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Local Delicacies

Crispy Roast Pork (Siu Bak) 香脆烧肉

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese with Video (中英食谱附录像)

Homemade roast pork is the best! 自制的烧肉最棒了!

It’s definitely one of the best recipes here. It’s not the simplest, but surely the easiest method adopted in making this “crisped on the skin and moist in the meat” roast pork. Try and taste to believe!

这是其中一份最棒的食谱。不能说是最简单的,但一定是采取了最容易的做法去做这“外脆里嫩”的烧肉。尝试了你就知道! read more

Otak-Otak Recipe (乌打食谱)

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

How about some homemade Otak-Otak for BBQ party? 烧烤会吃自制乌打好吗?

Otak-Otak, an Indonesia/ Malaysia/ Singapore delicacy, made of ground fish meat, coconut milk and spices. There are many different versions of otak-otak in the market, but the most often seen is the reddish-brown type. Wrapping the paste in banana leaf is the most traditional way to make this Otak-otak as it renders a hint of aromatic sweetness to the toasted parcels. read more

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. :) read more

Durian Cake with Banana Streusel in Glass

“Scrumptious durian dessert recipe, now comes with a professional video cookbook, by and on foodforlifetv.com”

The media news and durian experts speculated that MSW (Musang King) durians would drop its price this August. So, I thought it’s the best time (again) to eat the king of fruits, durian. To me, it’s more that just eating this creamy fruit, incorporate yummy durian into your homemade dessert and baked goodness would be an excellent idea, too!

The super aromatic and crunchy banana crumbs as the topping is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Make sure you have it to compliment this durian cake in glass well. read more

Creamy Curry Pork 6-Grain Wrap

“Delicious and wholesome lunch with healthy multi-grain wrap.”

Wrap meals often remind me of Mexico food, but I would prefer having the wrap with an Asian flavor closer to my palate at times, if I were to make one at home. For this reason, I chose to make my wrap in my Asian inspired recipe. Yes, with curry, pork… Already having my dry curry pork recipe which cooked to more an Indian cuisine (See recipe here), the curry pork cooking has now been simplified, for the wrap creation. Call it Asian-fusion recipe here, it’s mixed to a western flavor, instead.:) read more

A ‘Love it or Hate it’ Cake. Durian Cream Cake.

“Even my 2.5yo knows that my favorite fruits is, durian. Yes, durian season is back!”

Read that this season’s durians are better quality and cheaper in price than from the last. This considers a piece of good news to the durian fans, like myself.

It wasn’t my first time using leftover durians to make a cake. Actually it was more like a liberate purchase of extras, so that I could eat more durians, in variations.

This durian cream sponge cake is easy to assemble, yielding a better quality, yet go easy on your wallet. So, why pay premium for a store-bought? Do it yourself today! read more