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Mom’s year-round yee sang
Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round
The painstaking process of making Foochow red wine
Tau eu bah
One-pot chicken rice
Does ammonium bicarbonate make a better char siu bao?
Orh nee / 芋泥 / Yam paste
Shallot prawns
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Mom’s year-round yee sang

Mom’s year-round yee sang

When joy is scarce, we find every reason to celebrate. Make this yee sang any time of the year.

Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round

Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round

Pandemic-driven lockdowns have flattened our sense of time, and so one family decided to ask the hard question: who said you could only have yee sang at New Year?

The painstaking process of making Foochow red wine

The painstaking process of making Foochow red wine

One home cook turns to her family recipes, the Internet, and a healthy dose of curiosity to make Foochow red yeast rice wine.

Tau eu bah

Tau eu bah

Grandma Ong incorporates spices not found in the original recipe, bringing a Nyonya punch to this crowd favourite.

One-pot chicken rice

One-pot chicken rice

Sayaka’s grandmother made this dish often for the family, serving it straight from the pot to save time on washing up.

Does ammonium bicarbonate make a better char siu bao?

Does ammonium bicarbonate make a better char siu bao?

One avid home baker steams a batch of bao to test the results of this strong-smelling traditional leavening agent. 

Orh nee / 芋泥 / Yam paste

Orh nee / 芋泥 / Yam paste

Consumed as a dessert, the serving of orh nee marks the end of a traditional multi-course Teochew banquet.

Shallot prawns

Shallot prawns

Between the char of the crispy shallots, the umami of the soy sauce, and the sweetness of the prawns, one really doesn’t need anything else.

 
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