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Hainanese chicken rice

Hainanese chicken rice

To celebrate the new Chinese year of the Ox, and to mourn the demise after 80 years of the Singaporean restaurant where Hainanese chicken rice was first launched on the world, I present two versions of my interpretation of this classic South-East Asian Chinese dish.

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GONG XI FA CAI – Happy New Year!

Even though I am not Chinese, my family has lived amongst Chinese families as long as I can remember. In fact one of my sisters was married to a lovely Chinese who sadly died at a very early age (36 years old). We remember him fondly when we sit around my parents'...

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“Sop kacang merah”…red bean soup

I think my Indonesian friends would not agree with my red beans used here (aduki) as that was all I happened to have in my cupboard, not the red kidney beans normally used for this soup.  I love this soup, filling, full of flavour and pretty healthy too.  Growing up...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2012

Hi everyone, Here we are, 2012! What a day to start a new year! It's raining cats and dogs...bucketing outside my dining room.  Definitely not a day to go out for a walk around the block, which my silly husband is doing at this moment! Yesterday, after hearing the...

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