Category Archives: Chinese

The Chinese Standoff: Double cooked pork belly with mandarin infused sauce

Scene 1: A restaurant in Singapore in the bowels of the Paragon Shopping Centre, Orchard Road. High backed wooden chairs, lattice screens, large pottery vases. We have gone out to dinner with my husband’s uncle, an entirely charming and urbane … Continue reading

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I got crabs, lah!

Long have I wanted to make Chili Crab, Singapore style (apologies to my Malaysian relatives if this should be Chili Crab, Malaysia Style – I’m sure the battle lines are drawn). Chili crab is a deep, intense and blisteringly insane … Continue reading

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Gong Xi Crayfish

A chef friend of mine has recently observed that thereĀ  is something deeply absurd about buying a pre-cooked crayfish and then cooking it again at home. Crayfish (and I’m talking here about the Southern Rock Lobster) is a sweet and … Continue reading

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Lions head meatballs

The greatest culinary crisis in my life came when I first started seeing a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This came after months of health problems that involved a large number of increasingly intrusive tests. When I finally got sick … Continue reading

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