Kueh tutu is a small steamed cake made of finely pounded rice flour and filled with either ground peanuts or grated coconut cooked in gula melaka.
Making muah chee in 15 minutes? At home? It may sound preposterous but using a microwave is easy. Its is a traditional snack sold in night markets or now, in food courts. It’s a childhood favourite. Sticky springy pillowy soft mua chee coated with sweet ground roasted peanuts or sweetened black sesame. The best way to eat it is using a toothpick to spear it and pop into one’s mouth.
Fragrant coconut rice, deep fried chicken drumsticks, ikan bilis, hard boiled egg, Nasi Lemak is an all-time favourite for us Asians!
An Indonesian dish that is a favourite here, Gado Gado is an incredible peanut-ey street dish that is a complete mix of tau kwa, long beans, cabbage, eggs, and that yummy sauce. Fun fact – Gado Gado means “Mix mix”, which is exactly what this dish is about!
A classic soup in Chinese families, lotus roots are (trivia!) actually the stems of an aquatic plant type.
It is mild in taste and pairs really great with peanuts. And of course simmering it with pork ribs gives the soup the unique flavour that we’ve all grown to love.
Ice Kacang has got to be the most iconic dessert in Singapore and our neighbouring countries! A Mountain of shaved ice, drenched in different coloured syrup and sometimes gula melaka. As kids we used to LOVE standing around and watch the uncle/auntie prepare this sweet treat. (and we still do)
Satay Bee Hoon (沙嗲米粉) is a fusion of different cultures, mainly between the Malay and Chinese, as you can guess from the name the reason why its call Satay Bee Hoon is because of the peanut gravy which is similar to satay dipping sauce.
Fried Oyster Cake (炸蚝饼) is also known as UFO due to it’s rounded shape. It’s a snack which is crispy on the outside and yet moist on the inside when done right.
Nasi lemak is an all time favourite dish at almost anytime of the day, a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves.
This fluffy peanut pancake invokes lots of childhood memories for us. Who doesn’t love a moist and fluffy pancake, stuffed with a generous portion of crushed peanut?