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Kiam chai soup

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Quick and easy “Kiam chai soup – also knowns as salted vegetable soup is one of the main dishes served during the eve of Peranakan wedding or during some praying rituals.” This is a healthier take to making kiam chai soup. Mom would generally make this prior to exams as she thought it would make my brother and I smarter over night. She’d add extra gingko nut  and make sure we’d eat it as it […]

Feng

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Quick and easy “Feng curry is from the Eurasian Kristang (Cristão) culinary tradition in Singapore and Malacca in Malaysia. It is often served during Christmas and also on other special occasions. Kristang cuisine blends the cuisines of Southeast Asia with a western-style cuisine inherited from Portuguese colonial rulers. Other popular Kristang dishes include devil’s curry, eurasian smore (a beef stew), and sugee cake.” Every christmas, my Aunt Joyce would prepare a big pot of feng […]

Laksa

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Quick and easy “A popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine, which is a combination of Chinese and Malay cuisine. It can be found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. According to CNN Travel ranked Penang Assam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious food in the world.” Since the age of 19 I have been determined to perfect my laksa dish, I will always remember my very first attempt that ended up being […]

Thai crackling pork

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Quick and easy “In Thailand, the successful method to make the skin of the pork crackle is by using these three simple steps of boiling, oven baking then deep frying.” This is one of the many ways to making pork crackle. During my time in Thailand while visiting the family, I noticed that the local’s would crackle the pork in a completely different way than the westerns would. You can tell through the way it […]

Rendang

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Quick and easy Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests. Rendang is also served among the Malay community in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Southern Philippines. In 2011 an online poll by 35,000 people held by CNN International chose rendang as the […]

Curry puff

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Quick and easy “Curry puff is a snack of Southeast Asian origin. It is a small pie consisting of specialised curry with chicken and potatoes in a deep-fried or bakedpastry shell, and it looks like the Portuguese stuffed bread called Empanada. The curry is quite thick to prevent it from oozing out of the snack.Curry puffs are enjoyed throughout, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and India.” This delicious little snack is famously made by my […]