Romancing The Dish @ Ivy’s Haninanese Mutton Soup 海南药材羊肉汤

So all the lovers were celebrating yesterday and I’m sure they are still high from the adoration for each other. Speaking of love, here’s a hawker’s love story… Some background: In Singapore, Hainanese (a minority Chinese dialect group) are known to be good cooks. In fact, Hainanese men rather than women are known to be … Continue reading

Indian Street Food – SiraJ

I could barely remember but the first time I ate Indian Rojak, it was probably in my pre-teens at Rasa Singapura Food Centre, now defunct. It was located in Tanglin Road at Tudor Court, near The Regent, Singapore. It’s also been long time since I tasted Indian Mee Siam, not since the demolition of Taman … Continue reading

Rendang – Labour of Love

Rendang is a spicy meat dish originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia. Along with the main meat (beef, chicken or mutton), rendang uses coconut milk and a curry paste of mixed ground spices: ginger, galangal, turmeric leaves, lemon grass, garlic, shallot, chillies and other spices. Rendang – Labour of Love Recipe Ingredients: Serondeng … Continue reading

The Bone Collector

 Did this photograph in any way made you think I had been invited to dine with Hannibal Lecter? Lol… Associated with the Indian Muslim community, Sup Tulang or Bone Marrow Soup is a dish made up of mutton bones, of course, together with spices like fenugreek, cardamon pods, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, coriander seeds, chillies to … Continue reading

Chinese Mutton Soup – Hong Wen Mutton Soup

There are basically two main types of mutton soups in Singapore – the Indian Muslim Sup Kambing and the Chinese Mutton Soup which is again sub-divided into several dialect groups but the most common namely; the Hainanese Mutton Soup. Other variations are the Teochew and seldom if any to be found in stalls and restaurants, … Continue reading