The Saturday Kitchen – Spicy Turmeric Prawns in Coconut Milk

The cuisines of Southeast Asia are the flavours of the sun. Like the bright colours of the tropics, and the heady vibes of the cultures here, there is nothing subtle about the food of Southeast Asia. Bold, spicy, rich, they are meant to be eaten with steamed rice, our staple which also serves as a … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Spicy Turmeric Prawns in Coconut Milk

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The Saturday Kitchen – Sweet Potato Ubi Talam

It has been an eventful week. Singapore just celebrated its 53rd National Day on 9 August, which also happens to be the anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb, which quickly brought WWII to an end in Asia.  From the perspective of a hobby cook & history nerd, this brings to mind sweet potatoes. "Why leh?" you … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Sweet Potato Ubi Talam

The Saturday Kitchen — Exotic Baiye Tofu & Coriander Salad

I love Asian salads. Most of them burst with bold, aromatic flavours yet they are always refreshing and light. This exotic Baiye Tofu & Coriander salad is one of my favourites, and go-to when I have guests over, or just as part of a midweek meal. It is very healthy and makes use of some … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen — Exotic Baiye Tofu & Coriander Salad

The Saturday Kitchen- Coffee Ribs

You know how sometimes random bits of wisdom just fall upon your eavesdropping ears and opens up divine epiphanies? That happened to me a couple weeks ago. "Life is too short to cook the same dishes day after day", I heard someone say, and that hit a cord. I had been working on a narrow … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen- Coffee Ribs

The Saturday Kitchen — Tau Sar Piah & the Joy of Mung Beans

  Mung beans is a perfect testament to the adage, still waters run deep. One glance and it may be the wallflower of the culinary world, pale, insipid and so small you hardly notice its presence. But it is in fact a most exciting ingredient in Asia, not least because it is the main ingredient … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen — Tau Sar Piah & the Joy of Mung Beans

The Saturday Kitchen — Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

The daughter has been slaving away at her desk the last few months preparing for her upcoming IB exams which finally takes place next week. So I try to stay home as much as possible during this period just to be with her to give her moral support. I think it makes a difference for … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen — Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

The Saturday Kitchen – Kueh Salat, A Double Decker Delight

One of my favourite desserts is kueh, a whole genre of little cakes and confections found in the indigenous cuisines of Southeast Asia. Called kueh, or kuih, it is an integral part of Indonesian, Malay and Peranakan culinary culture. You'll also find renditions of that genre in Thailand. There hundreds of different kinds of kueh … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Kueh Salat, A Double Decker Delight