Children & Wife made Father’s Day 6pax Dinner on 21Jun2020

SL made lemon yogurt cake

SL made lemon yogurt cake

SM made brazilian seafood stew2

SM made brazilian seafood stew

son making crabmeat pasta

son making crabmeat pasta

son made black angus 100day grainfed ribeye3

son made black angus 100day grainfed ribeye

wife made black angus 100day grainfed ribeye

wife made the other piece of ribeye

son made lamb fillet2

son made lamb fillet


son made creamy crabmeat pasta

son made creamy crabmeat pasta

children and wife made father’s day dinner this evening on 21.6.2020.^^

SM cooked brazilian seafood stew

Wenyu cooked black angus 100 days grain fed ribeye + lamb fillet (wife cooked the other piece of steak)

& crab pasta one creamy one alio olio.

seafood stew was very good. like the tomato flavour.

meats were always good. wife added mirin and served with sliced onions t soak up the juices.

son’s crabmeat pasta always good. i liked the alio olio version a bit more.

& SL baked a lemon yogurt cake. very good 👍

had a really nice father’s day dinner thanks to wife and children.

a very blessed and happy man indeed! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Brother made Dinner & Jessie sent YTF on 20Jun2020


my brother brought dinner this evening on 21.6.2020.^^

there were techoew steamed pomfret, chilled pek tor (rabbit fish), 3 steamed giant prawns, fried egg omelette with silver baits and fried bittergourd.

the children are out this evening , and wife and i had a quiet, nice dinner. 🙂

WMwai mun delivered yongatufu made by jessie..

really nice ytf! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Wife made Delicious Ribeye Steak for 4pax Dinner on 7Jun2020

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye3

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye2

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye

wife cooked pan grilled grain fedblack angus ribeye today on 7jun2020. ^^

delicious! nicely medium rare and tender.

i made a prawn pasta.

c.h.e.f andy

My Brother & Yuli made nice Dinner for Us on 30May2020

my bro & yuli cooked 3 dishes

my bro & yuli cooked 3 dishes

my brother & his helper cooked dinner for us & delivered this evening – 3 dishes 蛋炒粉丝、咖喱鱼头、白灼肉on 30.5.2020.^^

the belly pork was nice with the garlic chilli vinegar蒜泥醋. and nice fish head and tanhoon. :-)

this period of covid , singapore implemented circuit breaker for 8 weeks. cannot eat out and visit, so mostly cook at home and order in meals.

i cooked for my brother’s 6pax family and delivered on 2 occasions, and my brother did the same for me last and this saturday.

it’s quite fun too. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious Burrata, Steak and Crabmeat Pasta 5pax Home Dinner in 26May2020

burrata with iberico ham

wife’s burrata with iberico ham

my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak3

my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak

had 5pax home dinner thsi evenin gon 26.5.2020.^^

wife made salad and burrata, i made flamed sous vide porterhouse steak and aunty bes made crabmeat pasta.

  1. wife’s salad
  2. wife’s burrata
  3. bread & hummus
  4. my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak
  5. aunty bes crabmeat pasta

very nice burrata with iberico ham, and salad…and the steak adn pasta were excellent too!

a nice enjoyable scrumptious family dinner during covid circuit breaker.

c.h.e.f andy


Yuli, My Bro’s Helper cooked 3 Delectable Dishes on 23May2020


yuli cooked 3 dishes

yuli cooked 3 delectable dishes

gong gong2

gong gong

yuli, my brother’s helper made dinner for us-

  1. pandan chicken
  2. gong gong
  3. sayur lodeh

excellent dishes.. chicken nice with lemon grass, lime flavours..

gong gong excellent i have not taken for ages this would be the best i had…

& curry vegetables was very good 👍

this the covid circuit breaker so we could not dine out or visit.

my brother delivered the dishes. they were still hot, gong gong just steamed. really delicious

c.h.e.f andy

Yummy Crabmeat Pasta Home Dinner on 29Apr2020

crabmeat pasta3

crabmeat pasta

this evening i assigned food taster, so just wait and eat do nothing lol! ^^

our helper aunty bes, made 4 dishes-

  1. crabmeat pasta
  2. chicken wings
  3. calamari
  4. broccoli

chicken wings, my wife bought the mid-wings and calamari were all excellent.

