Noob Cook Recipes


Hi, I’m wiffy the Noob Cook. I’m from the sunny city of Singapore.

Welcome to my recipes blog! I enjoy cooking even though I don’t think I’m very good at it. Being a noob* at cooking doesn’t, however, deter me from entering the kitchen and trying to whip up a storm. In this blog, I feature recipes of the successful dishes I’ve made. Hopefully, my bravery in entering the kitchen and showcasing the recipes will be an inspiration to other noobs out there.

* In case you are wondering what noob means, here are some of the applicable definitions at urban dictionary:

Being a Noob Cook doesn’t mean we eat in all the time! Noob Cook Reviews (sister site) is a personal blog of our eat-out and travel escapades, where we share our foodie and travel finds with our readers. All featured reviews and content on Noob Cook Reviews site are explored at our own expense and recreation (non sponsored).


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  1. YvonneA — August 26, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    Hi Wiffy!

    Thanks for this great website. I like to cook too, but most of my cooking is what I ate when I was young, so I just try to recreate the tastes… so with your website, I have a guide to rely on!! I also love it that so many recipes are simple and homely… the way the Singapore cook does it for their families.

    Having said that, can I PLEASE have recipes on HAIRY GOURD? (jit/chit gwa) Like the soup, the stirfly julienne pieces, the hollowed out gourd with stuffed pork… etc. I would cook it, but without your “guidance”, I lose some of my confidence!!

    Looking forward! Thanks again Noob CooK!


    • wiffy replied: — August 28th, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

      Thanks for your note. Glad my site have come in handy. I will experiment with hairy gourd and post the recipes when they are successful :)


  2. Karen — October 17, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    Hi, I’m a wife-to-be in 10months and know nothing about cooking except instant noodles and scrambled egg. It’s saving grace to chance upon your website! I subscribed immediately and can’t wait to, slowly but surely, try out the recipes and hope I’ll succeed like u too! Soup in 4 steps?? Amazing! Thank u for sharing!! :)


    • wiffy replied: — October 19th, 2013 @ 2:31 am

      thanks and happy cooking!


  3. Cassie — November 16, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    I like that you have very precise instructions! it allows a noob like me to be able to cook! this is always the first site I visit when I want to try something new. so far all the recipes that ive tried turned out great and nobody believe its the first time I try. all thanks to you! keep up the good work and do add on to the recipe list! kudos to you wiffy!


  4. MK — December 10, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    Hi Wiffy! Wondering if I could get permission to reprint one of your amazing recipes? Please drop an email at your convenience. Thanks!


  5. Daphne — January 3, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    Hi Wiffy,

    congratulations on the launch of your new site! It looks great! Thank you so much for posting all these wonderful and easy to follow recipes. I’ve using your website since I got my own place (2 yrs!) and your recipes never fail me. I never thought i’d be able to go beyond cooking instant noodles and here i am now roasting chickens and cooking soup with confidence! thank you!!!


    • wiffy replied: — January 3rd, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

      thank you :) glad to hear you are cooking up a storm!


  6. Theresa — January 9, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

    Dear Wiffy,

    Came across your website while searching for sesame oil chicken and ‘orh nee’ recipes. Found it has many interesting recipes that make me water. But I’m still looking for an easy ‘orh nee’ recipe. Since this is quite a popular dessert, do you mind sharing a recipe that is easy to make?

    Thank you.


  7. YF — January 17, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

    Hi Wiffy, your blog has been a life saver for a noob mom and homemaker who has never done any decent cooking before. In fact many recipes published here have been my childhood food, thanks to you that I am able to relive some of the taste that is very close to my heart. And talking about inspiring other noobs, congrats you’ve done it, and very well! =)


    • wiffy replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 11:44 am

      thanks for your encouragement, I’m glad you find the recipes handy :)


  8. Ai Lin — January 27, 2014 @ 5:27 am

    Hi! Wiffy,
    I live in Sorrento Italy for past 35 years. I got to know NOOBCOOK for past 2 years. I must thank you for all the receipes you publish. I never knew how to cook chinese, now I’m able to with all your simple and useful methods. Very very helpful!!! Keep it up and good luck


  9. Mark Preston — February 7, 2014 @ 6:09 am

    May I use your picture of sweet and salty mei cai? From your page:

    Can you say why it is termed: “sweet”? Does this mean fresh or non-salted or non-fermented or not pickled?



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