All posts tagged: Singaporean food

Sambal belacan

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Quick and easy “Sambal belacan is made by mixing toasted shrimp paste with chilli peppers. A traditional manner of making sambal is using a stone mortar. Sambal is an Indonesian loan-word of Javanese origin. Region’s that serve sambal are Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Netherlands.” When i was a toddler living in Singapore, both mom and my grandmother introduced me to chili. Back then i was known as a real “kepoh” which directly translates […]

Congee

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Quick and easy “A type of rice porridge popular in many Asian countries. Porridge is thick rice largely disintegrated after prolonged cooking in water. In some cultures, congee is eaten primarily as a breakfast food or late supper; in others, it is eaten as a substitute for rice at other meals.” Every thursday morning, at my grandparents house back in Perth, it has become tradition for my grandpa to prepare porridge for breakfast. So whenever […]

Chicken rice

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Quick and easy “It’s main ingredients consist of chicken, chicken bone stock and rice. A dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from the Hainan province in southern China. It is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore. Hainanese chicken rice most commonly associated with Malaysian, Hainanese and Singaporean cuisines, although it is also popular in Thailandand Vietnam.” Hainanese chicken rice is one of my all time favourite dishes, I personally think this dish represents Singapore. Having cooked this dish for all the kitchen staff during […]

Fried rice

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Quick and easy “Steamed rice stir-fried in a wok, often mixed with other ingredients, such as eggs, vegetables, and meat. As a homemade dish, fried rice is typically made with leftover ingredients (including vegetables, meat) from other dishes, leading to countless variations.” Studying and working in Perth, a lot of the times I would come home  quite late and fried rice would be one of the quickest dishes to whip up for both my brother and I.

Devil’s curry

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Quick and easy “Is a very spicy curry flavoured with candlenuts, galangal and vinegar. From the Eurasian Kristang (Cristão) culinary tradition in Singapore and Malacca, Malaysia. It is often served during Christmas and on other special occasions.” My aunty Val is renown in the family to making Devil’s curry and even making it incredibly spicy that it is difficult to finish the dish without a glass or two a water. When ever someone mentioned this […]