Mom's Blakang Mati Recipe Collection
eet my mom! While I'm typing this, Mom is in the kitchen making Po Piah and Tahu Goreng for lunch! Mom is visiting me here in Amsterdam, cooking for me dishes that I've been missing since my visit home last year.
We are not babas, but Hokkiens. The Malay influence comes from our kampong background. Call it Blakang Mati style if you like.
Not all recipes are provided with measurements. Most Asian mothers cook by estimation, one reason why it's difficult to get hold of certain "authentic" recipes. You'll pick that skill up pretty fast.
- Fish head Curry - This is a dish that we're all proud of.
- Chicken Rice - A very simple dish yet good ones are hard to come by.
This recipe includes chili sauce and soup.
- Nasi Lemak - Coconut rice complete with Sambal Ikan Bilis, deep
fried fish, etc. A very common breakfast and certainly my favourite.
- *Sweet Spicy Chicken - Rich spicy sauce great with rice.
- Tom Yam - I'm sure this well known hot and sour Thai soup needs no introduction.
- Tahu Goreng - fried bean curd with thick peanut sauce.
- Rojak - A very typical Singaporean dish, kind of salad with a thick peanut sauce.
- *Laksa - thick rice noodle in a rich curry sauce.
You could turn this dish into Laksa Yong Tao Foo by
adding ingredients like kankong, fried sweet bean curd, bitter gourd, pig skin etc...be creative!!
- Chili Crab - one of the two unofficial national dishes of Singapore.
- Sambal Kangkong - Spicy vegetable with dried shrimps. Kangkong is probably the most
popular vegetable throughout Southeast Asia.
- Hokkien Mee - I believe this is the way my mom does it, good luck :-)
- Clay Pot Rice - My sister's clay pot rice, it's great, as far as I could remember !!!
- Hor Fun - a very popular dish that requires a very strong stove. Specially for Sundeep Goel.
- Fish steamed with yellow bean paste. One of the dishes that's good with Teochew Muay - plain rice porridge.
- Mee Goreng - a very popular Indian hawker dish, fried yellow noodles.
- Tahu Telur - Indonesian (Sanur style) fried tahu (beancurd) with eggs, served as a salad with sweet sauce.
- Opor Sotong - Squid in a thick spicy coconut sauce. My favourite squid dish.
- *Chai Tow Kway - both dark and light types.
- Soto Ayam - Malay/Indonesian chicken soup.
- Asam Prawns - Spicy and sour prawns great for improving your appetite.
- Black Pepper Crabs/Prawns - Personally I think this dish is a lot shioker than the much talked about chili crabs!!
- Oyster Omlette - The typical hawker tends to make it a little too greasy, use a non stick pan and cut
down on oil.
- Mee Rebus - One of my favourite breakfast items, unfortunately it take about 2 hours to prepare! See Mee Reboos below for a simplified version.
- Lily Chestnut Chicken - a steamed dish full of flavours! A typical easy home cooked dish.
- *Fried Rice - it's such a simple dish i'm surprised so many asked for a recipe, so here it is ... be creative and use whatever you find left over in your fridge!
- Sour Lime Prawns - This dish is hot and spicy, the fresh lime juice makes it somewhat refreshing!
- *Spiced Fried Coconut Rice - This yellow fried rice is a simplified version of an Indian dish, another good way to make use of left over rice.
- *Ngoh Hiang - Ngoh Hiang means Five Spice. Hokkien fried meat roll wrapped in bean curd sheet. It's a must for all festive celebration!
- *Beef Rendang - A Malay Classic! Spicy beef in a thick rich sauce best eaten with
lots of rice. Mom seldom made rendang since beef wasn't available at the market. However, we get to taste it whenver our
Malay neighbours celebrate a wedding.
- Kiam Chye Aar - Duck soup with preserved mustard, home cooked soup at its best!
- *Jiu Hee Eng Chai - Squid and Kangkong with Hoi Sin Sauce.
- *Chut Bee Png - or You Fan in Mandarin, it's glutinous rice with pork, sausages, mushrooms and sometimes also peanuts. It's distributed to relatives with red eggs to celebrate new addition to the family.
- *Pisang Goreng - Banana fried in batter. My favourite after swim snack.
- *Tee Kar Chor - Pig leg with black vinegar and ginger, a special dish for woman after giving birth ...
thanks to my sister that this dish becomes a regular at home.
- *Hokkien Hae Mee/Prawn Noodles - yet another easy to prepare hawker favourite!
- *Chicken Curry - This is picnic food to me. My father used to take us in his boat
to nearby islands and mom would prepare a pot of chicken curry to bring along. Hm!! nothing like chicken curry eaten at