Chai Poh 菜脯卵 (Salted Radish) Omelette

I wasn’t in the mood to cook today. It was a good thing I have eggs on hand. And chai poh. Chai poh 菜脯 is salted radish, easily found in asian supermarkets. Very commonly found accompanying teochew porridge. Well, good thing I have some one hand too. Chai poh neng 菜脯卵, or salted radish omelette, […]

Lemongrass Ginger Patties

Lemongrass Ginger Patties

Lemongrass has that clean refreshing taste which reminds me of a quiet dawn, the dew still tenuously hanging from tips of branches and leaves, sunlight not yet come of age for the day. Ginger brings to mind secret joys, slightly spicy, slightly heady. Paired, they bring forth an exhilarating tingle at the back of the […]

Omelette with Tomatoes and Chai Poh 菜脯

Chai poh 菜脯 is salted radish and a staple in teochew porridge.  I had seen a post by Kitchen Tigress on how to many fluffy Chai Poh Omelette (菜脯卵), combining elements of French and Chinese omelettes. Ever since then I have been waiting for an opportunity to try it out.  With only 2 tomatoes and 4 eggs in the […]

Pan-Fried Asian Eggplant

This a quick and easy one that also meets my daily quota of coloured vegetables. Tips: I found that using my fingers worked better at getting the seasoning into the eggplant, especially over the rounded, skinned surfaces. Avoid making the slices too thin, some thickness is needed to get into the ‘meat’ of the eggplant […]

Or chien 蚝煎 (‘Or luah’ / Fried Oyster Omelette)

This is one of my favourites, on my ‘must-eat’ list when I’m in Singapore. It’s also a popular Taiwanese street food. Best eaten in hawker centres or at road-side stalls in the old days, Or Chien is artery-clogging but delicious. The hawker “ah-chek” (‘uncle’) frys this up in his large wok accompanied by dramatic clanging […]

Oyster Omelette (O’r Luah)

2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 red chilli, chopped 3 tsp/2 tbsp large oysters, shelled & rinsed 2 tsp/1 tbsp small oysters, shelled & rinsed 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp chinese wine 4 eggs, lightly beaten with 2 tbsp milk 1 tsp sweet potato starch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water chilli oil fresh coriander/cilantro leaves, […]