Tag Archives : Singapore

Chicken Curry Empanadas


When my mother-in-law was here to help take care of the kids, her friends taught her to make curry puffs with Betty Crocker Pie Crust mix. Whenever the craving strikes, she would send me to Lucky to pick up a box for her. She can whip up these comfort snack in no time. What’s a trip to Lucky in exchange Read More

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Spiral Curry Puff – Flaky Crust


August 9th – Singapore National Day. I was overjoyed when I found out that Singapore Connect is organizing a National Day-In-Place virtual hawker food fare. Covid has prevented us from making our annual trip home and deprived us of the hawker food that we crave so much. The organizer offered some all-time favorites from bay area Singaporean chefs. We were Read More

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Kueh Bengka Ubi (Baked Tapioca Cake)


First published Dec 27th 2014 I attended my nephew’s holiday potluck party last weekend: “bring whatever food you wish to eat and share…home cooked Singapore food encouraged.” I like so many dishes from Singapore, which one should I bring? It has been a long time since I made Kueh Bengka Ubi, and it is so easy to make and so Read More

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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

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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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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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Kong Bak Bao (扣肉包)Braised Pork in Soy Sauce


I remember this is one of the must-have dish when we visit Westlake Eating House back home. The pork is always braised to perfect tenderness, and the sauce is to die for. I cooked this on the stove top for one and a half hour. The meat is still not tender enough. Next time, I’ll cook it in the slow Read More

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Char Kuay Teow


I have started the list of must-have hawker food for my August trip home. It made me crave for some Char Kuay Teow…  Thankfully, there is always Mrs Leong’s Best of Singapore Cooking to turn to. I can survive with some DIY Char Kuay Teow in the mean time till August comes around… Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 10 Read More

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Muah Chee (Glutinous Rice Dough in Black Sesame-Peanut Powder)


This is one of my favorite childhood snack: soft, chewy dough in super awesome sesame-peanut coating. I have to add a super-easy category to my postings, since it took me less than 10 minutes to prepare, cook, and woof it down. Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 3 min Woofing time: < 1 min 🙂 Serves: 2 Ingredients (A) Sesame-Peanut-Sugar Read More

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