Month: June 2015

Moussaka

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “Most versions are based primarily on sautéed aubergine (eggplant) and tomato, usually with minced meat. The Greek version includes layers of meat and eggplant topped with a white béchamel sauce and baked.” When living in Greece/Glyfada at the age of 16-18, those were the times where the family and I really appreciated the Greek cuisine, by always eating out in local Greek taverns over the weekends. Normally, when we’d eat out, we’d […]

Lemon tart

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Quick and easy “A French classic dessert from the region of Provence, it is famous for it’s light pastry and citrusy rich flavored custard.” Spending the summer’s in my grandpa’s village in the South of France, Cotignac. This dessert brings me back to my childhood days, where I would sit on my grandma’s terrace at “la campagne“, overlooking her olive trees with singing cigale‘s beneath it’s branches.

Char Kway Teow

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “Is a stir-fried rice cake strips, a popular noodle dish in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia. The dish is considered a national favourite in both Malaysia and Singapore.” A quick and simple stir fry dish, making this a hawker favorite. When ever I travel to Singapore, one of the first dishes I want to order is fried char kway teow. I find that my grandmother makes the best home cooked flat rice […]

Russian borscht soup with ossobuco

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “Borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European cuisines, including those of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia. In most of these countries, it is made with beetroot as the main ingredient. In some countries, tomato is used as the main ingredient, while beetroot acts as a secondary ingredient. Other varieties that do not use beetroot also exist, such as the tomato paste-based orange borscht […]

Sambal belacan

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “Sambal belacan is made by mixing toasted shrimp paste with chilli peppers. A traditional manner of making sambal is using a stone mortar. Sambal is an Indonesian loan-word of Javanese origin. Region’s that serve sambal are Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Netherlands.” When i was a toddler living in Singapore, both mom and my grandmother introduced me to chili. Back then i was known as a real “kepoh” which directly translates […]

Chicken mushroom risotto

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “Is a north Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetable. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine and onion. It is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy.” Apart from Asian food being my number one choice, Italian food comes in second place. Dad being half Italian, I guess this explains why I’m always […]