Makan House by Ollela: Excellent Bika Ambon and other kuehs!
I spent several months perfecting my Bika Ambon recipe back in 2017. It must be one of the most frustrating kuehs to get right. The key to the kueh lies in the way it is baked. You really can’t do it properly in an ordinary oven, not matter what some blogs say. In the end, […]
Damian D’Silva’s Kueh Bingka Ubi Recipe: Uber Ubi!
Damian's recipe is quite unlike anything else I have seen online on in recipe books The one thing that really stood out was the caramelisation of the sugar syrup which added that extra dimension of flavour to the kueh. I also liked the thick layer of browned crust on the top of the kueh which develops through a longer 2 stage baking process.
Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Gourmet East Kitchen Food Trail
Today we take you on a most interesting industrial estate food trail. Rather than visiting the usual hawker stalls we take you to Gourmet East Kitchen in Bedok which houses many central kitchens which manufacture food for hotels and other eateries. I’ll bet many of you would have never even thought of visiting a place […]
I generally eschew buffets. I find most of them to be pretty generic and nowadays I usually only have them when it is part of the hotel breakfast package. Oh, there was a time when I used to love buffets. But that was a long time ago when my appetite was much bigger and my palate, less discriminating. Buffets were a great idea then. You starve yourself for the whole day, then pay one price and try to eat more than your money’s worth of food. It used to be a profitable venture for me, but not anymore since I can’t eat as much and the prices of buffets have gone up significantly in the last decade.
Leslie’s Kuih Bingka (Bika) Ambon Recipe: Everything you need to know
There are many recipes online and I have probably looked through all of them, including the ones in Indonesian. None of them have all the information you need in order to create a kuih that looks like the one in this photo. In this post, I will share with you everything that I have learnt through the numerous attempts at making this enigmatic cake.
Peranakan Khek: Nonya Kueh for the Next Generation
It is good to know that there is a new generation of Singaporeans who are passionate about traditional cuisine and striving to bring it to the next level. Leading the charge is Chef Malcolm Lee who won a Michelin Star for Candlenut restaurant last year. But winning the Michelin Star was more than just a personal achievement, it also brought international recognition for peranakan cuisine.
The first thing that strikes you about the lapis is how many layers there are. Then as you peel the layers, just how stretchy they are. Then when you eat them, how chewy and yummy they are. The guys were having fun peeling off each layer, then twirling each layer around the finger before popping the whole finger into the mouth!
I never expected to see putu bambu in Singapore. It is a dish that is commonly found along the streets of Indonesia. But I happened to chance upon it while walking in Chinatown one day. I must admit that I have never paid much attention to the street side stalls in Chinatown as I had assumed that most of them are catering to the tourists. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a very personable couple busily making the steaming hot snacks. I was even more surprised to find out that they had been doing this for 20 years and was still very much under the radar -- or at least the ieat radar.
Simple Delites: Simple but Delightfully Delicious!
I haven’t really written much about Nonya/Malay kuehs. I think the reason is because when my family needs a Nonya Kueh fix, we just buy it from Bengawan Solo. They are very good and so easily available that I haven’t really thought about alternative places to buy my kuehs. But recently, my friend, Thomas, of […]
Xing Xing Tapioca Cake: Finally! After all these Years!
It has taken me a long time to finally taste the tapioca cake at this very famous stall. It is really a one of a kind. They only sell two things here: Tapioca cake and Ondeh Ondeh. And each day they sell out by 11am. It is one of the very few, if not the […]
Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh: Before there was Mochi, there was Ang Ku Kueh
Ang Ku Kueh 60 cents each Nowadays, our kids probably know more about Mochi than Ang Ku Kueh. When I was a kid, everyone knows about Ang Ku Kueh, especially if you are Hokkien. You know what I am talking about right? That Ang Ku Kueh song that starts with a Nun knocking on an […]
With smart, iwatch_ueat and damien This is my first visit to this Confectionery and I felt like I was a kid again at a toy store. Almost everything here is so delectable that I felt I wanted to buy the whole shop! First up was the Kueh Dah Dah which Damien highly recommended. The big […]