• Soup

    Steamboat Day!

    Everyone in Singapore is familiar with steamboat. More commonly called “Hot Pot” in other South-East Asian countries, eating “steamboat” refers to cooking meat slices, vegetables, fishballs, prawn, mushrooms, dumplings and other fresh ingredients in a boiling pot of stock placed in the center of the table. Steamboat is a social meal and can often take up to 2-3 hours start to finish! If eating out, most steamboat restaurants offer “all-you-can-eat” menus, excellent for growing boys and bottomless pits. I meant that in a good way! I remember an experience in Hong Kong (they call it “打邊爐” instead of “火鍋”) where my friends and I ate from 6.30pm to 11pm. A…

  • Braised,  One-dish Meals,  Pork,  Potato,  Soup,  Stew,  Under $2,  Vegetables

    Rustic Pork and Cabbage Stew

    Everyone has some kind of a comfort food. For me, it’s gotta be soups and stews. Especially stews. Beef stews, chicken stews, vegetable stews.. any recipe that slow cooks the meats, veggies and potatoes til they break down and get so very tender.. the broth rich, thick, and full-bodied. Recipes online commonly name this type of stew “Grandma’s Stew” or something similar because it is so comforting on a cold (or hungry) night. A hearty stew is usually made up of a few core ingredients- potatoes, onions, a type of meat (beef and pork are common and impart great flavour) and (surprise!) celery. I know how most of you feel…