Wednesday, 31 December 2014

What are the best ways to cook Lotus Leaf Rice?

Lotus Leaf Rice
Chinese dishes are popular around the world because of the umpteen varieties of flavors served. You will not be tired of ordering Chinese food because of the splendid varieties of delicacies available. When you visit a Sze chuan restaurant Singapore you will get to enjoy the spicy delicacies cooked in Chinese style. If you visit the Cantonese restaurants, you will be able to order to less spicy dishes which you would find at the Chinese restaurants all over the world. Lotus Leaf Rice is one of the most scrumptious dishes available from the Chinese platter at the best chill out bars in Singapore. Here are few recipes that use this stunning combination along with Chinese spices. 

Lotus leaf wraps is a popular dim sum Singapore that can be ordered at the popular snack bars in the country and also cooked at home. You need 4 lotus leaves that are cut into halves, about 150g sticky rice, 6 ounce chicken breasts, 4 dried mushrooms, 1tsp Chinese rice wine, 1tbsp soy sauce, 2tsp cornstarch dissolved in water, vegetable oil for stir-frying, a few drops of sesame oil, and freshly ground pepper to taste. You need to soak the lotus leaves in hot water for about an hour. You should now add water to the rice and soak it for an hour. You should now pat the lotus leaves dry and drain the water in the rice. Steam the rice now and keep it covered in a bowl. Soak the mushrooms in hot water for about half an hour and chop it finely after removing the stems. Cut the chicken breasts into small cubes, marinate with the wine, and cornstarch. You should now finely cut the sausages, and in another bowl mix the wine and sauce. Add the cornstarch to the sauce. Ina wok, heat oil and stir-fry the garlic. Now add the chicken cubes and stir-fry until it is almost fully cooked. Now, you should add the sausages and mushrooms and stir-fry for another minute. Now mix all ingredients and cook for another 2 minutes. Allow it to cool. Now, separate the rice and the other mixture into 8 separate portions. You should spread the rice on the leave and make space with your hands to immerse the fillings. Now cover it with more rice and wrap it well. You should steam the each of these wraps before serving to provide the right mix of flavors. 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Popularity of Chinese food in Singapore

Best Chinese food in Singapore
Exclusive menus available:

As you know, Singapore receives people from all parts of the world. In order to cater to these tourists the hotels in Singapore prepare continental food. For example there are European food joints, Indian food joints and so on. In spite of finding such specialized food joints many tourists prefer to dine in any of the Chinese restaurant in Singapore. That speaks of the unique recipe and taste of the Chinese food. As history says, many people of Chinese origin settled down in Singapore several centuries ago. These people of Chinese origin have started exclusive hotels where they serve the Best Chinese food in Singapore.  As some tourists say, it is ideal that you taste these exclusive Chinese menus along with exclusive drinks available there and you would certainly fall in love with these exclusive Chinese recipes.

Some of the popular dishes:

Of course in Singapore as well as in China Rice is has been a staple food. Perhaps in order to keep up this tradition, you find several exclusive rice based recipes like Hainanese Chicken rice, fried rice with egg and so many varieties of rice based dishes in the Chinese food joints of Singapore. In addition to these the other popular exclusive Chinese dishes are Dumpling Noodles, Dum sum Singapore, Marinated Black Fungus with Sprouts kaya toast, fried carrot cake, Chilli Crab and so on. The exclusive Chinese hotels in Singapore are specialized in the preparation of these dishes. As tourists say, the marinated black fungus is an exclusive food and this is one of the most sought after Chinese food in Singapore. This is an exclusive food which has more than 35 different varieties of recipes. Popular among them are Black fungus salad, Black fungus mushroom and Marinated black ear.

Wonderful taste and aroma:

Every tourist always makes it a point to visit some of the exclusive Chinese food joints for a taste of the Good Chinese food in Singapore. These foods are not only known for their taste but also for their exclusive aroma. Many of these foods are also known for their nutrient value. It is always a pleasure to taste these foods because except China and Singapore perhaps you may not get these exclusive Chinese foods in any other part of the world.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

How to cook Fragrant Pork Strips

Fragrant Pork Strips
Fragrant pork strips is one of the tastiest pork delicacies available in Singapore. You will be able to enjoy this dish in its traditional form if you visit a nice Chinese restaurant in Singapore. The dish is cooked using the culinary skills made popular by the Chinese chefs and done using a wok. The perfect blend of Chinese spices and the pork gives the dish a unique taste. If you want to enjoy good Chinese food in Singapore, you can order this dish any day at the authentic restaurants. You can also cook it at home using the right set of ingredients. Here is the process that will help you to enjoy the dish in its traditional flavor.

To make scrumptious fragrant pork strips, you need 4 tbsp of groundnut oil, 2 cloves garlic that is chopped finely, 1tbsp of grated ginger, a finely chopped red chili, 200g pork mince, 1 tbsp of rice wine, 2 tbsp chili sauce, a small piece of Chinese cabbage that is sliced lengthwise, 1 tbsp of sesame oil and vinegar, 2 chopped onions, and 1tbsp corn flour mixed well in cold water. These are the same ingredients that are used in the best restaurants in Singapore to prepare this dish. You need to heat a wok until it is smoking hot and then add 2 tbsp of groundnut oil. You should sauté the ginger, garlic, and chili for a few seconds. Now add the pork mince to the wok and sauté for few minutes, add the rice wine, and continue cooking for few more minutes until it gets a brownish shade. You should now add the chili sauce and then the Chinese cabbage. You should now season it with the vinegar and sesame oil and cook for few more minutes until the pork is fully cooked. Stir the onions and then add the corn flour paste. The fragrant pork is now ready to be served.

This is a fabulous dish that can be prepared with ease to make special occasions memorable. You will be able to enjoy it best when you order it along with the Chinese fried rice delicacies or noodles.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

What is the best way to cook Beggar's Chicken?

Beggar’s chicken is one of the most amazing Chinese delicacies available in the world. Even though the name of it gives an inferior feel, the dish is extremely rich due to the amazing choice of ingredients. When you visit the best bar and restaurant in Singapore to enjoy a wonderful dinner with family, ordering Beggar’s Chicken along with the lip smacking Chinese rice delicacies would be a good choice. You can also try out this delicacy at the hawker stalls in the country during the night hours when you stop for a quick bite. You will find this dish cooked in the traditional style when you visit the authentic Chinese restaurants serving dim sum Singapore. If you make good use of your culinary skills you can prepare this amazing dish at home too.

The key ingredients required for the preparation of this dish are soy sauce, Chinese rice wine, about 2kg of chicken, glutinous rice, dried lotus notes and shiitake mushrooms. You will also need a quarter of oil in the cup. Spring onions, Chinese sausages that are chopped quite well, grated ginger, chopped garlic cloves, and about 600g of plain flour are needed. Chinese spices are also needed to provide an authentic taste. You should blend the rice wine, Chinese spices and soy sauce in a bowl. Place the chicken pieces in the bowl and allow it to mix well with the other ingredient. You should cover this and place in the refrigerator for a day. You should also place the rice in water and leave it overnight. You should now place the lotus leaves in hot water and leave it for about 40 minutes. Mushrooms should also be cleaned and chopped. Now place a tbsp of oil in the pan to cook the garlic and ginger. The mushrooms, rice, extra marinade and rice should be added to it and stirred. You need to fill the chicken cavity with this combination. Roll it in the lotus leaf and heat it for half an hour in the oven at a temperature of 160 degree. This is the same way the Beggars chicken dish is served at the best restaurants in Singapore. The dish is served without peeling off the lotus leaves.