Yi Zi Ban - 忆子粄

Yi Zi Ban – 忆子粄

Yi Zi Ban is a Hakka traditional snack from Tai Po County, Guangdong Province. It has a history of more than 300 years. One long forgotten dish, the story is that Hakka mother will prepare this dish for her son when he travels on a long journey overseas and to ensure his safe return.

Garlic and Chilli Cockles - 蒜香伴血蚶

Garlic and Chilli Cockles – 蒜香伴血蚶

This spicy-garlicky dish will have you slurping the rich ‘hum’ juices and licking your fingers for more! For most of us Singaporeans, we can get these boiled cockles at the hawker centre, having fun prying and picking them open, and dipping them in punchy sambal belacan sauce. Cockles have long had a bad reputation of being the harbinger of hepatitis, but with the proper handling and thorough cooking, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about! They are also known to be high in iron and great for people with anemia.

Triple Cheese Mac n’ Cheese - 起司通心粉

Triple Cheese Mac n’ Cheese – 起司通心粉

Combining the soft milky taste of mozzarella, the crumbly umami of parmesan, and the sharp tang of cheddar, our Triple Cheese pasta will make your taste buds dance in delight! The rich Italian flavours of the cheeses are delicately balanced out by the slightly salted San Remo elbow pasta we used in the recipe, to give you a mouth-watering dish that both adults and kids can’t get enough of.

9 Layer Cake - 九层糕

9 Layer Cake – 九层糕

Well known for its nine distinctive colours, this popular steamed cake also known as ‘Jiu Ceng Gao’ in Chinese or ‘Kueh Lapis’ in Malay, is a pleasure to both the eyes and palate. Smooth rich texture accompanied by the delicious blend of coconut and pandan flavour, this old time favourite is sure to get your taste buds beckoning for the next bite.

Rendang Perak with Lemang - 仁當雞竹筒饭

Rendang Perak with Lemang – 仁當雞竹筒饭

Lemang, or bamboo rice, is made from a mixture of glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt, usually cooked in hollowed out bamboo sticks lined with banana leaves. We found a way to cook this traditional dish in your modern oven without the bamboo stick, but still having the rice take in the wonderful scent from the banana leaves.

Bubur Pulut Hitam - 黑糯米

Bubur Pulut Hitam – 黑糯米

Bubur Pulut Hitam originated from Indonesia, and has been fondly adopted as a local dessert in Singapore and Malaysia. In old days, black rice was nicknamed “forbidden rice” because, as you probably guessed it, it was reserved for the blue-blooded. Fortunately, as our societies became modern and affluent, these dishes have become available for us to share and enjoy. Although mostly used to decorate dishes today, you can savour its health benefits in the form of this unassuming delicious little dessert – made easy!

Parmesan Chicken Spaghetti

Parmesan Chicken Spaghetti – 巴马鸡意面

Great for the whole family, and easy to make, this recipe is one for everyone including the picky eaters! Seasoned chicken breasts coated with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese is a perfect combination that is really addictive.

Cincalok Omelette - 咸虾酱煎蛋

Cincalok Omelette – 咸虾酱煎蛋

Cincalok omelette is one of those delightful Nyonya dishes that risks becoming forgotten in our modern day lives because it’s so humble and simple. But, as they say, simple and good is quite often the hardest balance to achieve!

Salted Fish Fried Rice - 咸鱼炒饭

Salted Fish Fried Rice – 咸鱼炒饭

Little bursts of saltiness beaming through the delicate nutty chewy grains of rice. Soft tender chunks of chicken topped with bean sprouts and spring onions to enhance that sweet crunch in every bite. Pair it with fluffy orbs of scrambled eggs for that additional boost of texture and color to this wonderful masterpiece. Adding a surprising twist to the usual mix of fried rice, whip up your very own restaurant quality Salted Fish Fried Rice in just 30 minutes!

Crab Bee Hoon Soup - 螃蟹米粉汤

Crab Bee Hoon Soup – 螃蟹米粉汤

Crab bee hoon is usually either wok-fried, “dry” or served up in a light milky soup. The dry crab bee hoon has been given the thumbs up by Anthony Bourdain on one of his trips to Singapore, but it is a pity that he missed out on its soup counterpart! Sweet succulent chunks of mud crab simmered in a silky broth with bee hoon noodles, what’s not to love?