Browsing Category : Singapore

Kaya Toasts (Toast with Coconut Jam)


An authentic Singapore-style breakfast at the kopitiam (coffee shop) has to come with kopi (coffee), soft-boiled eggs, and kaya toasts. I have all the casts to create this breakfast at home except kaya (coconut jam). For years, I did not attempt to make this jam since someone told me that it requires hours of stirring the jam over the stove. Read More

Read More »

Steamed Tapioca Cake


I am a big fan of kuehs. Nonya, Malay, Indonesian, I love them all. One of my favorite kueh is tapioca cake. There are different ways to make tapioca cake; baked, steamed, or fried. I’ve tried Baked Tapioca Cake. I think that is the easiest, just stir the ingredients and stick them in the oven. Steamed tapioca cake takes a little more effort. Read More

Read More »

Chilli Lobster


Dungeness crab season reminds me of those trips out to Little Red House in East Coast for Chilli Crab. The best part of eating Singapore Chilli Crab for me is the chilli sauce. I couldn’t bring myself to kill a live crab and since I am really after the chilli sauce, I decided that its just as good to have Read More

Read More »

Home-style Fried Rice


Every family has their style of fried rice, and this is my-style. Ours is always fried with garlic, onions, eggs, mixed vegetables, and the most important ingredients: diced, fried spam. A couple of reminders, never fry freshly cooked rice; it has to be cooled and chilled overnight in the refrigerator. Never cover the fried rice until it is completely cooled. Read More

Read More »

Prawn Mee (大虾面)


I saw some HUGE tiger prawns at the market yesterday and couldn’t resist the temptation to attempt Hokkien Prawn (Hae) Mee. I asked the market if they would give me the prawn heads in the tray and they kindly agreed! I got a pound of the tiger prawn heads for free! That made cooking this dish so much cheaper and Read More

Read More »

Home-Style Minced Meat Omelette


  Whenever I want to prepare a simple home-style meal, this minced meat omelette is one that comes to mind. My god sister prepared this dish often when I was growing up. It is simple, and goes so well with a bowl of jasmine rice that I can eat it over and over again. I have not recorded this recipe Read More

Read More »

Gula Melaka Agar Agar


      I brought gula melaka agar agar to a Singapore / Malaysian theme BBQ get-together this evening. This is a nice and refreshing dessert when well chilled. Thankful for a great evening with friends and delicious Singaporean food. Ingredients 2 Litres water 6 screw pandan leaves tied into a knot 350 g chopped gula melaka 20g agar agar Read More

Read More »

Kueh Pie Tee


My sister sent me two tubs of Kueh Pie Tee shells last month. She told me there is a limited shelve life and I have been under pressure to do something with it. I tried filling them with the Popiah (Fresh Spring Rolls) filling this weekend, and they turned out awesome! It gives the savory spring roll filling a new Read More

Read More »

Kueh Ambon (Honeycomb Cake)


      If I can only pick one item at the Bangawan Solo store,  I will always pick the Honeycomb cake. That is how much I like the taste and texture of this Nonya delight. I have many failed attempts at baking this kueh. Last weekend, I decided to try Mrs. Leong’s recipe again with some adjustments. Without the Read More

Read More »

Honeydew Sago (蜜瓜西米露)


        Sago, coconut milk, and melons. All my favorite ingredients in a nicely chilled dessert for a hot summer day BBQ! Prep Time: 1 hour Cook TIme: 30 mins Ingredients 1/2 mini water melon 1/2 cantaloupe 1/2 honeydew 150g sago 10 cups water 300g sugar 250 ml water 4 screw pine leaves 500 ml coconut milk 500 Read More

Read More »
%d bloggers like this: