Singaporean Chili Crab: Singapore, Happy 55th Birthday

Chili Crab is unofficially the national dish of Singapore. It is a chilli-spiked, simmering vibrant tomato sauce where a handsome orange and sizeable crab nesting happily in her new habitat, mingling with this luscious sauce. Typically, this Singaporean dish is served with fried Mantou buns, which help soak up the luscious sauce to the last drop.

Read More

Indian Pongal:Forging New Bonds in Singapore

Cooking with a friend is the ultimate experience of forging bonds, that is my long-standing belief. Being a trailing spouse of a diplomat, my stay usually doesn’t exceed a three-year term in any capital we are assigned too.  Every time we are transferred to a new destination, we fearlessly venture outside the expat bubble. We […]

Read More

Pumpkin-Coconut Pudding & Kaya Jam Sauce : First Thanksgiving In Singapore

Recipe Created by Nermine Mitry-Mansour  There aren’t two identical tables on Thanksgiving dinner in the US.  Each household has its unique story that is displayed through a number of signature recipes. Every immigrant who lands in the US carries dreams, skills and a deep-rooted food heritage. While we strive to make our dreams come true in […]

Read More

Mango Sago: Singapore, My New Home 3/3

Recipe and food styling credit to Chef Derick Koh  Mango Sago is the perfect, delicate grand finale to a profusion of tantalising flavors, artfully packed in a Singaporean meal.

Read More

Steamed Fish: Singapore, My new Home 2/3

Recipe and food styling by chef Deric Koh  Simplest recipes are in many cases the best!  This personal belief pretty much applies to this Chinese style steamed fish.  Steaming a whole fish is a simple, homey technique that delivers subtle, yet accentuated flavors.

Read More

Hokkien Mee: Singapore, My New Home 1/3

“When you move to a new country, start exploring its cuisine first.  It usually tells everything you want to know”, a seasoned diplomat once advised me. As I recently moved to Singapore, I trace its history and read its deep-rooted values in its vibrant culinary scene.  Food in the Lion City tells the story of […]

Read More

What to Serve at the Holidays Cocktail Party

When I glanced at our holiday party guest list, our guests’ last names put a big smile on my face.  The list screamed diversity! God bless the country that brought us together from the four corners of the globe to pursue our dreams, build careers, embrace U.S. values, relish freedom, and contribute our unique ethnic […]

Read More