Tag: Spice

Cake Recipes, Snacks & Treats

Super Moist & Tender Carrot Cake

Look no more for a super moist and tender carrot cake! With loads of freshly grated carrots, sweet currants and chopped pecans, infused with ground spices, filled and topped with an ultra smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting, and for a twist of flavour from the tropics, decorated with toasted coconut […]

Cake Recipes, Snacks & Treats

Indonesian Prune Layer Cake

Indonesian layer cakes are decadently moist, gloriously buttery and wonderfully aromatic. These layered butter cakes are loved for their richly sweet and spiced-infused flavours, and often tinged with dashes of liquor – rum or brandy being the usual favourites! Here, these cakes are given a fresh twist by layering dried fruit, […]

Main Dishes, Pork Recipes

Braised Pork Belly and Eggs in Soya Sauce

Taste the heartwarming goodness of Chinese comfort food with this simple dish of pork belly slices and whole-cooked eggs braised in flavoured soya sauce. This deliciously tender pork is best enjoyed spooned over steamed rice, drizzled over with its sauce, or with piping hot porridge, and as meat stuffing for plain […]

Chicken Recipes, Featured, Main Dishes

Soy Sauce Chicken

Here’s a really easy, no-fail recipe for soy sauce chicken, a Chinese-style chicken dish that’s sure to become a favourite in any home. Chicken is simmered and steeped until perfectly tender and succulent, in a broth of light and dark soy sauces, flavoured with Chinese rose wine, caramelised ginger, garlic, spring onions, cinnamon and star […]

Cake Recipes, Snacks & Treats

Durian Indonesian Layer Cake

 An excellent easy-to-bake recipe for durian Indonesian layer cake (durian lapis cake), fit for your everyday tea treat, or the festive Lunar New Year. Hello everyone! This is my first post in 2016 (!!!). I know I’ve been away for quite a while – it’s all been a whirlwind of travelling, feasting […]

Main Dishes, Seafood Recipes

Teochew-Style Steamed Pomfret

A quick and easy recipe for a uniquely Chinese Teochew dish, delicious steamed pomfret, with salted plums, tomatoes, salted mustard greens, shiitake mushrooms and tofu. When our family feels like having fish, Chinese steamed pomfret is almost always first to come to mind. This is truly one of my favourite ways […]

Main Dishes, Pork Recipes

Assam Pork Curry

An easy, quick recipe for assam pork curry, prepared with sliced marbled pork or pork belly, curry spice, chilli paste, lemon grass, fresh curry leaves, and generous amount of coconut milk. Source (with adaptation): ‘Quick & Easy Hawker’s Fare’ by Chef Alan Koh. I have Peranakan roots somewhere in my […]