Moist and Delicious Passion Fruit Yogurt Cake

May 21 - Passion Fruit Yogurt Cake-main

May 21 - Passion Fruit Yogurt Cake-main

Passion Fruit isn’t a commonly eaten fruit in Singapore. Most households will have apples, oranges and maybe kiwi and grapes in their fridge but passion fruit? Many people probably haven’t even bought one before (passion fruit bubble tea not counted), and that includes me, before this cake!

As many of you know, I have been trying out http://sgvegetables.com‘s home delivery service for the past couple of months. I get store credits to order from them (they’re not paying me anything in cash) and usually pick and mix my own vegetable combo every two weeks.
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20. May 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Baking, Cake, Desserts | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Mala Hotpot 麻辣香锅

May 17 - Mala Hotpot

May 17 - Mala Hotpot

I remember the first time Jason and I went to try Mala hotpot, it was at West Mall’s foodcourt. That was close to two years ago, I think. I had never tried Mala hotpot before but it was starting to hype then.

Having that meal was against my principles. It was really expensive! A few thin slices of lotus root and potatoes, some cabbage, korean vermicelli, broccoli, a slice of luncheon meat plus two bowls of rice came up to $16.05. Yes, I still remember the exact price because I was beyond shocked! The cost price must have been something like $3? I quite liked it though, quite yums (and OILY), but it’ll be hard for me to pay for overpriced vegetables a second time.
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17. May 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Product Review, Stir-fry, Under $2, Vegetables | Tags: , , , , , | 8 comments

Slow Cooker Shark’s Fin Melon Pork Rib Soup 鱼翅瓜排骨汤

Sharks Fin Melon Soup

Shark’s fin melon is a popular ingredient (a type of squash) used in Chinese soups. It is so named because it breaks apart into slivers resembling shark’s fin as it cooks. Its name on Wikipedia is so scientific (“Cucurbita ficifolia”).. if you’re not from Asia, I wonder if you’ve heard of this melon?
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12. May 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Pork, Slow Cooker, Soup, Under $3 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Traditional Pumpkin Rice 南瓜饭

May 6 - Traditional Pumpkin Rice 1

May 6 - Traditional Pumpkin Rice 1

I love pumpkin rice! Whenever I order 老火汤, I always ask for pumpkin rice instead of white rice. Their pumpkin rice is really basic, just pumpkin steamed with rice I think, but I always finish the entire bowl even if I try to avoid carbs as much as I can. Imagine what will happen if I cook my own version which is chock full of ingredients? One month no need to eat rice! *faint*

My version of pumpkin rice is similar to those Hokkien version that some stalls still sell today. I like to add sliced shallots to enhance the fragrance, and loads of Chinese mushrooms, dried shrimp and shredded chicken so you get all the wholesome goodness in one pot.
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05. May 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: One-dish Meals, Rice, Under $2 | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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