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  • Condiment

    Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise

    Store-bought mayonnaise had always been a staple in my household since I was young. But as I grew older, there was always this naggy feeling about it. One of the ingredients in…

  • Chinese, Condiment

    Sambal Belacan

    Ahhh sambal belacan. Just hearing the name will delight me. I’ve been a big fan of sambal belacan every since I learned to read. Used to eat lots of sambal belacan when…

  • Chinese, Condiment

    Sambal Cincalok

    When I visited Melaka recently, I made it a point to get a bottle of cincalok from Tan Kim Hock. Cincalok is a Malaccan food made from a type of small shrimp…

  • Chinese, Condiment

    Grandma’s Garlic Chili Sauce

    This garlic chili sauce is my very own grandma’s recipe. Back in those days, there were no such thing as tomato sauce or chili sauce. So my grandma came up with her…

  • Condiment, Indian, Side Dish, Vegetable

    Beetroot Raita

    Raita is basically Indian salad in yogurt and is seasoned with herbs and spices. It’s a cooling side dish cum condiment that works wonder with spicy food and biryani rice. I’m a…

  • Chinese, Condiment

    Grandma’s Dried Shrimp Sambal

    Dried shrimp sambal or heé bee sambal (or heé bee hiam) in Hokkien is a spicy condiment that is loved by everyone (for those who know the existence of this dish. I…