9Des, 2023
Braised Pig Trotters with Eggs 猪脚卤蛋 – Eat What Tonight

Braised Pig Trotters with Eggs 猪脚卤蛋 – Eat What Tonight

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I am back after finally a week’s break from the kitchen ! The kitchen is ready to fiery up once more !! Hehehe. So let’s begin from where I left off previously. Here’s the braised pig trotters and eggs from last week. Though it’s a sinful dish, but the collagen beneath the pig’s trotters is good for the skin. And with rock sugar and huatiao wine, this dish is really slurpy-licious ! I actually had an extra helping of the rice with this dish alone ! 

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And the longer you simmered the pig trotters, the more tender and delicious it is ! And it’s best at the stage where the meat is almost falling off the bones ! Even the gravy alone is good enough for any plain rice or congee !!

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And if you need pig trotters anytime, do get them fresh from PurelyFresh where they come in ready-to-cook servings which has been appropriately cut into pieces !

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Enjoy ! 

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Braised Pig Trotters with Eggs 猪脚卤蛋


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Recipe type: Chinese

Cuisine: Main

  • 1 kg pig trotters, cut into pieces
  • 3 shitake mushrooms, cut into halves (optional)
  • 4-5 slices ginger
  • 3 whole garlics
  • 2 bunches spring onion, sectioned
  • 3 shallots
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1.2L water
  • 2 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1½ tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet soya sauce
  • 25g rock sugar cubes
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing huatiao wine
  • 1 tbsp pork lard oil




9Des, 2023
Steamed Tri-Colour Eggs 蒸三色蛋 – Eat What Tonight

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I have always liked a serving of egg in most of my meals, whether it is fried or steamed. Even when I have those mixed vegetables rice, my 3 varieties of choices will always include one kind of egg without fail. Even if it’s just a simple fried egg with onion with another dish is enough to get me by for a meal.

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And I have been wanting to prepare this for a long time, but it’s always the hassle of washing the shells of the century egg that turns me off. But I was quite diligent today and since I told myself I am going to have a cooking marathon, so just do it lar ! Hahaha !!

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I guess the most important thingy in a steamed egg is the proportion of eggs to water. I tried the portion of 1:2 previously and I realize it gets too runny and took pretty long to cook too. And thereafter I tried 1:1.9 too and it’s pretty fine just that you need to keep a watch on the steaming time, otherwise it will just run a bit too dry. So the perfect fit should be somewhere around 1:1.95 to be very precise.

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And if you wanna do something like the chawanmushi kind, that’s a previous recipe here too !

Hope everyone has an eggy-licious day !! A couple more hours to struggle for before ending monday blues !! Quick come, quick come !! LOL !!

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Steamed Tri-Colour Eggs 蒸三色蛋


Recipe type: Chinese

Cuisine: Side

  • 2 eggs (approximately 110ml)
  • 100ml water
  • 1 salted egg yolk, cut into small pieces
  • 1 century egg, cut into pieces
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  1. Measure the eggs and water in precise volume and beat in the salt and pepper.
  2. Cover the steam plate with a cling wrap to prevent water droplets from falling that will result in uneven surface.
  3. Steam on high heat for 4 minutes before turning off the heat and allows the remaining heat to continue to steam the eggs for a further 8-10 minutes (depending also on the type of steam plate used, whether it is larger and hence shallower depth.)
  4. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped scallions as desired.



20Nov, 2023
Easy Fluffy Scrambled Eggs – Eat What Tonight

Easy Fluffy Scrambled Eggs – Eat What Tonight

Many scrambled eggs uses milk to get that fluffiness and creamy texture. But I usually love mine without milk and this is great for those who are lactose intolerant too !

To achieve the same creamy and fluffiness, I usually beat the eggs with chopsticks till they turn slightly paler in yellow and cook it a few quick stirs with melted butter. It tastes marvelous good as well !

