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Category: Singapore & Malaysia

Hainanese Chicken Rice 海南鸡饭

Hainanese Chicken Rice 海南鸡饭 is a simple plate of poached chicken with tender chicken meat and gelatinous skin, served with flavoured rice.

Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Ang Ku Kueh with Mung Bean Paste Filling (Red Tortoise Cake 无糖无麸质绿豆蓉红龟粿)

These lovely blue sugar-free and gluten-free Ang Ku Kuehs get its natural hues from dried blue pea flowers. They can be filled with mung bean paste or peanut paste. I love how soft and chewy the skin is, they are best enjoyed with coffee or tea for breakfast or anytime of the day as a snack.

Pandan Coconut Filling for Nonya Kueh and Breads 香兰炒椰丝

Here’s a quick guide to make this rich and aromatic pandan coconut filling that you can use to make Nonya kueh and even use it as a filling for breads.

Tau Suan – Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free (豆爽, Lek Tau Suan, Split Mung Bean Dessert)

Making the sugar-free and gluten-free Tau Suan (豆爽, Lek Tau Suan, Split Mung Bean Dessert) in incredibly easy. Ingredients can be prepared in advance. This is a favourite among the locals as breakfast, tea break or dessert any time of the day.

Ang Ku Kueh – Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free (Red Tortoise Cake 无糖红龟粿)

This classic sugar-free and gluten-free Ang Ku Kueh has its dark red colour from beetroot juice extract. It can be filled with peanut paste or mung bean paste. The skin is sticky, soft and chewy, making it a popular snack that can be enjoyed in the morning as breakfast or anytime of the day as a snack with coffee or tea. 

Soon Kueh 笋粿 (Bamboo Shoots Dumplings)

Learn how to make Soon Kueh in this simplified step-by-step recipe. This Teochew steamed dumpling, also known as ‘cai kueh’ is a favourite local breakfast snack.

Pandan Coconut Ang Ku Kueh (Red Tortoise Cake 香兰椰丝红龟粿)

Pandan Coconut Ang Ku Kueh, a delicious traditional popular Chinese snack is made with pandan flavoured skin and pandan coconut filling. The fillings of ang ku kueh can range from the traditional sweet or savoury mung bean paste, peanut paste, yam paste, or pandan coconut paste.

Dadar Gulung – Nonya Kueh Dadar – 香兰椰丝卷

Dadar Gulung, also known as Nonya Kueh Dadar is a thin and soft rolled crepe flavoured with pandan juice and coconut milk, encased with aromatic moist grated coconut infused with pandan and gula melaka, a type of coconut palm sugar.

Vegetarian Fried Bee Hoon 斋炒米粉 (Singapore Noodles / Rice Vermicelli)

Vegetarian fried bee hoon, also called 炒米粉, char bee hoon, rice noodles or rice vermicelli is a typical popular staple in Singapore and Southeast Asia. I love cooking it with lots of crunchy type of vegetables and mushrooms. It’s simple and very easy to cook.

Pandan Kaya Quick & Easy Recipe 班兰咖椰醬

This Pandan Kaya can be made as quick as 10 minutes (if using all coconut cream) or 25 minutes (using half coconut cream and half coconut milk which is less fattening). It has a beautiful green hue and flavourful aroma thanks to the pandan juice and coconut cream. Perfect on toast, cookies and cakes.

Hainanese Kaya in 10 Minutes 海南咖椰醬

Trying to replicate my grandmother’s best Hainanese kaya in just 10 minutes with this kaya recipe using coconut cream, egg yolks, pandan leaves and gula melaka. This kaya is perfect to spread on toasts, in cookies and pastries.

Sambal Chilli Recipe 参巴辣椒酱

Here’s how to make the best sambal chilli, ever! It’s spicy and full of aromatic flavours. We love to eat it with noodles, nasi lemak (coconut rice), stir fry meat or vegetables, and just almost everything and anything. This condiment is a must-have in Southeast Asian cuisine, no meal is considered complete without the sambal chilli.