Lemang, or bamboo rice, is made from a mixture of glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt, usually cooked in hollowed out bamboo sticks lined with banana leaves. We found a way to cook this traditional dish in your modern oven without the bamboo stick, but still having the rice take in the wonderful scent from the banana leaves.
Bubur Pulut Hitam originated from Indonesia, and has been fondly adopted as a local dessert in Singapore and Malaysia. In old days, black rice was nicknamed “forbidden rice” because, as you probably guessed it, it was reserved for the blue-blooded. Fortunately, as our societies became modern and affluent, these dishes have become available for us to share and enjoy. Although mostly used to decorate dishes today, you can savour its health benefits in the form of this unassuming delicious little dessert – made easy!
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.
Fragrant coconut rice, deep fried chicken drumsticks, ikan bilis, hard boiled egg, Nasi Lemak is an all-time favourite for us Asians!
Gula Melaka (palm sugar), coconut milk and pandan (screwpine) leaves are the three undisputed stars of Southeast Asian dessert!
Katong Laksa, like chicken rice and Char Kway Teow, is one of the dishes that almost all Singaporeans know. So after eating it for so many years we decided to find out how it is made. (Something we discovered: the coconut milk should simmer gently as boiling it too harshly causes the soup to thicken up really fast). Aside from that, I would say that we manage to replicate the familiar taste of Katong Laksa.