Hainanese Chicken Chop By Eastcoastlife


My Hainanese hubby and son love eating my fried Hainanese chicken chop. It’s a simple dish which I could prepare in a jiffy. I often store chicken chops in my freezer, in case there is a sudden request for it. As I used cracker crumbs for the crust, the chicken chop tastes crispier. Nowadays, food Continue Reading

Hainanese Pork Chop : Singapore Old School Version


I learnt to make Hainanese Pork Chop from my father-in-law. My family love a delicious pork chop which is tender on the inside and crusty outside. This traditional Hainanese pork chop is coated with cream cracker crumbs. Then it is deep fried. I learn this from my late father-in-law who was a talented cook. He Continue Reading

Kristang Cuisine : Melba At The Mansion, Malacca


My first encounter with Kristang cuisine was during my stay at The Majestic Malacca. Before that, I have never heard of it. I made a reservation for dinner at the in-house restaurant, Melba at The Mansion which is located on the first floor of the hotel. Beautifully decorated with lots of wooden furnishings, it has a spacious Continue Reading

Edible Worms In Hainan – Peanut Worms


I was petrified when my sister-in-law served these edible worms for the first time. My village folks had kind intentions. They specially cooked a bowl of Peanut Worm (Sipunculus nudus) Soup for me as it was a cold wintry day. It had been raining for days in my hometown Qionghai. The night before, I was feeling Continue Reading

Qionghai : Hainan Village Trip 2017


From Singapore, I took an early flight to Haikou, arriving at Meilan International Airport before 11 am. My second nephew was waiting for me. It took us an hour of driving to reach our ancestral home in Qionghai. The rest of the family were waiting for me. It was the Chinese Thanksgiving Day, we were going Continue Reading