Recipes - Expat Living Singapore
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How to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in Singapore
  • 20 October 2016

Just because you're away from the US doesn't mean you can't enjoy a great Thanksgiving meal. Check out our tips

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Homemade trick-or-treat snacks for Halloween
  • 5 October 2016

Try your hand at making these tasty (and spooky) Halloween treats

Thai Green Chicken Curry
Recipe Swap: Green Chicken Curry and Butter Chicken
  • 6 September 2016

Try making these tried-and-tested chicken recipes by our readers!

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Recipe Swap: Peach and Thyme Tea and Thai Larb Salad
  • 21 June 2016

Dawn Lee and Kanak Muchhal tell us how

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Meat: The alternatives
  • 23 May 2016

If you’re stuck in a rut, buying the same meats again and again, here are some great alternatives to put a new twist on your meat meals.

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The Great Recipe Swap
  • 11 May 2016

In case you're stuck in a food rut, here are some of our readers’ fail-safe recipes from around the world to add to your repertoire. Bon appétit!

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Try this Thai-inspired pizza – it’s an award-winner!
  • 26 April 2016

Want to make your own award-winning pizza? Our food writer Brian Kennett has created one.

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The Great Recipe Swap: Expat Living readers share their favourites
  • 25 April 2016

Try our readers favourite go-to dinner party recipes!

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Edible flower power
  • 19 April 2016

Looking for something to expand your vegetarian or vegan palette? Why not add flowers into your next healthy recipe.

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Recipe Swap: Blueberry Coconut Scones & Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef Vermicelli Bowls
  • 18 April 2016

Stuck in a food rut? Here's 2 delicious recipes to add to your repertoire

Kid-friendly snack recipes: Fail-safe ideas from our international readers
  • 5 April 2016

Hunting out yummy dishes to add to your kitchen repertoire? These recipes for Esfiha (Brazilian stuffed bread) and Baked Potato and Cottage Cheese Cutlets are bound to become family favourites

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Sisig Recipe: The Philippines classic gets a Spam makeover
  • 26 February 2016

A twist on a Filipino favourite the men can cook. Make sure you've got some beers ready to wash this down with.

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Birthday cakes in Singapore: where to buy tasty creations for every budget
  • 21 January 2016

Whether you're after a bespoke beauty or a wallet-friendly confection, here's our guide to finding birthday cakes at every price point, plus a do-it-yourself recipe

Awesome recipe: Fusion Laab Gai Pizza
  • 4 January 2016

Food author Brian Kennett shares his very decent fusion Laab Gai Pizza recipe

Asian fusion recipe for Penang Nua
Taste Malaysian curry without crossing the border with this fusion recipe
  • 29 December 2015

Food author Brian Kennett shows us how to whip up this delicious Penang Nua recipe

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Keralan Beef Curry: How to whip up this easy curry recipe in your kitchen
  • 25 November 2015

Craving a curry? Here’s a simple recipe from Expat Kitchen to tantalise the tastebuds at home

Middle Eastern recipes: Easy falafels, tahini dipping sauce, and Israeli salad
  • 12 November 2015

Whip up these Middle Eastern favourite with simple recipes from Expat Kitchen

YouTube: How to tackle a roast from 1-Altitude Chef Chris Millar
  • 6 November 2015

The pressure is on the men to create the perfect Sunday roast. Here's how to cope

Watch this: Episode 3 of Chris' Takeaway
  • 16 October 2015

Delicious Octopus Stew (the Spanish way) and a very moreish Apple & Rhubarb Cake

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Watch this: Cooking with 1-Altitude Chef Chris Millar in Episode 2 of Chris' Takeaway
  • 8 October 2015

Chef Chris Millar takes us to Tekka Market and BBQ on a kelong in this week's episode

Learn to cook recipes and the cuisine from 1 Altitude with Chef Chris Millar
Sneak peek! Brand spanking new food videos coming your way!!!
  • 28 September 2015

Our fantastic new virtual cookbook series called Chris' Takeaway, with Chef Chris Millar of 1-Altitude

