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  • Hainanese chicken pie

    Saw a post on Facebook of a video recipe for puff pastry chicken pie and it reminded me of Hainanese chicken pie, a dish unique to Penang. It’s a dish invented by Hainanese cooks for their British masters in colonial Malaysia. Most versions are in a brown sauce – a mixture of soya sauce and Worchestershire […]

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  • Congee

    Congee (rice porridge) is warming on a cold day or when you’re sick. It cooks in just 10-15 minutes. I came across this tip to speed up cooking: freeze the rice so that they disintegrate more easily when they become brittle after freezing. Pop them into a rice cooker with plenty of water (topping up the water if […]

  • What I Ate Today
  • What I Ate Today #1

    Pulled pork sandwich at Grillstock Smokehouse. It wasn’t that stand-out to me, yet my companions raved about it as though it was the best meal of their life. It was just like rendang (serunding type) or even bak huu (pork floss) to me. Raw(!) salmon nigiri and cucumber maki from Waitrose. Finally! I’ve missed this […]