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First Meal Home : Big Eater

9 May
Big Eater Seafood Restaurant
No. 34 Upper Changi Road (Jalan Pari Burong)
Picardy Garden
Telephone: (65) 6397-0480

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve just arrived back in Singapore and have been spending my time with my family (: For those of you who don’t really know, I have a HUGE list of places to go to when I am back in Singapore. The list just keeps increasing! haha and those that I keep going, are definitely those that I will keep in my list!

My brother is one person who would always try to bring me to as many places in the list as possible, despite his busy schedule. hehe Thanks korkor! hehe So this time, we decided to go for something we both have  been craving (Especially me haha) CRAB! (: So we went to Big Eater! There has been mixed reviews about this place, but we decided to give it a go anyways! hehe

Kor made the booking a night before. But this place is huge! so unless you’re going on a public holiday, I don’t think booking is necessary. But just in case, just do it! (: Wouldn’t take long anyways. hehe

The good thing about this place is that the valet is free! (: of course we should always tip them after cause they helped us park our car. hehe

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Three Cups Chicken (三杯鸡)

9 Sep


Was surfing the web for inspiration for dinner tonight
and came across this on Rasa Malaysia
and boy do they have heaps of asian recipes!
and I came across the three cups chicken recipe.
and it reminded me of all the laughters we had in Taiwan with Haolin
with all their translations. haha
and this is really what it is called in english! haha
ah wells.

anyway. this was a big hit!
Baby loved it.
and the chicken breast was SO tender.
but the texture was like pork, according to baby
probably because of the baking soda.
and it tasted like pork. just with less fat! haha
so we found the cheaper alternative to lean pork!

so here’s the recipe!
hope u guys will enjoy it more than we do!

Ingredients : 

1 lb. chicken (I used chicken breast)
6 slices peeled ginger (I used ginger paste)
6 cloves garlic (skin peeled)
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil (I used normal sesame oil)
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
1 1/2 teablespoon dark sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
A big bunch of Thai basil leaves (I didn’t have this in the fridge so I just threw in two big handfuls of spinach)
1 tablespoon baking soda (to tenderize the chicken, optional)

I brought this over from Singapore. hehe
it’s super yummy!
and cause I didnt have fresh ginger.
I decided to use this instead (:

Steps : 

1. Marinate the chicken with baking soda.
Set aside for 10 minutes before rinsing the chicken off with water.
Make sure the baking soda is completely rinsed off.
Cut the chicken breast into large chunks.
Pat dry the chicken pieces and set aside.


2. Heat up a claypot on high heat and add the sesame oil.
Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry until aromatic.

3. Add in chicken and do a few quick stirs.
Add soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, Shaoxing wine and continue to stir-fry the chicken.
Cover the chicken and lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Add the spinach leaves and stir well with the chicken, cover to cook for 10-15mins.
Serve immediately with rice.

5. Three cups chicken. DONE! (:
Quick and easy!