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Nyonya Recipe: Sambal Belacan (Blending Method) 娘惹食谱: 叁巴马来盏辣椒 (搅拌做法)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

“It’s just so easy-peasy to make this versatile Sambal Belacan Chili, a family heirloom recipe from Nyonya Ah Ma. 就是这么轻易地做出娘惹阿嬷家传食谱的多用途叁巴马来盏辣椒。”

Using mortal and pestle to slowly grind the raw sambal ingredients into paste is certainly the most traditional and risk-proof way in making the most classical version out of its original state. However, blending it the quick and easy way is what most busy people like us need. I personally buy the idea of  blending, and think it’s great enough with the smooth and refine paste. :)

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Cream of Mushroom Soup (奶油蘑菇浓汤)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

“Homemade, from scratch. With the best flavor, restaurant standard. It’s not difficult, no flour, no milk and less cream, all needed ingredients are easily available at supermarkets.
全制自作法。在家也能煮出餐厅的水准。无添加面粉,无需牛奶,减用奶油也是这份食谱的特点。这里所需的材料定可在超市买得到的。 “

I wouldn’t say this lightly, it’s definitely one of the best soup dishes to be cooked as a treat to yourself as well as your family. Nothing complicated, I chose 3 types of the common mushrooms, and the combination really yields an extensive flavor, with the right & smooth creamy consistency.

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Easy Wholesome Baked Egg Pie Recipe with Boxgreen Snacks

It’s already so tasty to eat the snacks on its own, but adding them into cooking makes your dish truly an irresistible one.

Snacking is a healthy way to keep your waistline in check, but only snacking with the right food does. All my readers know I love food. So, snacking and tea-time are unavoidable to me. Many of us do snack on nuts and crackers, and of course, we want to have the most tasty yet healthy option when doing so. Yes, get the right snack food.

Boxgreen, a one-stop shop for healthy and delicious snacks, offers more than 50 mouthwatering options. They bring snacking to the masses in the most hassle-free way possible. Yes, simply purchase your snacks on BOXGREEN.

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Pandan Coconut Milk Steamed Cake (Pandan Huat Kueh 斑斓叶发糕)

“No frills recipe here to maximize your success rate of baking this delicious steamed cake!”

Yes, it’s simply delicious, without extras or fancy decoration. Just wanna something tasty, warm and fluffy for my tea time. I loved the intense green color appearance of the steamed cake. All natural coloring and flavor! It also looked and tasted soft and fluffy.

Huat Kueh, is how we called this in Hokkien dialect. It simple means “prosperous cake”, literally. That’s the reason most Chinese love eating this auspicious cake.

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Spicy Tomato Pasta with Tuna (Pork) Meatballs

“Restaurant standard pasta dish which can be served easily at home. To impress your loved ones, or visiting guests.”

Cooked this for my lunch meeting yesterday. Knowing that the cakes and desserts were the “highlight” of the session, we tried to keep our main course simple. Yup, made this meatball tomato pasta as part of my contributions to the potluck meal, I was glad that many of them enjoyed it pretty well!

Really nothing fanciful, my pasta dish was just one of the many versions. Of course, with a twist to adapt the pasta cooking as my own.

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Smoke Salmon Bacon Cream Cheese Pate (with Sweet Potato Powder) on Cucumber

“Creative cream cheese pate on cucumber serves as a great appetizer for parties.”

Easy quick fixing appetizers, starter or party snacks that you wouldn’t want to miss to impress your guests.

Yes, minimal cooking, and simple all-dump-in method is all you need to whip this up. However, what you get is not simple, it’s certainly a restaurant standard creation.

Yields 10 – 15 pieces
Ingredients
250g cream cheese, semi cooled to almost room temperature
100g light sour cream
50g smoke salmon, chopped to bits
5 – 6 slices of streak bacons
1 sprig of fresh dills, finely chopped
1 – 2 tablespoons of purple sweet potato powder
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
Pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons of bacon oil (*yielded from sautéing streak bacons)

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