Category Archives: Singapore Favourites

Local Delicacies

Chinese New Year Goodies: Pineapple Tart Rolls (黄梨酥)

“Looking for pineapple tart recipe? Here’s my homemade pineapple tart, in rolls, from scratch. It’s simple that even a beginner in baking could do it!”

I made and am always making the express pineapple tarts, using store-bought pineapple jam filling from Phoon Huat stores. Both the open-faced tart and ball types. Just making the crust, and my tarts were ready to be indulged in. For this good year, I’ve made the filling as well. It’s not that the filling is difficult to make. It isn’t, but takes time, like 2 hours and so?! Then why now? Because I did not go Phoon Huat, but NTUC Finest supermarket. Saw the Sweet 16 brand pineapple there, I had the urge to make pineapple rolls! Not forgetting my new crust/ cookie pump set, I want to make pineapple rolls! Lol

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Teow Chew Style Fish Head Steamboat (潮州鱼头炉)

“Cook whatever you like even the famous local delicacies you have been enjoying only dining out!”

Hubby was craving for 鱼头炉 (“Yu Tou Lu” popular local Chinese soup dish, fish head pot), but we weren’t out to our favorite stalls for this. He was not feeling too well to go out for dinner after work.

Not to disappoint him, I was happy to cook it at home. Taste was 80% alike outside stalls, as my soup wasn’t as ‘sweet’ as those since no msg added, but homemade pot had the most abundance of ingredients. That’s we called homemade…

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Hor Fun Dish (杂锦河粉)

“A favorite noodle dish from the local Zhi-Char stall ‘s menu you would like to cook and serve at home, with a healthier yet delicious version!”

No one in Singapore doesn’t taste hor fun before. For all you know, it’s one of the most popular food in Zhi Char stall’s menu.

I always like to cook these delicious food at home, with a healthier twist to it so that my loved ones could enjoy eating without compromising their health, or at least, less guilt for eating more. :)

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Chinese Stir Fried Glutinous Rice from Raw (生炒穤米飯)

“Stir fried raw glutinous rice for the greatest satisfaction!”

This is the first post to introduce the new face-lift of my website. I would like to post something I love and genuinely delicious, of course!

Stir fried glutinous rice, also known as, sticky rice (as its consistency will turn sticky when cooked). It is a very popular type of rice in Southeast and East Asia, widely eaten, in many ways, for sweet or savoury. I am, of course, a fan of glutinous rice, too!

Stir fried glutinous is a popular dish in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. People eats it for breakfast, lunch, tea break, during Chinese festival e.g. Dumpling festival, and even for baby shower, when the baby reaches full month.

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Hainanese Chicken Rice (海南鸡饭)

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Hainanese chicken rice seems to be one of the most popular local delicacies in Singapore. This is a Singaporean cuisine, of course. It is so well known that almost every visitor will have to try this if they visit to Singapore. Not hard to find, there are many hawker stalls, coffee shops, food courts and even restaurants sell it.

To me, I like to cook this at home, whenever my parents or friends visit me at my house. This is an economical yet presentable way to feed the crowd. Of course, cooking this local delicacy as a treat to friends, especially the overseas guests, will never fail to impress them. However, what makes your treat a real statement, this very much depends on your culinary skill as well as the recipe. Don’t be disappointed…. I have my house secret recipe to back you up here, didn’t I (chuckles)?!

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Singapore Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (炒福建虾面)

“Delicious hawker food? Now home-cook it yourself! It’s yummilicious….”

Please allow me to pause for a post on my confinement food recipes, I couldn’t wait to share my new cooking of this famous Singapore hawker specialty food with you! Another Singapore hawker food, which I have successfully cooked at home (laugh)! Thank you for “LIKE”ing this on my Facebook Fan Page. Your like has encouraged me to post it for you immediately (smile)!

Yes, the Singapore Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (Noodle)!

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