Rojak

Rojak Rojak This unique salad is great as an energy-filled healthy snack. It can also be made with vegetables such as carrots or sugarsnap peas, or with roast vegetables such as pumpkin or broccoli.Ingredients – Serves 4–6.– ½ small cucumber.– ¼ fresh pineapple.– 1 firm unripe mango.– 1 firm unripe papaya.– 1 crisp, tart apple such as Granny Smith.– 2 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced.– ½ bunch of fresh mint, leaves torn.– 1 cup roasted skinless peanuts, coarsely crushed.– For the dressing.– 2 tbsp shrimp paste.– 3 fresh red jalapeño…

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Cucur udang

Cucur udang Cucur udang Singapore prawn fritters with sweet chili sauce Prawn fritters and sweet chili sauce make an almost inescapable pairing in Singaporean cuisine. And these definitely form the sort of morsels that taste like a treat. They work well as part of a buffetstyle meal or as canapés for a party.Ingredients – Makes 12 fritters.– 11⁄3 cups all-purpose flour.– ½ tsp baking powder.– 1⁄4 tsp ground turmeric.– 1 tsp sea salt.– 1 bunch of fresh chives, finely chopped.– 1 fresh red jalapeño or serrano chili, seeded and finely…

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Nonya sambal

Nonya sambal Nonya sambal Sambals are often fiery hot side dishes that are used much like a condiment to accompany other dishes. The sambal oelek used here is an Indonesian speciality. There are many different types and styles, and they appeal to all ethnic groups in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. In the hawker stalls in Singapore and Malaysia, you will find regional varieties using lots of different seasonal vegetables. Experiment with other green vegetables such as asparagus, green beans, and broccoli. When this dish is part of a larger selection…

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Roti prata

Roti prata Roti prata Roti prata, based on the legendary Indian flat bread, has near cult status in Singapore. People from all the island’s cultures and nationalities enjoy this street food taste sensation. At the tiny café where I first enjoyed it I saw Malays, Indonesians, Chinese, and Indians, and I was not the only Westerner. It is often served with a bowl of curry sauce (see p48) or fresh cilantro or coconut chutney. The bowl of the condiment is usually much bigger than the flat bread that you have…

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