Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Bonjour! It's a new life in France for my family...We have arrived here in a small city southwest of Paris for a week now. We are homeless, carless and poor! Yes, everything's so expensive here even with the Euros at one of it's lowest rate now. Sigh, the most difficult part is the language and despite learning it from a private tutor prior to coming here. Truly understand the term 'duck and chicken' lol!
We are still in the midst of finding a rental house which is really difficult as there are not many in the market and many people are also looking for a place...We have put in our interest in a house so we are just waiting for the owner to accept us. Or else we have to start looking again. Yes, we are so desperate for a place that we are actually putting in our interest for a house that is just a stone throw away from a cemetery.....note the desperation?! But it seems that that is a cemetery in every few streets here in France....Not sure if it's a norm...
Hope to get a place by this month so that I can start cooking for the family..and my toddler and crawler who have been eating microwave and bottled food. Praying hard!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Coming back soon...

Dear Readers,
I am sorry that I have neglected this blog for the longest time. I am back in SG now and life has been busy with my toddler attending playgroup and a 3 mth old addition to my humble family....I have a daughter to dress up now yippeee!!! LOL.

I am still cooking but have not been baking for a long time as my house is pretty much still in a mess....108 items (boxes/furniture & toys) from US!! Gosh, I must have depleted my savings shopping online!

I will try to put up some posts soon before you, my loyal reader decide to abandon my blog :' ((

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blog Temporary Closed

I will not be posting as I am moving back to SG. Have been busy packing the house and it is definitely not an easy feat with a clingy toddler following me the whole day and a tiny one in my tummy ; p

It doesn't help when Hub is away for the last 3 weeks either. Sigh, hope to post again once I set up my kitchen in sunny island ; ))

Keep on visiting my post for latest updates!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vegetarian Fried Bee Hoon

Made this for dinner last night together with Spicy Wings. Altered my own recipe a bit and this is by far my best recipe ; )
Hope you like it too....

What You Need:
2.5 pieces of dried Bee Hoon (I use Wai Wai brand)
1/2 small cabbage, sliced thinly
1 cup long beans, sliced diagonally lenthwise
3 carrots, shredded
5 dried mushroom, soaked and sliced thinly (keep water)
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp fish sauce
1/4 chicken bullion
1/2 tbsp sugar

What To Do
  1. Soak bee hoon in warm water until soft, drain and set aside
  2. Mix all seasoning in a small bowl, add about 3 tbsp of water (from soaking mushroom)
  3. Fry onion and garlic till soft, add all veggies and about 1/3 of seasoning mix. Cover
  4. Add some water to prevent the veggies from drying out.
  5. Made a well in the middle and add in the bee hoon. Mix well.
  6. Add the rest of the seasoning & some water (from soaking mushroom) and mix well. Cover the wok.
  7. Stir the bee hoon after about 5 mins.
  8. Serve.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oven-Steamed Fermented Bean Chicken

This is the 2nd dish I prepared for dinner yesterday....Hub's lunch for tomorrow.
I like to use the oven to 'steam' my food because it is so easy to clean up....or no need to clean up at all!!!! You can use it to 'steam' your fish too!!!
Here's a recipe I adapted from a dish I had at a Teochew restaurant in St Louis during my 3 weeks stay there when I first arrived in US...

What You Need
5 skinless, boneless chicken thigh, sliced
1 big thumb of ginger, julienned
1/2 cup black fungus, soaked & trimmed
1/2 cup wolfberries, soaked
2 tbsp fermented beans, lightly crushed
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp chinese cooking wine
2 tbsp water

What To Do
  1. Preheat oven to 365 F
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Pour all into a aluminum foil, make sure there is some water in the mix (add more than 2tbsp if need to) and wrap it up tightly
  4. Bake for 30mins.
  5. Serve!!!