All posts tagged: Food Blog

Recipe: Indonesian Prawn Curry (印尼咖喱虾)

Don’t be deceived by its name, this Indonesian Prawn Curry 印尼咖喱虾 does not refer to the origin of the seafood but rather the taste. This is a very popular dish in Malaysia and during our recent visit to Ipoh, Perak, I got to try this dish for the first time.  It tasted amazing and what I liked about this curry is I believed the restaurant used soya bean milk instead of coconut milk.  In my opinion, this is a much healthier dish. As I am always on a lookout for new dishes to share with our readers, this was definitely one of the dishes that I could not wait to recreate in my kitchen. If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments below. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and subscribe to our blog. Follow us on Instagram (@therealbeyondnorm) and YouTube (@beyondnormeats) to get the latest exciting updates and …

Recipe: Steamed Meat Patty with Salted Egg (咸蛋蒸肉饼)

There are many reasons why I love to use the steaming method for dishes.  Firstly, all I need to do is prepare the dish and place it in the steamer and allow it to cook and it requires little attention from me (except when I am steaming dishes which require an hour or more and need to top up water when necessary). Secondly, it preserves up to 50% more nutrients in the food and doesn’t require any fats when cooking. It is ideal for those who are watching their calorie and fat intake.  Thirdly, the cleaning up is a breeze as there is no oily mess or loads of pots and pans to wash up. We are fortunate to have many quick, easy, and tasty steamed dishes in our Chinese cuisine and one of them is this popular Steamed Meat Patty with Salted Eggs. There was a time when I cooked a small portion, so I steamed the pork patty over my rice cooker while cooking the rice. It’s so convenient, and it saves time …

Food Review: Lime House @ Keong Siak Belt

When Lime House first opened its doors in 2013, they introduced the Caribbean concept of “liming”, which means the art of sharing food, drinks, conversation, and laughter. The restaurant and bar is set in a heritage four-storey shop house in Chinatown’s Keong Siak belt. The owner of Lime House, Chris Morris wanted his customers to view Lime House as an extension of their own homes. This is clearly reflected in the interior and décor of the space, as well as the warm and welcoming staff that instantly made us feel at home! The space gives out laid-back, vacation vibes which complements the home-y taste of the dishes served. After celebrating 5 fantastic years of Limin’, Lime House launched their new Caribbean Tapas and Cocktail menu which features some of their old favourites as well some new delectable selections. One thing is for sure, by the end of the night, we were so stuffed that we could roll out of the door! Lime House prides themselves in their house-made sauces and curries that are all made …

Recipe: Laksa Prawn Pancake

Recently, my mum was in hospital for 3 weeks. Having to visit her in the hospital almost every day caused me to stop cooking for the family. Eating out all the time was very daunting for my family and I, so since it was a weekend night and I was not visiting mum, I thought it will be great to whip up at least one or two homecooked dishes for my family. I was delighted that once again that I was able to create this quick and easy Laksa Prawn Pancake for the family using Dancing Chef’s Laksa Paste. The laksa paste indeed added a twist to the normal prawn pancake that I usually cook. It added an extra oomph to the pancake!! If you like this you might also want to try our “Din Tai Fung” Style Prawn Pancake (脆皮虾饼). If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie …

Recipe: Steamed Chicken Thigh with Essence of Chicken (鸡精蒸滑鸡腿)

As far back as I can remember, one thing I will not miss out on giving my children during their examination periods was Essence of Chicken!! By giving them a dosage of this magical essence, it somehow gave me the assurance and satisfaction that I have helped them to achieve better results!! In recent days, I have been feeling fatigue and I decided to cook this dish to combat my “overworked” body!! I added in red dates to replenish iron and promote blood circulation and wolf-berries for good eyesight. Well, well it seems to work on me and I certainly felt more energetic today. Maybe I should cook it more often! Which do you prefer? Drinking the Essence of Chicken straight from the bottle or use it for cooking? Personally, I prefer to use it for cooking. Just to let you in on a secret, I always thought my children were so brave to be able to drink the essence straight from the bottle. If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some …

Food Review: Boufe Boutique Café @ Phoenix Park

Known for their uniquely fashioned cakes (notably their unicorn cakes), Boufe Boutique Café is tucked away in a quiet corner of Phoenix Park along Tanglin Road. The café itself maintains the British Colonial exterior of yesteryears. As the location is not as conveniently accessible as some other cafés, it provides a refuge from the rest of bustling Singapore and is generally quiet and cosy. Boufe plays on the ample amount of natural lighting by keeping its interior simple and minimalistic. It definitely makes for prettier pictures for the gram. 😉 Their all-day brunch menu features an array of classic options, as well as some fusion food items. I love that they bake their own bread in-house every day. I ordered their Yuzu Eggs Florentine ($19) which features sauteed baby spinach, Norway smoked salmon, poached eggs, homemade yuzu hollandaise sauce with paprika, and salmon roe on top of their artisan sourdough. It was also served with a side of fresh greens. I was pleasantly surprised by this combination. The hollandaise sauce was amazing, and the overall …

Recipe: Trio Eggs Spinach in Superior Broth (上汤苋菜)

Trio Eggs Spinach in Superior Broth is a dish which is so simple and inexpensive to whip up at home.  In a restaurant, you will most like pay about S$18.00++ for the dish, whereas at home you will pay much lesser for the ingredients and get a more nutritional dish that is free from artificial flavourings and MSG. My humble superior broth is made from pork bones, chicken bones, and chicken feet. I brought it to a boil and then lowered the heat and simmered it for at least 3 hours. I usually prepare a pot of such stock to keep on hand so that I can use them whenever I am doing a quick-fry, stir-fry, braised, or steamed dish. The flavour of all these dishes are enhanced by adding a splash of homemade stock. Note: In our video, you can see that I blanched the spinach (see note below) but in this recipe I lightly stir-fried the spinach. If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments below. We would also …