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Tapioca Kueh (木薯糕)

I was very curious about tapioca, cos I have never met this vegetable? in my hometown. And am also very curious about this tapioca cake.

Ingredients:

tapioca 1 kg (I bought 1 pack from supermarket, already peeled)

Tapioca flour 4 tbsp

salt 1 pinch

sugar 200g

eggs 2

coconut milk 400 ml

 

1, Cut tapioca into long strips and remove the hard core in the center.

2, Grate them into shreds.

3, Put all tapioca shreds into a very big bowl.

4, Stir in sugar and salt. Mix well.

5, Beat in eggs, completely combine them together.

6, Add in coconut milk and stir evenly.

7, Preheat oven to 200 degree C

8, Pour all the tapioca batter into a baking tray.

9, Into the oven and bake for 1 hour, or till the surface becomes golden brown.

10, Let it cool down and cut into squares.

Sweet Potato Cake Coconut Cake / Kueh

1, Boil 300g sweet potato till fully cooked.

2, Remove the peel and cut into small pieces.

3, Add them into blender with 200ml coconut milk. Blend till smooth.

4, Add paste into a bowl. Add in 2/3 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 cup corn flour, 100 ml water and 1 pinch salt. Whisk well.

5, Boil 300ml water with 1/2 cup sugar till sugar fully dissolved.

6, Add sugar water into the paste. Stir well.

7, Grease cake pan with oil. Pour paste into the pan. Steam over hot water for 15 mins.

8, In a bowl, mix 200g grated coconut with 1 pinch salt. Steam for 5 mins.

9, Cut steamed cake into smaller pieces and roll in coconut flakes.

Kueh Dadar

I’m so obsessed with Malay dessert recently. Today I tried to make Kueh Dadar.

Ingredients:

pandan leaves 40g

water 100ml

flour 100g

coconut milk 250ml

oil 1/2 tbsp

salt

egg 1

gula malaka 100g

coconut flakes (grated coconut) 250g

water 1 1/2 tbsp

Padan leaves knot

1, Cut pandan leaves into small pieces. Put them into blender with water. Blend till smooth.

2, Strain them to get pandan water 100ml.

3, In a big bowl, add in flour, pandan water, coconut milk, egg, oil  and 1 pinch salt. Whisk till the batter becomes smooth. Set aside for later use.

4, In a pan, add in gula malaka (finely chopped), coconut flakes, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 1/2 tbsp water, Also add in a pandan knot. Stir fry with low heat till they are fully mixed and turns brown color and moist.

5, Heat a pan, Brush it with oil. Use a ladle to scoop some batter and pour into the pan. Tilt the pan to spread the batter evenly.

6, Cook till the bottom side of crepe is done. and flip over to cook the other side for several more seconds.

7, Put the crepe on a plate. Add some coconut filling at one side. Wrap it by 3 sides and roll it to the other end.

Taste very nice!

Kuih Seri Muka (Kueh Salat)

This is a Malaysian Nonya Kueh, which contains sticky rice as bottom layer and pandan egg custard on top. I love this dessert very much. I found this recipe on Youtube and followed it:

  1. Soak 300g glutinous rice in water for 4 hrs. Drain them and place them in a plate. Add in 100ml coconut milk, 1 tsp salt and 100 ml water. and put a pandan knot over it. Steam for 25 mins.
  2. Put 5 pandan leaves (cut into small pieces) and 200 ml water into blender. Blend till very smooth. Sieve the liquid and keep the juice only.
  3. In a bowl, beat in 3 eggs. Combine with 100g sugar (original recipe requires 120g sugar, but I cut it. 100g sugar is still sweet enough for me.), 25g flour, 20g corn starch. Mix well.
  4. Add pandan juice and 150ml coconut milk into the egg mixture. Also add in 1/4 tsp salt.
  5. Put cooked sticky rice into a 20cm greased steam pan . Press them firmly.
  6. Pour egg & pandan mixture into sauce pan. turn to low heat and simmer to let it thicken. I accidentally overheated it, that’s why my kueh looks ugly. 😦
  7. Pour the egg mixture over sticky rice. Cover it with aluminium foil and steam for 30 mins.
  8. Remove the foil and steam for another 5 mins.
  9. Cool down and cut into small pieces.

It’s very sticky and hard to cut clean. My ones look ugly but taste nice.

My husband also said they taste good. 🙂

Food Hunting @ Alexandra Food Village

My husband and I were planning to go food hunting at Alexandra food village for a long time. Today we finally have a chance to go there.

There are so many hawker centers in Singapore. We haven’t tried many. And there are also many good & cheap food hidden in the hawker center. As food hunting is what we would like to do during our free time, we will definitely not want to miss them.

Alexandra Food Village is not the biggest hawker center, but it still big with many food stalls worth trying. But some of stalls close on Mondays.

The first dish recommended online is claypot Laksa.

This stall is famous and it was even Bib Gourmand Award Winner of the 2016 MICHELIN guide.

I still remember very clearly the first time I came to Singapore, I just fell in love with Laksa. I loved Laksa so much that I had to have it again in the airport before I got on the airplane.

This is the first time I try Laksa served in claypot, so is my husband.

The smell is so so incredible. Soup is creamy. Noodles are tasty. Taupok (similar to tofu) is fatty and juicy. Shrimps and cockles are fresh and tender. Everything is just perfect. Definitely best Laksa I’ve ever had. And the price is quite reasonable. Medium size pot is S$5.

We also tried Char Siew Rice. The stall is located at the corner.

I have to be honest, the Char siew & Roasted Pork rice doesn’t look very appealing. But, it tastes amazing.

Pork is very crispy outside, you can hear the crunchy sound in your mouth.

The gravy is super. It makes every grain of rice so tasty. My husband said it’s the best Char Siew Rice he’s ever had.

Price is S$4.

Avocado drink is highly recommended, which is not expected by us. Neither my husband nor I am avocado lover. We decided to give it a try though.

We chose this King Avocado shop. And my husband ordered avocado milk shake.

Price S$3.

I took the first sip. I think I changed my opinion on avocado immediately. My husband looked at me like I was too exaggerated. Then he tried. Seriously, I saw his eyes just sparkled. 🙂 Both of us started to doubt it’s really the same fruit we dislike. Suddenly, avocado milk shake became my husband’s favorite drink.

Some shops close on Mondays. So we didn’t have the chance to try claypot chicken rice. On our way back to bus station, we found a famous Kueh shop, Poh Cheu.

It sells handmade Kueh.

We orders 3 Kueh. From left to right: Ang Ku Kueh (coffee filling), Soon (bamboo shoot) Kueh and gu chye (chives) Kueh. Soon Kueh and Gu Chye Kueh are savory.

https://flic.kr/p/2dmQmyy

My favorite is this Ang Ku Kueh and the coffee filling is very special. My husband also loves it most.

Price: S1-1.3/each.