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Creamy Miso + Umeboshi Dip

  Today I am going to write the first instalment from three  dips and sauce recipes that have been ‘cooking’ in my head this past few weeks. The weather has been horrendously hot here out in the East Coast (and the rest of USA), and this really takes out any desire of cooking or eating […]

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Spicy Shredded Fish Manado Style (Pampis Cakalang Pedas)

As my motto goes, I’d give any attempt for being healthy a try. If the attempt to do be healthy can be done in a relatively easy effort with logical reasoning, I am more than up for giving it a go. Such is the case with JJ Smith’s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse program. Excerpted from […]

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Mini Buffalo Chicken Balls with Blue Cheese Dressing

Back in November 2014, I came across a charming bookstore called Bookbook  as I explored Bleecker Street in New York. I didn’t know until afterwards that it is quite a well-known spot (right across from the cool David’s Tea house – another cool spot with an amazing loose leaf tea collection). In the age of […]

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#Weekly_Canteen Menu for February 19

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!! Sorry for the late post today, had a V-day call date that went long, but I am making it up to you as cut-off time for orders has been brought to 8 pm on Tuesday February 17th! New menu for Thursday, February 19 is now ready for your perusal. Menu can be […]

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#NoPork Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai Soup Dumplings)

I’m loving my days in the kitchen so much recently. Ever since I started doing the #Weekly_Canteen | #Cook_for_friends gig, I began exploring and revisiting some recipes and ideas that was long forgotten. Last week alone I tried a total of 15 recipes, among them a few I even did several times, as I wanted […]

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Telur Pindang (Indonesian Marbled Eggs)

One of my early memories of my mother’s kitchen is recalling that my mother always puts aside the red onion (bawang merah/shallots) peel in a ‘besek’ (wicker basket) at the corner of the kitchen. When we kids helped her peeling the little tear-jerking little red things, she will call out to us, “Save the peels […]

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Spicy dal + carrot soup

It’s that time of the year again, when every morning you wake up with a slight shiver since the morning air is a little on the cold side. Or when you go to bed, you want to lay under layers of blankets, wrap yourself up in a snuggie. And when it comes dinner time, the […]

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Everybody loves Pizza!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you have a group of people coming over to your house with different dietary restrictions – halal, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, no red meat, no seafood, no vinegar, no this no that? Okay, I have never had all the aforementioned restrictions all in one go, but I often […]

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Anchovies + olives + cheese bites

  It is one of those happy regular Sundays. I didn’t have to work, no big deadlines casting a shadow over the weekend, didn’t have to work either. On purpose I have said no to any invitations for any form of gatherings. For a very nice change, I have no places to be, no people to […]

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Red Velvet Beetroot Cake with homemade Nutella Wannabe

Typhoon Man-Yi maybe a-blazing. Day’s a-raining. Tari a-typing. It’s been a while since a typhoon/cyclone/ tropical storm at this scale hit Japan. Very unaptly, the ever powerful Man-Yi decided to visit on one of Japan’s 3-day weekend in September. My hopes and dreams to hit the beach this Summer were crushed because of the very […]

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