Soon Kueh

Soon Kueh – 笋粿

Soon Kueh is a popular Teochew snack that can be found in most hawker centres. It was originally made with bamboo shoots, Chinese turnip, dried Chinese mushrooms and dried shrimps for the “umami”. To simplify the dish, we decided to leave out bamboo shoots.

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Hot & Sour Tofu Soup – 酸辣豆腐湯

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!

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Herbal Braised Pork Belly With Burdock Root – 豚角煮牛蒡

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.

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Luo Han Zhai – 罗汉斋

Using chinese cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, and a whole lot more, there is a contrast in texture when you mix the vegetables, beancurd, and tofu puff all together!

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Dry Bak Kut Teh – 干肉骨茶

If you’re looking to give mummy dearest a treat for Mother’s Day, this sumptuous treat of Dry Bak Kut Teh would be a great choice! Most of us are familiar with the soupy version of BKT, but how about trying it out a tantalizing dry version?

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Rice Cooker Claypot Rice – 电饭锅煲仔饭

This recipe is a godsend for those of you who do not own a claypot. We tweaked the recipe a little so you get all the yummy flavours of a typical claypot rice minus the all the hassles!

Rather than just throwing everything in the rice cooker, we pre-fry the ingredients in a wok to give it more colour and flavours. The next step is pretty simple, when the rice is steaming, just combine everything and let the rice cooker work its magic.

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Chicken Curry Puff

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.

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Claypot Hokkien Mee – 砂煲福建面

Hokkien Mee has always been a hawker favorite and popular dish in Asian culture – but how about claypot hokkien mee? Tasty comfort food is what you’ll get!
An umami pot of noodly goodness, we made our own pork belly by simply frying and blanching. The fragrant aroma and sizzles of the claypot while cooking this dish can be tantalizing to say the least. Give yourself some time to prepare and you’ll be in for a treat!

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Bird’s Nest White Fungus Egg Drop Soup – 燕窝蛋花汤

Bird’s Nest are known for its cooling effects in maintaining youthful skin and snowy dew like complexion. Hence, for centuries people have been consuming it to help themselves. Given that Mother’s Day is coming up, we decided to come up with a refreshing yet tasty treat that is both yummy and good for you.