Browsing Category : Singapore

Durian Shake


  Durian shake for breakfast. One more guilty pleasure; time to put my durian cravings in check. Prep time: 10 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 cup durian pulp 1/2 cup coconut water 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 1/2 cup ice cubes 2 Tbsp melted gula melaka (coconut sugar) Directions Blend first 4 ingredients in the blender. Divide durian shake into Read More

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Durian Puffs


Durians. Love them or hate them. I am a durian lover. We only have access to the frozen version of these King of fruits, much of its distinctive ‘aroma’ is lost in the freezing process. We don’t get the kick out of sinking our teeth into thawed durian pulp. Nonetheless, beggars can’t be choosers. This weekend, I filled some choux Read More

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake


  My aunt was a very good baker and I always looked forward to her visit when she would bring us treats that she baked. My favorite treat is her version of the chocolate chiffon cake. They were moist, spongy, and always delicately frosted with chocolate whipped cream. After her passing, I received a copy of her recipe that I Read More

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Kueh Salat (Pandan Custard on Glutinous Rice Cake)


      I have a sweet tooth and a soft spot for Nonya desserts and kueh. I am so grateful for the gift of the Cooking for the President cook book from Wai Ping. This book has kept me company over many weekends when I crave for some Singapore delicacies. Without easy access to the tools and ingredients, I Read More

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Satay


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. As we clean up and put away the BBQ grill this year, I am taking time Read More

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Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)


I have been on a sambal mission lately. The main reason: I have these precious bottles of home-made crispy ikan bilis and peanuts couriered from Singapore. Now that I have the sambal chilli handy, it is time to whip up the Nasi Lemak. The cast: coconut rice, crispy ikan bilis and peanuts, Sambal Telur (Eggs), Sambal Kangkong, and Ngor Hiang. Read More

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‘Five Spice’ Roll (Ngor Hiang) – 五香


In my whirlwind trip to Singapore, I missed many items on the checklist of must-try dishes. Thankfully, I was able to try some home-made Ngor Hiang from my god sister and noted the recipe. I was surprised that she did not add five spice powder to the filling! She insisted on taking the time to make mini-rolls as she says Read More

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Chinese Rojak (Salad in Shrimp Paste Dressing)


My sister prepared this delicacy for me when I visited last month. Her version uses apples instead of jicama. I love the sweet and tangy taste of the shrimp paste dressing combined with the varied texture of fruits, vegetables, and Chinese crullers. I rarely eat salad, but this is one salad I will eat often if I can afford the Read More

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Sambal Udang (Hot and Spicy Shrimps)


My sambal chilli came in handy for yesterday’s Labor Day BBQ. I was able to whip up this Sambal Udang dish in 10 mins and it tastes awesome. At least my guests say so ;). I have always wondered what is the difference between shrimp and prawns since coming to the US. We called it ‘prawns’ back home, but in Read More

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