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Asian Bubble and Squeak

Asian Bubble and Squeak - Breakfast? So last night we happened to be at a Thai restaurant over Geylang way. An absolute belter of a restaurant, one I am likely to write up a review about after this post as it truly is worth a visit. And one actually that has massively transformed since our last trip two years ago now. What difference - well the only difference is the look of the place, the food remains the same amazing quality. Anyway we came home from the dinner with some packed food, ...

Japanese Gyoza Dumpling Recipe

Japanese Gyoza - from Mizuyo my mother-in-law Now I first experienced Japanese Gyoza in Japan, with my wife Naoko, during probably my first family meal with all our Japanese family. Ollie was still a wee baby boy, and Amy wasn't even an agenda item as this was way back. Mizuyo said he would prepare for me one of her specialties, her Japanese Gyoza, that used to be her son's absolute favourite. Japanese Gyoza dumplings basically - that can be simply boiled or pan fried. The latter get called ...

All-in-one breakfast muffin

All-in-one breakfast muffin So I am now connected on to the KF Seetoh Facebook, you know the Makansutra guy. Well the World Street Food Congress is a happening again soon - remember me with Bourdain last time... So I was reading his Facebook and then he posted a picture of his breakfast, then stated it was not his conception. So Amy (my sous chef) and I did some research and found a video of this lady making the very same dish. So of course I wanted to then have a go at making this, but as ...

Asian style BBQ Squid (Sotong)

Asian style BBQ Squid (Sotong) A dish for my Mary of course, not for yours truly. Another day, another BBQ. This day downstairs with our mates The Breen's. I whacked together about 3 or 4 dishes and this was one of them - my Asian style BBQ Squid (Sotong). Very easy, very effective, very tasty. This will make enough for 2-3 as a sharing plate; 5 squid or sotong. Clean the squid by pulling the tentacles from the body, which should then also removed all the head and guts etc. Chop ...

Parma ham scrambled eggs with wholegrain mustard

Parma ham scrambled eggs with wholegrain mustard You know my kids are lucky sometimes. I used to get buttered toast for breakfast, or sometimes if I was lucky some dripping on toast. My kids get Parma ham scrambled eggs with wholegrain mustard. For those who don't know what dripping is... you know when you roast meat, and you get all those juices left over in the tray. A WWII ration trick was to take those juices, and whilst still liquid pour them in a bowl. It then sets and cools, and you ...

Prawns in a pan

Prawns in a pan I used my new little metal pan for this dish, and then served it up straight from the hob in it. This is my Prawns in a pan. It really is just so very simple, and it got a big thumbs up from Mary. So that can't be too bad hey? Its a little spicy, its got the nice garlic kick, but it truly is so simple, but delicious. You are gonna love it. For a one person Prawns in a pan starter, or snack you'll need; 6 fresh and peeled prawns - run a knife down the back to get rid ...

Frittatas

Frittatas Absolutely a super dish for breakfast, for a starter, for one. I did this one day for my Mum, Mary, Ollie, and Baby Jude - little individual Frittatas, served straight from the hob in the pan. Little pans that I had purchased from TOTT previously - yes this was invented because of those little pans... If you want to serve the Frittatas as I did in the pan, you will need to invest in small frying pans with metal handles, as these will need to go in the oven. A very simple ...

Food Stackers

Food Stackers I have been looking for these things for ever in Singapore. Then 5 minutes on Amazon, they were ordered, shipped and 3 days later my very own Curtis Stone Food Stackers were part of my culinary toolkit. Nice. A stainless steel set of four rings in different sizes with a little push down thing to compact the food inside. Heavenly. So what is are Food Stackers? They are stainless steel tubes basically. Come on you've been to restaurants where your food comes in a stack. Layered ...