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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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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Lemon savoy linguini with bacon and parmesan – tangy, rich and oh so moorish…

Lemon savoy linguini with bacon and parmesan Did you know that ‘Savoy’ was the name of a noble family of Italy that ruled over the duchy of Savoy and became the royal house of Italy from 1862 to 1946? The Savoy family was actually the oldest reigning dynasty in Europe before the dissolution of the … Continue reading

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Hawker-style roast pork (Siew Yuk)

Hawker-style roast pork There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t miss having one of Singapore’s hawker centres at my door step. Day or night, whatever the time, there’s a hawker centre or coffee shop open where you can get fed for under £2. When i was little, my mum would go to … Continue reading

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Lazy pizza for a lazy Sunday afternoon

It’s another shitty, dreary, wet and blah Sunday so there’s not much to do but stick a movie on the box and settle in for a lazy afternoon. We’re going to watch ‘Brazil’, a film I’ve never watched before but which my husband swears by. But you can’t really watch movies at home without pizza … Continue reading

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From chopping board to table in under 30mins

It must have been divine providence that I’d already chosen to make a quick and easy stir fry dish to be my next recipe … with a two hour detour caused by all the trains to/from Waterloo grinding to a halt, it was just as well that my pork stir fry with rice cake noodles … Continue reading

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So here it is, my first recipe!

Recipe #1 – thebigfatnoodle’s home-made waung dumplings! I spent hours trying to decide what my first blog recipe would be but in all honesty, there really was no contest. It had to be my family’s own style of wanton – that’s chinese dumplings to the rest of you! I’ve posted step by step instructions on … Continue reading

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