• Egg,  Japanese,  Pork,  Rice,  Under $1,  Vegetables

    Japanese Omu Rice ~ with cheese, ham and ketchup

    So after making the popular Japanese Potato Salad a few days back, I was in the mood again for something contemporary Japanese. I wanted something supremely easy which is fun to eat. I was getting a bit sick of stir frying food and wanted to do something different. Fried rice is always an easy but boring dish to prepare.. I mean, how interesting can fried rice be? Using essentially the same ingredients as regular fried rice (minus the ketchup), I made Omu Rice for lunch one afternoon. Ah-mm, 88 and Jason raved about how delicious this was, although I don’t think it differed too much from normal fried rice. Don’t tell…

  • Braised,  Pork,  Stew,  Under $3

    Teochew Braised Pork Belly rice/ Lo Bak/ 卤肉饭

    It’s been a long while since our family had lo-bak. Ah-mm used to cook a big pot with pork belly, extra pieces of lean meat (I don’t like those. haha!) and lots of eggs every 2-3 weeks when we were all still living together. At one time, there were 11 people in our household including our helper.. and dinner (and home) was always fun, interesting, and something to look forward to. The house was almost never quiet. Ah-mm would be watching her TV til late at night (as she does now), and Cheng Lip would be flying down the stairs to cook packets of instant noodles for supper. Alex and…