Browsing Category : Singapore

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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Sambal Chilli


I like Nasi Lemak, the star of the dish is not the coconut rice and all the fancy sides that go with it. The star for me is the sambal chilli. Having tried this recipe, I realized it is not too difficult to enjoy this delicate condiment with the help of the food processor. I only used the mortar and Read More

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Bubor Cha Cha (Sweet Potato and Taro in Coconut Milk)


I am still in my colorful-cooking mood. I managed to find sweet potato in three colors and taro. Wondering if green and red sweet potatoes ever existed? Perhaps not. I used emerald and ruby chestnut bits to make up for the missing colors. That is my colorful dessert for tonight’s dinner! Prep time: 1 hours Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients Read More

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