Singapore: National Day Weekend Is Here!

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NDP 2020: 10 Juicy Food Deals to Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day

Flaky milo croissants and free bubble tea topping? Don’t miss out on some fantastic discounts on your favorite local fare and sweets this August 2020

10 Singapore National Day Dishes for a Colorful Taste of Home

There’s no shortage of absolutely fantastic local foods on this island nation. Here’s a refresher on the mouthwatering, melting pot of dishes you can enjoy to commemorate the 9th of August

How To: Make Kaya

Spread over thin warm toast, sometimes with a piece of unmelted butter, kaya toast (and runny eggs!) is a typical Singaporean and Malaysian breakfast affair. This coconut jam indeed has a richer flavour than other fruit jams, with a texture that’s gooey, creamy and smooth all at the same timeFreshly made kaya may not last as long as factory made ones, but it’s so much more aromatic, tasty and rewarding in terms of the experience.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

A popular dish in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, this juicy and succulent steamed chicken is always a feast! Here’s an easy recipe for you to recreate this delicious dish at home.

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Japanese

Ondeh-Ondeh Mochi Cookies

Inspired by the much-loved ondeh-ondeh kueh, this crispy pandan flavoured cookie is stuffed with Gula Melaka mochi, after which the whole confection drizzled with coconut icing and desiccated coconut. These pretty emerald green cookies will surely be the highlight of any dessert table and their surprise gooey centre will make any party guests do a pleasant double take. Bake these a day ahead to save the hassle but careful not to gobble all these addictive treats before your tea party!

Spicy Suan La Fen Soup Noodles

Once the noodles are done, the next part to making China's wildly popular hot sour soup, or Suan La Fen Tang, is the soup itself. You might be surprised but simmering chicken stock is the base of the red hot, vinegary soup. It's only overshadowed by show stopping flavours of buzzing Sichuan red pepper oil, and the sharp zap of black vinegar. Of course, the proportions are flexible, so play around with it if you want more heat, less vinegar, and so on. What pulls this whole thing together is a spoon of smooth sesame oil that gives it a nutty, aromatic heaviness that mellows out the heat and sour.

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Mochi-licious August 

Sticky, chewy, melty deliciousness all round August and we have created a series of some of our favourite ingredients all made into mochi mode. 

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Pumpkin & Salted Egg Mochi Cookies

These moist cookies are based on the famous tze char dish –Crispy Fried Pumpkin with Salted Egg Yolk. Golden pumpkin cookies are filled with a sunshine-y, salted egg yolk mochi –offering an interesting burst of flavours and textures. An entire pumpkin is usually hard to finish in one sitting, and this recipe allows you to extend the shelf life of potentially overripe pumpkins. Fans of salted egg yolk dishes will surely love digging into this tea-time treat that is best paired with some cooling floral teas.

Egg Custard Mochi Puff

What’s white and stretchy, brown and flaky –all at once? Well, it’s the Egg Custard Mochi Puff. The store-bought egg custard filled mochi ball is snugly fitted into a sweet brown puff pastry, transforming into an unexpectedly genius baked treat that takes just under 15 mins in the oven. Our advice? Take a big bite into the varying layers of crust, or pop the whole treat into your mouth and simply savour.

Purple Mochi Cookies

Want to indulge in some cookies but prefer the soft, chewy kind that you can enjoy over several bites? Try out these beautiful Purple Mochi Cookies that pack lightly sweet, nutty, almost vanilla-like flavors in each mouthful. Purple sweet potato lends a light purple color, and gives an earthy flavour, and moist texture to these cookies. If you don’t have purple sweet potato and still desire a pretty purple hue to yourbaked treats, try replacing them with Ube, the purple yam which is similar in taste, and most famously used in the Filipino Halo-Halo dessert.

Charcoal & Durian Mochi Cookies

A crispy black exterior is juxtaposed with a chewy yellow Musang King mochi interior to give you a delightful contrast of colours, flavours and textures. These Charcoal and Durian Mochi Cookies will definitely evoke the curiosity of your friends and loved ones, as they can only guess what these dark-as-night treats will hold. Convert your leftover durians that have gone a bit soft and mushy to this eye-catching black and yellow snack and enjoy your favourite pungent fruit in a novel manner!

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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  Andrew Zimmern's Masterclasses & TLC's Travel For Love. Watch This Space For More Masterclasses & Exclusive Series Coming Your Way!

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Andrew Zimmern's Masterclasses

Ever thought of pairing a juicy steak with creamy miso? Or tossed some springy noodles in aged soy sauce? Here, follow Andrew Zimmern, chef and host of long-running hit tv series “Bizarre Foods”, as he goes back to basics in the kitchen, whipping up family-friendly Asian dishes. You’ll learn how to make a tasty Wagyu Miso Ribeye for two, an addictive Kimchi Fried Rice, and more easy-eating dishes for all. At the end of it, these step-by-step cooking sessions packed with essential cooking tips will form a solid foundation for yourAsian cooking journey.

