The best meal that we had (so far) this Chinese New Year period was at the popiah party at a friend’s place. The secret of a good homemade popiah? Lots of juicy ingredients prepared with passion, some special ingredients and Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat popiah skins which our hosts insist on using year after year; even though they live on the other side of Singapore, in the West.Continue reading →
Looking for a nice simple place for a meal of Singapore? If local dishes like laksa and zi char suits your taste, then the New Teck Kee Chicken Rice restaurant in Rail Mall might be your kind of place. Chicken rice is their speciality but the restaurant serves a wider range of food than its name suggests. From basic zi char favourites like stir fry vegetables, shrimp rolls to Thai chicken feet. Free parking provides an added incentive to visit.
There must be something therapeutic about watching someone cook and bake – as is evident from the great number of popular cooking shows on TV and on online video channels. We are not good cooks but we like to watch these shows too, especially those that share recipes and demonstrate cooking techniques. We find them both entertaining and instructive. However, we soon forget everything and have difficulty finding that video with the recipe we want. So we compiled this list of Singapore Food Recipes videos which show us how to make our favourite Singapore delicacies. You may find in this collections of Singapore Food Recipes something you want to prepare yourself or, better still, you may find inspiration to make your own delicious creations.
In the second section are Healthier Food Recipes.
Encouraged by our modest success with our first attempt cooking with toaster oven (see Ep 1), we decided to look for some ideas on cooking with toaster ovens. We landed on a Cuisinart oven manual with some simple recipes. One of their recipes for cooking with their oven was five spice chicken wings. You can see the detailed instructions here. We took our inspiration from there but made some small modifications.
We were at Robinson’s department store the other day. We came across this toaster oven. It is German and has a name that sounded like a WW2 tank. The side ventilation vents made it look like one as well. The Rommelsbacher toaster oven model BG 1055/E was one of the smallest toaster ovens on display but it looked the meanest. The sales staff rattled off its positive attributes. The thing that made the sale was the price of $149, discounted from the regular price of $199. We figured it would pay for itself in a few meals if we actually used it. So this is how we ended up with this thing. We will see what we can do with it and document our adventures in the process.