New Year New Eats!

Let's start the year right with some bountiful cooking in your kitchens with our deliciously new recipes. These easy recipes will take your 'start of the year' menu to a whole new level, and they are easy to do with the whole family too. 

Easy

Udang Masak Lemak

Jam packed with flavor from the spices and sweetness of the fresh prawns and pineapple! A Peranakan dish popular in Malaysia, it’s also known as udang masak lemak nanas.

Airfryer Chicken with Kerupuk Crust

Cooking chicken (or anything for that matter) in an air fryer might be easy, but it’s just as easy to end up with overcooked meat and a soggy crust. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with a simple recipe that will guarantee a moist and juicy chicken with a satisfying crunch! The trick is to fry the chicken twice - once after it has been fully marinated, and another time after it has been coated with buttermilk. For that extra crunch and some Indonesian flavour, I’ve added a tasty coating of crushed kerupuk. A unique take on a popular finger food, this air fried chicken is sure to be a hit at any holiday party.

Wonton Chips and Sashimi Salsa

Wonton chips is an accidental snack that is now a staple for my family movie nights and gatherings. Forgetting to buy nachos for a dinner party, I quickly fried some wonton skins and it turned out to be an excellent replacement that’s simple yet absolutely delicious. While you can dip these addictive chips in any sauce, I usually pair it with a simple sashimi salsa that’s partly inspired by ceviche. Salmon sashimi is added to the refreshing salsa mix along with a drizzle of mayonnaise and a generous serving of tobiko, promising a burst of flavors with every mouthful. Serve this up on your holiday party table and watch it disappear in seconds.

Croissant Waffles

A Korean café staple that has gone viral globally, Croissant Waffle or Croffle will make a trendy addition to your holiday menu. Best part is that you only need 20 minutes and 3 ingredients to make it. Essentially a croissant in the form of a waffle, this fuss free dessert is also really versatile. While my recipe uses hazelnut or chocolate spread, and fresh strawberries as toppings, you can choose to pair it with other sauces and fruits of your choice. If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can also use a toaster press or panini press with a griddle attachment - you might not get the signature waffle shape, but it’s hard to complain once you get a taste of the rich buttery crust.
Recipe

Beef Katsu

A delicious dish consisting of crispy fried cutlet of beef coated in crunchy breading to seal in the great flavour.

One-Pot Kimchi Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Heard of Mac and Cheese, what about Kimchi Pumpkin Mac and Cheese? This dish is suitable for those who find the Classic Mac and Cheese too cheezy as the addition of Kimchi and Pumpkin gives this Classic Western dish a Korean twist. To make things easier, this recipe only requires one pot and two steps. Yes, that simple! Time to make your own Mac and Cheese at home!

Tom Yum Vongole Pasta

Part of traditional Neapolitan cuisine of Italy, vongole is usually cooked with olive oil, a good amount of garlic, chopped parsley, fresh clams and a splash of white wine. This Asian take on the Italian ‘pasta vongole’ has a delicious Thai twist!

One-Dish Gula Melaka Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding is a classic British dessert that’s perfect for a Christmas gathering, but we’ve given it an indulgent and familiar Asian twist with tropical flavours of pandan kaya and gula melaka palm sugar.

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From vibrant multi-layered buttercream cakes, to indulgently creamy caramel chocolate bars, you’ll soon be an expert baker of mouthwatering desserts when you master the art of the bake. Catch award-winning celebrity chef Anna Olson in this bite-sized baking series as she teaches you simple tips and tricks to up your baking game.

Answer & Win: Basic Baking Terms

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Covering a Cake in Fondant

If you don’t already know, fondant is an icing used to shape and sculpt those fabulous designs you see on wedding cakes and fancy pastries. Anna goes through some crucial information when it comes to covering a cake in fondant, taking you step by step on how you can create your first (or not) fondant over your cake. We couldn’t sum it up better than the pro-chef herself when she encourages viewers to “get creative, have fun and enjoy the delicious results.

How To Fill a Cake

Feast your eyes on how Anna expertly fills her cake with a luscious cherry jam, held in by decadent buttercream in this episode. She imparts various techniques to layer your cake well, which will then provide an easy base to do your frosting and decorating on. “When I slice into it, it will slice beautifully without squishing a bit,” she proudly asserts. Now, don’t we all crave for that instagram-worthy slice of cake?

Chocolate 101

This by-product of cacao seeds might be one of the most well-loved ingredient in baking ever. Who can resist the silky rich and slightly bitter taste of chocolate? You’ll learn how to use the different types of chocolates for your sweet creations, and discover its magical versatility which ranges from “really sweet and mild to super dark and intense.” Plus, find out which is this expert baker’s chocolate baking choice.

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NEW SERIES: Woks of Life

This will be your new favourite spot to check out all the latest webisodes by our very own foodies. Whether it is food or travel, this will be your go-to in learning how to cook or basically, being the pro of where to eat.  Always looking for the perfect food guide when you are travelling, we've got you covered too. Check out our weekly series and Sign Up For FREE To Watch Full Episodes Of  Bake with Anna Olson and more. Watch This Space For More Masterclasses & Exclusive Series Coming Your Way!

