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Recipe • Char Siew (Chinese style BBQ pork)

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I've cooked char siew (Chinese style BBQ pork) using this recipe 4 times and it still remains our personal favourite.
The first 2 times, I used pork collar which was nice but a bit on the dry lean side.
Later on, the butcher whom I often buy pork from told me to try 边肉,also known as 不见天/梅花肉 or pork shoulder butt. It was indeed much better, with good amount of fats and lean meat!

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Ingredients:
350g Pork Shoulder Butt (不见天肉)
*Ask your butcher to slice it into 3 connecting strips meant for char siew cooking. They should know how.

Seasoning:
2 cloves of Garlic, crushed.
2 TBS Oyster sauce
1 heap TBS Hoi Sin sauce
1 TBS Honey
1.5TBS Raw Sugar
1 TBS Huadiao cooking wine
1 TBS Cooking Sake
2 tsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp Dark Soya sauce
80ml Water plus additional 50…

Recipe • Crispy Ebi Patty (Prawn Patty)

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Lil K loves munching on seaweed snack and couldn't wait to devour the Tao Kae Noi's tempura seaweed in salted egg flavor that I received!
But first, I made Prawn patties and Prawn balls with a portion of this addictive snack, creating a new taste!
And served up an Ebi Burger! (♡˙︶˙♡)

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Ingredients:
(Makes about 3 burger patties or 8 prawn balls)

8 medium sized Prawns
80g minced Chicken
1/3 pack of Tao Kae Noi Tempura Seaweed(Salted Egg)
Panko (crisp bread crumbs)
Cornflour
1 Egg, beaten
Oil for frying

Seasoning:
1 tsp Sugar
1 TBS Milk
1 TBS Cooking Sake
1 TBS Mirin
1/2 TBS Light Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tsp Cornflour
Dashes of Pepper

Method:
•Wash and deshell, devein the prawns. Then dice them into cubes.
•Combine the diced prawns and minced chicken. Add in the seasoning…

Travel • Pattaya-Bangkok (June 2018)

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We went to Pattaya via Bangkok during the mid-year school holiday. An almost immediate thought that crosses people's mind would be,
"huh,Pattaya? Got things for kids meh?" (Translate: Is Pattaya a kids-friendly destination?)
Yes, there are aplenty of kids-friendly activities!
Not that we had a lot of time to cover them all...
Well, we had 5 days in Pattaya! On the 6th day, we were back to Bangkok where we stayed 3 nights...just to satisfy everyone mama's retail therapy needs! *\(^o^)/*
Here's what we did!

Day 1
•Arrived at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, transferred to a private coach bound for Pattaya, which we pre-booked on Klook .
•Check-in to Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort.

Day 2
•Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park
•Dinner at Harborland Pattaya

Day 4
We booked a taxi driver for an entire day at THB1000 and visited:
•Swiss Sheep Farm
•Silverlake Vineyard
•Khao Chi Chan Buddha (Buddha Mountain)
•Dinner at Central Festival Mall, which was about 20 minutes walk fr…

Tutorial • How to decorate hidden surprise cake

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Alright, so you are probably at this blog post because you read my Condensed Milk Buttercream recipe (*'▽'*)♪ and you knew I did not bake the cake from scratch! Haha!
Of course, you may use your preferred cake of choice. I used store-bought mini chiffon cake. And may I clarify, I am not a professional at baking. I am sharing a method that worked well for me and hope you'll benefit from this sharing. (。’▽’。)♡

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Ingredients:
Chiffon Cake or a round cake
(extra cake to cover the hole if using chiffon cake)
Buttercream
M&M chocolates
Colourful Sprinkles (Note 1)
Fruits (I used strawberries & blueberries)

Tools:
Round cutter
Knife
Palette Knife/Silicone Spatula
Spoon

Method:
•Slice both the chiffon cakes into 2 layers.
•Use a round cut…

Recipe • Condensed Milk Buttercream

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I "baked" a cake for my birthday this year. The inverted commas spelled out that it was a short-cut ≧∇≦ Haha!
Because I am neither a fantastic baker(I'm still learning!) nor have the entire day to make a birthday cake from scratch. #Honesty
I made Condensed Milk Buttercream and spread it around store-bought chiffon cake! Made it looked a lil rustic, topped with berries & added some hidden surprise! Tutorial for assembling the hidden surprise cake is here.

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Ingredients:
Amount is more than enough for a whole cake or half a dozen of mini chiffon cakes (4").
Extra buttercream can be kept in the fridge.

115g Unsalted Butter, soften
110g - 125g Icing Sugar
2 TBS Condensed Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Pinch of Salt (or to taste)
Method:
•Use …

Recipe • The Very Versatile Anchovy Soup Stock!

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I cook chinese style vegetable soup pretty often. It's a good way to increase the kids' vegetables intake and convenient for days when I only whip up a soup and meat dish. Most importantly, the boys love drinking their soup when it's cooked with this stock!
This stock is suitable for many types of Chinese soup, example:
& Cai Xin or Xiao Bai Cai soup too!

I often get queries on what is the soup base when I post photos of such soup, so I think it's high time I give this delicious and versatile soup base its own space in this blog!
Also, I hope my own kids will get to follow this recipe here and cook their favorite "mummy's soup" in future and be able to reminisce the taste of their childhood! (♡˙︶˙♡)

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Ingredients:
1200ml +…