Hakka Abacus Recipe

By Jannesse Koh Hakka food isn’t exactly that common in Singapore as it's one of the minor dialect groups here. However, I love Hakka’s abacus seed, a traditional dish made with yam that is usually served during festivals as it signifies wealth (abacus is Chinese version of calculator). My mum used to make them and … Continue reading Hakka Abacus Recipe

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Quest for the Layered Lapis

By Mildred Jones One of the most popular cakes to be eaten here is the Layered Lapis. It is believed that the cake is a Dutch- Indonesian version of the European multi layered ‘Spit Cake’. It is firm in texture and consists of a various blend of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, mace and star anise. The … Continue reading Quest for the Layered Lapis

Bubur Cha Cha, The Peranakan Dessert Recipe

By Janness Koh, I feel blessed to be in a country like Singapore where we get to try a great diversity of authentic food from different ethnic and dialect groups. It is no secret that Asian cuisines often uses a lot of coconut milk as an important ingredient in both main courses and dessert. This … Continue reading Bubur Cha Cha, The Peranakan Dessert Recipe