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Woks of Life

Blending craft and food together, “Woks of Life” unravels the stories of food and living when craftsmen of various trades come to seek out the food that fuels their daily lives.

Maximum Foodie

Sashi De is on a quest to understand culinary stories from around the world; as a veteran traveler and filmmaker, he has scoured the globe over the last decade in search of stories and experiences for his audience; Maximum Foodie is a catalog of the stories of the world’s best chefs; the kind of culinary topics that will thrill, fascinate and intrigue food lovers worldwide.

Hole In The Wall

Let our hosts bring you around for the best haunts you have to visit. .Durian fish curry, delicious soon kueh and more. You'll find the best places to eat on Hole In The Wall

Our Daily Food

Setting off from Singapore, the hosts of this travel and food show will take a trip around the world to explore the original source of ingredients of the food we are familiar with in our daily life. They will delve deep into and uncover the origins of the ingredients and how these ingredients affect the food culture of different countries including Singapore.

Bibik's Peranakan Kitchen

Learn how to recreate some of bibik's traditional and authentic peranakan recipes that you can cook up for friends and family.  We promise that there will be seconds requested because it is so good.

Recipe

Buah Keluak Rice with Steamed Cod

Buak Keluak may be troublesome to work with – it requires an overnight soak to remove all the toxins, but the effort will pay off when you marry all these ingredients correctly. Sherson Lian shows you how to easily recreate this rich and earthy Buah Keluak Rice with Steamed Cod dish, which balances the heavier flavored rice with sweet fish and slightly spiced fermented black bean paste. Drizzle some aromatic truffle oil over the rice and it’s ready to serve!

Chap Chye

This comforting Fujian and Nyonya classic is usually made before Chinese New Year, but it makes for a tasty and colorful family sharing vegetable dish. Fried beancurd skin adds a nice bite, while two kinds of fermented bean paste (“Tau Loo” and “Tau Cheo”) brings all the ingredients together in a lovely savory sauce, from crunchy black fungus to chewy glass noodles. As Sherson Lian puts it, there’s nothing like the taste of Chap Chye to remind you of traditional Perenakan home cooking!

Peranakan Nonya Laksa

Learn how to make the immensely popular and mouthwatering Peranakan Nyonya Laksa with Chef Wan as he fuses together the best of international cooking techniques. The sweetness of fresh clams and prawns and a huge variety of savory aromatic spice seeps into the broth while it simmers, giving it truly irresistible flavors. Watch as Chef Wan piles the “treasures” on top of the luscious, gravy-soaked noodles and you’re definitely going to want to slurp all of it up.

Pulut Tai Tai

Blue Pea Flower gives this pretty Pulut Tai Tai (Pressed Glutinous Rice) its light blue shade, though you can leave it out if you can’t find it, as it’s mostly for the color. Nik Imran shows how you can whip this simple, creamy dessert that’s generously coated with a decadent, caramel-like kaya sauce. Cut the finished rice cake up into your desired shapes and drizzle homemade kaya over before serving.

Healthy Kitchen: Meat Free Protein Recipes

Going meatless? Simply wanting to eat healthier? We've got you covered with these delicious meatfree recipes that incorporate meat free protein for the same delicious umami taste.

Indian

Meat Free Butter Chicken

Swap chicken pieces with Quorn’s meatless “chicken” in this creamy meat free Indian classic. The key’s the yogurt-tomato bath that’s infused with ginger, garlic, deeply scented cumin, and warming garam masala. But first, fry up the meat free protein till it sizzles to a golden brown (or slightly brown if you want just a touch of crisp), then coat all over with the ghee-fragrant gravy.

Meat Free Thai Red Curry

A hassle-free vegetarian curry that is full of flavor. While it is meat free, this Thai Red Curry is filled with juicy protein pieces from Quorn to satisfy your belly. Simply pan fry the meatless pieces before mixing it into the curry to simmer and soak up the fragrant spices and rich coconut milk. The addition of diced mangoes enhances the dish by balancing out the creaminess of the curry with its bright flavors. Best eaten with rice and a healthy serving of broccoli.

Meat Free Bibimbap

The super healthy Korean rice salad of bibimbap is tossed with another meat free ingredient of Quorn mince. The rest is the same snappy delicious mix of sliced carrots, cucumber, juicy beansprouts and vinegary chewy rice that soaks up all the sweet-spicy Gochujang sauce. For the best way to enjoy Quorn protein, first drop a pack into hot oil and let them sizzle for a bit.

Meat Free Katsu Curry

Be sure to make a bed of warm Japanese rice for this fragrant, thick Japanese curry with crisp meat free “katsu”. You’ll need to first pat Quorn’s fillet pieces with breadcrumbs, bind them with eggs and into hot oil they go for the classic golden katsu crunch. Add sweetness to the curry with an apple and onion, and don’t forget the typical potato and carrots that make this Japan’s favourite stewy curry dish.

