Red Velvet Zebra Chiffon Cake – Whip It UP!

RED VELVET ZEBRA CHIFFON CAKE   By Lily Thoo The basic chiffon cake steals the limelight with attractive “zebra” stripes crowned with spider-web markings. It is baked in a pan-in-a-pan method, a...

Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake (Ma Lai Gao) – Whip It UP!

Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake (Ma Lai Gao) Before the oven became a regular item in the kitchen, our Mothers still baked cakes. This traditional Chinese cake recipe that has been...
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Nonya Bong’s Fare Is Bang On The Taste Buds

THE PERANAKAN food vultures were quick to descend on the dining table at Jeffrey Chia's five-room executive flat. In short time — about an hour — the table was all...

Wilshire Chicken Stew- Whip It UP!

Wilshire Chicken Stew An adaptation of the French classic, Coq au Riesling, this chicken stew is gently braised in a tasty gravy infused with herbs and given an alcoholic boost...

Min Jiang Adds Flavour To Dempsey Hill

THE HILL is alive with the sound of chopsticks on crockery. Dempsey Hill is the new home to Min Jiang, well known for its Cantonese and Sichuan cooking. The green...

New Year Crystal Dumplings – Whip It UP!

By Lily Thoo Chai Kueh or vegetable dumplings are great Chinese New Year (CNY) snacks. They can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. When relatives and friends pop by,...

Halia’s Chilli Crab Spaghettini – Whip it UP!

Halia’s Chilli Crab Spaghettini What's there not to like about chili crab? There are folks who will pop pills to counter allergies before diving into a platter of the rich...

Pandan Kuih Kosui – Whip It UP!

Pandan Kuih Kosui This simple and much-loved kuih is particularly popular among Peranakan and Malay communities in Singapore and Malaysia. The abundance of pandan leaves in backyard gardens led to...

Crispy Prawn Fritters – Whip It UP!

Crispy Prawn Fritters (Cucur Udang) This street snack is simple and shiok! Great as an appetiser or even for afternoon tea with local kopi (coffee) or teh tarik (pulled...

Sweet Potato Ang Ku Kuih — Whip It UP!

Sweet Potato Ang Ku Kuih (Sweet Potato Mung Bean Cake).  Photos: Shirley Ong Geok Mooi   By Shirley Ong Geok Mooi Ang Ku Kuih, a traditional Chinese confection (literally translated as red tortoise-shaped...