Monday, October 29, 2012

Barbecue Pineapple Pork Belly Ribs






This recipe has been a family favourite but I have not been cooking this for a while now. Wife suggested that I cook this again for our Sunday dinner and all the kids seconded that. I have forgotten when I started cooking belly ribs this way but it was through trial and error before I settled for this finger-licking good version. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jasper Hill Emily's Paddock 2008





As HH always has his difficulty joining our late-night wine sessions, we were all surprised when he turned up at Alan's place for our TGIF session couple of weeks ago. Not only did he show up, he showed up with the best wine that I enjoyed the most that night - Jasper Hill Emily Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc blend 2008.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

36-hour Sous Vide Pork Belly Porchetta




Porchetta is a savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. Traditionally, porchetta is made by deboning a little milk-fed piglet . It is then salted and rubbed with a garlic, herb, and spice mixture that features plenty of garlic, rosemary, fennel seeds and other herbs. It is then rolled up and slowly roasted whole over a wood fire. The end result is a cylindrical roast with crispy skin on the outside and the fatty belly surrounds the lean moist loin meat inside.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Seafood Squid Ink Pasta




You have probably seen and tried squid ink pasta on menus at your favorite restaurant. Besides  looking cool,  the black pasta is mildly fishy and salty on its own. Studies had shown that some substance in squid ink can stop cell tumor cells from invading and migrating, meaning it can slow the spread of cancer.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bone-In Beef Short Ribs Grill




I am a weekend chauffeur as I drive the kids around whole day for their enrichment classes. As such, I usually do not have much time to prepare a proper dinner unless I sous vide them before hand.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fusion Dinner




For those who read my previous post on Dong Po Pork Belly, you might have thought that I had the braised belly with rice and other chinese dishes for dinner last night. But we did not.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dong Po Stewed Pork Belly






My two girls need not attend school this week as it is PSLE marking week. I am on leave for two days to spend some time with them at home. As usual, when I have some time at home, I would plan to cook something nice for the family. Today, it is chinese-style braised pork belly (Dong Po Belly, 东坡肉).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

V. Sattui Crow Ridge Zinfandel 2006





We visited V. Sattui Winery during our 2009 year-end trip to California. We had a wonderful time then tasting VSW wines and had picnic lunch at the beautiful garden with giant oak and walnut trees outside the cellar door at Napa Valley.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar





Last Friday, CL planned a surprise birthday party for HH. The group gatecrashed their dinner at the Skyve Bistro Bar with ballons and bottles of wine, singing birthday song for the 40-year-old.

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