Char Hor Fun (Rice Noodles in Egg Gravy)

Char Hor Fun is a typical street (hawker) Chinese food in Malaysia and Singapore. For many of us, it is also a childhood comfort food that we will never get bored of eating. There are also many Malaysian chain restaurants or food stores all over the world selling this popular classic dish. Hor fun or shahe fen (Mandarin) originated from … Read more

Hokkien Fried Noodles

Hokkien fried noodles (Hokkien Char Mee) originated from a hawker (street) food stall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The food stall was owned by a chef named Wong Kian Lee dated all the way back to 1920s. Up until today, the stall is still run by his decedents albeit in a different location and they are still dishing up the same … Read more

Singapore Noodles (Sing Chow Mai Fun)

Singapore noodles or Sing Chow Mai Fun is a very popular takeout dish in Western Chinese cuisine. The origin of this dish is not quite what its name suggest, it is actually a Cantonese dish, not Singaporean and usually found at Cantonese restaurants in Western countries like Australia, Canada, United States and England, and as a popular street food (hawker … Read more

Prawns and Pineapple Curry

Prawns and pineapple curry is another very popular Nonya (Peranakan) cuisine, fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisines. Peranakan are people whose ancestors were the initial Chinese migrants who inhabited in the states of Penang and Melaka in Malaysia and Singapore. Intermarriages between these Chinese migrants and local Malays created Nonya cooking, a combination of Chinese ingredients with various spices and … Read more

Chinese Five Spice Fried Prawns

This is one of my many favourite fried prawns recipe and my inspiration for this dish came from the Cantonese style deep fried salt and pepper prawns and of course the love for the Chinese five spice powder has prompted the creation of this really aromatic and easy Chinese recipe. This recipe is not only gluten free, it is also … Read more

Prawns and Eggs Fried Brown Rice

Fried rice is not only the ideal comfort food but also one of the world’s most well-liked rice dishes. For the home cooks, fried rice is the best way of utilising leftovers in the fridge, the reason why fried rice was originally invented in China during the Sui dynasty around 589 to 618 AD, in eastern Jiangsu province called Yangzhou. … Read more

Seafood Char Kuey Teow

Char kuey teow or fried kway teow meaning stir-fried ricecake strips, is an extremely popular hawker or street food in Malaysia. It originated in South East Asia and is also very popular in Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia. The word “char” is adapted from Hokkien, a Chinese dialect which means “fried” and “kuey teow” is translated as “flat rice noodles”, the … Read more

Pad Thai

Pad Thai, also called Phad Thai or Phat Thai, is a Thai style stir-fried rice noodles served mainly as a street food in Thailand. It is recorded by CNN Go at number 5 as one of the World’s 50 most delicious foods in 2011. This dish is more popular in the Western country than in Thailand itself. It is made … Read more

Malaysian Curry Laksa (King Prawns and Chicken Laksa)

Curry Laksa or often referred to as just laksa, is a celebrated spicy coconut enriched curry soup from the Peranakan cuisine, a fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisines. Curry laksa typically comprises rice noodles, rice vermicelli or rice sticks, served with chicken, prawn, fish balls and tofu puffs in a spicy soup enhanced with spicy curry coconut milk. For my … Read more

Singapore Chilli Prawns

This Singapore chilli prawns is my gluten free version of a Singaporean seafood gastronomy amazingly popular in Singapore and Malaysia. Mud crabs are most frequently used, followed by prawns, stir-fried in a special sumptuous, sweet and savoury sauce made from tomato, chilli, garlic, onion and rice wine vinegar, beaten egg and thickened with corn flour. This flavourful sauce is made … Read more