All posts tagged: Singapore

Food Review: Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Salt Grill & Sky Bar is located on the 55th floor of Ion Orchard. It has an amazing view over the city and you could definitely say “you were dining in the clouds”. During lunch time, they serve a 3-course set menu. For starters, we ordered the Organic Free-Range Egg Crab Omelette, that came with Enoki Mushroom and Herb Salad, and a Miso Mustard Broth. It was a very nicely cooked omelette which was very light and smooth. The salad gives it a very fresh, earthy flavour. The miso broth was light and yet flavourful without being the main focus of the dish. We also had the Steak Tartare, with Confit Egg Yolk, Charcoal Aioli, and Stout Crisps. This was an amazing dish, it was very smooth and had a very similar texture and taste as raw fish. The stout crisps gave a nice crunch to it as well. The dish was nicely seasoned. Usually, chicken dishes are rather boring and not that great. But the Corn-Fed Chicken Breast, with Foie Gras and Truffle Farce, …

Recipe: Prawn Paste Chicken (Har Cheong Gai)

Deep fried stuff is unhealthy, who doesn’t know that right? However, deep-fried chicken is just so good that occasionally I still enjoy it. Especially these Har Cheong Gai (in Cantonese it literally means Prawn Paste Chicken), they are crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside and the intense savoury flavour is just so irresistible!! Bet this is even better than eating KFC. Har Cheong Gai is first marinated and then dipped into a batter or dusted with a flour mixture and left to marinade overnight before deep frying it the following day. WARNING:  The moment you open the bottle of Shrimp Paste, the smell will “stink up” the whole house so ensure that you close all the rooms’ doors and open your windows. I kind of over exaggerated but the smell might be too overpowering for some. Once you have tasted Har Cheong Gai, it will be a different story altogether. I believe you will love it! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We …

Recipe: Herb-Crusted Pork Roast

Christmas is just around the corner and Mummy’s Kitchen has been busy cooking up a storm to create new and interesting dishes for our readers. I always feel that something is missing if there isn’t a roast on the table during Christmas. However, I wanted a dish that was quick and simple to prepare, whilst looking impressive!! Not easy right? After browsing through numerous recipes on the internet, I decided to cook an herb crusted pork roast! I hope that you will enjoy this as much as us. I certainly have my family’s thumbs up for this dish. I tried this recipe with pork loin and with bone-in pork loin. Personally, I felt that it is easier to slice the pork loin without the bone. However, I think my hubby loved the one with the bone-in more as he cleaned it all up.  This showed how much he enjoyed it! We love to hear from you so once you have tried this recipe, we hope that you could provide us with some feedback/comments either via …

Recipe: Split Mung Bean Dessert with Chinese Cruller (Lek Tao Suan with You Tiao – 绿豆爽油条)

As you may have observed by now, I am not a diehard dessert person. But some desserts do have a hold on me and one of them is this Lek Tao Suan with You Tiao. I literally grew up with this kind of desserts, not cupcakes or cheesecakes. Yet another nostalgic food that brings back childhood’s memories! This is a Teochew dessert which is commonly known as Lek Tau Suan. It is usually served with Chinese cruller or you tiao. It is believed that mung beans have a cooling effect and can aid the body in reducing heatiness. Whatever it is, this starchy and gooey concoction is so good that it will warm your stomach and your heart! Mind you, you will not stop at 1 bowl! If you have not tried this before, give it a go. It is so easy to cook and just thinking of it makes me want to cook it again tomorrow …. Hope you will try this recipe and be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. …

Recipe: Stir-Fried Pig’s Stomach

This morning as I was in the market at my regular pork stall, my eyes caught hold of two beautiful looking pig’s stomachs and they were eagerly awaiting me.  I guess you knew what happened, I made Pig Stomach Soup! (Full Recipe Here // Watch the Video Here) After cooking the two pig stomachs, I realised that I have excess and I thought it would be a good idea to try out something new and interesting; Stir-Fried Pig’s Stomach. Have you eaten this dish before? If you haven’t, you should try it! We just love how the texture and the flavour of the dish turned out!! Hope you will try his 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 or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and subscribe to our blog. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube @beyondnormblog to get the latest updates and videos.   Serves 4 persons Ingredients: 1 pig’s stomach 3 cloves …

Recipe: Assam Prawns/Tamarind Prawns

Recently, I have been embarking on a journey of sharing some easy dishes due to the request of one of my friends who is residing in New Zealand. Check out our blog for more delicious and simple dishes to prepare. Nyonya dishes are commonly known for the cumbersome preparations and involving loads of ingredients but not for the Assam prawns. It is considered to be one of the simplest dish to cook.  However, I have decided to cook this dish in a slightly different way as I personally prefer to have gravy or sauces for my dishes.  Hmm…. so, is this dish still classified under Nyonya cuisine?? The prawns cooked in this manner are succulent and infused with the sour-ish tamarind sauce which makes it amazingly appetizing. As this dish is cooked best with the prawn shells on, I had to “painstakingly” use a pair of scissors to cut through the top of shell and devein the prawns so that the seasoning can seep into it. The best part of it all? Using your fingers …

Food Review: Festive Seafood Buffet @ J65, Hotel Jen Tanglin [Giveaway Ended]

Christmas is right around the corner! Every where we go the festive decorations and celebrations has started, and that is no exception for J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin! This year, they have a special Festive Seafood buffet for Christmas!  J65 showcased the best of their seafood themed nights as well as festive carvings of Turkeys, Honey Glazed Virginia Ham, Roasted Pork Knuckle, Slow Roasted Prime Rib Beef and a tantalising array of festive desserts. Walking through the buffet, we were amazed at the large varieties of cuisines and dishes, from Western to Japanese, Indian to some local fare. It is sure to appeal to those out there who are indecisive on what to eat for dinner! We skipped through the salad station and headed straight for the raw seafood and Japanese section. On display were mussels, prawns and snow crabs. On Fridays to Sundays, they also serve Fin de Claire Oysters and Boston Lobsters. We particularly enjoyed the snow crabs which were extremely sweet and succulent. They also have quite a decent variety of sushi …