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Cooking With ‘Stinky’ Tofu

Fermented tofu has been called the “blue cheese of Asia”, and it’s not hard to see – or rather, smell – why. This pungent ingredient has earned a reputation as an acquired taste, but if used effectively it can dress up otherwise ordinary dishes. First, a little fermented tofu 101. The most common type consists of tofu cubes in mould. Fermentation breaks down the protein of the bean curd, leaving it with a softer, creamier and smoother texture. The cubes are soft …

Are Vegan Burgers Worth the Hype?

Love Wholesome contributor Jo-ann Huang samples some popular vegan burger brands found in supermarkets. Consumers the world over are embracing a plant-based diet for a myriad of reasons, from health to animal welfare and environmentalism. But for Singapore’s savvy foodies, a life of boring salads is unlikely to appeal. Some meat-free alternatives have popped up in recent years, such as California’s Impossible Burger, which made its debut in some restaurants in Singapore in March. The Impossible Burger has won over …

A Vegetarian Raya

The celebrations to mark Hari Raya Aidilfitri are a great chance to enjoy your favourite dishes – particularly for members of the Muslim community, who have just finished observing the month of Ramadan. Families, friends and loved ones come together to enjoy delicious curries, salads and grilled meats, which are then topped off with celebratory sweets reserved for this special occasion. These days, many people are opting for vegetarianism or veganism, be it for health or ethical reasons. Some popular …

The Desserts That Won Malaysia the World Pastry Cup

Humble tins of chickpea may have helped Malaysia win the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, also known as the World Pastry Cup. The fermented water from these tins, known as aquafaba, enabled the Malaysian chefs to create a vegan dessert – a first for the prestigious competition. The team beat counterparts from 20 other countries in the biennial awards in Lyon, France, in January. They also received the Vase de Sevre prize, donated by the French president for countries …

Vegan Hummus Made in Singapore

Making hummus for a living is the last thing former flight attendant Teo Liwen, founder of Holymoleydips, imagined she would do. But here she is, churning out hundreds of containers of hummus for her loyal fans, in a shared kitchen every week. It all started when the 29-year-old travelled frequently to cities in the Western hemisphere as part of her flight attendant work. Brought in by Middle Eastern immigrants, hummus has long existed in those areas as a snack, typically …

Lentils and Brown Rice Vadai

Brown rice is a grain, lentils is a legume, we combine the two for this really delicious and wholesome vadai packed with vegetarian protein. Makes approximately 15 portions.