A quintessential old school Teochew dessert with decades of history and nostalgia. This warm and smooth yam paste is bursting with sweetness and a great comfort to many older Singaporeans, as well as a sizeable number of those in the younger generation. Traditionally, Teochew Orh Nee is made by cooking with sugar and shallot oil.
This simplified and healthier version uses no oil and the amount of sugar is kept to minimal.
There is a certain joy with making homemade dim sum bites such as spring rolls that can be easily bought frozen from the supermarket, yet simple and therapeutic to make. Once you have mastered the simple craft in making these at home, there are a plethora of variations for an array occasions which these can be ideal for.
Chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes are probably one of the most classic teatime items that can also double up as a dessert. So imagine having these two delightful items combined into a tantalizing treat.
Sticky Toffee Banana Cake is a sinful and delightful treat that is fitting for any and every occasion. Rich and aromatic banana cake drizzled with warm treacle toffee sauce would be a pleaser for anybody. It is also a perfect way to use up old bananas that would otherwise need to be thrown away.
Do not believe anybody who says that vegetarian food is boring. These crispy fried tofu cubes are indulgent as they are delicious. Bites of crunchy soy goodness is paired up with the rounded and smooth combination of treacly honey and salty, umami soy sauce.
Jjambbong is a hybrid noodle dish having roots in Chinese cuisine and being adapted from Korean cuisine. Originally from North-East China, this noodle dish arrived in Korea with the arrival of Chinese immigrants since the 1800s, mostly from Shandong. It was then adapted to suit Korean palates, and to use Korean ingredients as a substitute to Chinese ones.
Crisp Molasses Cookies are slightly spiced cookies with added aroma and depth. Ground cinnamon and ginger gives the cookie a warm aftertaste, while ground cloves perfumes the cookie with a slightly fragrant woodiness.
Lemon Drizzle cake is a special and quintessential recipe to serve up this Christmas. A bundt pan is used to create a more regal looking cake for this special occasion. If you do not have a bundt pan however, any normal baking pan would work just fine.
A simple but hearty dish that can be served on all occasions, Potato Leek Soup is an indispensable recipe that spells comfort food on so many levels. Despite being very popular and associated with French cuisine, potato leek soup actually originates in Wales, a region that is now part of the United Kingdom.