Browsing Category : Singapore

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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Char Kuay Teow


Updated Feb 28th 2022 Just came back from Singapore. It was an awesome trip to see family & friends and tried many items on my MUST EAT list. One of the few regrets is that I only got to try Char Kway Teow once during this trip. The first time I saw a Char Kway Teow stall was in Boleh Read More

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My Southeast Asian Charcuterie Board


We met Karen and Gus through a Meetup group and they have been very gracious hosts for all the events and activities that they organized. As newbies in Arizona, we are very fortunate to be included in their meetup group and was invited to attend their Christmas party last December. They have gone all out to host the most elaborate 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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Soy Sauce Chicken Noodle (油鸡麺)


I spent a lot of my childhood in Chinatown. My sister and I usually hang out at my Dad’s shop house. Sometimes we go next door and read in the World Bookstore (世界书局). Other times, we roam the alleys of Chinatown and checkout the street vendors. When it’s time for food, there are so many options to choose from. More Read More

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Crispy Peanut Pancake (面煎粿)


Really craving this snack and found a recipe that doesn’t require starter nor yeast for the batter! The batter needs to rest for 30 minutes according the recipe. I made the peanut filling and prepared the batter the night before instead. Rested the batter overnight while I sleep and had a crispy, just-in-time breakfast right when I rolled out of Read More

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Ambon Binka Honeycomb Cake


I have tried making Ambon Binka countless times. None had great success. This holiday mold came just in time for Christmas. I thought why not give it a try again? Much better. Can’t get enough chewiness out of mini cakelets however. Will try again in a larger square pan next time. Ingredients Starter 2 tsp active dry yeast 1 Tbsp all purpose Read More

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Char Siu Pot Sticker Noodles


While in the bay area this summer, I had the opportunity to try many Singaporean dishes from several home chefs who offer hawker-style food that are closest and nearest to heart. One of my favorite dishes is Mama Judy’s Won Ton Mee that combines springy noodles, fried wontons, fresh green bok choy, and fatty-juicy char siu. Those tossing sauce that Read More

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Teochew Png Kueh 潮州饭桃 (Steamed Glutinous Rice Cake)


Updated Oct 24th, 2021 It’s been more than two years since we last tasted this kueh from my mother-in-law, that’s how long we haven’t visited Singapore since Covid started! Our next trip home is not until Feb next year. I decided to make this kueh again just to curb the cravings. Some will also be frozen so that the girls Read More

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