I wouldn’t call myself a fantastic cook. However, I do enjoy re-creating those dishes that speaks of home to me. As such, most of the recipes here are pretty Asian… Chinese Singaporean / Peranakan, to be exact. These are dishes that I miss back home. Many of these recipes are actually passed down from mum, so they speak of the flavours of my home. I have candidly sub-divided my recipes into three sections: Asian, Peranakan and Western. I’ve also included a few posts where I’ve chronicled a cooking project (without the inclusion of a recipe), I think they’re still worth a read.


RecipesTraditional Chinese Herbs (Basics)

Sweet (甜):

RecipesBeancurd Sheet Sweet Soup 腐竹糖水

RecipesCold Brew Jasmine Tea

RecipesKonnyaku Fruit Jelly

RecipesMooncake, Traditional (月餅)

RecipesMooncake, Snowskin (冰皮月餅)

RecipesMooncake, Homemade Fillings
Mooncake, Homemade Sugar Syrup
Mooncake, Salted Duck Eggs

RecipesPeanut Cookies (花生饼)

RecipesSweet Potato & Ginger Dessert Soup

Savoury (咸):

RecipesBak Kut Teh (肉骨茶)

RecipesBraised Pigs Trotters (Te Kar)


Chilli Baked Ribs with Garlic & Miso

Recipes Chwee Kueh (Rice Cakes)

RecipesGado Gado (Indonesian-style)

RecipesHainanese Chicken Rice

RecipesHainanese Chicken Rice Chilli Sauce

RecipesHerbal Chicken Soup

RecipesLor Mai Fun (糯米饭 Lotus Leaf wrapped sticky rice)

RecipesLotus Root Soup (莲藕汤)

RecipesRoast Duck

RecipesCantonese Steamed Chicken

Sayur Lodeh (Malay Vegetable Curry)

RecipesSteamed Emperor Chicken (not a recipe)

RecipesSteamed Spare Ribs w Black Bean

RecipesWatercress Soup (西洋菜汤)

RecipesXiao Long Bao 小籠包 (not a recipe)


Sweet (Manis):

RecipesAng Ku Kueh (红龟糕 Red Tortoise Cakes)

RecipesKueh Bangkit (Melt-in-mouth)

RecipesPineapple Tarts

Savoury (Garam):

Recipes Ayam Buah Keluak (Shell-free)

RecipesAyam Pongteh (Nyonya Stewed Chicken)

RecipesBak Chang – Nyonya Bamboo Leaf Dumplings (How to wrap them)

RecipesChap Chye (Stewed Vegetables w Fungus)

RecipesItek Tim (Salted Vegetable Duck Soup)

RecipesLaksa Party (not a recipe)

RecipesSambal Timun (Spicy Cucumber Salad)


RecipesCold Brew Coffee

RecipesHungarian Goulash

RecipesVegetarian Moussaka

RecipesMigrant ANZAC Biscuits

6 Responses

  1. Ailin
    Ailin at · Reply

    Hi Fatboo

    Loved your food photography & interesting notes! Do continue posting :) Oz is a great place to stay.


  2. Evelyn Li
    Evelyn Li at · Reply

    I absolutely love your food blog. I’m a half Singaporean half Malaysian living in Melbourne with my hubby and two kids. Reading your truly authentic recipes gives me inspiration to cook delicious dishes for my hubby instead of the boring routine dishes I cook all the time. I’ve already made pineapple tarts 3years in a row using your recipe and have given them to friends, childcare carers,etc. It never fails to impress. Please keep on posting recipes for home cooked foods! And btw I love your tips on where to get groceries, and also closely follow your restaurant/cafe blogs to see where we can go for dinner. Thanks for everything!

  3. Therese
    Therese at · Reply

    Oh goodness! I was despairing on ever remembering how to cook some of these dishes from my childhood ever again, especially the bak kut teh. Thanks for putting this online. It’s invaluable for people who want to learn a bit more about Malaysian food and also for those who just want to return to their roots. :)

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