It’s really simple, so give it a go and let me know if you like it with or without the inclusion of milk then !


19Nov, 2023
Soft Boiled Eggs 半生熟鸡蛋 – Eat What Tonight

One of the common old school breakfast in Singapore is actually kaya toast and soft boiled eggs which is also one of my favorites-to-go breakfast. And for those who are keen to know how I manage to get to make my soft boiled eggs done each time, it does need some trials and errors nevertheless. After numerous attempts, somehow I’ve manage to come to a conclusion that using fresh eggs (non-chilled), immediate boiling water and an estimate of submerging the eggs in the pot I am using, for an approximate 6 minutes and 30 to 40 seconds yield the best results so far.

Oh ya, and not forgetting egg size should range around 55 grams per egg which will work ideally with this timing. Perhaps I have had this prepared countless times already, so the failure rate seems much lower now. And so every time when I replenish my eggs tray with newly bought eggs, I will make it a point to prepare some soft boiled eggs to go along with toast.

And so I am detailing out the requirements as below, hopefully it does help anyone who are looking to make some decent soft boiled eggs with minimum tools, just like how we see them being made at our local coffee house. This is also called 半生熟鸡蛋 in Mandarin which can also be translated as “half cooked eggs” and we as Asians typically enjoy them with a dollop of dark soya sauce and a pinch of pepper.

19Nov, 2023
Spinach Tri Eggs Macaroni Soup 苋菜三蛋通心粉汤

Riding on the wave that a number of spinach soup stalls has sprouted up recently in our local hawker centers, I decide to cook this soup too ! Well although spinach is generally good for health as advertised, but based on what the old folks say, not everyone is suitable to consume spinach because too much of it tends to be too “cooling” for the body in the Asian context. And furthermore, with the addition of century eggs and salted eggs, I do wonder if it is really that healthy as advertised.

Nevertheless, I feel everything should still be consumed in moderation and that would be generally fine. It’s not as if you are gonna have all the eggs on an everyday basis. So this soup is still good in its own context. In fact, I think without all the century eggs and stuffs, it probably won’t stand out as much too. And pairing tri-eggs with spinach seem ideally compatible. And it’s the first time I am having macaroni this way, and I suppose it works pretty decently too !

You can use any soup base for this to your preference. Whilst some will probably prefer an ikan bilis soup base, I used a pork bones and chicken one instead. And with additions such as mushrooms, minced meat and slice pork to accompany the soup. So it’s literally a soup packed with alot of ingredients indeed.

The spinach tends to shrink quite a fair bit after cooking so don’t be intimidated by throwing one huge bunch of them to cook. I tend to remove the stems and pluck only the leaves from the spinach for cooking because some of the stems can get stringy and difficult to eat after cooking. And spinach are known to contain alot of sand, so be mindful to wash and rinse them a few times before cooking too.

This soup is really delicious and I will cook it again using an ikan bilis soup stock the next round !

8Nov, 2023
Stir Fry Leeks with Scrambled Eggs & Roast Pork 蒜香煎蛋炒烧肉

One of the must have vegetables during the Lunar New Year will be leeks ! As the Chinese name of leeks implies prosperity, so most Chinese families will certainly stock up some leeks during the CNY without fail. Even if the price tends to be more expensive during the festive, you can do without most others but never for leeks vegetables. And the way most old folks love it will be to cook them with some roast pork. I added a little twist and colors to the dish today by incorporating some scrambled eggs as well to make it into a wholesome one-plater which you can easily enjoy with some plain white rice or congee. Simple as it may seem, but very fragrant and satisfying as a dish on itself.

Leeks need to be sliced diagonally to bring out its aroma and usually the white parts are the more tasty ones to enjoy. Hope you love leeks too and be sure to have more of it during this festive season !

Check out other recipes for leeks here :

Stir Fry Leek with Prawns & Mushrooms

Easy Stir Fried Leek 简易蚝油炒蒜

Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks 蒜香回锅肉