HJH Maimunah: Kampung Cuisine
I just realized that I hardly know anything about Malay food. Sure, I am familiar with nasi lemak and there are several dishes at the nasi padang stall which I order regularly, but my knowledge of the history of our local Malay food is barely at the pre-school level. I met some Malay friends recently and had a very interesting conversation with them which sparked a new found interest in Malay cuisine.
Crayfish Porridge Recipe featuring Tefal Spherical Pot Induction Rice Cooker
Crayfish is all the rage at the moment with many Seafood beehoon stalls serving crayfish beehoon! Today, I am using crayfish to make a Teochew style porridge where the rice grains are still intact. Although I am using crayfish for this porridge, the basic recipe can be used for any seafood. In this video I […]
Pandan Gula Melaka Cake: Pandan Chiffon Cake Revisited
Seven years on, I thought I would revisit the Pandan Chiffon cake again. One reason for this is that earlier this year, CNN named the Pandan Chiffon cake as one of the 17 best cakes in the world and crowned it the national cake of Singapore! Another reason is that I tasted a really nice gula melaka version of the Pandan Chiffon cake at Cheng's @27 which was more moist and tender than my version and I had always wanted to tweak my recipe to improve it.
Tash Tish Tosh: Battleship Tulang!
Did you know that sup tulang is a Singapore invention? It was invented in the 1950's by Abdul Kadir who is still selling the fiery red bone marrow stew at Golden Mile food centre!
Stir Fried Potatoes and Pork: Simple Homecooked Meals
Potatoes and pork go so well together! If you have never tried this dish before, you should! This is the kind of dish which I am sure many people have grown up eating because it is so tasty and easy to make! Ingredients Thinly sliced shabu shabu pork collar or pork belly 300g Potatoes 4 […]
Kyoaji: Singaporean Japanese Food
The California roll was created over five decades ago in Los Angeles by Chef Ichiro Mashita who substituted tuna with avocado during the tuna off-season. He thus started the American sushi revolution which soon gave rise to sushi rolls named after the other states. In Seattle, they made their rolls out of smoked salmon and called it, surprise surpise, the Seattle roll. The Philadelphia roll had cream cheese in it and in New Mexico the sushi roll gets spiced up with chillies!
Cabbage and Yam Brown Rice: Tefal Spherical Bowl Induction Rice Cooker Recipe
Here is my recipe for cabbage yam brown rice recipe which can all be made in one pot! Brown rice is easy to cook in the Tefal Spherical Pot Induction rice cooker as there is a special program which will pre-soak the rice in hot water before cooking it till it’s nice and fluffy — […]
Springleaf Prata Railway Mall: Happy Prata-men!
This year, he came up with the Alfredo, which is a murtabak filled with rosemary roasted chicken which he cooks in the tandoor, portabello mushrooms, white sauce and mozzarella cheese. The flavours are closer to what you would find at an Italian restaurant than what I expected. I had thought it would taste really local, but they actually used fresh rosemary and made the white sauce themselves! 4.25/5
Wee Family Seafood: Zi Char with wine pairing
We might be worried about the disappearance of certain hawker dishes like char kway teow or satay beehoon, but not zi char. Zi char is alive and well and it is easy to understand why. Whereas Singaporeans would complain about a plate of char kway teow which costs $6, no one blinks an eye at a plate of fried vegetables with oyster sauce that costs $8 at the zi char. Zi char is good business, which is why there are a lot of zi char out there. The real challenge with zi char operators is how to come up with a few signature dishes which will help them stand out from the crowd.
Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak: Blue is in!
Blue rice is currently the in thing! It’s actually not a new thing but an old thing, but somehow it has recently become THE thing! Blue food really does capture the imagination doesn’t it? There are not many foods that we associate the colour blue with. One can think of blue cheese and blueberries perhaps, […]
Thai Style Prawn Cakes with Huai Shan
Thod man goong or Thai prawn cakes are one of my wife’s favourite dishes whenever we go to a Thai restaurant. They are quite easy to make and when you make them yourselves you can be assured that of good quality prawn meat without a lot of fillers. These prawn cakes are not cheap to make! I bought 1 kg of sua lor prawns for the market for $16 and I made only six prawn cakes out of them!
Yaowarat Seafood: A Bit Chinese, A Bit Thai
I am sure most Singaporeans will be familiar with the Yaowarat district in Bangkok. It is popularly known as the Chinatown of Bangkok and it is where you go for Thai-Chinese food. I haven't really explored the food at Yaowarat much even when I was living in Bangkok in the early 2000's. The place is a traffic nightmare and I remembered it for its numerous shark's fins restaurants!