Recipe: Coconut panna cotta with red dragon fruit coulis
  • 24 August 2015

Keen to whip up an Italian dessert at home? Try this do-it-yourself sweet treat

Forget Pinterest! Get healthy and tasty school lunch ideas right here
  • 19 August 2015

Our favourite foodies over at Expat Kitchen give us suggestions on adding some zing to your child's lunch box this new school year PLUS get 20% off their classes

Recipe: Charcoal grilled prawns with soused brioche apple and seaweed
  • 2 August 2015

Try this delicious recipe from Chef Pepe at BAM! Tapas-Sake Bar

Healthy recipes: Three recipes for raw food, paleo and vegan diets
  • 19 July 2015

Looking to whip up your own healthy cuisine? Try these three simple recipes at home

Recipe swap: Breakfast lettuce tacos and aloo gobi
  • 22 June 2015

Put on your chef's hat and experiment with these fail-safe recipes from EL readers

Recipe swap: Baked beetroot and goats' cheese salad and fillet of pork stuffed with kumara and cranberry
  • 29 April 2015

Put on your chef's hat and experiment with these fail-safe recipes from EL readers

DIY brunch recipes: Mediterranean stuffed mushrooms, Bloody Mary and The Hugo
  • 22 April 2015

Can't be bothered to go out for a big brunch? Host a cosy one at home with these step-by-step ideas for canapes and cocktails

Recipe: Pork Belly Soi Sliders
  • 17 April 2015

Looking to impress your dinner guests? Try this sliders recipe from Soi 60, with a modern Thai twist

Recipe swap: Berry bliss summer oats and easy chocolate orange mousse
  • 6 April 2015

Put on your chef's hat and experiment with these fail-safe recipes from EL readers

Recipe swap: Beef noodle stir fry and chocolate guinness cake
  • 18 March 2015

Want to experiment with some new dishes? EL readers share their favourite fail-safe recipes right out of the kitchen

Recipe swap: Berry banana smoothie and passionfruit and banana pancakes
  • 18 February 2015

Want a healthy start to your day? This month, EL readers share their favourite breakfast recipes right out of the kitchen

Recipe swap: Sausage stew and South African bobotie
  • 5 January 2015

Need a spot of inspiration for your next meal? EL readers share their favourite fail-safe recipes right out of the kitchen

Recipe swap: Superfood salad and chocolate sour cream bundt cake
  • 10 November 2014

Fancy learning a few new culinary tricks? EL readers share their favourite fail-safe recipes right out of the kitchen

Dessert recipe: Apple tarte tatin
  • 6 November 2014

Enjoy some French flair at tea time with Expat Kitchen Cooking School's sweet baking idea

Recipe swap: Crispy cornflake-baked fish and lemon drizzle cake
  • 27 October 2014

Want to jazz up your meals with new flavours? EL readers share their favourite fail-safe recipes right out of the kitchen

Local food guide: Cardamom - where to find it and how to cook with it
  • 10 October 2014

This month's flavour forager brings you everything you need to know about cardamom in Singapore

Christmas recipe: Mince tarts
  • 3 October 2014

Looking for a great recipe for mums and kids to make together? Annette Lang of Expat Kitchen shows us how to make mince tarts

Festive recipes: White Logcake and Gluten-free Brownies
  • 2 October 2014

Throw caution to the wind and indulge this festive season in White Logcake and Gluten-free Brownies

Recipe swap: Shrimp veracruz and apple scones
  • 29 September 2014

Want to spice up your meals? EL readers share their favourite fail-safe recipes right out of their kitchen

Afternoon tea recipes: Blueberry banana bread, plus grape and ricotta bites
  • 23 September 2014

Add a dash of fancy to your ordinary cup of tea with these sweet and simple baking ideas

Cake recipes: Hong Kong cupcakes and layered coffee cake
  • 13 August 2014

Try these Asian-inspired sweet treats when you’re craving coffee in another form

Local food guide: Bitter gourd (aka bitter melon or bitter squash)
  • 13 August 2014

This month's flavour forager explores bitter gourd - what it is, where to find it and how to cook it

