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Khao Soi from Northern Thailand

Khao Soi from Northern Thailand Quite a funny little story associated to this recipe. A friend and I were sharing dinner one night recently. I got on to the love of cooking and me trying for book No2. His wife then joins in discussing her cooking prowess, to which Grant is of course 100% supportive and endorsing all the time. Specifically her 'signature dish', of Khao Soi "pronounced cow soy". Yep Si, the wife, is from Northern Thailand, near Laos and yep that is the history of this dish. So ...

Asam Pedas Gravy with Bone Marrow

Asam Pedas Gravy with Bone Marrow Remember Tioman Island blog. Remember this dish below - the delicious Asam Pedas Oxtail dish. Mine clearly looks a lot different - bit more turmeric, no bones per se. So slight issue I have is getting access to bones in Singapore. The ones in Malaysia had like huge lumps of steak hanging from them, and bones marrow galore - here in Singapore I find the oxtail bones to be like those of a whippet dog - tiny. So improvise whilst still trying to keep a ...

The best Asian egg fried rice you’ll ever have

The best Asian egg fried rice you'll ever have This is seriously an absolute belter. One of those dishes that I had knocked-up ad hoc one day. A dish that turned out to be potentially The best Asian egg fried rice you'll ever have. So says he, with such cocky confidence. But hey why not, it was bloody good. There was not one grain of rice left in the bowl, so that clearly means something. Well either I have been starving the family or they really liked it? Hopefully the latter... I ...

Thai Egg Baskets

Thai Egg Baskets Get your steady hands ready for this recipe. This is one of the trickier recipes I have ever written for you guys to make. These Thai Egg Baskets, are complex. But still please have a go, so bloody nice when you finish them as I think you'll agree from the photo. This is a Thai recipe, that I have messed about with a bit. In Thailand they'll have a special dispenser that is cone shaped to draw out the egg basket criss cross. I simply used an oil dispenser as that ...

Spam Cornettos

Spam Cornettos This is absolutely a great recipe for the kids. As usual it was all caused because we were running late for bed one Sunday and no dinner had been prepared. So a quick rummage in the fridge, a quick creative thought, and my Spam Cornettos were born.  These serving cone things were bought some time ago, and had just been laying in the drawer. I thought it would be a giggle to use these for this dish, and they also became the reason for naming them Spam Cornettos. Yes it is ...

Baked Beans on Toast

Baked Beans on Toast So the poor Semi-Naked Chef came home one day from work one day and thee was not a scrap of food was available for him. So what to do? I know, I really fancy beans on toast. Bloody hell, no Heinz in the cupboard at - just like Mrs Hubbard it was bare. I still want it so now I'll have to make my own, so I created my Baked Beans on Toast. These would be for a breakfast or brunch, sitting outside somewhere with a lovely hot cup of coffee. This would probably be ...

Spicy Thai, Thai Cafe

Spicy Thai, Thai Cafe Spicy Thai, Thai Cafe - 01-35, Block 115 Aljunied Avenue 2, is a cracker. Believe me folks, this place is a BELTER! I really was in need of a Thai fix. But that food style can be quite hard to find in Singapore, as it is more the 'chain' of restaurants such as Thai Express, not really your hawker fair. The chains are OK, but they are chains. I needed something more authentic. Memories of Thailand trips with the family and friends, scoffing down plates of delicious ...

My Little Spanish Place, @ 619 Bukit Timah Road

My Little Spanish Place, @ 619 Bukit Timah Road This place is worth every single penny spent in my view. Chef Edward is now a mate. He is a genius in the kitchen, without doubt. My Little Spanish Place, @ 619 Bukit Timah Road, or @ Boat Quay are seriously die, die, must try restaurants in Singapore. You just simply have to try once. This review is actually a re-write of the very first time we went to Edward's place, but I tell you, it feels like yesterday. I can still taste the food. It really ...