Thursday, October 7, 2021

Bibimbap Recipe

Cook 2 rice cups of Japanese short grain rice in the rice cooker.

Marinate 200g of sliced beef with 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp honey, 2 tsp sesame oil and some sesame seeds. 

Slice 1 carrot into very thin strips. Cut 6 shiitake mushrooms into strips. Blanch a handful of Chinese spinach in wok of boiling water for a minute and remove. Squeeze out any excess water. 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Tagliatelle Alfredo Recipe With Barilla Chef Andrea Tranchero

Our first Barilla professional series recipe video features an Italian classic, Tagliatelle Alfredo as cooked by Chef Andrea Tranchero. This recipe serves 4 persons.

Start by salting a pot of boiling water with 2 tsp salt until it tastes like saltwater. Boil 250g of tagliatelle pasta from Barilla in the salted water for 7 minutes. After 5 minutes, use a pair of tongs to stir the softened noodles to prevent sticking.

For the Alfredo sauce, use 80g unsalted butter and 160g grated parmigano reggiano. Cut the butter into small cubes and grate the parmigano into a cup to be used later.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Pandan Chicken Recipe

Chop 400g of boneless chicken into squarish chunks. Make some pandan juice by blending a bunch of pandan leaves with some water. Strain the mixture to get the pandan juice.

Then marinate the chicken with the pandan juice, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp Sarawak white pepper, 1/2 tbsp fish sauce, 1/2 tbsp light soya, 1.5 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp sesame oil. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Hainanese Chicken Rice Burger Recipe

Start with blitzing 3 shallots, 2 cloves garlic and 6 or 8 slices ginger, basically equal portions of everything into a rempah paste. This is the key to getting your rice fragrant. Then lightly fry in oil in a pan for a few minutes until they are golden and aromatic. Trust me, your kitchen will smell like an old school Hainanese chicken rice stall.Next take 240g or 2 fillets of boneless chicken leg with skin on and marinate them with 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp chinese wine, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp corn flour and a dash of white pepper. Mix them well and let it rest for half an hour.

Take a cup of chicken stock or plain water, and season it with 1/2 tsp salt, or less if you prefer less salty rice. Note if you are using packet stocks, they are already salted so skip the salt here.

Add 1 cup of Japanese rice and 1/2 cup of glutinous rice. Make sure you wash and rinse the rice thoroughly before adding them to the rice cooker pot.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls Recipe

Hainanese chicken rice may be very common, but chicken rice balls are definitely not. 

We used to frequent the ones at Braddell and Jalan Besar, but the former has closed and the latter was supposed to return again. We haven’t been back since the pandemic so we can’t confirm. There’s another one at Jurong which was alright but somehow the ones we had at Malacca Jonker still reigned supreme. 

The Malacca ones were smaller in size, golf ball sized as opposed to the tennis ball or larger ones found here. And they had a more sticky ketupat texture with a zesty calamansi hit as well. Hence, we made ours using a mixture of different rice grains to get that texture and making ours smaller too.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe

Marinate 300g chopped salmon (into square chunks) with 2 tsp udon/soba sauce and 1 tsp mirin. Mix well with your hands and set aside or refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

In a saucepan over low heat, make a sushi vinegar by adding 2 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir until all everything is dissolved and you get a sushi vinegar solution. Set aside.

Cook 1 rice cup of Japanese rice in a rice cooker. Slowly drizzle the sushi vinegar into the cooked rice and use a spatula to stir and fold the rice lightly to mix the sushi vinegar into the rice.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

San Lou Hor Fun Recipe

Marinate 200g of sliced toman or batang fish with 1 tbsp light soya, white pepper, 1 tbsp Chinese wine and 1 tbsp corn flour. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a wok with some oil, fry 2 persons worth of hor fun or kway teow. Season with 1 tsp light soya. Fry for a few minutes until the noodles are evenly coated and glossy. 

Then set aside on the serving plate. This is the first toss, though you can also blanch the noodles, but frying this way is more delicious.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Sour Plum Chicken Wings Rice Cooker Recipe

Marinate 8 chicken wings with 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp light soya sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp plum sauce, Sarawak white pepper and 1 tbsp corn flour. 

Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes. In the meantime, remove the strings of from 1/2 cup worth of sugar snap peas. Rinse and wash thoroughly.

After 30 minutes, add the sugar snap peas to 1 rice cup of rinsed rice. Followed by 1 chopped tomato. Pour in 220ml water that has been seasoned with 1 tsp light soya sauce.