Fish & Chips

If you were to ask M and me, separately, the story of how we met, you’re going to get two very different versions. And it’s all because of Fish & Chips and their associates on any standard pub grub menu.

Christmas Dinner: Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Bonjour from snowy Alsace! After a 40-hour journey that brought us through four airports, a major winter storm and bone-chilling temperatures, we’re finally warm, fed and rested at my in-laws’. Continuing with the main course for our virtual Christmas dinner (you didn’t think I’d forget would you?), here’s one that …

A Singaporean Thanksgiving

Right up till last Thursday, Thanksgiving was an alien concept to me, despite having been in the US for all of two years. It wasn’t the first time we spectated on the manic preparations leading up to one of the biggest American holidays of the year, but it was certainly …

Who Moved My….

…Quiche?! Until I met M, my consumption of French pastries and baked goods was limited to the croissants and fruit tarts from Delifrance which, although good, were a far cry from the flaky, delicious versions offered at your neighborhood boulangerie in France. All the same, I was content with the …

Chops & Sauce

Like most Chinese, I grew up on a diet that included pork prepared in a variety of ways; there was minced and lean pork with noodles, pork meatballs in porridge, pork ribs simmered in herbal soups, steamed with tofu, braised in soya sauce…and so on. While I loved these interpretations …

Simple Salmon

I was 18 when Salmon Fever hit my family. We started having the fish in myriad forms a few dinners a week – there was grilled salmon, poached salmon, salmon curries, salmon steaks….as many as my mother’s inspiration allowed. Due to its nutritional value (convincing my mother that this was …