Grilled Lemongrass Pork Tenderloin Skewers: Suon Nuong Xa

After my trip to Hanoi and Halong Bay in early February, I can’t deny that I wasn’t inspired by the rich nuance of flavours and fragrance that Vietnamese food has to offer. Vietnamese cuisine has taken several influences from surrounding countries, but one of the most important aspects is that the vast majority of dishes…

Grilled Pork Chops with Caramelized Nectarines and Eggplant

This is the quintessential dish for warm nights when you feel like making the most out of your grill (be it outdoors or indoors). When it comes to pork chops, the rich and meatiest chops are cut from the center of the loin. Pork chops deliver iron, potassium, and B vitamins, while being about as…

A Sweet and Sour Pork That Does Not Damage Your Waistline

Finally! I discovered a guilt-free way to cook sweet and sour pork that does away with the threatening calorie count. Instead of deep frying the pork cubes, I experimented with the Phillips air fryer tonight. Surprisingly, the end result was pleasing – there was not too much compromise in texture nor in taste. An added…

Hong Kong Style Baked Pork Chop Spaghetti

I think this is quickly becoming one of my signature dishes (well, at least in my mind it is). A play on the fast-food Hong Kong style cha-charn tang baked pork chop rice for the plebs is my own revamped “classier” version of the dish for the bourgeois. Mind you, this dish does take a longer…

Whisky Marinaded Spiced Honey Ribs

Succulent ribs has never tasted any better when marinaded in a whisky spiced honey mixture. Perfect for sharing, these ribs are best paired with a simple side salad and will not fail to impress your guests. INGREDIENTS: 3 racks of baby back ribs 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2…

Succulent Pork Crackling with Fennel and Thyme

Relatives from Holland were visiting last month. Rather than dining out, I thought I would do something more “homely” and host a family dinner instead. I had always wanted to attempt a pork roast and this seemed like the opportune moment. This is the first time I attempted to make pork crackling. Thankfully, I did not fail…