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Hedy Khoo  Food columnist so obsessed with eating, cooking is a chief means to satiate that hunger and curiosity. 🌶😋❤️

Teochew porridge. The only thing homecooked in this picture is the porridge with Japanese sweet potato! Achievement unlocked! 😝Everything else was bought from the market. Whitebait, double-shell crab bursting with milt, baby squid, salted eggs and steamed mullet on bamboo leaf. The entire meal was deeply satisfying.
And now, I feel hungry all over again. .
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#teochewporridge #porridge #sweetpotato #eatathome #cookedfood #seafood #crab #sgfood #instafood #foodies #foodgram #gimmenow #chinesefood #teochew #heritagefood #foodlovers #asianfood #seafoodfiesta #suppertime

The Sadistic Shopper strikes again: Episode 3. Here, I pay a visit to fishmonger and fish shop boss, Mr Chong Lee Huck, better known as Ah Huat, at his shop in Toa Payoh. Swa Chiam, known as the sand whiting, is a much prized fish for its fine meat among those who know this fish . The sand whiting available on the market are usually small in size, about 10cm in length. But Mr Chong happened to have stock of large ones which are individually caught by rod. Originally, the plan was that he would demo how to butterfly one and leave it to me to do the rest. I mean, that was his plan, not mine! But the man ended up beheading and butterflying every single whiting that I bought - which is a lot of work! 😈
He carries a variety of fish. And he is my all-time favourite fishmonger. Look him up at the wet market at Block 74, #01-15/16/19/20/21 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Singapore 310074. His ikan kurau and stingray are superb! He also sells wild-caught red snapper.
When you are talkative as I am, it’s very tiring to do subtitles! So please flip on the audio to find out interesting facts about the sand whiting and how Mr Chong ended up volunteering for hard labour. He cleaned nearly 20 of these! Plus he even gave me a tip to marinate them with ground turmeric! All I did was marinate, deep-fry and eat! 😈😈😈😝😋
Watch the video on IGTV for the full extended 2 minute version. .
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#wetmarket #fishmonger #seafood #knifeskills #groceryshopping #whiting #locallife #sgmarket #sglife #singaporelife #marketlite #shopping #hedykhoo #ilovefish #sadisticshopper #toapayoh #freshfood #singapore #新加坡 #沙尖鱼

The Sadistic Shopper strikes again. I rushed to Tiong Bahru Market before 7am to buy my favourite steamed yellow croaker #黄花鱼 , only to have this Aunty tell me someone bought them just before I arrived! But there were double-shell crabs and very delicious steamed baby squid. How delicious? Well, Aunty has been sneak-eating them since setting up stall! Admission of guilt in the video! Flip on the audio to listen to my “interrogation” and how Aunty defends herself!😝
Update: The cold crab, whitebait and steamed squid are cooked items. .
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#tiongbahrumarket #tiongbahru #sglife #sunday #wetmarket #teochewfood #localfinds #yumminess #cheeky #coldcrab #seafood #singapore #sotong #squid #最爱

In His Time. He makes all things beautiful in His Time.
Banana blossom shedding its petals to reveal the beginning of a beautiful comb of organic bananas.
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#natureatwork #greenlife #bananatree #homegrown #soilcultivated #fertilenature #realfood #thisislife #sggarden #gardening #organicgarden #growyourown #organicfruit

Slice of life. The Sadistic Shopper. The perks of getting to the market early before 6.30am, in stormy weather. With no other customers, this nice fishmonger jokingly offered to remove the heads off 1kg of swalor prawns if I were to buy them. I took him up on his offer. $10 for 1kg of swalor prawns which he and his co-worker manually guillotined. Switch on the audio to hear our exchange, my potato accent and crazy laughter. 😂.
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#wetmarket #hainanesevillage #heartlands #shopping #stormyweather #sadist #prawns #saturdaymorning #reallife #funnysideoflife #groceryshopping #fishmonger #sgfood #funnyconversation #neighbourhoodgem #speakmandarin #mykindafun #notsam #sliceoflife #notsoserious #singaporelife #sglife #singapore #asia

