• 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…

  • Airfryer (Philips Airfryer!),  Under $1,  Vegetables

    Zucchini Patties

    I’ve been obsessing over Zucchini patties for sometime, ever since I discovered that they have nothing to do with cucumbers but are in fact a type of squash, in the same family as butternut and pumpkin. I don’t like cucumber and have never figured out how I could enjoy Carl’s Jr’s fried zucchinis since “they’re another type of cucumber”. Now I know why. Here’s a picture of zucchinis. Can you blame me for getting confused? I made these for dinner last night and served them with wasabi mayo. These babies were cooked in my airfryer, although the “traditional” method was to panfry them in oil. I did not add a…