Heavenly Recipes

Want to cook something a little different from the usual fare? Surprise the whole family with a delicious recipe from our CCTV (Creative Cooking TV) series! Cook up a satisfying meal that will have them patting their belly happily.

Har Cheong Gai (虾酱鸡)

A must-have favourite fried chicken for many Singaporeans out there? The perfect recipe to Har Cheong Gai (Prawn Paste Chicken) starts off with marinating your chicken wings with the pungent fermented prawn paste, then coated in the flour mixture and deep-fried to golden-brown, crisp and juicy!

Hokkien Ngoh Hiang (福建五香肉卷)

A family staple in many Singaporean households, Ngoh Hiang is originally a Teochew dish that had the Hokkiens coming up with their own version over the decades. It is a composition of an array of ingredients that includes minced pork, prawn or fish seasoned with the Chinese five-spice powder and other ingredients – wrapped all together in dried beancurd skin and then deep-fried!

Hakka Thunder Tea Rice – Vegetarian (客家擂茶飯)

Also known as Pounded Tea, the highly-nutritious Thunder Tea Rice is a traditional Hakka dish invented in the Qin Dynasty to energise weak hungry soldiers and fend off diseases during times of war. Containing ingredients such as basil and parsley that were traditionally used to treat ailments, the Thunder Tea Rice is often touted as a health food that is low in calories and high in fibre.

Nyonya Chap Chye (娘惹杂菜)

The Nyonya Chap Chye is a dish that emphasizes on the traditional Asian cooking where no food is wasted. It is also associated with festive dishes and is normally served during Chinese New Year with the usual ingredients (chinese cabbage, black fungus, lily flower, beancurd sticks, etc) that comes with additional ingredients such as the roast pork, prawns, fish maw and is widely enjoyed by Peranakans and non-Peranakans alike!

Teochew Braised Duck (潮州滷鸭)

Originating from Chaoshan, the Teochew Cuisine is well-known for its seafood dishes and its heavier taste (as compared to other dialects). While the Teochew Braised Duck can commonly be found in hawker centres, this dish was often only served up during festive occasions and birthdays in the past.

Fu Zhou Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken

Fu Zhou Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken (福州红糟鸡)

Being a simple dish that is delectable yet flavourful, Fu Zhou Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken (福州红糟鸡) is a popular traditional dish in Fuzhou Singaporean households – often served up with mee sua (a type of chinese noodle known as the Longevity Noodles) and brings many great nostalgic memories of their childhoods. It is also known as a famous traditional dish that is often served up with mee sua to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which symbolizes a year of great blessings and good health.

Hakka Stewed Pork Belly With Preserved Vegetables

Hakka Stewed Pork Belly With Preserved Vegetables (客家梅菜扣肉)

In the past, Hakka people often engaged in hard labour. Because they needed a lot of energy to work in the fields, their meals tended to be more on the hearty and heavy side. Hence, Hakka food is characterized as fragrant and umami. The Hakka Stewed Pork Belly With Preserved Vegetables is one great example, that melts in your mouth and leaves a deliciously yummy lingering taste. Especially delectable when paired with a bowl of rice, you don’t want to miss this divinely lovely braised goodness!

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