Tag: Singaporean


Rice, biryani style

If I had saffron water to drizzle over the rice after cooking, and if I had used cashew nuts instead of peanuts, this would be a more authentic biryani. Well, whatever “authentic” means considering that biryani is found in the cuisines of more than a dozen countries, including the Philippines, and none is exactly the […]


Hainanese Delights: barbecue and Hainanese chicken rice

If you Google “Hainanese Delights”, the results will give you the web sites of (1) a restaurant in Penang, Malaysia and (2) write-ups and the Facebook page of a Philippine restaurant with the same name. Whether the Philippine Hainanese Delights is related to the Malaysian Hainanese Delights, I do not know. But, judging from the […]


Eggless Asian noodles: ready in two minutes

During the months when I was battling an egg-and-chicken allergy, I bought a lot of substitutes so I wouldn’t have to miss my favorite foods. For instance, noodles. I love Asian style noodles especially stir fried egg noodles whether in the form of lo mein or show mein. But I couldn’t eat egg noodles. I […]


Roti John

When Speedy saw Bobby Chin making Roti John in an episode of Cafe Asia, he promised he’d make Roti John at home. And he did. A popular hawker food in Malaysia and Singapore, Roti John is a sandwich and omelet in one. Beef, eggs, chopped shallots and chili paste are stirred together and spread on […]


Chicken satay

chicken satayWe were supposed to host a barbecue yesterday but our intended guests begged off at the last minute leaving us with a lot of chicken, pork and cocktail drink mixers. No problem. We mixed the drinks anyway, had our fill of Margaritas in our new Margarita glasses last night, and then we grilled the pork teriyaki and chicken satay for dinner tonight. In short, we cooked everything that we intended for the barbecue, including a large bowl of chicken and potato salad.