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Reconnect with Food, and Each Other, by Cooking at Home

Browse our recipes for a healthy take on traditional SE Asian dishes and more, from appetizers to mains to desserts. Buy fresh by buying local. Cook to share with friends and family.

HOME COOKED DISHES

Hokkien Ngoh Hiang

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside! This unique Hokkien and Teochew dish is filled with all the goodness in each roll, and it will never be enough for everybody! Here’s bringing to you Hokkien Ngoh Hiang and this recipe is brought to you by ShareFood.sg contributor Irene Tan, where she shares her Ah Ma’s recipe. When a recipe is passed down from generations to generations, that’s when you know it’s good! Full post here.

Sweet and Sour Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw

Every dish that is served during Chinese New Year has an auspicious meaning behind it! Our friends at ShareFood.sg bring you this recipe prepared by Jessie Koey, who is a stay home mum and a recipe blogger. In her home town back in Malaysia, this is a family classic dish – Sweet and Sour Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw. The recipe is below, and you can read their full post here.

Five Spice Meat Roll (Ngoh Hiang)

Wu Xiang, also known as “Ngoh Hiang” or “Lor Bak” is a common Hokkien and Teochew dish widely adopted in many regions of Malaysia and Singapore. It is essentially a composition of various meats and vegetables and other ingredients, seasoned with five-spice powder (Hokkien:五香粉, ngó͘-hiong-hún) after which it is named, rolled inside a thin beancurd sheet and deep-fried to golden brown. This recipe makes 20 mini sized Wu Xiang meat rolls.

Duck Confit with Sweet Potato and Honey Mash

Many people have seen duck confit on bistro menus, but not too many have attempted to make it at home. This recipe is essentially duck legs that have been cured with salt and spices and then gently poached in its own fat. Well, do not be put off by the amount of duck fat being called for, as it is the fat that the legs will emerge meltingly tender with a slightly salty but rich flavor. And the best thing …

Ultimate Cornbread with Chili Con Carne

Long regarded as a traditional staple, the origin of cornbread may be traced back over 500 years. Early British settlers in North America employed the use of cornmeal to substitute ground wheat, and with it, formed the first cornbreads. Though not very likely to be leavened by starter yeast, the cornbread is frequently enjoyed along side chili con carne, and is prepared in a variety of ways: baked, fried or steamed.

Otak-Otak Popiah

This recipe pays homage to the southern Malaysian town of Muar in Johor, where it is known to be a popular destination for otak-otak; people from surrounding states and Singapore often visit to buy the famous delicacy in bulk. Though there are many variations of otak-otak available throughout the entire South East Asia countries, this version is as close as to the one commonly found in Johor and Singapore.

Earl Grey Tea-Brined Roasted Chicken

This recipe may seem complex, but it is perfect for Christmas celebration. First brined in Earl-Grey tea, then coated in a flavour-packed rub featuring white pepper powder, five spice, and then brushed with maltose and rice wine solution, this chicken dish is sure to impress your diners.

Vegetarian Beancurd Roll (Ngo Hiong/Lobak)

Ngo Hiong simply means five spice in Teow Chew language; this is a fantastic dish made with sliced taro and carrot instead of pork meat, but the classic flavour has been retained with five spice powder and good quality white pepper powder. Made with KENWOOD Kflex or Spiralizer.

BREAD RECIPES

Wheat Germ Buns

Tiny in size, but a nutrient-rich powerhouse, wheat “germ” (short for germination) is the part of wheat that sprouts and grows into a new plant. Despite being the most vitamin- and mineral-rich part of the wheat kernel, it’s left out when wheat is processed into white flour. These buns contain plenty of fiber (such as wholemeal, and wheat germ) which is considered low G.I, that also means, as sugar (glucose) enters gradually and slowly into bloodstream, it causes a steady and well-balanced blood sugar level. It is …

XXL Otah Buns

Soft, fluffy buns paired with fat chunky homemade fish otah! Topped with mozzarella cheese and parsley, each bite of these XXL otah buns brings a blend of local and western goodness to your palate. Home cook Cheng Geck Chau shares this easy recipe to bake fresh buns lined with a spicy chunk of otak. Read the full article in the recipe and its prep from our friends at Sharefood. No. of servings: 9 – 10 buns Preparation Time: 3 hours …

Super Easy Chocolate Bread

Simple as simple can be, this dark chocolate bread is exactly what a simple bread should be, easy to make and really decadent. This recipe requires very little ingredients and the result is a very soft bread and chocolatey loaf that stays moist for days if kept properly. INGREDIENTS 160 gram bread flour 17 gram plain flour 10 gram Dutch processed cocoa powder 45 gram sugar 6 gram active dry yeast 65 gram water 2 eggs 25 gram butter 50 …

Seed and Nut Loaf

This nut and seed loaf is not your typical loaf of bakery bread. It is moist, chewy and has the occasional crunch of hazelnuts. Packed with seeds like flax, chia and sunflower, it is incredibly rich in Omega fatty-acids, anti-oxidants and minerals like magnesium and selenium. The oats, psyllium, chia and flax seeds hold this beautifully-speckled loaf together in the absence of flour and provides your body with both soluble and insoluble fibre. This loaf is vegan and gluten free. …

Spinach & Flaxseed Bread

For the fresher and healthier alternative to your white bread. It is beneficial to those having high cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure or issues with obesity.   This recipe uses the Chef Sense Kitchen Machine. Ingredients 600 gram bread flour 10 gram Bruggeman brown yeast 36 gram caster Sugar 15 gram milk powder 20 gram spinach powder 400 ml water 15 gram unsalted Butter 10 gram salt 5 gram flaxseed   This recipe uses a 450 gram pullman tin. Method 1. …

