Browsing Category : Appetizers

Achar


Craving something sweet, sour, crunchy, and nutty? This is one of my favorite appetizer that will keep you coming back for more. Ingredients 600g cucumber, seeded and cut into 2-inch strips 300g cabbage, cut into cubes 300g French beans, cut into 2-inch pieces 300g carrots, cut into 2-inch strips 3 fresh red chilli, seeded A handf fresh green chilli, seeded Read More

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Otak Otak


I have an obsession with checking off items, especially when it has to do with food. Otak Otak is one item I didn’t check off on my must-eat list in Singapore. Ugh! There just wasn’t enough time and a stomach big enough to eat everything. Thankfully, two Mrs Lee’s cookbook by Shermay Lee accompanied me back to the US. There Read More

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Asian Pickled Cucumber


I needed to make some pickled vegetables to round out my South East Asian charcuterie board at the last minute. As always, I can count on Mrs Leong’s Best of Singapore Cooking. This cookbook has accompanied me through countless hours in the kitchen. I’ve made only a quarter of the recipe and omitted the shallots. Easy last minute recipe, and Read More

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Shrimp Mango Ceviche on Avocado Sauce


I’ve tried making ceviche with raw shrimp and lime juice multiple times without success. Perhaps psychologically, I just believe they are not cooked through without heat. This time I tried a new approach and poached the shrimp instead. It turned out great! Simple, easy, and safe! Ingredients 1/2 lb shrimps, shell on and deveined Mango Salsa 1/4 cup mango 1/4 Read More

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Mushroom Leek Galette


We were invited to Kampung Lam for dinner a few weeks back. Since then, I’ve been thinking of the very yummy mushroom galette that Chef Chao served. The girls and I have a soft spot for mushrooms, couple that with a flaky and buttery crust, it is a match made in heaven. I asked Elaine for the recipe the next Read More

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Singapore Satay


Updated: August 8th, 2021 Added new pictures and fine-tuned additional ingredients. First Published: September 28th, 2015 No one will argue Singapore Satay is one of Singapore’s signature dish. Whenever we do BBQ in the summer, it is a must-have item on the menu. Thanks to Prima Taste, we can easily enjoy authentic Singapore Satay thousands of miles away from home. Read More

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Chinese Rojak (Salad in Shrimp Paste Dressing)


Updated: June 26th, 2021 Updated pictures and added green mango to the ingredients. Tastes delicious as always as long as you have Chinese crullers as the anchor. With all these bright and juicy fruits in the mix, the cucumbers are tasting a little flat. Next time, I will consider adding fresh lychee and guava. First Published: September 7th, 2015 My Read More

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Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad)


My memory of gado gado sauce is sweet, salty, tangy, and full of flavors from peanuts, garlic and shallots. This is my  second attempt at make-from-scratch gado gado sauce, after much adjustments, I got the sauce to the right consistency to my liking. This is a time consuming recipe if you were to prepare this salad from scratch. Picking the Read More

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Sicilian Meatballs


For the longest time, I have only made spaghetti with meat sauce, never meatballs. That is until my recent visits to Sicilian Butcher in Scottsdale. For whatever reason, I never like meatballs. In my first few visits to Sicilian Butcher, I did not cast my eyes on this item on the menu. Several weeks ago, we dropped into Sicilian Butcher Read More

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