Introducing my favourite neighbourhood wuxia hero, Zhang Long, who opened my eyes to the wonderful world of flank steaks. He is a butcher who takes pride in his job. .
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#bestbutcher #neighbourhoodgem #redmeat #carnivorediet #myvillage #beef #sizzlesizzle #flanksteak #passion #craftsmanship #sgfood #wuxia #panseared #redmeat #foodgram #myvillage #butcher #backtobasics #meatlover #delicioussteak #yummy #武侠 #knifeskills #卧虎藏龙 #hiddendragons #notasponsoredpost

Another cold wintry aircon night. And my thoughts turn to this: Another flavoursome 388g of flank steak. This time I marinated it and cooked it into 姜葱牛肉 complete with ginger and green onion. Incredibly tender and tasty. As usual, my fave butcher of the year didn’t let me down. Expert slicing for utter tenderness.
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#flanksteak #suppertime #highprotein #beeflovers #lowfat #chinesecooking #australianbeef #hedchef #hedykhoo #needtoeat #igfood #foodies #meataddict #redmeat #workhorse #highnutrition #sexysteak #hungry #sgfood #foodnight #foodkarma

Pan-fried flank steak that is superbly tender thanks to the ace cutting skills of a butcher who doesn’t use any fancy knives. Simple seasoning of good salt and pepper. .
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#flanksteak #beef #salad #sohungry #lunch #protein #omnivore #uncomplicated #healthyfood

I love this old fashioned plate. Reminds me of my late Teochew grandma and childhood days. Fried prawn mee for Sunday dinner. My idea of using up leftover ingredients from my prawn noodle soup on Saturday. Souper Prawny weekend! .
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#hokkienmee #sgfood #homecooking #hedchef #hedykhoo #friednoodles #asianfood #singapore #leftovers #whattocook #wastenot #instaeats #lifeisshort #seafoodlover #localfare #dinner #kitchenlove #familylove #childhoodmemories #happinessonaplate #思念的味道 #童年记忆 #swipeleft

The culmination of saving prawn shells for a super concentrated stock. First layer of yellow noodles and laksa beehoon. Pigtail and ribs. Angka prawns and Manila clams. Baby abalone. Lots of beansprouts and Kangkong for crunch. Homefried lard, fresh coriander, fried shallots, fried garlic for garnish. Pic 2: Special delivery for a good friend. For this version, I specially peeled the prawn shells for ease of dining. Cut chilli and light soy sauce, Thai crushed chilli flakes for that extra kick. .
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#friendship #prawnnoodles #localfare #homehawker #hedchef #hedykhoo #madefromscratch #noshortcuts #homecooking #chinese food #supper #breakfast #dinner #seafoodlovers #😍

Feels like springtime. The pomegranate tree has gotten over its anger at me for cutting it down to about a foot high. For a year, it showed its displeasure by producing zero flowers. Guess all anger subsided after all this time and it’s flowering and fruiting fast and furious. Banana tree has also quietly given birth to its much awaited flower. Each banana tree can flower only once, if at all. And it takes a year for this to happen. Another six months ahead before the actual bananas are ready to be harvested. Lime tree which was dormant has also been working hard at producing fruit. But what really amazes me is the turmeric ginger flower. It is so rare and lasts for a good long while. I love how beautiful nature is. All of this serves to remind me that no matter how futile and empty things may seem on the surface, ultimately, life has a way of reigniting the forces of living beings, and if you are patient enough and do not hang on to things too tightly, nature will let you flower and bear fruit in due course. Patience and perseverance even when you think there’s nothing you can do. @manfrancisco .
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#garden #nature #banana #om #peaceloveharmony #life #contentment #natureislove #patience #perserverance #goodness #gardening #greenlife

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