crabmeat pasta deserves special mention.

this a dish “created” by my son, and perfected by all = son, wife and aunty bes. so there is no need for me to learn how to make this. lol! 🙂

& this evening’s crabmeat pasta was excellent too, as always, everytime i tried.

she used good quality canned crabmeat, fresh tomatoes and good tomato paste, and cream…and pasta was al dente..i think all of us made very good al dente pasta..

excellent home dinner during CCB = covid circuit breaker…

c.h.e.f andy

Great Homecooked Peranakan Dishes on 23Feb2020

good peranakan dishes

good peranakan dishes, rendang bestest!

gula melaka super good

sago gula malaka super good

E’s parents invited us for 6pax dinner at their place on 23.2.2020.^^

his mom L cooked excellent peranakan food….rendang was especially good…bestest la!

bakwan soup, pranws and chap chye all good and delicious!

also very good sago dessert! 😍😍😍

c.h.e.f andy

RI Bro CJ Treasured Annual Tradition = 14bros CNY Steamboat on 30Jan2020

by the best of traditions, CJ hosted his annual 14bros+HCK CNY steamboat featuring the round round things (this edition round brown things aka canned braised abalones) and bak kwa blind test..

with large angka prawns & usda prime shabu beef, and red garoupa fillet..wa seh!

plus homemade chicken rice, chilli, stock base from 2 whole chickens.

this year also added atas fruits- yellow dragon fruit, giant cherries & S$14 a piece japanese mikan..

CJ’s shih tzu cutie called kai kai

a fun, warm, precious makan & chill together & treasured tradition to be repeated (maybe more times a year?)…for the next 30yrs+

c.h.e.f andy

9pax RI Bro Dinner Showcase NCL Curry Chicken & Harold’s Adobo Pork Dish on 1Oct2019

dinner dishes

our RI bro LCM organised a 9pax dinner for HCK’s 茶 chat group on 1.10.2019. ^^

unfortunately HCK has last minute overseas engagement & unable to join us this evening…

wonderful that CCG was able to join dinner….

the evening menu showcased-

1 adobo pork with egg and potatoes by H
2 curry chicken by NCL

& some calefare dishes by me to make up the numbers

3 nonya fish curry
4 nonya chap chye &
5 fried kang kong with gimson nonya sauce

copied from chong lee whatsapp –

Thanks, H for the adobo pork.

Thanks, LCM, for the wine.

Thanks, CCG, for the kuehs.

Thanks, JT, for the Olympics liquor and the baguettes .

Thanks, WWC, for the Chateraise jelly.

Thanks, LCH, for the grapes.

CL’s curry chicken

NCL’s curry chicken with prima paste good as usual. 🙂

there was plenty of curry so tasty can be more intense. that is a personal preference.

Harold’s adobo pork dish

Harold’s adobo pork dish

Harold’s adobo pork dish very tasty dish. i had like 3 helpings. liked the eggs and potatoes too.

everyone liked it. 🙂

fish head curry

my fish head curry the usual, with lots of vegetables.

nonya chap chye

nonya chap chye

nonya chap chye. this like my second time making this dish.

pretty good actually, quite delicious.

nonya sauce fried kang kong

nonya sauce fried kang kong


we also had LCM wine, JT’s own umeshu special brew, CCG’s kueh, Tolmas charteraise fruit jelly, and LCH’s grapes.

CL’s curry chicken

another fun dinner among old friends showcasing NCL’s curry chicken dish and Harold’s adobo ninoy cuisine.

must have more, surely!

c.h.e.f andy



Wife’s Excellent Beef Don 5pax Dinner on 9Sep2019

wife made excellent beef don

wife made excellent beef don

wife made 5pax dinner on 9.9.2019. ^^

excellent beef don, tako kakiage & oven roast pork ribs.

usda prime ribeye was excellent! wife added mirin and sake when charring the beef.

don was sprinkled with japanese garnishing and ribeye slices topped with wasabi, exactly like beef don restaurants.

tako kakiage done like calamari, just using japanese octopus. and oven baked baby ribs were tasty and fell of the bones. very good indeed!