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The Great Recipe Swap: Eggless Beetroot Milo Brownies
  • 6 August 2014

Expat Living reader Gayathri Saravanan shares her unique brownie recipe

Recipe swap: Mirin-glazed salmon and leche flan
  • 17 July 2014

Budding chefs! Check out these classic recipes from our international expat readers

Recipe swap: Spicy Asian coleslaw and indulgent chocolate cake
  • 21 June 2014

Each month, we ask out international expat readers to share their favourite dishes

Brunch Recipe: Potatoes with Soy Butter and Smoked Trout
  • 3 June 2014

This Aussie-inspired brunch recipe proves comfort food needn’t be old-fashioned

How to make super healthy (and quick!) snacks for under 200 calories
  • 28 May 2014

There is such a thing as a fast, easy snack that isn't bad for you (honest)

Local recipes: Cooking and eating lotus root in Singapore
  • 21 May 2014

In this month's Flavour Forager, Beate cooks with popular Asian ingredient lotus root

Recipe swap: Lamb macaroni bake and white chocolate cheesecake
  • 7 May 2014

Looking for something new to cook from around the world? We ask expats for their favourite recipes from home

Brunch recipe: Smoked salmon and herb parcels, plus olive and sage scones
  • 1 May 2014

How to whip up two easy, yet impressive brunch recipes for lazy weekends at home

Recipe swap: Summer spaghetti and plum berry crumble
  • 21 April 2014

Every month, two EL readers hand over the recipes for their fave dishes from their home countries

Local recipes in Singapore: Guide to Chinese sausage
  • 10 April 2014

All you need to know about local fave Chinese sausage, and how to cook it in claypot chicken and rice

Expat recipe swap: Smoked kedgeree and pandan chiffon cake
  • 11 March 2014

We ask our international expat readers to offer up their favourite meals

Expat recipe swap: Granola bars and scones
  • 18 February 2014

Want to have a crack at baking? Our international expat readers give up their favourite recipes

All you need to know about crab bee hoon in Singapore
  • 1 February 2014

Where to find the best crab bee hoon, plus how to make it yourself

Recipes: Black pepper beef and Bahama Mamas
  • 28 January 2014

Food author Brian Kennett shares his best beef dish, plus how to make rum cocktails

Japanese recipe: Miso Glazed Salmon
  • 20 January 2014

How to whip up this simple but effective salmon dish for four people

Recipe swap: A traditional Mexican chicken dish and classic dark chocolate truffles
  • 30 December 2013

Stuck in a food rut? Check out these fail-safe recipes from our international expat readers

Recipe Swap: Sunshine soup and no-bake chocolate cake
  • 3 December 2013

Cooking and baking tips our international expat readers, who are a dab hand in the kitchen

Recipe Swap: Sticky chicken almond stir-fry and apple kuchen
  • 22 October 2013

Cooking and baking, recipes from our international expat readers, from stir-fries to afternoon cake treats

Recipe Swap: Spinach ravioli and raspberry ripple cake
  • 17 September 2013

Recipes from international expat readers, from Mexican feasts to afternoon cakes

Recipe: Chicken and sweet corn soup and almost flourless chocolate cake
  • 20 August 2013

Expat Living readers share fail-safe recipes from around the world

Recipe: Grilled mustard and herb salmon and easy chocolate mousse
  • 22 July 2013

Two EL readers share their fail-safe recipes from around the world

Recipe: Tostadas, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo, plus Frozen Lemon Torte for dessert
  • 1 July 2013

We asked two Expat Living readers to offer up their best recipes – plus you can take part too

Sugarcane: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 26 May 2013

Flavour forager hands over a simple recipe for Vietnamese Prawn Sugarcane Skewers

Our favourite cupcake recipe
  • 8 May 2013

Hosting afternoon tea? Try your hand at these gorgeous sweet treats

Healthy family eating tips for a Singapore lifestyle
  • 1 April 2013

Kids and parents will eat well with healthy recipes from Aileen Lane at Nutri-Style

Sago: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 18 February 2013

We look at sago's health benefits and how to incorporate it into Western recipes

The origins of some of your favourite Italian dishes according to Pasta Fresca in Singapore
  • 19 November 2012

Every wondered about why that tasty morsel of Italian food on your fork tastes so good and where it came from?

