Fried, grilled, baked, roasted, in soup, in pies – there are countless ways to prepare chicken meat. Steaming is one quick and ideal way to enjoy those tender chunks without using much oil. Chicken meat tends to have a rather bland taste on its own, but that’s what makes it such a common a staple food in many cuisines.
This Teochew dish favoured for its easy-to-digest mildness and help in detoxing the body. Surprisingly, it was once considered bad luck to have porridge on Chinese New Year because it was seen as a food for the poor. Now, the humble porridge is something many of us look forward to as a yummy relief to break up those indulgent meals.
There are many variations of nasi ulam (Malay herb rice) and Nasi Kerabu stands out with its signature blue rice, naturally coloured with dried butterfly pea flowers. This dish originated from the north-eastern states of Kelantan and Terengganu on Peninsular Malaysia, but can now be found all across Malaysia and even in Singapore.
Paper wrapped chicken, or more commonly known in Cantonese as “chee pow kai” brings together the best of two worlds, steamed and deep fried chicken. This dish was invented in Singapore by an eatery called Union Farm in 1953, and back then, it used to be sold per chicken. The fresh chicken would be slaughtered, chopped, marinated, wrapped, and then deep fried to a golden perfection.
Red Glutinous Rice Wine chicken is a traditional FooChow dish. Setiawan, a coastal town in Perak, Malaysia holds strong to their FooChow heritage. Mention Setiawan, a serious foodie will immediately mention ‘Ang Jiu Mee Sua’, red glutinous rice wine chicken with mee sua. They boast the best cottage industry in producing the red wine lees and silky QQ strands of mee sua. Each home will have their signature way of making the red wine lees.
We love our mums, and want them to be happy and healthy; so for this Mother’s Day, try cooking a flavorful hot and sour soup that is not only tingly for the taste buds, but also great for a family dinner!
This is a simple and yummy herbal pork dish that anyone can enjoy! Choosing a good cut of pork belly is very important for this dish, that has three even layers of meat sandwiched between three layers of fat. This is important because uneven layers upset the balance of the meat and fat, resulting in a kakuni that’s either tough and stringy or excessively greasy.
Curry Puff is one of our favourite local snack, tasty potato chicken curry filling wrap in buttery pasty! Definitely makes you want to eat one after another!
For the filling we used a mixture of diced potatoes and chicken thigh, you can also use pork which taste great as well. The trick for a buttery pasty is to grate cold butter onto the flour when making the dough, this gives the pasty a really melt in you mouth crumbly texture.
The simple Cantonese way of showcasing the freshness and sweetness of the ingredients (in this instance, prawns) is by steaming. The tiger prawns will be nothing but sweet and succulent after just 6 minutes of steaming on a bed of egg whites. A super quick recipe and real easy to cook for your love ones too. Just remember, to look out and do NOT overcook the prawns!
A true Hakka gem that has withstood the test of time. One can never get sick of. The classic combination of savoury Mui Choy braised with fatty pork belly slices.
The only tedious process is washing grit off the mui choy. Once you’ve done that, the rest of the steps are pretty simple! During the braising process the fragrance of the pork fats combine with the unique fragrance of mui choy that made us salivate.