Tasty Glutinous Rice

This is one dish that I do very often. There may be slight variations every time I make it (due to the availability of ingredients) but it’s always tasty. Do try this at home.

When Singapore’s population hits 6.9 million, it may take less time to cook this than to get through the queue at your local ze cha stall.

Roasting With Microwave?


Chicken marinated with seasoning and five-spice powder.


Roasting function in a convection microwave. Done in 25 minutes – faster than getting through the queue at the hawker stall when Singapore’s population reaches 6.9 million.

Braised Eggplant 红烧茄子


I found these really cute looking eggplant at Sheng Siong the other day. Curious about how they might taste, I brought them home. 红烧茄子 has always been a very safe dish to order whenever I visited China. It almost never tasted bad anywhere from Yunnan to Xinjiang. I thought that this might be a difficult dish to prepare, but as it turned out, it’s not that challenging after all.

Just saute eggplant with dried shrimp, minced garlic and shallots first. Make sure there’s enough oil to soak into the eggplant. Then just dump everything into the claypot, add some seasoning and simmer. No skill required at all.


Another good dish to learn. Those who don’t have good teeth will appreciate it. Make good use of your kitchen and stop queuing at food centres or zer cha stalls. You wouldn’t want to do that when Singapore’s population hits 6.9 million.