Recipe: Tiramisu Tradizionale from the team at Michaelangelo's in Singapore
  • 12 November 2012

Learn how to make this classic Italian dessert and wow your friends at your next dinner party

How to cook authentic North Indian food
  • 3 September 2012

Two simple, delicious recipes

Mirin: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 19 August 2012

How to incorporate Japanese cooking wine into your dishes

Curry leaves: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 2 July 2012

How to incorporate curry leaves into your dishes

Recipe: Thai-style Pumpkin Soup
  • 20 June 2012

A vegetarian, healthy and tasty soup perfect for the humid weather

Lemongrass: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 23 April 2012

How to incorporate local flavour into your dishes

Recipe: Fish in banana leaf and stir-fry green beans
  • 7 March 2012

Cook up a storm with awesome Vietnamese flavours

Recipe: Healthy and tasty Vietnamese
  • 2 February 2012

Tuck into this BBQ chicken with lime leaf - easy and finger licking good

Recipe: Yogurt and Spice Muffins
  • 29 December 2011

An easy recipe to try at home

Torch Ginger: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 30 November 2011

Flavour Forager investigates common local ingredients and how to use them

The team behind Redgum, suppliers of fresh produce to Singapore
  • 31 October 2011

In the warehouse of Singapore company Redgum, where shelves are lined with jars of olives, pickles and jams, artisanal cheeses and fresh salad leaves

Recipe: Spanish Paella and Calamari
  • 26 October 2011

Storm the kitchen with a little Spanish tonight

Tamarind: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 10 October 2011

Using tamarind in recipes

Recipe: Easy Chicken Dinners
  • 1 October 2011

Running out of ideas for dinner? Annette Lang of Expat Kitchen shares some recipes for chicken tonight

Recipe: Incredible Indian from Muthu’s, a popular Indian restaurant
  • 13 September 2011

Cook your own Fish Head Curry at home

Recipe: Fish Thai Green Curry
  • 31 August 2011

This is a winner: Thai Green Curry with baby snapper fillet and apple eggplant  

Black Garlic : Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 28 July 2011

Foraging for exciting Asian ingredients to discover their health benefits and uses in Western recipes

Kaffir lime leaf: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 13 June 2011

THe humble leaf has a multitude of uses

Tofu: how to cook Asian ingredients at home
  • 30 May 2011

Foraging for exciting Asian ingredients to discover their traditional uses, health benefits and ways to incorporate them into Western recipes

Gula Melaka: Cooking with Asian ingredients at home
  • 11 April 2011

Discovering new Asian ingredients: their traditional uses, health benefits and ways to incorporate into Western recipes

Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Feta Rolls
  • 24 March 2011

A fun and healthy recipe from Expat Kitchen

Recipe: spring rolls with avocado dip
  • 3 March 2011

Celebrity chef Martin Yan give us a culinary masterclass in cooking spring rolls

A favourite ingredient, here's some tips to master pasta
  • 28 February 2011

10 pasta varieties we’ve yet to try (and their translations) and a few traditional ones too

Recipe: Tom Yam Pumpkin Soup
  • 8 February 2011

Try this Singaporean fare for a hearty meal that uses pumpkin, a non-traditional ingredient

Recipe: Banana and Mango Crumble
  • 8 February 2011

A recipe for the gluten-intolerant crumble lovers

Recipe: Asparagus Served with Orange Sauce and Shallots
  • 22 June 2010

This is an appetizer that’s easy to prepare and bound to fire up the appetite.

Recipe: Salmon Ravioli
  • 18 June 2010

Bite-sized and delicious with ricotta, chives, sun-dried tomatoes and dill.

Recipe: Mexican finger food ideas
  • 3 June 2010

Gather the gang around the TV for some sporting matches and Mexican-themed finger-food recipes.

