Side Dishes

Other than having a main dish for a meal, the sides are what makes it complete as well. See the sides dishes here.

Side Dishes

Truffle Fries

Everytime I order this dish, I will be addicted to the truffle aroma and taste. And I will also be shocked at how much this dish can be. To me, it is just fries and oil! But when I bought the truffle oil myself, I knew that it is not a cheap topping for the […]

Side Dishes

Korean Pickled Radish

When I buy korean fried chicken from a restaurant near my house, I got a box of this. And when I tried it once, I could not stop eating it. This feels so helpful when I eat something oily and fried. So instead of always buying fried chicken from that restaurant in the hope of […]

Meat, Side Dishes

Mum’s Ngoh Hiang Recipe

Ingredients700g Pork, minced200g Prawns, minced into small pieces.6 Water chestnuts, diced into small pieces3 Shallots, minced1/4 tsp Pepper4 tbsps Plain flour2 tsps Light soya sauce1 packet Beancurd MethodMix all ingredients together. Stir well.Add light soya sauce and taste if can. Clean the beancurd skin with a piece of clean damp cloth to remove the salt on […]

One Dish Meals, Side Dishes

Hakka Yam Abacus

IngredientsMaking the yam abacus300g yam, cubed100g tapioca flour60g hot waterFor cooking with the yam abacus5 shallots, minced2 tsp minced garlic300g minced pork or chicken80g dried shrimp, soaked30g dried cuttlefish40g mushrooms, soaked and cut into strips40g black fungus, soaked and cut into stripsSeasonings1 tsp saltSoy sauce to taste2 tsp pepper  MethodCooking the yam abacusSteam the yam […]

Meat, Side Dishes

Ngoh Hiang

IngredientsFish meat, mincedPork, mincedPrawns, mincedBeancurd skin, driedWater chestnutsSpring onionsShallotsSesame OilCornstarch with water MethodMix all ingredients together and add seasonings.Be sure to clean the beancurd skin with a damp cloth as it will be salty on both sides.Use a spoon and scoop the mixture unto your beancurd skin and roll it once. Dip your fingers into the […]

Side Dishes

Korean Kimchi

IngredientsPreparing the cabbage6 pounds of cabbage1/2 cup sea saltPreparing the marinade2 cups water2 tbsp sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour)2 tbsp brown sugarPreparing other vegetables2 cups radish, cut into matchsticks1 cup carrot, cut into matchsticks7-8 spring onions, chopped1 cup chives, choppedPreparing seasoning1/2 cup garlic, minced2 tsp ginger, minced1 medium onion, minced1/2 cup fish sauce2 cups […]

Side Dishes

Tomatoes with Dried Orange Peels

IngredientsTomatoes (quantity up to you)Dried orange peels (quantity same as the tomatoes) MethodWash tomatoes and dry them with cloth or kitchen towel.Cut the orange peels to about 2 x 2 cm.Use toothpicks and arrange the tomatoes and the dried orange peels.Serve chilled.

Beverages, Confinement Food, Side Dishes

Hakka Glutinous Rice Wine

Ingredients1 kg Glutinous rice3 spicy wine yeast 辣酒饼2 sweet wine yeast 甜酒饼3 tbsp red wine yeast 红曲 (if you want to yield red wine instead of yellow)This is a type of beverage that I always like to drink, and also use for one of my favourite dish – Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken 糯米黄酒鸡. See recipe […]

Side Dishes, Vegetables

Nonya Achar

Ingredients3 tbsps Rempah (Recipe available here)1 cup white rice vinegar1½ cups water2 cups sugar (400 g)For blanching2 cups white rice vinegar2 cups water1 tbsp sugar1 tbsp salt150g carrots, peeled, trimmed, and cut into thin batons300g cabbage, cut into large bite size pieces150g turnip, cut into thin slicesHalf pineapple, cut into slices3 cucumbers, trimmed and cut […]

Side Dishes

Rempah

Ingredients10 dried chillies, soaked in water and cut to small pieces8 fresh red chillies8 candlenuts (usually found in the dried goods stall in markets)3 garlic cloves15 shallots (I like more of this as it increases the aroma)2 tsp of belachan (fermented shrimp paste), toast it slightly to improve the fragrance1 stalk of lemongrass4 lime leaves1/2 tsp […]

Side Dishes

Hae Bee Hiam Spicy Dried Shrimps

Ingredients250g dried shrimps100g shallots6 garlic cloves15 fresh red chilli8 dried chilli, soaked in water for about 15-20 mins and drained.10 bird’s eye chilli2 tbs brown sugar1 tsp salt4-5 tbsps vegetable oilSome water MethodSoak shrimps in water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.Cut and peel garlic, shallots and chillies into smaller pieces. Add some water, […]