Sylvia’s Fragrant Rice Dessert

She just made it up. With what she had. Like she always does, and it is superb each time. cooked rice jaggery freshly grated coconut cardamom, powdered raisins organic Mallige mangoes Toss, top with sliced mango, enjoy. Jaggery is an amorphous form of unrefined and non-distilled sugar prepared from the sap or the juice of…

Ambrosia

This quintessential southern American salad (or dessert) was a light and refreshing to end a light and refreshing plated dinner at the peak of Singapore’s hot, humid, steamy summer (having jettisoned the traditional cherries, marshmallows and cream). I don’t know where I discovered the recipe years ago, but the slip of paper in my book…

Grilled Fruit with a Palm-sugar-Rum syrup

Came across this recipe, haven’t tried it out but sounds delicious. 2 bananas, unpeeled, sliced in half lengthwise 2 slices pineapple, peeled, cored 2 mangoes, unpeeled, sliced to obtain 4 cheeks Syrup 1/2 cup gula melaka or palm sugar, chopped small 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp dark rum Garnish Roasted peanuts Mint leaves Heat a…

A Celebratory Lunch with Friends & Family

They say a happy cook is the secret to a great meal … And what came out of that kitchen ? Starting with champagne and not necessarily in this order … Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup A chili relish to spice it up Indonesian Balado Indonesian fried chicken, tempe and tahu Lots and lots of basil…