Hawker Staple: 水饺面 Dumpling Noodle/ Sui Gow Mee (Dry)
Who loves big, fat, juicy dumplings? Me, that’s for sure! Many of my overseas friends have asked me, “What’s the difference between Wonton (云吞) and Sui Gow (水饺)?” They go by the same name in English for simplicity’s sake- dumplings (just like there’s “Aunt” and “姑母”，”姑妈”，”姑姐”，”姨母”，”姨妈”，etc which all mean “Aunt”)- but are indeed pretty different. Wontons are much smaller, and its primary ingredient- depending on where you’re from- could either be a whole prawn or just little morsels of minced pork. Dumplings, on the other hand, are larger, chockful of ingredients like minced pork, prawns, water chestnuts, mushrooms, black fungus (wood ear), carrots, etc added for crunchiness. Some recipes even…
[With Dancing Chef]: Airfried Har Cheong Gai/ Prawn Paste Chicken/ 虾酱鸡
Most of you know about my affair with fried chicken. Friendships come and go, but my relationship with fried chicken has spanned 30 years and is still going strong, especially ever since Jason bought me my Philips Airfryer as an anniversary gift two years ago! But let’s not kid ourselves, as much as I am an advocate of the airfryer, nothing tastes better than crispy chicken freshly fried in hot oil. The crunchiness, crispiness, and juiciness of DEEP FRIED anything is incomparable, but life is all about choices. I choose 90% gratification over clogged arteries anytime.