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.

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.

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.

Peanut Butter: How to Make It and How to Cook with It

There are a lot of reasons peanut butter is the ultimate spread: it’s tasty, easy to eat, lasts a long time in storage, pairs with all sorts of other foods and – with plenty of energy, protein and fibre – packs a surprising nutritional punch. But that’s not all – it’s also very easy to make at home! Of course, without commercial-grade equipment (or artificial emulsifiers and stabilisers) it is difficult to replicate the impossible smoothness of the factory-made stuff, but homemade peanut …

Singapore Chocolatier Pushes Taste Boundaries

Dried shrimp and fish flakes are probably the last things that you’d expect to find in your chocolate. But Fossa Chocolate, a craft chocolatier based in Singapore, is all about pushing the boundaries of taste, conjuring new varieties every one to two months that surprise even the most passionate chocolate lovers. Their shrimp and bonito dark chocolate was inspired by a trip to the famed Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Throwing seafood into chocolate provided an unexpectedly tasty umami-flavoured treat, reminiscent …

What is Your Cookie Dough Horoscope?

The stars have aligned, and so have the pastry mixers. Open your mind to these twelve cookie dough recipes (safe and specially designed to be eaten uncooked) and see what culinary guidance lies in the chocolate chips and raisins. Aries: Chocolate chip cookie dough pizza Your various responsibilities swirl like tapioca pearls in a blender, so find your centre…the centre of a thick, rich cookie dough pizza with a chocolate chip crust! This recipe is eggless but soft and reminds you, …