Saturday, February 27, 2021

Chicken One Pot Udon - One Pot Series

Our one pot series kicks off with a healthy and tasty Japanese inspired noodle dish. The ingredients are fairly easy to find in most supermarkets.

Marinate 200g of chopped chicken with 2 tbsp soba sauce or light soya sauce, 1 tbsp mirin, black pepper and 1 tbsp corn flour. Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes before cooking.

In a pot, add 1 tsp cooking oil. Sauté 2 minced garlic until aromatic, then add 1 sliced carrot. Cook until the carrots are somewhat soft.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Potato Gratin Recipe

This is such an easy and simple classic French recipe to do at home. And it is so delicious.

Start by slicing thinly 4 potatoes and 1 onion. Make a simple roux with one tbsp butter and 2 tsp plain flour in a saucepan. Turn on at low flame and slowly wipe the butter around flour filled pan to absorb all the flour.

You will end up with a yellow thick paste. Add fresh cream or milk slowly and let it mix with the roux. The milk or cream will quickly thicken up. Just keep adding until you get a sauce like consistency like what you see in the video. This is known as a bechamel sauce. Season with a tsp salt and black pepper and set aside.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Taiwanese Oyster Mee Sua Recipe - Orh Ah Mee Sua

Take 10 oysters and coat them thoroughly with corn flour. Then blanch them in water for a few minutes, strain and remove. They should look glossy and plump.

Next, make the mee sua broth, pour in half a large pot worth of chicken stock or water. Add a dried piece of cuttlefish or octopus, followed by a cup of bonito flakes. Turn on the fire and bring it to a boil.

Once it’s boiling, add in 5 slices of ginger and 2 cloves of garlic. Then season the stock with 2 tbsp light soya and 5 small rock sugar. Add more salt if required. Next add in the blanched oysters and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Homecooked Bee Hoon Recipe

This is a comfort dish that we will always come back to. And we can make it vegetarian by replacing or omitting some components like garlic and eggs. 

Start by frying 2 beaten eggs into an omelette. Then slice them into thin strips for garnishing later. Add 

Potatoes Minced Pork in Soya Sauce Recipe

This is one of the most comforting dishes to cook at home, and so easy to do with a few simple ingredients.

Slice 2 medium potatoes into thin discs and fry them in a pan of oil until they are soft and lightly browned. Cook for about 10 minutes or so. Once they turn soft, remove and set aside.

In the same pan, fry 2 chopped garlic and some white bits of scallion until fragrant. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Teochew Orh Nee Recipe

Start by steaming 650g of chopped yam in a wok for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, the yam will turn soft. Remove the yam. Once the yam is soft, add them into a blender and blitz them you get a yam paste or purée. 

Steam 150g of pumpkin or butternut squash, chopped into chunks and a handful of gingko nuts for 15 minutes.

After the butternut squash has softened after steaming, use the back of a fork to mash the squash until it looks slightly pasty.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Garoupa Pao Fan Recipe

Start by making the fish stock. In a large pot, add and sauté 5 slices of ginger and a stalk of chopped leek until they turn fragrant. 

Add 2 handfuls of ikan bilis and 1 handful of dried shrimp, followed by 300g of fish bones, preferably Garoupa as they make the best tasting fish broths. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Hainanese Chicken Rice Cooker Recipe

Here is an easy way to make our favourite chicken rice, using just a rice cooker and easily found ingredients in most supermarkets. 

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.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Spaghetti Aglio Olio Scallop Recipe

Spaghetti aglio olio with scallops, cooked with a glossy buttery and almost creamy finish. Without any cream being used at all.

We are using the much more premium Barilla bronze dye spaghetti here. It has a rougher texture and is able to absorb sauces even better than the regular pasta.