Bread Pudding Recipe with Kaya

A bread pudding recipe featuring a local spread called kaya. Kaya is Singapore’s answer to jam. It is a bread spread made up of coconut milk, egg and sugar. It is the first time I see it used in a bread pudding. So the recipe is stashed. Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk 2 pandan leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 heaped tablespoon kaya 6 slices white bread 2 eggs 2 cups milk 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Directions Preheat oven to 170 degree celsius Tie the 2 pandan leaves together in a big knot In a small pan, heat coconut Continue Reading

Bacon Wrap Enoki Mushrooms

These bacon wrap enoki mushrooms have only 2 ingredients – bacon and enoki mushrooms. I made these bacon wrap enoki mushrooms twice for family gatherings. It is an easy finger food recipe. I pan-grilled them the first time but popped them into a pre-heated oven the second time. I have also tried thinly sliced pork instead of bacon. Although the smoked bacon imparts more flavour, it is also saltier. The thin pork slices also offer a different texture. You can also make these wraps for a BBQ.   Ingredients 1 packet enoki mushrooms 150 grams bacon slices hickory smoked OR 150 Continue Reading

Honey mustard salad dressing recipe stashed!

Honey mustard salad dressing recipe stashed! At Subway sandwich, I used to only ask for honey mustard salad dressing on my sandwich. Of course I did venture into other dressings eventually but the sweet and slightly spicy pungent mixture has never lost its charm. Try to make your own mayonnaise. Here’s a homemade mayonnaise recipe you can try. Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard Directions Mix all ingredients well in a mixing bowl Cover in cling wrap and chill in a refrigerator before use

German pancake recipe stashed!

German pancake recipe stashed! This pancake is baked in the oven. It should puff up high in the oven before it settles down when taken out of the oven. This is normal. Ingredients 3 large eggs 1/3 cup whole milk 1/3 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon butter Powdered sugar Sides Lemon wedges Butter Maple syrup Directions Preheat the oven to 475 degree F. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk, cream, sugar, salt and vanilla Mix well until the sugar dissolve Sift Continue Reading

Apple pancake recipe stashed!

Apple pancake recipe stashed! This pancake is cooked in the oven so that the pan or skillet used must be oven-safe. Ingredients 2 medium Granny Smith apples 3 tablespoon butter 3 eggs 1/3 cup whole milk 1/3 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 vanilla 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Powdered sugar Wash, peel and quarter the apples Remove the cores and slice each quarter into 4 or 5 slices Melt the butter in a deep cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan Add the brown sugar, cinnamon Continue Reading

Minestrone soup recipe stashed!

Minestrone soup recipe stashed! This is a classic Italian soup recipe with fresh vegetables, beans and pasta. If you use vegetarian stock, it makes a pure vegetarian soup. Ingredients 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup of finely chopped white onion 1/2 cup chopped zucchini 1/2 cup Italian green beans 1/4 cup minced celery 4 teaspoon minced garlic 4 cups vegetable broth 2 cans red kidney beans, drained 2 cans small white beans 1 can red tomato, diced 1/2 cup shredded carrot 2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley Salt and pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 bay leaves Continue Reading

Fried carrot cake recipe stashed!

Fried carrot cake is not made with carrots. It is made with daikon radish. I have no idea why this dish is called fried carrot cake. I didn’t even know that there was something wrong with the name until I encounter the English carrot cake. I can see why foreign visitors might be confused. However, the name is already very established in Singapore so it is here to stay. Fried carrot cake is a common street food in Singapore. It is basically pan fried daikon radish steamed cakes with eggs. It is served plain/white or black by adding dark sweet Continue Reading

Asparagus salad recipe stashed!

This asparagus salad recipe stashed has Japanese influence. It makes a nice refreshing starter or appetizer. Ingredients 1 bundle of asparagus 1/2 tomato 1/2 green bell pepper 1/4 onion 2 teaspoons chopped parsley Salt and pepper 3-4 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing to taste Wash the tomato, onion, green bell pepper, drain thoroughly Peel and chop the tomato into coarse cubes Peel the onion and together with the bell pepper, chop finely Mix the chopped vegetables together and add the oil and vinegar dressing Wash the asparagus If the asparagus are quite big, the skin near the ends can be Continue Reading

Oil and vinegar dressing recipe stashed!

Oil and vinegar dressing recipe stashed. Ingredients 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt A little pepper 3/4 cup grapeseed oil If you do not have grapeseed oil, you can use a substitute salad oil. You can use olive oil if you want the strong olive oil flavour in the salad. If not, use something mild tasting. Always use a natural white vinegar, it tastes and smells better. Pour the vinegar into a mixing bowl and add the salt and pepper Whisk it with a small whisk or fork Add the grapeseed oil gradually into the mixture and Continue Reading

Tartar sauce recipe stashed!

Tartar sauce recipe stashed! Fry up your own seafood platter and the tartar sauce to go with it. The tartar sauce is not that hard…really. Ingredients 1/4 onion 1 dill pickle mix 1 hard boiled egg 1 teaspoon minced parsley 3/4 cup homemade mayonnaise Directions Mince the onion, dill pickle and hard boiled egg Add everything to the homemade mayonnaise and mix well Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until ready to use Learn how to make homemade mayonnaise.

Homemade mayonnaise recipe stashed!

