Meatmen 2021 Wrapped Up: Top 10 Fan Favourite Recipes

Top Recipes 2021


At The Meatmen, our team works to bring you the best recipes to spice up your kitchen and share our love of cooking. From Deepavali dishes to creative finger food, we’ve enjoyed sharing good food, and most of all, seeing our viewers and readers try new recipes and share their creations


In 2021, we’ve shared at least one new recipe every week — and here are our top 10 recipes, decided by YOU: 


#10. Longevity Noodles


A fitting start to this list and the new year ahead, our longevity noodles recipe makes the usual “yi mien” a sumptuous delight. With chinese mushrooms, a range of seasonings and a generous portion of pork belly, this one deserves to be bookmarked for 2022 as well.  



Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 4


#9. Nonya Chap Chye


One of our featured Peranakan dishes, this fragrant Chap Chye recipe was a big hit. Featuring a mix of fresh vegetables, beancurd and glass noodles, it is not only tastebud-friendly but also vegetarian-friendly. 



Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4 to 6


#8. Pen Cai  


Another Chinese New Year treat, this dish is literally filled to the brim with layers of seafood and premium meats. The piping hot broth, served with freshly braised ingredients, makes this dish a true star of every homemade feast. And it’s good luck, too — representing an overflowing abundance of joy, prosperity and big huats for the new year. 



Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 4 


#7. Easy Chow Mein


This recipe was a fan favourite, and we’re guessing that it’s because it’s incredibly easy to make and tastes delicious every time. What’s more, the ingredients and seasonings are so easy to find and are probably already in your kitchen cabinet! For new cooks, this is a great starter recipe to add to your repertoire in 2022. 



Preparation Time: 15 minutes. Serves 3 to 4 


#6. Penang Char Kway Teow


Although we couldn’t travel this year, this recipe brought back memories of our favourite Penang-style Char Kway Teow. It seems that for us and over 44,000 viewers, this spicy wok-hey Char Kway Teow dish, complete with pork lard and cockles, is simply an irresistible delight. 



Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 2 to 3 

#5. Jajangmyeon


With an endless slew of popular Kdramas taking the headlines this year, K-Fever is at its highest! This simple Korean black bean noodle recipe has captivated our hearts (and our stomachs), featuring easy-to-find ingredients and a short cooking time of under an hour. 


Read: One writer made jajangmyeon with her dad for Fathers’ Day. Here’s how it went. 



Preparation Time: 45 minutes. Serves 2 to 3 

#4. Homemade You Tiao  


Making it into the top 5 is this specially crafted You Tiao recipe, along with the helpful video instructional guide that teaches you how to mould the dough and fry it step-by-step. Once you achieve the perfect crispiness and just the right amount of springiness, it’ll be the perfect pairing for porridge or your morning coffee. 



Preparation Time: 45 minutes. Serves 8 to 10 pieces 


#3. Air-Fryer Sesame Balls


With a satisfying crunch, sweet fragrance and sticky filling of red bean paste (or any paste of your choice), this addictive snack has proven to be hot with our viewers! We’re definitely making this simple dessert on Chinese New Year, and you should too. 


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Preparation Time: 45 minutes. Serves 15 pieces 


#2. Air-Fryer Sweet and Sour Pork  


This year, we proved that air fryers are not just for heating up or frying frozen food. This impressive sweet and sour pork (or Ku Lo Yok) recipe is one of the amazing dishes you can easily whip up conveniently with your air fryer, while still retaining the tastiness and crunchy texture of this hawker favourite. 



Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 3 to 4 


#1. Fish Soup  


With over 200,000 views on YouTube, this recipe creates the best homemade fish soup. The fish stock is just incredibly flavourful, perfectly complementing the fresh fish and other ingredients like tofu and vegetables. A well-deserved contender for the top spot this year! 



Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 3 to 4 


BONUS: Our Team’s Top 5 Favourites

As a local food company, The Meatmen team works hard all year every year to bring you the best recipes. Here are our personal top 5 favourite recipes for 2021 (Don’t say we never share!): 

1. Braised Beef Noodles 


Sticky sauce, slick noodles, tender beef, flavour explosion. Need we say more about this hainanese braised beef noodle recipe? Similar to Taiwan-style beef noodles, this recipe is good for either lunch or dinner and we highly recommend trying this out in 2022. 



Preparation Time: 2 hours. Serves 3 to 4 


2. Seafood Pao Fan


Based on just the richness of the broth itself, we can say we’re sold on this dish. Boiled with 6 different kinds of seafood, paired with a generous portion of ginger and scallions, this dish is perfect for sharing on a cold day. 



Preparation Time: 1 hour 45 mins. Serves 4 


3. Pork Liver with Scallions and Wolfberries


This recipe was part of our confinement series, which we hope was helpful to all new parents! We particularly enjoyed this dish because it was so nutritious, so flavourful, and best of all — so easy to make. 



Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 3 to 4 


4. Heng Hua Lor Mee


One bowl will not be enough, but the best part about making your own food is that you can portion it how you want! Our Heng Hua Lor Mee recipe has just 4 simple steps to make and is best served immediately, bringing together flavours of chicken stock, pork belly, cabbage and fresh clams for an amazing umami bite. 



Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 2 to 3


5. Chicken Char Siu (Easy) 


We do have a traditional pork char siu recipe, but this chicken char siu takes the spot as it’s easy to make and simply delicious! Forget dry or tasteless char siu — this recipe enhances the juiciness and tenderness of the chicken, and pairs this beautiful texture with a sweet-savoury sauce. For our Muslim friends, skip the rice and cooking wine for a completely Halal chicken char siu.



Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 2 to 3


The Meatmen Top Recipes

Looking back on 2021, we’re proud to have shared so many wonderful recipes with you and look forward to a 2022 of more good food. Do you agree with our rankings? Which was your favourite? Share with us and tell us what you’ll like to see in 2022 by commenting on our videos, or sharing your creations on our Meatmen FB Cooking Community.


Till the next time, 

Your Meatmen Family



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