How to Make Beef Meatballs

Asian (or more specifically, Chinese) meatballs are rated on how “bouncy” they are when you bite into them, so they’re very different to the meatballs you get at Ikea. The traditional way to make meatballs (ie. beef balls, pork balls, chicken balls, fish balls etc. etc.) is to mince the meat very finely, season it, add some tapioca or cornstarch, » Read More

How to Make Soy Milk and Soya Drink

I used a Thermocook in this recipe but of course, you can use a blender + stock pot in its place. Soy Milk and Soya Drink Recipe INGREDIENTS: 120g soy beans, soaked overnight 2-4 Tbsp sugar 2 slices ginger 1L water You’ll also need a Muslin bag or similar METHOD: Place soaked soy beans in jug; add half the water and » Read More

How to Make Congee with Leftover Rice

First up, apologies for the bad audio in this video - I didn’t have my mic plugged in and this was made using an old Acer laptop. Congee, aka Chinese porridge, is an iconic breakfast dish popular in many parts of Asia. Next time you stay at a Malaysian or Thai hotel, keep an eye out for it at the breakfast buffet. This is a quick and simple way » Read More

How to Cook Beef Rendang from My Malaysian Home State (Negeri Sembilan)

This is my stepmom’s recipe which is influenced by the beef rendang style of my home state of Negeri Sembilan, but with her own “Chinese” twist to it through the use of soya sauce. Beef Rendang Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g beef, sliced 3 onions, peeled and quartered 6 dried chillies, boiled with water until soft 6 cloves garlic, » Read More

How to Make Sambal Ikan Bilis

Sambal Ikan Bilis Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 large brown onions 1 cup chillies or ½ cup chilli paste 1 Tbsp minced lemongrass 2 tsp belacan powder (shrimp paste) - optional 2 tsp chicken stock granules 5 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp tamarind concentrate (amount varies depending on type) 4 Tbsp oil 2 cups dried anchovies - rinse, » Read More

How to Make Mango Ice Cream

This recipe will work with a Thermocook or Thermomix, but you can produce the same results manually in the absence of either. Mango Ice Cream Recipe INGREDIENTS: 600g double cream OR coconut cream 3 eggs 120g honey 400g mango flesh ½ tsp salt METHOD: Combine all ingredients and blend in Thermocook (or blender) at » Read More

How to Make Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas)

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #7 - Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas) **Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas)** INGREDIENTS: ½ cup plain flour ½ cup rice flour ¼ cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1.5 teaspoons baking soda ½  teaspoon salt ¼ cup desiccated coconut (optional) ½ kg bananas, cut into halves or quarters METHOD: Combine » Read More

How to Make Filipino-Style Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #5 - Filipino-Style Fruit Salad INGREDIENTS: Combination of fruits - bananas, nectarines, papaya, grapes, apples, pineapple, fresh coconut etc. - in bite-sized chunks 1 ½  cups whipped cream ½ cup condensed milk ¼ cup coconut cream Pinch of salt METHOD: Combine whipped cream, condensed milk, » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Doughnuts (Kuih Keria)

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #1 INGREDIENTS: For the dough - 500g purple sweet potato, cut into chunks, steamed and peeled ½ tsp salt 4 Tbsp plain flour 1 Tbsp tapioca flour Sugar syrup - 5 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp water Oil for deep-frying METHOD: Combine dough ingredients in mixer and knead for 1 minute at » Read More

How to Make Fish Paste

Print PDF Q: What do Fish Balls, Fish Cake slices, Thai Fish Cakes, Otak-Otak and Yong Tau Foo (stuffed tofu & vegetables) have in common? A: They're all made with fish paste. This recipe was taught to me by my brother CS Tang (minister of Concord Presbyterian Community Church) back when I had my restaurant. The reason he was my go-to guy » Read More