This recipe is something I came up with after several trials using recipes from various chefs* as well as the internet. It isn't difficult to do and will take you about half an hour. The only challenge is in getting your hands on a cendol press which I finally found
Why go through all the trouble of making chin chow when it is so commonly available and inexpensive? Well, as with many foods, the only way to really know what goes inside your dish is to make it yourself! When you make something from scratch you learn a lot about the ingredients along the way. […]
Leslie’s Traditional Hainanese Kaya Recipe: Grandpa and Grandma would be proud!
I am very excited to share with you my traditional Hainanese kaya recipe! This is something which I have been researching for the past four months and I finally manged to re-create a kaya which I have heard about from folks from the pioneer generation!
EatsMeetsWest: Creative dips with Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
I had the privilege of meeting Chef Luke Thomas who burst into the limelight when he became Britain’s youngest head chef at the tender age of 18. He was in Asia to promote Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and I was asked to introduce him to the unique flavours of Singapore. Hellmann’s had issued a challenge to Luke […]
Ieat’s Chinese Roast Pork, Siu Yuk, Sio Bak Recipe II
I managed to pick up a few more tips in the last 3 years and have updated the recipe for a juicier, more flavourful sio bak! It's one of those things that is really worth doing at home as it is relatively easy and you are sure to get a few "wows" and "oohs" which is really satisfying!
Hokkien mee is one of my all time favourite hawker dishes. It is also a dish that is unique to Singapore. There are many theories as to the origins of the dish, but what is undisputed is that you can't find this style of Hokkien mee in our neighbouring countries, unlike char kway teow where many variations can be found across Malaysia.
This is one of the most deliciously addictive things you can do with pork belly! Once it is ready, it would be hard to keep everyone from pinching a piece. Sometimes it might not even make it to the dinner table!
Ayam buah keluak is perhaps the most important recipe for me. This dish makes its appearance every Chinese New Year and if I get it right, it means that the rest of the year is going to be prosperous and smooth sailing. Get it wrong, and dark ominous clouds start forming in the horizon!
Soy sauce chicken was somewhat on the B list of famous hawker dishes until it shot to fame when Chef Chan won a Michelin Star for Hong Kong Soya Sauce chicken in 2016. Since then, I had wanted to write a recipe for soya sauce chicken. Unlike Hokkien mee or char kway teow which requires a big wok and a hot stove, a dish like soya sauce chicken can be easily done at home!
Here is something that happens in our family every year. We would be celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday and no matter what trendy birthday cake we buy for her, she would always end up saying that butter cake is still her favourite. And every year I would promise to bake her a butter cake next time! Year after year, that "next time" never happened until Anchor sent me a few blocks of their New Zealand butter to sample!