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.

Nyonya Turmeric Chicken (娘惹黄姜鸡)

Fusing both the Malay and Chinese cuisines, Turmeric Chicken (also known as Ayam Kunyit) is one dish that is packed with flavour despite minimal ingredients. Used for centuries, turmeric holds many potential health benefits (i.e. fights inflammation and boosts skin health), and also brings out a beautiful golden yellow colour that takes the whole dish to another level!

Nyonya Curry Chicken (娘惹咖喱鸡)

While the way of cooking Curry Chicken differs across every family, the standard Nyonya Curry Chicken is mostly a perfect fusion between various Chinese ingredients and herbs together with cooking techniques from the Malay community. Best served with plain rice or bread, its aromatic and flavourful gravy is one that brings a whole family together!

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.

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