Originating from Hakka, this traditional chinese delicacy may seem to take a bit of time to prepare but it’s easier than you think. The simple trick to achieving that gorgeous bubbly crisp layer is to prick lots of holes in the skin without puncturing the meat itself. Slather on dark soy sauce and submerge it in hot oil, watch as the delicate layer of skin slowly puff up into that perfect golden brown coating.
This dish is derived from the famous crispy yam ring dish.The crispy yam ring was created by one of Singapore’s Four Culinary Heavenly King, Mr. Hooi Kok Wai out of love for his wife. So much history and love that we have to cook this in our kitchen for our Chinese New Year series.
One of our favourite desserts made with coconut milk, this treat is sweet and comforting. If you are able to, get fresh coconut milk as we’d recommend over the packets ones!
Sago and coloured tapioca cubes give this dish both texture and a nice colour contrast. For our recipe we are using 3 types of sweet potatoes and yam too. After steaming the sweet potatoes, add the purple ones only before serving as it tends to dye the coconut milk.
Abacus seeds is one of the most iconic Hakka dishes. Often eaten during festivals, they are made by mixing mashed yam and tapioca flour which are then shaped into tiny balls resembling the beads on an abacus.
Many people have this misconception that kuehs are very hard to make. Our yam cake recipe turned out surprisingly simple.
Our version of Orh Ni is smooth, creamy and delicious. The secret ingredient to this texture is by using pork lard to make the paste super smooth with that silk-like creaminess. The lard also gives this dish the fragrance that other ingredients are unable to provide!