Homemade mayonnaise recipe stashed! Mayonnaise is a base for many other creamy dressings. So knowing how to make mayonnaise from scratch is a very useful skill to have with you. You won’t believe how common the ingredients are. I’m sure you have all of them in your kitchen. You don’t have to fret when you run out of store-bought mayonnaise. Whip some homemade mayonnaise yourself. Ingredients 1 egg yolk 2/3 teaspoon salt Dash of white pepper 1 tablespoon vinegar 4/5 cup salad oil I recommend using rice wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar because they wouldn’t have the sharp edge Continue Reading

Thousand island dressing recipe stashed!

Thousand island dressing recipe stashed. Do you like thousand island dressing? Try making your own, it is easier than you think and it tastes much better than the store-bought versions. More importantly, it won’t have all sorts of chemical substances whose names you can’t even pronounce properly. Ingredients 1 egg yolk 3 tablespoons vinegar 2/3 teaspoons salt Dash of white pepper 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoons tomato juice 1 tablespoon minced dill pickled cucumber 2/3 cup salad oil (grapeseed oil) I recommend using grapeseed oil here. It is a mild and nearly tasteless oil so there isn’t a strong Continue Reading

Bok choy recipe with shiitake mushrooms

Bok choy recipe with shiitake mushrooms stashed! This is a simple shiitake mushrooms and bok choy stir-fry but it is ultra yummy. Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock to change this into a vegetarian stir-fry. Bok choy is a very easy-to-eat green leafy vegetable. Mild tasting and crunchy. It cooks fairly quickly, so it is suitable in quick soups and stir fries. Ingredients 3 stalks of bok choy 12 fresh shiitake mushrooms 1 tbsp chopped onion 1 tbsp chopped ginger 1/2 cup chicken stock / vegetable stock Soy sauce, sesame seed oil Cooking oil Directions Separate the bok choy Continue Reading

Fried cabbage recipe with green cabbage and garlic

Fried cabbage recipe stashed! Round or green cabbage has been made famous by the 7-day weight loss cabbage soup. But do you know that it can also prevent liver cancer? It improves the lining of the small intestines and helps clear toxins in the digestive tract. It also encourages healthy growth of good bacteria in the gut. The ideal situation in the gut is not zero-bacteria but presence of bacteria that are good for our bodies. The following is a very basic and sparse fried cabbage recipe. Feel free to beef it up with additional ingredients such as fresh seafood Continue Reading

Fried okra recipe

Fried okra recipe stashed! Okra is also known as lady’s fingers in my part of the world. It isn’t everyone’s favourite vegetable because of its mucous texture. However, it is also this mucous substance that makes it a good dietary remedy for people with gastric inflammation or ulcers. This fried okra recipe should produce a fairly tasty snack and a good introduction to okra newbies. If you don’t fancy making the batter from scratch, substitute with tempura batter. Ingredients 250g okra or lady’s fingers Batter ingredients 2 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp tapioca flour 2 tbsp rice flour 1/2 tsp Continue Reading

Bitter gourd recipe

Bitter gourd recipe with salted egg yolk stashed! Ingredients 300g bitter gourd 2 salted egg yolks 1 tbsp butter Seasonings 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp sugar Steam the salted egg yolk until it is cooked Remove the egg white and crush the egg yolks into a paste Wash the bitter melon and cut into thin slices Parboil the melon pieces in some boiling water with some sugar and cooking oil Melt the butter in a wok on low heat Add the egg yolk and stir fry for a while Add the bitter melon pieces and seasonings Stir to coat with Continue Reading

Bitter melon recipe

Bitter melon recipe in XO sauce stashed! Parboiling the bitter melon in oil helps to remove the bitterness. Ingredients 200g bitter melon 2 tbsp XO sauce Cooking oil Seasonings 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp sugar Cut the melon in half and remove the seeds and spongy white stuff in the middle Slice the melon thinly Heat up up some oil in a wok and parboil the melon pieces for 3-4 minutes on medium heat Remove and drain off excess oil Heat up a tbsp of oil and gently fry the XO sauce until fragrant Add the bitter melon Continue Reading

Chinese broccoli recipes

Chinese broccoli recipes stashed! Chinese broccoli is more commonly known as gailan (芥兰). Unlike most green leafy vegetables, the stems are nicer than the leaves. They are typically stir-fried with fresh seafood or pork or beef and served with rice. Ingredients 200g chinese broccoli 150g pork belly or streaky bacon 3 cloves garlic 1 big onion 6 small red chillies 1 tomato 1 tbsp shaoxing wine 3 tbsp water Cornstarch solution Cooking oil Seasonings 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp fish sauce 1 tsp sugar Slice the pork belly into thin slices Heat oil in Continue Reading

Napa Cabbage Recipe

Napa cabbage recipe stashed! Ingredients 300g napa cabbage leaves 60g dried anchovies 1 tsp chopped garlic 2 tbsp cornstarch solution Cooking oil Seasonings 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 sesame seed oil Wash and cut the cabbage leaves into big pieces Combine the ingredients of the seasonings together well Heat cooking oil and fry the dried anchovies until golden brown and crispy Remove onto kitchen towel to absorb excess oil Using the oil in the wok, gently fry the chopped garlic Add the cabbage leaves and the seasonings Stir fry until cabbage leaves Continue Reading