c.h.e.f andy


Delicious 8pax Home 海底捞Dinner on 1Jul2019

wife’s home 海底捞

wife decided this morning to make home 海底捞 dinner today on 1.7.2018.

all came – JH, PT, ervin and we had 8pax dinner. full house.

wife’s home 海底捞

i had some crispy bean curd.

beef shabu

and some beef shabu. 500g packet.


and cut 2 medium white pomfret.

kurobuta shabu

kurobuta shabu

wife ordered some kurobuta from qbfood earlier.

cheese and fish tofu

and bought some cheese and fish tofu and a ‘her kiao’ fish dumpling.

mushrooms and veg

and we had shitake and shimeji mushrooms and baby corn..



most important are the sauces, like if you go 海底捞or huating steamboat.

i made the 沙茶酱mixed with 麻辣chilli with lots of chopped garlic and chinese celery. wife made fried onion oil. scallions and light soy sauce.

wife’s home 海底捞

steamboat is the easiest food to prepare. aunty bes made the ikan bilis and yellow bean stock. all the other ingredients just buy and we had a wonderful 8pax family dinner. no effort.

c.h.e.f andy

Jessie Hosted OPS 8pax Popiah Party on 11Mar2019


jessie made very good popiah.

today we gathered at WM place for 8pax OPS buddies popiah part on 11.3.2019. ^^

popiah party

popiah party

popiah party

ingredients were all good.

i loved the chiili and garlic. must have the sweet sauce.

the skin was on the thicker side for me, prefer thinner ones.

popiah ingredients

my diet popiah.





with lots of chilli.

i made 2 popiahs.


and ate 1 kongbakpao. nice braised pork.


and fruits.

WM’s birthday cake

FM and KS bought birthday cake for WM.

my char siew

my char siew

my char siew

today i made about 800g+ char siew, 5 strips.

there were too much food today so we decided not to serve the char siew, so i dropped 2 strips at WT place on the way, and passed 3 strips to WM.


missed WT and M today. and unexpected welcome attendance by SG and Ma. 🙂

very fun OPS popiah party thanks to J & WM

afterwards i brought 3 popiah and 2 kongbakpao and some soup and passed to WT

c.h.e.f andy



Family Homecooked 7pax Dinner on 28Feb2019

family 7pax homecooked dinner

daughter wanted to eat at home on 28.2.2019. 🙂

aunty bes was cooking this 7pax dinner..wife made ribeye steak.

family 7pax homecooked dinner

i had 1/2 chicken in the chiller so decided to make chicken rice chicken 白斩鸡.

my grilled pork ribs

and i wanted to experiment grilled pork ribs.

it turned out quite beautifully. i was quite sure the texture would be great…i did 180degC for 1hr 40mins and 250degC for 20mins.

i wasn’t sure if my marinade would be ok.. i used 2 tbsp mustard, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp olive oil, and rubbed sea salt, black pepper and sprinkled dry parsley and rosemary…

it turned out quite tasty. son said nice a few times. maybe i will try less herb and just a tad more honey. mustard was great!

my 白斩鸡

my 白斩鸡 was the usual, nice, not my best but good enough with the chilli and the sauce dip.

wife’s ribeye steak

wife’s ribeye steak was great especially over japanese rice, like donburi. 🙂

aunty bes sambal pranws

and aunty bes made a tasty sambal prawns. she cooked all the other dishes this evening.

cuttlefish kang kong

and cuttlefish kang kong.

grilled brussel sprouts

we all love brussel sprouts.

prawn omelette

and wife’s prawn omelette recipe, which aunty bes made this evening.

aunty bes lady fingers

and lady’s fingers. very good!

my grilled pork ribs

simple nice dinner.

enjoyable food and time together. youngest daughter coming back late so we kept food for her. 🙂

c.h.e.f quak

CJ’s Annual Abalones Treasure Hotpot and Bak Kua Tradition Lunch on 13Feb2018

CJ’s annual abalone treasures tradition

CJ invited RI bros for his signature annual tradition of abalones treasure hotpot and bak hua tasting lunch on 13.2.2019.^^ shiok shuok!!!

highlight of abalones and 3 types bak kwa tasting 👍🙂

TCH brought red wine & J brought homemade brandy umeshu ..YKK brought himalayan salt lozenges. LKY brught roast pork and a lucky prosperous piggy.