The Family Table

More people means more food, and here’s how you make for memorable and tastier family get-togethers with popular family recipes from Asian Food Network. Add flavors to the memories of sharing, loving, fighting, laughing, and making up with family. Spend less time worrying about what to make, and more time bonding with the ones you don’t treasure enough.

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Seafood Pancake

Not to be mistaken for a breakfast food, the Seafood Pancake is a savoury dish served with rice, or as a snack with beer or soju. Main ingredients that make up the Seafood Pancake includes eggs, scallions and the best part, an assortment of seafood of your choice! A must-have with this pancake is the dipping sauce, liquid goodness made from soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, scallions and sugar.

Sayur Lodeh

Sayur Lodeh is a healthy vegetable dish that incorporates different varieties of vegetables. This dish is nutritious and delicious.

Fried Cempedak

A classic malaysian street food snack, you can't get enough of cempedak, a sweet pungent fruit deep fried till golden brown in a light crispy batter.

Tofu Bun Cha

For a big but light meal, dig into a crumbly, crisp litter of coconut flakes patted into fried tofu steaks. Its equally flavourful sidekicks are crunchy, juicy veggies of cucumber, carrot, radish and colourful cabbage. To sweeten the whole mix up, drizzle a sweet mild spicy blend of sambal oelek, a type of Indonesia chili-shrimp paste, along with the heat of cayenne pepper and zesty jalapeno in this punchy vegetarian Vietnamese-Indonesian Tofu Bun Cha.

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Asian Food Network | Easy Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Welcome to Asian Food Network, home of authentic and delicious asian food. Asian Food Network, formerly known as Asian Food Channel, is a community for all lovers of asian food to discover and share their passion. Healthy, good food doesn’t have to be hard to replicate at home. Cooking at home can be a wonderfully special experience for you, your family and friends. Convenience food is easy to turn to when we are feeling tired or strapped for time but we want to help you build your confidence with some simple Asian recipes for your weeknight dinners. Simple recipes, healthy recipes or comfort food recipes - we have it all here. You can also filter them through cuisine or ingredient types. Featuring hundreds of traditional and modern asian food recipes ranging from the flavorful seafood dishes of Southeast Asia to the tasty dumplings in Northern China, Asian Food Network has got your recipes covered.

By Cuisine | Easy, Medium & Hard Asian Recipes

Asian food recipes comprise a variety of cooking techniques - from stir-frying and steaming to braising and deep-frying. Though Asia may be a single continent, the range of food recipes you will find here are culturally diverse. Browse the available Asian food recipes - either by country or culture, and get cooking for dinner! Are you a beginner in the kitchen? Fret not, simple recipes are enough to build up your confidence in the kitchen. Start with Malaysian or Chinese food recipes to learn the basic cooking techniques. As you begin to explore various cuisines and cooking styles, we find that Singaporean, Filipino and Indonesian food recipes are easy recipes with variety for beginners. If you are looking for more diversity in your flavor profiles, we recommend Thai, Vietnamese and Indian food recipes for an added kick of zest in herbs, spices and ingredients used. You can find salty, sweet, sour and spicy taste profiles in the dishes presented here - with enough room for experimentation. Korean and Japanese cuisines are now becoming more popular globally - our trove of easy-to-follow recipes in these cuisines are perfect for both lunch and dinner occasions. Browse our diverse range of Asian food recipes and get inspired. Cook with us today!

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Have leftover ingredients in your fridge? Sometimes, we are faced with the challenge of whipping up dinner with random ingredients we have lying around in our kitchen and oftentimes, we are not quite sure what to do with them! This is a much more common problem than you would think, so Asian Food Network has curated a careful selection of your favourite food recipes by ingredients used. Gone are the days of not having your favourite chicken soup or fish curry just because you are missing one ingredient! Common ingredient types such as pasta and rice are often essential staples you will almost always find in Asian kitchens. Many popular Asian food recipes include the use of these carbohydrates in their cooking. If you have meats like chicken and seafood, these rice or pasta-based dishes can be more diverse in flavor profiles. There are also a significant number of vegetarians in the Asian continent. For this reason alone, learning how to make use of vegetables is important. Also, vegetables, tofu and eggs are common ingredients used in Asian food recipes for side dishes that complement the main meat dish. Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables you will find - and it’s no different when it comes to incorporating them into Asian food. Pork, Beef and Lamb are very popular meat ingredients that can be found in Asian food recipes. From stir-frying to pan-searing them, these meat-based recipes are reminiscent of the culturally diverse Asian food landscape. Perhaps the most versatile meat of all is the fish - from the famous otak-otak to steamed classic steamed pomfret, the possibilities are endless. If you are feeling adventurous, our salted egg, cheese and chocolate ingredient recipes can take your cooking to the next level. These ingredients can diversify your flavor profiles, adding elements of surprise into your dishes. What are you waiting for? Get inspired with our Asian food recipes today!

 

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