Recipe: Muesli Muffins with Berry Mango Smoothies
  • 4 May 2010

A winning combination of scrumptious muesli muffins, served hot with a healthy mixed berry and mango smoothie.

Recipe: Pyramid of Crabmeat, Tomato and Avocado with Gazpacho
  • 16 April 2010

Be sure to use only the freshest ingredients in this crabmeat, tomato and avocado dish.

Recipe: Chilli Crab
  • 16 April 2010

Virtually Singapore's national dish, this fragrant crab dish is best eaten with your fingers and warm, toasty buns (man tou) to mop up all the luscious gravy.

Recipe: Sun-dried Tomato And Cheese Bread
  • 16 April 2010

There's nothing more gratifying than baking a loaf of bread, and nothing quite as tasty as this loaf swirled with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese.

Recipe: Crab Cakes
  • 16 April 2010

Succulent crab meat in breadcrumbs with a refreshing corn salsa.

Recipe: Chocolate and Whisky Cheesecake
  • 16 April 2010

Time for something creamy, decadent and rich. Here, traditional cheesecake is made even better with melted chocolate and a dash of whisky.

Gluten-free Girl
  • 7 April 2010

It’s tough being gluten-intolerant but life is about to get sweeter with caramel on the side.

Recipe: Pan-Fried Dover Sole with Sauteed Scampi and Asian Mushrooms
  • 16 March 2010

A lighter version of fish and chips, but tastes just as good. This dish features both French and Asian influences with ingredients readily available in Singapore

Recipe: Roast Duck with Vanilla and Pineapple Jam
  • 5 March 2010

If you're after a special meal, this delicious roast duck scented with vanilla and pineapple jam is sure to satisfy. If pineapple jam is unavailable, you can opt for marmalade instead.

Recipe: Spicy Green Papaya Salad with Prawns
  • 5 March 2010

The epitome of Thai street food, this crunchy green papaya salad is a combination of spicy, sweet, salty and sour.

Recipe: Pear and Rocket Salad with Blue Cheese
  • 26 February 2010

This tasty salad highlights the natural sweetness of pears, bitterness of rocket and the distinct characteristics of blue cheese.

Recipe: Pesce all’ Acqua Pazza
  • 19 February 2010

Pesce all' Acqua Pazza, translates as "fish in crazy water", a traditional Italian dish brimming with fresh flavours from the sea

Recipe: Pear Clafoutis
  • 17 February 2010

This clafoutis is a delicious cross between a fruity custard and a traditional French tart

Recipe: Tasty Tiramisu
  • 10 February 2010

La Nonna's non-alcoholic tiramisu uses macaroon shells instead of savoiardi (lady fingers), making it a delicious family friendly option.

Recipe: Sweet Potato With Chilli and Garlic Glaze
  • 9 February 2010

Sweets potatoes are given a spicy kick from this chilli and garlic marinade

Recipe: Mojito
  • 9 February 2010

This refreshing mojito is the perfect drink to combat Singapore's tropical heat

Recipe: Black Pepper Udon Noodles with Beef
  • 9 February 2010

Rev up your tastebuds with this dish of udon noodles tossed with black pepper sauce and tender beef

Recipe: Goat’s Cheese Tarts
  • 5 February 2010

These goat's cheese tarts are an easy way to knock the socks off your guests at your next dinner party.

Recipe: Lamb and Lentil Salad
  • 3 February 2010

Here’s a different take on a traditional salad that is as easy to make as it is delicious

Recipe: Low-fat Dahl
  • 3 February 2010

Recipes with the words ‘low’ and ‘fat’ conjure images of bland, watery liquid, something this dahl curry is anything but.

Entertaining in Singapore: The Perfect Poolside Party
  • 4 May 2009

Beat the heat in these even-hotter months with icy cocktails and bathing suit bashes.

Recipe: Braised Lamb Shanks
  • 10 March 2009

While these tender lamb shanks may take awhile to cook, the process allows the rich flavours of the ingredients to meld, definitely worth the time spent!

Recipe: Fish and Chips
  • 23 February 2009

Want to know the secret behind tasty fish and chips? Try this version from the Conrad Centennial!