Cooking Ramen: Miso Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, Hiyashi Chuka and Yakisoba

Feb 27

Cooking Ramen:  Miso Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, Hiyashi Chuka and Yakisoba

Share I know most of you love Ramen.  My family loves it so we often eat out just to have our Ramen fix. Now what if I get to cook it myself . Fortunately,      Japanese Master Chef Seiji Kamura chopped and sliced, simmered and boiled as he shared tips and secrets on how to cook various ramen at The Maya Kitchen recently. Miso Ramen, Shoyu Ramen,...

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Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

Jan 06

Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

Share A Singaporean describes it this way: Part of the whole ritual in eating this dish is smothering your cream-coloured chicken fat laced rice with ribbons of sweet dark soy sauce, chilli sauce and pounded ginger and to mix it all together, matching flavour for flavour....

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Phad Thai Noodles

Jan 20

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Share Phad Thai (or Pad Thai or Phat Thai) has got to be the favorite Thai dish in our family. When we went to Bangkok a few years back, Phad Thai was always in our buffet. I also found out this dish is listed at number 5 on World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN Go in 2011. The distinct flavor of Phad Thai is due to...

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Kilawin na Isda or Kinilaw

Jul 21

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Share Just looking at the photos makes me want to eat more kilawin or kinilaw na isda. One can use either tuna or lapu-lapu fillets to make this dish. I always associate the Kinilaw with a beach outing. Preparing dishes with vinegar ensures there is little chance of food spoilage. The fish is “cooked” using vinegar as the meat turnes opaque in...

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Satay

Aug 19

Satay

Share I am sure you want to learn recipes from other countries. One of my favorite Singapore dish in the 2010 Singapore Food Festival is Satay. It is skewered barbecued meat, usually chicken (Satay Ayam), beef (Satay Lembu) and mutton (Satay Kambing), dipped and eaten with a delectable peanut sauce. Satay originated from Indonesia but also popular in...

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Traditional Braised Duck

Jul 20

Traditional Braised Duck

Share During the Singapore food festival 2010, I had the pleasure of meeting the Heavenly chefs (Mr Sin Leong and Mr Hooi Kok Wai of Dragon Phoenix and Red Star Restaurant) to showcase three very authentic and old school Cantonese dishes not popularly found today in menu menus like the Shunde Wild Pheasant , the Deep Fried Golden Pearls and a good old...

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Sambal Goreng Udang (Chilli Prawn)

Jul 31

Sambal Goreng Udang (Chilli Prawn)

Share I promised that I’d share Singapore Food recipes from the chefs in Singapore. Now this Chilli Prawn recipe called Sambal Goreng Udang is so simple. Here is a recipe shared by Singaporean Chef Veni Knight Ingredients 500gm large prawns, remove heads and veins but leave shells intact 2 tbsp of chilli powder (You can easily buy these at the...

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Nonya Bak Chang: Singapore-Style Dragon Boat Festival Dumplings & Babi Asam: Spicy Pork in Tamarind Sauce

Jul 22

Share It was honor to observe a cooking demo from Violet Oon, dubbed as Singapore Food Ambassador. She is one of Singapore’s leading food gurus and is known as much for her cooking as for her opinions on food. She is considered one of the leading authorities on Asian cuisine with a particular emphasis on Peranakan Food. Violet is also a...

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Babi Pongteh (Braised Pork with Salted Bean Paste)

Jul 21

Babi Pongteh (Braised Pork with Salted Bean Paste)

Share I hope you will indulge me with a few recipes the next few days. These are Peranakan dishes shared to me by the Singaporean chef in the ongoing Singapore Food Festival. You can read more about my food adventures at Multi-Cultural Gastronomic Experience in Singapore and Opening Day at the Singapore Food Festival. Just to give you a background,...

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Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken Stewed with Black Nuts)

Jul 20

Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken Stewed with Black Nuts)

Share One of the most popular Peranakan dishes of Swissotel Merchant Court and even Singapore is the Ayam Buah Keluak or Chicken stewed in Black Nuts. This is the traditional and well-known Nonya dish, normally available in restaurants that feature Peranakan cuisine. Its main ingredients are chicken (ayam) and buah keluak. I know some of you might not be...

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