Pandan-flavoured Nasi Lemak Kukus Recipe

Checking the freezer upon my return from our family overseas trip, I found I still had a few packets of frozen sambal tumis from previous cooking, fish steaks, glass prawns and squid. Sam P. had also given me a tray of eggs before we left for Phuket. What can I cook to clear these “backlog” … Continue reading

Our Breaking Fast Bonding Meal During Ramadan From Pu3!

Millions of Muslims around the world are now observing Ramadan, a holy month of religious devotion and fasting. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset. At sunset, families hasten for the fast-breaking meal known as iftar and in Singapore, Nasi Ambeng is a popular communal meal shared by families and friends. My … Continue reading

Ambeng Cafe by Ummi Abdullah @ East Village

The only Nasi Ambeng I have had were from Mamanda but the last few months, I have been seeing posts on Facebook raving about it from other establishments but I am particularly interested in Ambeng Cafe by Ummi Abdullah @ East Village. “Nasi ambeng or Nasi ambang is a fragrant rice dish consists of white … Continue reading

Ayam Kalio Recipe

Did you know that Ayam Kalio is actually compromised rendang?!!! A proper rendang has no gravy, just very thick moist glob of cooked spices. Therefore, Kalio is only cooked half way through the rendang process with some sauce. So what is half-way? The minute the chicken is tender and oil separates from the coconut gravy, … Continue reading

Mee Soto Ayam At Hainan 7

“Why your one got so much fried shallots? The aunty must like you more!” Two guys at the next table looked up from their meals at whiny me complaining about condiments. They were nice enough not to roll their eyes. They smiled at me, even seemed genuinely amused by my childish rant. When I whipped … Continue reading

Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi Recipe

Ross, May and I went to Bukit Batok for lunch yesterday. We had Malay cuisine called Nasi Padang and ordered several dishes for our communal dining. Eating the tasty Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi which roughly translates to “chicken cooked with bird’s eye chillies in rich gravy”, triggred me to post this recipe. If you … Continue reading

Yusof Arni’s @ Far East Plaza – Cooking With Passion!

Some Malay tea-time cakes we called Kuih Kuih: Click to view pics in full and name of dishes (displayed in the food window): Food we had are featured below: Originally helmed by Arni’s mother, from whom she learned the ropes and succeeded about a decade or more years ago, the effervescent lady said she cooks … Continue reading

The Hospitable Mamanda®

9th of July 2013 was the start of the holy month of Ramadan and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August 2013. It is the month of fasting and prayer for our Muslim community. The faithfuls abstain from eating from dawn (before sunrise) to dusk (after sunset). Besides abstaining from food … Continue reading