Chan’s Oriental Pizza

Not being a fan of ham or salami, I’m one of those who like an oriental twist to pizzas. Here is one of my many versions. This one uses spicy shrimp paste readily available at any supermarket in Singapore.

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The first thing you do is of course open the can and spread out the shrimp paste on your pizza dough. I have yeast and sugar in this dough and had allowed it to ferment for a little over an hour.

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Spread out the shrimp paste as you would spread mayonnaise on bread. This layer will give your pizza its oriental character – spicy and savoury.

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The next thing you do is to sprinkle some sliced capsicum and grated cheese on top of the dough. It’s that simple. Pop it into the oven, 240 deg C for about 18 minutes.

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And here you it – Chan’s oriental pizza. It has an interesting blend of flavours that will tantalise the taste buds of those who don’t fancy the bland and conventional pizzas.

Bitter Gourd In Two Flavours

Bitter gourds come in all sizes. They are often quite big. That’s why it makes sense to split the gourd and cook in two different flavours.

I have already mentioned how you could/should remove excessive bitterness from this vegetable on this page. Just fry it in oil a bit, then soak in hot water and drain. This will get rid of the excessive bitter taste.

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The dish above was cooked in spicy bean sauce 辣豆瓣酱 with a few cubes of sugar. The dish below was fried with eggs and seasoned with a sachet of ginger sugar and salt. As the bitter gourd had already been fried in oil, I did not add anymore oil to either dish. Both taste wonderful. Even if your kids don’t like bitter gourd, they may like this.

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Carrot Cake

Yes, it’s been a while and this is Singapore “carrot cake” or chye tau kway, our favourite breakfast. Not some vegan rubbish in an “influencer” vlog that claims it’s about Singapore food.

All this comes to you direct from my kitchen. No bullshit. You can tell from my tiny fanship that I’m no “influencer” of the foolish.