Rojak/Rujak = Party in your mouth

A colourful fruit bowl covered with thick dressing that enjoyable to share with your friends. A Kind of afternoon snack or a more “healthy” option for dessert, this Rojak or Rujak mixed is something you can’t say no to. So how do we say it? Rojak or Rujak? Singapore & Malaysian called it Rojak, and Indonesian called it Rujak. They all have the same meaning which is “ mixed” and each country have their own version.

This morning, on my way to groceries shopping around clement area, I stopped by at Block 499, to take away pad thai for lunch. Nearby there’s a famous rojak stall that’s usually have long queu at lunch time, Since it was 9.45am, so it was empty. Greeted by the friendly uncle who mixed the rojak, He said they always open at 9.25 am sharp never miss and closes at 21.30 pm wow heads off for your punctuality uncle! This Singapore style rojak consist of jicama, pineapple, cucumber, tau pok, cuttlefish and chinese fritters with thick spicy dressing, definitely a  party in your mouth!!

If you take away your rojak, the uncle will separate the dressing so they will not get soggy  if you eat them later. It’s a  must try if you around Clementi area. .

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Singapore Cereal Chicken

Did not took me too long to fall in love with this dish, it has all the flavour to amuse your taste bud.What’s not to love? Sweet, Savoury, crunchy and spicy all married in your mouth.

If you google Cereal chicken recipe, there are so many variations appears from western style to asian style .What I’m going to talk about in this post is the Singapore style chicken rice. This dish is one of local favourites , you  can easily find them from fancy restaurants  to hawker stalls.

For some of you it maybe quite strange to combine chicken and cereal, but trust me, this one is smacking good. Where exactly this dish came from? is it chinese dish? if yes, how come there’s curry leaves all over it? Well apparently, since Singapore is a  multicultural country, this dish is the result from that. No wonder, you can find so many  flavour in it.

Since I’m a lazy mama, when I found this Cereal chicken mix in the supermarket, I have to grab it and make it for dinner. I used Singlong brand, and  It was so easy peasy to make you will get restaurant quality dinner ready in minutes. Enjoyed them with hot steam rice while watching Ellen’s  12 days of Christmas on TV . Life is good 🙂
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Let’s Go Lah!

This December we’re officially 3 years living in this little red dot. We love it every single day. Whats not to love? Sunny days all year long, We have beach, hills, parks, & not to mention hundreds of attractions and so many choices food to try.

People think Singapore is so small, you will feel bored if you live here for more than 1 month. Well, in 3 years time, I still have no clue about this city. There might be a possibilities we will leave this lovely city sometimes next year, So I do not want to waste anymore time by being a couch potato lady anymore. I need to explore more of this little red dot.

So, Let’s Go Lah!

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Ayam Suwir Bali (Balinese shredded chicken)

My husband & I came from the sunny island of Bali, where we love our spicy food. One of the  dish you are familiar with as a Balinese is definitely Ayam Suwir Bali ( Balinese shredded chicken). It’s a home meal that most balinese mother cooks for their family. Whenever my Mom or my Mom in law come to visit us, I always request them to cook this dish, and taste better everytime. You know,Mother’s cooks are the best.

This chicken dish is mixed with spices  which makes it so aromatic  and I guarantee you’ll have more than one plate of rice for this.

From the look, It could be intimidating for me to make. But I try to make this one time, and turn out quite  easy.Thanks to food processor i didnt have to grind the chili on mortar with my hands.

Ingredients

• 3 chicken tight with no skin
• 4 cloves of shallots slice thinly
• 4 cloves garlics mince
• 1 lemon grass only use the white part
• 2 kafir lime leaves slice thinly

Chilli paste
• 3 big red chilli
• 4-5 bird chilli
• 2 cloves of garlics
• 1 tsp toasted  shrimp paste
• 1 tsp salt

How to

1. Boil the chicken in a pot until cooked. Take out the chicken from the pot wait until they’re cool and shredded them.

2. Put oil in heated pan. Add garlic & shallots, cook till fragrant and add lemongrass and kafir lime leaves.

3. Add chilli paste, and the shredded chicken. Tossed until chilli paste cover all the chicken. Add salt & pepper for taste.

4. Put the chicken in serving plate.

Immediately serve with hot steam rice.

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