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Buginese homecooking

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Recipes from a different time: The Bugis art of slow and lemak cooking

What makes Bugis home-cooking distinct from the standard Singaporean Malay fare? Madam Milah Bakri shows CNA Insider three ...

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Hock Chiew red wine chicken

From coop to pot: The lost kampung art of rearing your own food

How do you keep your own chickens - and what is it like to slaughter one? Madam Ong Ah Lee, 71, of Ayer Tawar in Perak teaches ...

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Nyonya nasi lemak

Nasi ayam Lebanon

Prawn & ridge gourd curry

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Oyster/clam omelette

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Mdm Tseng’s Oyster/Clam Omelette: The recipe

In the old days, her family would dig up fresh clams from the beach to fry up this old-time favourite.

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Eurasian desserts

Ikan bilis curry

Chinese rice dumplings

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Madam Koh’s bak chang: The recipe

It's part-Teochew, part-Hokkien, but mostly this grandmother's own recipe that she has developed over the years.

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Hakka noodles

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Mrs Lam's handmade Hakka noodles: The recipe

How to make Ke Jia Mian the old-fashioned way, in a recipe one home cook has been perfecting over some 50 years

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Mrs Gan's nyonya laksa

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