Bak kwa—also known to many as rou gan—is a snack that has gained worldwide popularity. What it is is essentially a thin sheet of barbecued pork that boasts sweet, smoky and savoury flavours.
An essential snack and one we see in almost every household during the Lunar New Year, many of us indulge in this sinful treat without fully knowing what goes into it and how it’s made. Ever wondered how bak kwa gets its signature smoky flavour, or how it achieves its thin yet robust structure? Here, we delve into how bak kwa is made—the traditional way.
Carbs often get a negative reputation, especially by the weight conscious due to the notion that overstuffing on carbs often lead to an unwanted belly. True as it may be, consuming the right types of carbs can actually reverse the effect and help you lose weight as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The bad ones, better known as refined carbohydrates, are most commonly found in white bread, white rice, sugary cereals and in many of our favourite local hawker dishes. Besides being bad for your weight, consuming too much of these adulterated ingredients can also raise your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The good news is that working the ‘right’ carbs into your diet can help prevent these health problems. They come in more natural forms such as whole grain wheat bread, fruits and vegetables. And with many healthier options readily available to us, you can even find healthier, wholegrain substitutes for cookies, wraps, and even pasta.
Sure, it ain’t easy; but baby steps. We substitute our carbs slowly but surely. Here are 4 easy recipes that incorporate wholegrain carbs into our everyday home-cooked dishes. We’ve tried them and hey, they actually taste pretty good!
Are you always scrolling through Pinterest and other websites trying to find the easiest recipes to try out at home? Fret not; you are not alone.
Today, let’s look at truffles. Of all the truffle recipes we have seen, we reckoned a Tiramisu Truffle recipe is not only impressive but also incredibly easy to make.
We took about 20 to 30 minutes for the preparation and actual “cooking”, and another 10 minutes the next morning to portion it out to serve. Did we also mention that the end result was fantastic?
You need to try this ultra-easy and amazing White Chocolate Tiramisu Truffles Recipe.
It can be a hassle to think of how to spruce up your packed lunch to school or work every day. Most days, it probably consists of leftovers or a basic sandwich that you whipped up in under five minutes. Some days, we crave for something more and it is unfortunate that we might not have time to run down for a takeaway lunch.
But there are so many things that you can whip up in 10-15 minutes for your meal(s) the following day and all you need is some vision and creativity. We experimented on a few ways to spruce up a healthy salad meal and came up with these very simple recipes that you can do with a jar.
Here are 2 Easy Salad in A Jar Recipes To Prepare For a Meal For School or Work.
Baking might not be the easiest thing for many of us. We have had our struggles trying to ace that perfect cheesecake, and you bet we are always trying to find ways to make our lives easier with simple and fool-proof recipes.
Clueless people can opt for no-bake recipes, like we did with this one. To jazz it up bit, we decided to swirl in some colours to our no-bake cheesecake for an extra oomph.
You can finish off your cheesecake or serve it in any ways you like. We chose some rainbow sprinkles, but you could even whip up a nice berry compote or squeeze some whipped cream on it. Here is an Easy No-Bake Tie-Dye Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe.
We stumbled upon a recipe recently that looked almost too good to be true – Deep-fried mochi balls with a molten chocolate centre. And the best part? The recipe is so simple. It took us approximately 10 minutes to prepare and cook these.
From the crisp exterior, to the chewy mochi outer layer, and the star of the show – oozing chocolate in the center; it is a winning combination. We are glad we tried it, and we can’t wait to share the recipe with you!
It takes pretty much no time at all to achieve these amazing bite-sized treats. Here, we present Easy Deep-Fried Mochi Recipe With Oozing Molten Chocolate Center!
You see incredible matcha cakes and pastries everywhere you go, but have you thought of making your own matcha treats at home?
Preparing matcha treats at home can be easy peasy. Well, we are not talking about crazy matcha soufflés or decadent matcha truffles, but what about cookies and no-bake cheesecakes? Prep time for these recipes are all approximately 5 minutes, and they really aren’t rocket science.
Go to your nearest grocer and grab a good packet of Japanese matcha powder and we can begin. Here are 5 Simple Matcha Recipes You Should Try At Home.
Ice popsicles are our best friends in summer. They are refreshing, often pretty, and very satisfying.
Do you know they are one of the easiest things to prepare? Quite contrary to the funny recipes you see online with a hundred steps, we actually live by some simple recipes that do not require over-the-top ingredients and harder-than-rocket-science instructions.
In our tropical climate, it is always important to keep your bodies hydrated and popsicles are probably one of the best remedies. If you are health-conscious, we have a recipe using only fresh fruits, with no added sugar. If you’re a chocolate-addict, we have a special popsicle made from pure chocolate fudge.
Here is our take on How To DIY Fun & Simple Ice Popsicle At Home!