It’s curry time! Curry puff puffs, curry filo puffs and curry cups

Curry in a hurry If there’s one type of food that the Brits have truly taken to their hearts and made their own, it is the curry. It’s Britain’s favourite take-away and I daresay the number of Indian restaurants could rival the number of pubs in the UK quite easily. Anyone know if that might … Continue reading

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Simple 30 minute suppers: Sweet and spicy minced pork noodles

Another instant noodle dish, this time it’s home-made I am FINALLY starting to get over this nasty cold, hooray! Not quite 100% yet so I haven’t actually cooked much this week – good thing then that I made these noodles last week and had the sense to type this up before I got sick. It’s … Continue reading

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My 100th post, a noodle recipe and thebigfatnoodle’s first competition, called ‘I Slurp for Noodles 2012’

I’ve actually made it to my 100th post. Wow. It wasn’t necessarily a target I’d even thought about when I started thebigfatnoodle but as the wordpress dashboard automatically tallies it for you after every post, I did start to wonder (I think around my 38th) if I would ever make it to a 100. I … Continue reading

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Pickled green chillies: an essential condiment with noodles

You get a gentler, sweeter hit of heat when you pickle green chillies Chillies are an essential condiment in southeast asian cooking, and none more so than pickled green chillies. For me, it’s essential to have some pickled green chillies, especially when you’re eating it with noodles, whether your noodles are fried, dry or cooked … Continue reading

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It’s noodle time: crispy mah mee with chicken and prawns

It’s noodle time: Crispy mah mee with prawns and chicken Ok, it has been waaaaaayyy too long since thebigfatnoodle posted anything with noodles in it. This time, I haven’t taken my inspiration from the hawker stalls from home but from the classic Chinese restaurant. Crispy fried mah mee is one of my mum’s favourite noodle … Continue reading

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

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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A meal of mixed emotions

A meal of mixed emotions I was meant to post this yesterday as part of a happy occasion, a celebration of my Singaporean roots as today is Singapore’s National Day. Unfortunately, I’m distracted and saddened by the riots still taking place here in the UK. It’s hard to explain how I feel on days like today. I effectively … Continue reading

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When the weather turns cold, it’s time to ratchet up the heat in the kitchen

After five days of blazing warmth and sunshine, a return to the normal wet and windy English weather was inevitable. It never ceases to amaze me that the temperature in Europe can plummet so rapidly, from 30 odd degrees yesterday to barely 21 degrees today! But just because I’m back to feeling cold on the … Continue reading

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auntie mona’s seriously awesome noodles… typical cantonese-style home cooking

Auntie Mona is my father’s oldest sister and immigrated to Edinburgh well before I took the form of a soy bean in my mummy’s tummy. Though I’d met her as a child when she used to visited us in Singapore, I really remembered her as the mysterious auntie who lived abroad but very kindly always … Continue reading

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thebigfatnoodle’s 30min special fried rice

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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