Welcome to the first ever Foodie Friday on my blog! As the name suggests I’ll be posting something food related on Fridays (once a month). It could be recipes, details about a specific cuisine, new food I tried (like this post) and anything about food really. This is a new feature I decided to try out on my blog along with Music Mondays and Booky Sundays. (Check out more details in my other post.)
So for the first post I thought I’d share my experience of trying out Singaporean food! A month back I went along on trip with my parents to Singapore. It was such an amazing experience in a beautiful country. Shoutout to any Singaporean bloggers reading this! I haven’t really tried out many different cuisines in my life so I was very excited to try out Singapore’s local food.
So moving on, what I ate:-
I had a few different meals of Singaporean food in the time I stayed there and I thought I’d describe two of the dishes (because those are the two I managed to get pictures of… Oops!). The first dish is Roasted Duck Noodle.
Basically what it was, was strips of roasted duck with noodles and gravy. The duck I liked. It was tender and juicy. But the noodles were actually a bit chewy and the gravy was too watery. It wasn’t flavored enough for my taste because I’m accustomed to the heavy flavors of Indian cuisine.
Here’s a recipie I found for Roasted Duck Noodle.
The second dish is Char Siew Rice. It was Chinese barbecue roast pork with rice and a thick gravy. The pork was a bit too undercooked for my taste and so a bit difficult to chew. But the rice was good. It was seasoned well and was not that bland.
And here’s a recipe for the barbecued pork.
So both dishes for me were ok… Not among my favorites though. That might probably be due to the heavy flavors I’m accustomed to. Spices are used a lot in our cuisine and I definitely missed that taste. But it was a great experience trying out new food. I’d love to try out another cuisine of another country some day. Its definitely something I look forward to.
Anyway that’s it for this post. Have you tried Singaporean food? Did you like it? Which is your favorite cuisine and which would you try next? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time!
Hello everyone! I tried this little cooking experiment today and I thought I’d share it with you guys. Its a strawberry flavored cake but its not your average cake. Oh no!
It has only 2 ingredients. Instant pudding mix and eggs! The pudding mix has been sitting on the kitchen counter for quite a few days now because I didn’t like the chocolate flavored one I made before. So I thought why not try to make a (sort of) cake? Its very easy to make. Its not even baked really (talk about cheating!).
Just blend the contents of an 80gm packet of instant pudding mix (which you can buy from any supermarket) with 3 eggs and microwave (yes microwave) it for 5 minutes! The cake is done! It turned out pretty well but it only serves 2.
Its a pretty simple and easy thing to make to satisfy your sweet tooth. I had fun experimenting on this today!
Thanks for reading. Untill next time!
So this is going to be a quick and super easy recipe for making yummy carrot halwa. I tweaked the orginal recipe (A LOT)… My version pretty much needs about 4 ingredients 😝 So here it is!
- Grated carrots – 2 1/2 cups
- Milk – 2 1/2 cups
- Sugar – 8 tablespoons
- Ghee – 2 tablespoons
- Mix the grated carrots and milk together in a pan.
- Keep on fire and allow the mixture to simmer and cook stirring occasionally.
- After 15-20 mins (when mixture has started thickening) add the sugar and ghee and mix well.
- When mixture is almost dry, take it off the heat.
- Garnish with dry fruits. (optional)
See, I told you it was super easy! I found the orginal recipe to be a bit complicated and that’s the reason I changed it a lot. It uses almond paste, cardamom and lots of dry fruits (I don’t like these in my desserts 😝). Be sure to check it out too!
With Diwali just around the corner, carrot halwa is just the thing to try out this coming weekend. I hope you’ll try it out and I know you’ll love it!
Untill next time. Thank you for reading!
PS: I can’t believe that this is my 5th recipe on my blog!! I never thought that I’d be posting recipes let alone cooking all these dishes when I started my blog!! If you’d like to read the recipes to the other delicious delicacies I’ve tried out before, you can find the link HERE!!!
Last week during my 10 day vacation (which went by very very fast) after the first term in school, I tried baking this cake and I absolutely loved it! Its very simple and you guys should really really try it out!
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 1/4 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 – 9 inch round cake pans. In medium bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Set aside to let the mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in another bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
- The time needed to bake it will vary according to each oven. I had to bake it for an extra few minutes.
- If you like you can add cream between the layers and pour melted dark chocolate over the assembled cake or add choco chips or decorate it in any other way you like.
- I ate it with butterscotch ice cream and it was simply yum!
I hope you’ll try this because it’s a must-try for all chocolate lovers! If you don’t like dark chocolate you can use milk chocolate or any other chocolate you like. Enjoy!
PS: The pictures aren’t that great…
- Chicken – 1 kg
- Onions – 2 nos, thinly sliced
- Ginger – 1 inch piece, chopped
- Garlic – 10 cloves, chopped
- Curry leaves – about 20 leaves
- Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons, finely chopped (to garnish)
- Tomato – 1 small, chopped
- Coriander powder – 2 tablespoons
- Red chilly powder – 1 teaspoon
- Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Ground spices (cardamom, cloves and cinnamon) – 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Cooking oil – 4 tablespoons
- Heat the oil, add ingredients 3 and 4 and saute for 1/2 mins.
- Add ingredient 2 and stir till it turns light to golden brown.
- Add ingredients 8 to 13 and stir till aroma arises.
- Add ingredient 7 and stir.
- Add water, about 3 cups.
- When the gravy begins to boil, add the chicken.
- Cook till chicken cooks well and gravy is desired consistency (add more water if necessary).
- Add ingredient 5 and remove from the stove.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
This is my mother’s recipe the way she makes it. Chicken curry is one of my personal favourites which I enjoy most with either chappatis or white bread. I hope you guys will definitely try it out and I hope you’ll love it!
Until next time!
240 grams strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup milk
Blend half of strawberries, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup ice cream and 2 Tbsp. milk in blender until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Repeat with remaining strawberries, vanilla, ice cream and milk. Serve immediately.
Just something else I tried today. Hope you’ll try the recipe and enjoy!
So it’s really really hot here and I thought I’d post something to deal with the heat. Its really tasty and helps a lot to cool down your body in this heat. Hope you’ll try it. Enjoy!
1. Lemon – 2 nos.
2. Sugar – 6 tablespoons
3. Mint leaves – 10 nos.
4. Ginger (finely chopped) – 1 teaspoon
5. Chilled water – 3 cups
6. Ice cubes – 1/2 cup
Blend the mint leaves, sugar and ginger in a mixer. Juice the lemons and add along with chilled water to this mixture. Serve in tall glasses adding ice cubes as necessary.
It’s a simple recipe and I hope that you’ll try it out. Right now I’m staying at Sharoy Resort, Wayanad, Kerala, India. It’s really great here and I’ll be posting a review in a few days. So this evening we had lime juice and chicken sandwiches and it was really good.
Here’s one more picture that I took. (I had the plain lime. I’m not too keen on mint 😉 )
Untill the next post then!