Green Beans with Prawns

1 lb green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 1″ length ½ lb prawns, tails intact, deveined and slit minced garlic 2 tbsp chinese cooking wine salt/sugar to taste Serves 2 Blanch green beans in salted, boiling water. Drain and place into iced water to stop the cooking process. Saute garlic till fragrant. Add prawns to […]

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 […]

Curry Puffs

1 large packet flaky or puff pastry (~450 g or 14 oz)  2 tbsp oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 slices fresh ginger, very finely chopped 2 tbsp curry powder 250 g (8 oz) minced meat or sardines 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 potato, boiled and finely diced salt Makes 24 Heat oil and […]

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, […]