the agency over six years ago, and while Jane and I have always lived in different countries, we became and have stayed friends ever since. … Continue reading

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Cooking with fruit: hot and spicy peachy wings

Hot and spicy peachy wings

Cooking with fruit I love chicken wings. They are my favourite part of the chicken to eat. In summer, chicken wings are a barbecue staple; however it’s autumn now; doesn’t mean I have to stop eating them though. I came up with this marinade because I wanted to create one that, after cooking, would effectively … Continue reading

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Friday is for fish (and speedy cooking): sweet and sour prawns in under 30 minutes

My 30 minute quick and easy, Friday is for fish dish :) Sweet and sour prawns

Friday is for fish (and speedy cooking): sweet and sour prawns in under 20 minutes Whenever my friends and I talk about food, nothing divides the group more than when we discuss what goes into a ‘sweet and sour’. I’m firmly in the anti-pineapple camp but that’s because my husband makes a wicked pineapple dipping … Continue reading

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It’s another taste of home with thebigfatnoodle’s version of chicken rice

... to this. chicken rice paradise a la thebigfatnoodle

chicken rice paradise a la thebigfatnoodle lah!  One of the things Singapore is most famous for is its Hainanese chicken rice. You’ll find a chicken rice stall in almost every single hawker centre or coffee shop. Like most hawker dishes, every country and every hawker stall owner in the region has his or her own … Continue reading

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Cheap and cheerful 30 minute suppers: Vietnamese-style spring rolls

Magic rice paper

This is another one of my lazy but easy 30 minute mid-week suppers. It’s a great way to use up leftovers and works brilliantly with cold chicken or prawns, beef, lamb, tofu – just about anything! On top of that, it’s a really affordable dish as the rice paper wrappers are really cheap. Because I’m … Continue reading

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thebigfatnoodle’s 30min special fried rice

it's got prawns and Chinese sausage and leftover pork and green beans and carrots and fried onions and chicken and loads of yummy things, and rice, of course. Lots of it!

thebigfatnoodle’s special fried rice In my constant quest to avoid the midweek slump and drudgery of cooking, especially when it’s all too easy to pick up a leaflet and order a curry or Thai from the takeaway, I’ve turned to an age-old Chinese favourite – the humble but indeed special fried rice. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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