The Saturday Kitchen – Chwee Kueh for Breakfast

When I was a little kid, I used to follow my mum to the wet market on Sunday mornings. Being a chubby, greedy child, there was one thing that motivated me to accompany her to the hot, stuffy market with her--the chwee kueh stall. Growing up, we ate this traditional Chinese snack only on Sundays … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Chwee Kueh for Breakfast

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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

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 – 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

The Saturday Kitchen – Salted Egg Long Beans with Pork

Ever since my father passed away six years ago, I head out with my mother for lunch a few times a week to keep her company. She lives alone with the helper, and thankfully a hop skip and jump from my brother's house and mine. Working from home and having a flexible schedule allows me to … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Salted Egg Long Beans with Pork

The Saturday Kitchen – Easy Balinese Roast Chicken (Ayam Betutu)

I'm almost apologetic posting yet another Bali inspired recipe, but let me say first that the cuisine of Bali is quite different from the rest of Indonesia. While it features the same kind of ingredients, the Balinese use them in a way that results in distinctly different flavours. It's a bit more earthy, less fiery, … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Easy Balinese Roast Chicken (Ayam Betutu)

The Saturday Kitchen — Cheat’s Babi Guling (Balinese Roast Pork)

I may have dined in many famous, much-awarded restaurants around the world and eaten fabulous food by a myriad celebrated chefs. But the restaurant that has been haunting me for weeks and held me in its grip is Warung Rebo in Bali. Since dining there, the babi guling is something I have wanted to try … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen — Cheat’s Babi Guling (Balinese Roast Pork)