CJ’s annual bak kua and hotpot lunch

a big spread though we saw only one thing – the round white thing! ^^

shitake, shimeji and enoki mushrooms

good spread of beef, pork, fish, and veg. 🙂

LKY roast pork

LKY roast pork

LKY roast pork always good, but recently less practice so room for improvement. needs a lot more practice for our subsequent makans. ^^

yamazaki whisky

jeff’s umeshu

i love jeff’s umeshu…not good effect on me though..1/2 asleep the whole drive back home.better not do next time except maybe at home…

CJ’s annual abalone treasures tradition

the brotherhood is fully committed to safekeeping CJ’s annual abalone treasures tradition. ^^

beef & pork



beef and pork were great!

red garoupa fillet

CJ said maybe fish fillet was red garoupa. 🙂

red garoupa fillet

whatever it was, tasted good boleh la! 🙂


and prawns too.


tofu and some processed rolls.



and finsied off with some veg.

himalayan salt lozenges

KK brought some himalayan salt lozenges…he said a box (20 packets??) cost RM$18 in JB and S$18 here.

LKY prosperity piggy luck

LKY distribute his prosperity piggy luck. ^^

CJ’s annual bak kua and hotpot lunch

this is surely among the best traditions the brotherhood sworn to safeguard and protect. lol!

we had a great time and fellowship together. 🙂

(before coming here i met GYS at paya lebar square and picked up GCT’s book tall order…read it that week).

c.h.e.f andy

Very Good Wagyu Homecooked Shortrib (Kalbi) Dinner at C’s House on 10FEb2019

beef kalbi don

wife’s nephew C & J invited us for wagyu shortribs (kalbi) dinner on 10.2.2019. 👍👍

bbq wagyu shortribs (kalbi)

C got a new source. bought 4kg wagyu shortribs, bbq over a japanese charcoal stove, very flavourful.

and he had sous vide eggs, 2hrs at 62degC.

beef kalbi don

and australian short grain rice, much like japanese rice.

the kalbi was very good. i took maybe 8 slices. there were tough tendon oarts so better to cut to smaller pieces when eating.

army stew = hdl soup base

C prepared some soup using haidilao soup base. he called it army stew since we are sort of having yakiniku – japanese styled korean bbq 烧肉.

army stew = hdl soup base

a very pleasant soup.

beef kalbi don

nice dinner for the CNY family get together.

c.h.e.f andy

OPS 14pax Chinese New Year Get Together at CHH House on 9Feb2019

dishes = OPS CNY get together

this evening we had 14pax OPS outram primary school annual CNY get together at CHH’s house.

also celebrated KS’s birthday!🎉🎊🎈

i missed WT this evening. GY is recovering from a fall so they couldn’t join us. LCH also not ,CF and SG also not able to join us this evening.

it’s a pot luck thing…you can bring a dish, cook or buy…my contribution = teochew braised duck. 🙂

lohei – year of the pig

i think the best dish had to be the lohei.

look at the pig design, for the auspicious year of the golden pig.



taste wise it was like any lohei…CHH had lots of salmon and abalone slices t add to it.

dishes = OPS CNY get together

there were 14pax including Mr Yuen & wife.

we had lots of dishes.

orh lua – oyster omelette

WM brought orh lua – oyster omelette. it was good, large oysters, good taste, less good when cold.

grilled pork ribs

roast pork

i tasted teh roast pork, taste quite ok, skin not so crispy.

M borught the 2 dishes but she was cryptic about whether she bought or made them.

ho see fatt choy

J’s hoe see fatt choy always one of the best. i took 3 times.

braised duck

my braised duck was good this evening. very flavourful and tender. KS was literally standing by the dish. HH said it was good.

chilli chicken

CH made chilli chicken. it was good too. very spicy. i liked it. 🙂

crystal dumplings

HC brought crystal dumplings from boon kheng market stall. i love it. took 3 pieces. overeat this evening. J was also eyeing them. 🙂

ice jelly

lay hua made the ice jelly, very nice. very refreshing.

forgot to take photo of KH’s braised pork ribs. it was very good like the last time.

have a great evening with these childhood friends, brothers and sisters.

c.h.e.f andy