HOMEMADE DRINKS

Dairy-Free Lemongrass and Almond Milk Shake

A delightful almond milk with lemongrass infusion, perked up with the vitamins of cucumber and topped with citrus syrup; sure to boost your immune system and keep you healthy. INGREDIENTS 2 sticks of lemongrass, crushed 50 gram Japanese cucumber 1 cup almond milk 1 cup ice cube 2 tbsp Sunquick 1 tbsp brown sugar   METHOD 1. Boil lemongrass with almond milk and sugar. 2. In a KENWOOD Blend-Xpro, put in the lemongrass milk mixture, cucumber, ice cube and sunquick. …

Six Super Smoothies to Make You Feel Great

Tossing ingredients into a blender and whirring them into a drink might seem wrong to a true foodie, but embracing the smoothie doesn’t mean abandoning proper meals completely. Consider them a replacement for fast food: When you’re on the go or pushing a deadline, instead of grabbing a burger or ordering a pizza, reach for one of these homemade, nutrient-packed meals in a cup instead. The Green Giant Ingredients: ·          1 cup broccoli florets ·          1 cup spinach leaves · …

DESSERTS & PASTRIES

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Ever thought of doing cookies as giveaways but the thought of having to decorate them with icing and all, then cracking your head how to pack before all that icing melts away? Finally a decorated Sugar Cookie without all the worries to make & share this Valentine’s. The best part you can premake the dough way ahead, a definite thumbs up for the busy cookie lover

Cinnamon and Banana Pancakes

Say it with sweetness this Valentine’s Day. This pancake recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Be it breakfast in bed for a party of two, or a treat at the table for the whole family, add your favourite fresh fruit and maple syrup to take this to the next level.

Kueh Belanda or Peranakan Love Letters

Legend has it that these sweet confections were used to hide messages exchanged by secret lovers. There is no secret to making them, though, but you will need an electrical mould or Love Letter Plates from your local bakery supplier.

Mandarin and Dark Chocolate Entremets

An entremets is a multi-layered dessert cake with various complementary flavours and different textural contrasts. Many scoff at the idea that entremets are difficult to construct, because it involves more than one recipe to assemble, but when eaten as one, one would be amazed at how well these different components come together. In this recipe, we combine Mandarin orange with one of the most celebrated ingredients used in European desserts – the dark chocolate. And the result is a harmonious …

Caramel Banana Coffee Cake

This insanely delicious banana coffee cake is made of four simple layers: coffee yoghurt sponge, caramel bananas, whipped cream, and caramelized almonds. It’s the easiest, quickest, most superb dessert cake you’ll ever assemble!

Rainbow Sandwich Cookies

Delicate and mildly sweet cookie sandwich with white chocolate and cream cheese filling! These rainbow treats are easy to make and would instantly become a festive holiday favourite. This Rainbow Sandwich Cookies recipe is shared by the innovative home cook Shartini who loves adding local flavours and creativity to her bakes. The full article from our friends at Sharefood.sg can be found here.

Christmas Tree Pastry

Light choux pastry filled with rich chocolate cream filling! Here we’ve got these chocolate cream puffs scaled down to individual servings and decked up like a Christmas tree. It would not only this be delicious dessert but also a gorgeous table centrepiece. Our friends at Sharefood.sg share this Christmas Tree Croquembouche recipe by home cook Wyatt Tan who specialises in healthy bakes and runs a bar located at Duxton Hill. The full article can be found here.

Lemuni Crystal Skin Dumplings with Salted Fish and Bamboo Shoot Fillings

Lemuni is a perennial herb used by the Malay community of Penang and Kedah to provide a blackish hue to the common take-away nasi lemak sold by roadside hawkers. In this recipe of crystal skin dumplings, the skins are tinted grey with lemuni leaves as the herb makes its debut in the use of international cuisine. Because the leaves are only available in the Penang vicinity; for those who cannot get a hold of the herbs, it can be replaced …

FREE Tried & Tasted Recipe eBook!

Download our free Tried and Tasted Recipe eBook here. It is packed with step-by-step instructions to cook everything from Blueberry Muffins to Chicken Curry. All these recipes are tried and tested in the Kenwood kitchen using some of our best-known appliances. Enjoy, and Happy Cooking!

SOUPS & STEWS

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

A popular starter/appetizer that is often served with garlic bread or toasts or croutons. Usually added with cream for the creamy texture.

Rustic Sweet Potato & Bean Soup with Kaffir and Lemongrass

Soya beans are a complete source of amino acids essential to good nutrition and favoured by vegetarians and vegans. They are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre which can ease digestion and they also boast high levels of isoflavones to boot! Black soya beans in particular, are reported to have higher levels of flavonoids stored in their dark coloured coats. This rustic soup has a combination of white and black soya beans, made heartier with generous chunks of sweet …

ABC Soup with Radish Noodle

ABC Soup is undeniably the all-time-favorite to many families. The reason is simple, as its name suggest, it is as simple as A-B-C to cook and delicious to drink. We also found that ABC also refers to the nutrition content of this recipe, such that Vitamin A (from the Carrots), Vitamin B ( from the Potatoes) and Vitamin C (from the Tomatoes). This recipe uses the Spiralizer – FGP200WG Ingredients 1 big radish 1 pcs sweet corn, chop into 4 parts …