Jason's Kopitiam Trails

Embark on this gastronomic journey with Jason Yeoh as he visits Malaysia's best-loved kopitiams, enjoys their offerings, hears their stories, and finds out where they stand today against the new wave of hipster cafés & modern-day coffee shops. Remaining the backbone of Malaysian food culture and social nucleus within smaller towns, the kopitiam has endured as the favourite rendezvous to meet over a cup of coffee, teh tarik & stack of toast.

Travel For Love

Travel For Love is a new unscripted series that reinvents the genre of travel shows, with the added element of new relationships in foreign lands. In this series, 5 micro influencers set off on a trip of a lifetime to experience all the magic of new adventures, and the anticipation of meeting potential romantic interests, for the first time.

Jamie Cooks Italy

Jamie Cooks Italy is a glorious food travel series in which Jamie Oliver goes in search of Italy's very best home cooks to bring us extraordinary Italian dishes that turn the simple into the sublime. Watch Jamie Cooks Italy Every Tuesday, 9PM on our sister channel, TLC

Team Brownie VS Team Blondie

We are both team brownie and blondie and we have just the perfect recipes for you to try both.

Dessert

Brown Butter Miso Brownies

Beautifully moist and fudgy, the miso paste is a modern addition in these brownies which adds a new dimension of flavor that is irresistible. For fans of sea salt pastries, these Brown Butter & Miso Brownies are the choice tea-time snack, as it fulfills your craving for savory sweet treats in the afternoon. Whip up a big batch and store them in an air-tight container so you can enjoy them over the week!

Musang King Blondies

Blondies are rich, dense dessert bars designed to be indulged in on their own. Here, we add in flavorful, pungent Musang King durians for a whole new level of blondie goodness. Baking the bittersweet Mao Shan Wang gives it a mellower, deeper flavor, giving you and your loved ones a new way to enjoy the durian.These bars are super easy to store due to their compact nature –that is if any is left after you’ve made them!

Milo Dinosaur Brownies

We love our Milo Dinosaurs, so why not have it as a brownie? Dense and chewy, this Milo brownie is familiar and indulgent all at once.Like normal brownies, they are incredible easy to make and is often the go-to recipe for whipping up something quick for the kids over the weekend. Milo adds a sweet, malty taste to this classic dessert, and pairs so well with all that chocolate-y goodness.

Thai Tea Boba Blondies

Who says you can’t have tea and cake in a single bite? With boba or bubble teas being all the rage, we decided to combine it with our favorite Thai Tea and turn it into a blondie. The result is a mix of flavors and textures that will definitely get you the thumbs up. Throw in some cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves for a more aromatic pastry with a hint of spiciness. You can even drizzle some condensed milk over your warm Thai Tea & Boba Blondies an extra indulgent treat!

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.

Malaysian

Asam Pedas Ikan (Spicy Tamarind Fish)

Asam Pedas is a popular sour and spicy fish stew that’s often cooked for family meals in Malaysia and Indonesia. We like to use freshwater Pomfret as that particular fish is naturally sweeter than others, but you can also use Salmon, Stingray, Red Snapper and many other local fishes. There are countless variations in hand-me-down recipes, but we’ve combined the best to bring you the most appetising version of Asam Pedas. Pair it with steaming coconut or normal basmati rice and the rice soak up the tasty gravy!

Chicken Katsudon

The Katsudon is one of the most well-known Japanese rice bowls in the world, and it is easy to see why –it is the perfect balance between sweet and salty, filled with delightful textures, thanks to the crunchy fried chicken and fat grains of rice swimming in a creamy sea of egg. To fully enjoy this dish, eat it hot off the stove!

Chicken Ros Curry (Kapitan Curry)

This Chicken Ros Curry or Kapitan Curry recipe is my version of the same dish from a famous Nasi Kandar restaurant in Penang, that’s been around for over 130 years, and it’s the restaurant that catered for my late grandparents’ wedding. This is a recipe I cracked after diligently eating at the restaurant for three months. This recipe calls for homemade dried and fresh spice mix, it’s so rich and flavourful, perfect on special occasion like Raya!

kimchi jigae

The answer is no, it’s not as spicy as it looks. The Kimchi Jigae, or kimchi stew, may look incredibly spicy but it is actually quite mild when compared to say, the crushed red pepper flakes you use on your pizza. The main ingredients that make thisdish include thinly sliced pork belly, Korean red pepper paste and chili flakes, firm tofu and of course, the kimchi!

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How To Make Sushi Rice

Sushi rice is steamed short-grain Japanese rice flavoured with vinegar. It is the most essential part of perfect sushi. The preparation of perfect sushi rice is snappy and easy, requiring only a few simple ingredients and seasonings all in a rice cooker. Pair this with some crispy Tonkatsu Pork, drizzled with some umami sauce, an oozy ramen egg and a handful of freshly shredded salad with mayo and you’re set for a hearty lunch!

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