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Kopi Tiam Pork Tenderloin in Black Pepper Sauce

Kopi Tiam Pork Tenderloin in Black Pepper Sauce

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Hainan cuisine made its way to British Malaya in the late 1800s through cooks who ventured to this colony in search of greener pastures. Working in expatriate homes, camps and for wealthy Europeans, they soon mastered the culinary skills to make familiar European food such as roasts, soups and bread. Over time, the inevitable fusion of European and Chinese came to be known as Hainanese cuisine.
Baked Ratatouille

Baked Ratatouille in Dutch Oven

Baked Ratatouille in Dutch Oven Ingredients2 medium yellow onions, about 2 cups chopped3 bell peppers, preferably 1 each of yellow, green, and red6 cloves garlic6 small zucchini, about 2 lbs total2 small-to-medium…
The Perfect Butter Pie Dough

The Perfect Butter Pie Dough

The Perfect Butter Pie Dough Ingredients6 oz. (1-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour1 tsp. granulated sugar3/8 tsp. table salt4 oz. (8 Tbs.) cold unsalted European butter, cut into 3/4-inch pieces3 to 4…
Pumkin Nutmeg Cake

Pumpkin Nutmeg Cake

Pumpkin Nutmeg Cake Ingredients:1/2 lb. (1 cup) unsalted butter, completely softened at room temperature; more for the pan9 1/2 oz, (2 1/2 cups) cake flour; more for the pan1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp.…
Eggplant Sambal Malacca

Eggplant Sambal Malacca Style

Eggplant Sambal Malacca Style The Eggplant Sambal Malacca style dish is my version of ‘nonya sambal terung’ the famous Malaccan eggplant dish. Sambal dishes always begin with an aromatic spice paste that must be cooked properly until the…
Whole Roasted Chicken in Tamarind

Whole Roasted Chicken in Tamarind Butter Sauce

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My mother was celebrated for her roasted chicken, which was tender and flavorful right to the bone. She first made this recipe for one of our regular customers at our spice stall and soon enough could hardly keep up with the orders. I enjoyed standing beside her as she would make it, watching the palm sugar, butter, and tamarind as they caramelized. In this recipe, we never used the reserved juices from the pan as the tamarind sauce was so delicious on its own. However, you may serve the reserved sauce on the side you wish. Just before serving, she would sprinkle in a handful of fried chilies for an extra kiss of flavor.