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Oven Power Trip

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Bosch Oven Power Trip

Apparently, it is quite common in Singapore (and other tropical countries like Malaysia, Indonesia) that the electric oven cause a power trip (or short circuit) due to the high humidity. Basically, the heating element tends to attract moisture, and if the moisture accumulates too much it will cause a power trip. Since the humidity in the tropics is very high, the chances of this happening is also quite high.

There are two kinds of oven power trips:

  1. Oven power trips after a certain time (e.g. 5 minutes) from turning it on
  2. Oven causes power trip immediately upon switching on power

Clearly, Case 2 is more serious than Case 1. There is a simple solution for Case 1 Oven Power Trips that you may try: first switch on the oven to low temperature (50 degrees Celsius) to dry out the moisture. Only after reaching that temperature, then…

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Centrum Vitamin Review

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I used to think that with a balanced diet, there is no need to take vitamins. However, recently I read several articles that due to soil depletion, there is lack of minerals in the soil that is used to plant the crops. According to the Bible, the soil is supposed to rest every 7 years for the Sabbath, but I doubt many countries practice this as it will lead to total loss of income for that year.

By the way, Northern China has a type of rice called Dong Bei Rice that is considered one of the best type of rice, certainly superior to Thai rice. I have tasted Dong Bei Rice in Liaoning Province, it is absolutely delicious. The reason it is so good is because due to the harsh winter, the soil there is forced to rest once a year during the winter. Hence, the soil…

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Where can I buy Staub cast iron cookware in Singapore

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One of the search terms for my website is “Where can I buy Staub cast iron cookware in Singapore”. I did some research and it sounds incredible, but one of the cheapest option is actually to buy from Amazon and ship it to Singapore.

This is a good idea for several reasons.

  1. Firstly, Amazon has certain offers from time to time that make Staub cookware extremely cheap. For instance, currently the Staub Cast Iron Round Cocotte, 4-Quart (3.8 liters) is selling for USD $99.95, whereas its original price is USD $407. Hence, even after factoring in the shipping fees of around USD $30, it is likely to be cheaper than anywhere in Singapore. (See the below Staub cookware, which is selling at $99.95 and ships to Singapore.)

Staub Cast Iron Round Cocotte, 4-Quart, Cherry

2. Local e-commerce websites may not necessarily be cheaper than Amazon. Be aware of a…

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Cast Iron Pan Singapore Review

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Recently bought a cast iron pan/skillet for home cooking. Cast iron is an ancient technology that has several benefits over the more modern non-stick technology. It is supposed to be cheap (just US$15 in America Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned, 10.25-inch), but in Singapore it is quite expensive probably due to import fees.

I bought the mid-range USA brand Lodge 10.25-inch skillet (around $60 SGD). It can be found in Qoo10:

Where to buy Cast Iron Pan/Pot/Skillet Singapore

Lodge Pre-Seasoned 8-inch Cast Iron Skillet:

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet 10.25-inch:

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet (Midrange, affordable)

The high-end brands include Le Creuset, Staub. These are very expensive (at least $100 SGD).

Le Creuset Skillet (High-end, Super Expensive)

Benefits of Cast Iron Cookware vs Non-stick:

  • Non-stick Teflon, even with extreme care, tends to flake off and end up in food. Also it is released as fumes during cooking. It…

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Where to buy dumplings (饺子) in Singapore

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Dumplings (饺子) is a staple food in Northern China. However it is rare to find it in Singapore. Often in NTUC Fairprice, or other supermarkets, Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings) or Korean dumplings can be found, but not Chinese dumplings. Making your own dumplings is possible, but very time consuming.

Recently I found out about “Yongle Kitchen”, which sells authentic Shandong style dumplings. Check out their video below, it looks very professional.

The recommended way to buy their dumplings is through Qoo10Click here to enter their Qoo10 Official Shop!

Do check out their 10 different flavors!

You may also click on the banner below to enter their Official Shop:

[$12.00](▼34%)[YongLe Dumplings]42 Pcs Dumplings in 10 Different Flavours!


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Free Cooking Recipes

If you are an avid cook or food lover, do check out this cooking blog. 100% free recipes with high definition photographs, featuring Chinese, Western and other cuisines like Thai, Malaysian, Indian etc.

All recipes are suitable for beginner, amateur chefs. Not much equipment required other than the usual kitchen appliances like stove, oven.

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Some exotic recipes:

  1. Ge Da Soup
  2. King Crab
  3. Green Curry Chicken
  4. Pork Chop with Roasted Apple
  5. Homemade Prawn Ribs Noodle Soup