Oyster Sauce Chicken 蚝油鸡

Mar 1 - Oyster Sauce Chicken

After all the Chinese New Year feasting (I allowed myself to eat for two days), it is back to simple food! Oyster sauce chicken has always been one of my favourite dishes. There’s a stall in Clementi market and hawker centre that sells a really yummy version!

This dish is comfort food, a familiar favourite. I usually only cook this on days that I can eat rice.. I eat very little carbs and no rice/noodles/bread Mondays to Fridays. All I can say is: 如果你没有肥过,你是不会了解的。Haha. I like this dish with lots of gravy so I can spoon it generously over my precious bowl of rice on weekends. Sooo good!
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01. March 2015 by Chrissy@budgetpantry.com
Categories: Braised, Chicken, Potato, Under $1 | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shrimp and Egg Fried Rice (with Bak Kwa) 蝦仁蛋饭

Feb 15 - Shrimp and Egg Fried Rice DTF

The husband cooked us a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner of chicken chop, baked potatoes and bacon and peas last night! So this morning when he asked for a DTF style fried rice, I couldn’t possible say no right? Initially I was stunned for a minute thinking how I am going to cook this. I also did a quick mental stock-take of my ingredients.. yes I have prawns, eggs, spring onion and even overnight rice from Friday. I think can ah!
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15. February 2015 by Chrissy@budgetpantry.com
Categories: Egg, One-dish Meals, Prawns, Rice, Under $3 | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Air Fried Kale Crisps

Feb 12 - Air Fried Kale Crisps3

I’ve always heard of kale chips and have always wanted to try making them, but kale is so hard to find in Singapore. They are not available at NTUC, Sheng Siong or Giant, at least I’ve never seen kale at these supermarkets before. The few times I contemplated getting them from Cold Storage, I stopped myself. Over $6? I cannot bring myself to pay that kind of price for a bunch of vegetables.
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12. February 2015 by Chrissy@budgetpantry.com
Categories: Airfryer (Philips Airfryer!), Snack, Under $2, Vegetables | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

[GIVEAWAY] Emicakes CNY Pineapple Tarts!


Quick post! This Chinese New Year, Emicakes is giving away 5 containers of soft and yummy pineapple tarts to budgetpantry’s readers!


Emicakes is known for their durian cakes (and character cakes!), but who knew that their pineapple tarts are also pretty good? The not-so-sweet pineapple jam is enveloped in soft pastry, and they also have a durian version which I’ve not tried. The pineapple tarts retail at $20.60 per tin and the durian tarts are $35.60 per tin. They now have some kind of a deal going on with group-buy sites for $11.90 and $18.90 respectively.

CNY tarts

Apart from pineapple tarts, they have also introduced Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies this year. The cookies are available in two flavours: Eggless Cranberry Chocolate Chip and Eggless Orange Chocolate Chip. Retail price $15.90 per tin. Check out their Facebook page for details on where you can get them at a promotional price.

Emicakes will be giving away 1 container of pineapple tarts to 5 budgetpantry’s readers. For this GIVEAWAY, all you need to do is:

1. LIKE my Facebook page if you haven’t!
2. ‘LIKE’ & ‘SHARE’ this FB post (ensure the ‘Share’ settings is ‘Public’, not ‘Friends Only’)
3. Comment on the FB post with your email address and indicate the outlet closest to you

GIVEAWAY ends 11 Feb 2015 at 2359h. SG only. I’ll be using Random.org to pick the winner. I will email you for your contact number and Emicakes will liaise directly with you for the collection. Good luck!

Emicakes has outlets all over Singapore. Which is the one closest to you?

Bukit Batok
Blk 636 Bukit Batok Central #01-08 S(650636)
Operating Hours: 10 am to 9pm (Mon-Sat); 11am to 8pm (Sun)
Tel: 6563 1508

Causeway Point
1 Woodlands Square #B1-K25 S(738099)
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm (Daily)
Tel: 6891 0801

Compass Point
1 Sengkang Square Compass Point #B1-20 S(545078)
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm (Daily)
Tel: 6388 9901

Pasir Ris Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close #01-28 S(519599)
Operating Hours: 9am to 10pm (Mon – Sat); 9am to 9pm (Sun & PH)
Tel: 6585 1566

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road #B2-04 S(238839)
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm (Daily)
Tel: 6338 5433

Tampines One
10 Tampines Central 1 #B1-15 S(529536)
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm (Daily)
Tel: 6789 5143

Toa Payoh
Blk 116 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh #01-170 S(310116)
Operating Hours: 11am to 8pm (Daily)
Tel: 6353 2313


08. February 2015 by Chrissy@budgetpantry.com
Categories: Product Review | Tags: , , , , , , | 13 comments

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