10 Fantastic Dishes By AFN's Female Foodies To Celebrate International Women's Day

10 Fantastic Dishes By AFN's Female Foodies To Celebrate International Women's Day

Girls just wanna have fun! And with these mouthwatering lineup of dishes from our favorite female Foodies, you and your girlfriends are bound to have an excellent day filled with good company and even better food.

In lieu of International Women's Day, we're taking our hats off to our lovely female Foodies! Time and time again, they've never failed to bring joy to our dining tables (and our bellies!) with superb recipes that are both easy and delicious.

This year, celebrate with your girlfriends and treat yourselves to some of the best dishes by Sarah Huang Benjamin, Ili Sulaiman, Charlotte Mei, Janti Brasali, Ann Lian and Anna Olson. From mouthwatering mains to yummy desserts that are keto-friendly and gluten-free, there's definitely something for everyone on this list!

1. One-Pot Tom Yum Risotto

The perfect dish to impress your guests, this One-Pot Tom Yum Risotto features exciting Thai flavors, incorporating the elements of a classic tom yum soup with lusciously oozy risotto. With all the cooking done in one pot, it's not only easy to eat but easy to clean up as well. 

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2. Roti Jala and Chicken Curry

One of the best Malay dishes, Roti Jala and Chicken Curry is a classic combination that never fails to satisfy your appetite. The yellow net-like crepe perfectly complements the spicy coconut gravy filled with juicy morsels of chicken, potatoes and carrots. If you'd like to make this gluten-free, simply replace soy sauce with liquid aminos. Prepare this gorgeous feast in just under 30 minutes for a festively delicious meal!

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3. Salmon Tartare on Cassava Cakes

If you're feeling a little fancy, whip up these tasty Salmon Tartare on Cassava Cakes as an appetizer to your meal. Tender chunks of salmon are mixed with onions, capers and ginger before they are placed on top of a crunchy cassava base. Topped with a small dollop of coriander cream, these elegant hors d’oeuvres are guaranteed to be a hit at any party.

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4. Keto Braised Pork Belly

Just because you're on a keto diet, it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy good food. Get a load of this juicy Keto Braised Pork Belly! Inspired by the flavors of the Filipino Adobo, the meat is cooked with soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and bay leaves. Once ready, each slice of meat is nestled between a soft KetoBun to make a delicious slider that you simply can't get enough of!

5. Deep Fried Prawns with Yam

Impress your loved ones with a restaurant quality dish that can be easily replicated at home with little effort to prepare. Inspired by the classic Chinese Yam Basket, this unique seafood recipe involves frying the prawns in a batter made of yam paste instead of the usual flour. These Deep Fried Prawns with Yam is as yummy as it sounds, offering a satisfying crunch that gives way to a savory juicy prawn with every bite.

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6. Canned Tuna Roti John

Think Asian style French toast! Fun and fuss-free, this Canned Tuna Roti John is quick to put together – all you need is a can of your favorite tuna, some eggs and bread. Roti John is unique to Southeast Asia, and is sometimes considered as an alternative to hamburgers. The fluffy hot dog bun absorbs the grease, spices and sauces so well, it's filled with flavor and is the perfect snack for sharing.

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7. Kaya with French Toast

Another French toast with an Asian twist, this Kaya with French Toast can be your go-to dish if you're having friends over for brunch. Soft and fluffy egg bread are served with a velvety smooth homemade kaya, instead of the usual maple syrup. Each slice of toast are also cooked with an additional topping of coconut flakes for extra crunch and flavor. 

8. One-Bowl No-Churn Five Spice and Orange Ice Cream

Take your palate on an adventure with this One-Bowl No-Churn Five Spice and Orange Ice Cream. A unique dessert filled with exciting Asian flavors, the addition of five-spice powder balances out the sweetness without overpowering the taste.  

9. Steamed Brown Cake

Creamy coconut milk and soft rich gula melaka makes this fluffy Steamed Brown Cake a well-loved treat in Malaysia and Singapore. It’s thoroughly mixed into rice flour (a great gluten-free alternative), and steamed until you get a soothing sweet aroma. Best eaten warm, they can be enjoyed for afternoon tea.

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10. Spicy Chocolate Mousse Bowls

Chocolate mousse served in chocolate bowls? Sounds like a dream for any chocolate lover. These Chocolate Mousse Bowls include cayenne pepper, which offers a spicy aftertaste that is surprisingly addictive for those who enjoy a little heat even in their desserts! Rich and creamy, this decadent treat is also suitable for a keto diet as the sugar can be replaced with granulated erythritol. 

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