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.
Give those fancy looking sushi rolls a miss and try your hands at these adorable round shaped sushi instead!
We will call this the kick-ass Chinese ZiChar version of the popcorn chicken. Chunks of deep-fried battered chicken thigh coated with the butter and salted egg yolk sauce, finish off with fiery chilli padi and fragrant curry leaves.
Every Peranakan Mama will have their own rendition of this classic Nyonya dish! Ayam Buah Keluak is a decadent mixed of spices and of course, the keluak nut. Our recipe teaches you a versatile buah keluak gravy base and a delicious trick to get the most out of this nut. Psst, we use minced prawn […]
Bet you have heard of 三杯鸡 (Taiwan 3 Cup Chicken) but have you heard of one that improves your cognitive function and memory? Presenting you this 三杯鸡 with Kinohimitsu Essence of Chicken. This recipe is not your typical braised chicken – these chicken cubes are seasoned with Kinohimitsu Essence of Chicken giving them a rich […]
Who hates cleaning up? 🤚🤚🤚Us too! But to make good food, it all starts with a clean pan. Using Mama Royal Natural Dishwashing Liquid, we washed with our bare hands (no gloves needed) and wiped the pan clean! It’s suitable for sensitive skin and doesn’t irritate our hands. Psst, it’s also made using bio-degradable and […]
A pressure cooker or an Instant Pot will cut your cooking time significantly but the good ol’ heavy pot works wonders too. This fall-off-the-bone recipe ticks all the boxes for braised pork ribs – the rich black sauce is sweet, sticky and slightly spicy and the pork ribs are charred, smokey and full of flavour. […]
It’s so difficult to find good tortillas, let alone tostadas! This recipe shows you a hack to get your Mexican flatbread cravings satisfied easily. Hint: it’s store bought and surely at your nearest Asian supermarket. Everybody’s guacamole is unique – this mashed goodness is a good base to get creative with. Topped with fresh salsa […]
You won’t believe how quickly we got this cooked! From prep to finish, all under 15 mins. This recipe is hot and spicy, great for the chilli-lovers. A little twist to the regular sambal sotong from the hawker centre bbq stalls, this sambal sotong balances the chillis’ heat and pungent flavours of belachan with sweet […]
Get cafe-quality ice cream at home! This recipe show you a little hack to make creamy ice cream without a machine. Ice cream is one of the easiest things to make. We’re serving up deliciously delicate Peach Oolong Ice Cream, made with Magnolia Fresh Milk for fresh and creamy goodness. Perfect to beat any heat […]
One of the many confinement food recipes, Milkfish and Green Papaya Soup Chinese-Style boosts the production of breast milk for mothers who are breastfeeding. Milkfish also has a less “fishy” taste but still has the same nutrients compared to other fishes. The sweetness from green papayas and red dates, combined with the light fish broth […]
Check out the rest of our confinement / immune system boosting food recipes. This recipe teaches you a little trick to minimise the intense taste of the pork liver. Watch and find out how. Packed with gingery goodness and lots of vitamins and minerals from pork liver, this recipe is a powerhouse of nutrition! Great […]
This recipe for Pork Trotter Vinegar uses both sweet vinegar and chinese black vinegar to create a sweet-savoury aromatic stew. Perfect with a bowl of rice, or two! Pork Trotter Vinegar is probably the most common confinement food but it’s not limited to new mothers. Confinement foods are dishes that boost our immune system. […]
This traditional tonic soup uses 10 herbs, when used in combination, are known to tone blood and improve “qi” or energy of vitals, and strengthen general health and immunity. Its medical properties are extensive with research even showing how the consumption of them can reduce the adverse effects of anticancer agents in cancer patients. […]
A beyond easy mix of ingredients that is sure to be the star of your next gathering. It’s a stuffed avocado recipe on a whole new level with the deliciously cool pairing of tomato and feta topped over slightly charred aromatic avocados. Mhmm! Never tried grilling your avocados? This recipe is the great starter. Plus, […]
Header image adapted from (Source: Visit Singapore) Celebrating traditions and heritage Although I’m Teochew, I find that I rarely introduce myself as one whenever I greet someone. Additionally, my parents and grandparents like to remark that I’m an ang moh pai (a Westernised Chinese). I really can’t blame them — I don’t speak the language, […]
Header image adapted from InterContinental Singapore, Awfully Chocolate, Goodwood Park Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Interesting Mooncakes in Singapore If you look up into the sky over the next few nights, you’ll realise the moon is shining the brightest it will ever be throughout the year. You know what that means… The Mid-Autumn Festival […]
Nyonya dishes and desserts It’s no secret that the decadent dishes of the Peranakan cuisine are notoriously difficult to prepare. They are infamous for taking hours to prep and cook. These days, you’ll hardly find anyone casually cooking them at home — it’s always a restaurant affair. Since dining out is out and eating […]
Prawn Recipes 2021 The past few weeks have been a crazy rollercoaster of uncertainty in Singapore. Between looming cases and the possibility of CB 2.0, it has been a great reminder to cherish our loved ones and appreciate what we have everyday! That said, with so many things shaking up, it’s nice to […]
Easy Fish Recipes Fish is among the healthiest meats on the planet. It is packed with good stuff like protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty-acids. In the midst of the pandemic, a healthy diet is more important than ever and we are here to help! While perhaps we’re all familiar with our usual steamed […]
Snacks for Tea Break It’s no secret that 3 meals a day isn’t always enough for some of our hungry tummies. However, instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips, how about trying out one of these recipes for a quick and exciting tea break? From sweet muah chee to savoury luncheon meat […]
Shiok Soup Recipes The weather is unpredictable these days. With the exception of some sibei hot days, the monsoon season has also brought about many chilly ones — days that call for some warm and comforting food. Just like how snuggling under blankets sounds like the perfect solution to a cold day, a bowl of […]
Celebrating Local Food in Singapore This National Day looks a little different, but even with the pandemic, lockdowns and travel restrictions, there is one thing we can always celebrate — local food. From Char Kway Teow to Chilli Crab, local food has a special place in every Singaporean’s heart. It’s always most apparent when […]
Confinement, a common practice in Asia, is a period of time for women to recuperate from childbirth. The confinement period focuses largely on food, with its diet intended on supporting the mother’s recovery and protecting both mother and child from falling ill. This Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken Mee Sua recipe has sesame oil, ginger […]
When you’re buying squids or any seafood look for those that has clear eyes, a shine on their exterior and they should smell fresh.
This works for any type of onions, first cut the onion into half vertically.