Mauritian banana fritter

Leave a comment
Western cuisine

Quick and easy

“Banana fritter is a Mauritian snack known as gateau banane.”

This easy banana fritter recipe is light and golden, with a crisp coating surrounds chunks of warm banana. Delicious trickled with honey or maple syrup. These sweet treats only takes 25 mins to rustle up and are a favourite treat for the kids, especially served with a scoop of ice cream. Ground cinnamon and a sweet drizzle of honey makes these treats irresistible.

Read More

Ambila curry

Leave a comment
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy

“Curry ambila is one of it’s typical Kristang cuisine. Braised in pork, chilies and long beans. The intoxicating seasoning paste in this Eurasian stew may be used to flavor chicken, beef, lamb, or seafood.”

A traditional eurasian dish influenced by the Portuguese and Dutch community in Malacca/Malaysia. This curry is typically made during the festive christmas season.

Read More

Chicken and pork pâté with pistachios

Leave a comment
Western cuisine

Quick and easy

“Pâté is a mixture of cooked ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. Common additions include vegetables, herbs, spices, and either wine or brandy (often cognac or armagnac). Pâté can be served either hot or cold, but it is considered to develop its fullest flavor after a few days of chilling.”

A traditional country-style pâté  and a great staple to have in the fridge for everyone to help themselves to whenever they want. Inspired to make Michel Roux Jr chicken and pork pâté with pistachios from his latest cookbook “The French Kitchen.”

Read More

Braised chicken and pork in a black nut curry

Leave a comment
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy

” Known as an Indonesian black nut called buah keluah in Malay. The nut is mainly found in parts of South East Asia of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Growing up in a peranakan/nonya home, this is known to be a traditional dish, a hard treasure to find but one of the most frequent delights.”

My grandmother’s mom (great grandmother) taught my grandma at a very young age how to make this authentic dish that is usually very famous among the peranakans/nonya people. The nut needs to be soaked for a number of days then cracked open, scooping out the flesh and then refilled. Because of it’s rarity in western countries (e.g Australia), you can easily find the flesh filling in a vaccumed packed in the frozen section in China town. The meat for this dish can consist of either chicken and/or pork. In Malay, ayam means chicken and babi means pork, directly translated as “ayam buah keluak” and “babi buah keluak.”

Read More

Oven-baked almond chicken

Leave a comment
Western cuisine

Quick and easy

“A clean eating version of chicken breasts that are baked instead of fried, and coated in almonds flakes and breadcrumbs. This almond crusted chicken is fantastic for stubborn eaters – it crunchy on the outside, moist inside and full of flavour.”

This oven-baked chicken recipe has a combination of super flavours and is so easy to do. Have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

Read More

Apple and almond meal flaugnarde

comment 1
Western cuisine

Quick and easy

“A baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream. A traditional Limousin clafoutis contains pits of the cherries.  The pits contain amygdalin, the active chemical in almond extract, so during baking a small amount of amygdalin from the pits is released into the clafoutis, adding a complementary note to its flavor.”

I’m not really the sweet tooth but I do like this quick and light dessert. It’s very fluffy and versatile with adding a number of different fruits such as red cherries, plums, prunes, apples, pears, cranberries or blackberries.

Read More