Shanghainese Savory Turnip Pancakes

I’ve always preferred savory to sweet when it comes to snacks, and Fried Turnip Pie (油墩子) is a traditional street-food in Shanghai that reminds me of many childhood memories when I lived there. If you’ve been to Wu Kang Road in the Former French Concession (法租界), that’s where me and my friends used to hang […]

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Shakshuka & Tuna Cheese Quesadilla

Shakshuka originally is an Israeli dish, then became popular in the Middle East and North Africa. It is typically a mix of tomatoes, onions, and eggs; I usually make this when we are clearing the fridge with whatever we have left or going off soon。 Quesadilla is a Mexican dish that no doubt, all families’ […]

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Short Rib Caramel

Inspired by the recipe from our dear friend Daniel Wong, Chef de Cuisine at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur – I’ve curated part of the recipe due to lack of ingredients during lockdown, which accidentally became a Asian-fusion from the original version. The short ribs are super juicy yet tender soft, fall off the bones and […]

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Shanghainese Scallion Oil Noodles

A super humble, yummy, traditional, minimalist dish that is commonly served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Shanghai. Ingredients: scallions (Spring Onions) cut them into finger length Seasoning Measures: 1-2 tbsp Cooking Oil 1 tbsp Dark Soya Sauce 2 tbsp Light Soya Sauce 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce 1 tbsp Brown Sugar Adjust to your liking […]

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Shanghai Style Russian Borscht.

Back at #JessKitchen tonight with this soup that I learnt from my grandma since when I was little. If you were born in a 3-generation Shanghainese family, you will know how much the taste of it means to our childhood memories. It almost felt festive every time this was stewing in the kitchen, that it […]

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