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Singapore Stories: Chinese Egg Tarts

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These simple tarts found in bakeries, kopitiams, and on dim sum carts feature silky egg yolk custard in crisp pastry shells. More

Chinese Egg Tarts

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These simple tarts found in bakeries, kopitiams, and on dim sum carts feature silky egg yolk custard in crisp pastry shells. More

Singapore Stories: Mooncake Madness During the Mid-Autumn Festival

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Here's a look at the mooncake frenzy that happens in Singapore during the Mid-Autumn Festival. More

Singapore Stories: How I Learned to Like Durian

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Follow me as I taste this dreaded tropical king of fruits and actually learn to like it. More

Singapore Stories: Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Using homemade chicken stock as a soup as well as to cook your rice and veggies in ties together this light and flavorful meal that is a true Singaporean staple. More

Hainanese Chicken Rice Set

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Using homemade chicken stock as a soup as well as to cook your rice and veggies ties together this light and flavorful meal that is a true Singapore staple. More

Singapore Stories: Finger Lickin' Good Singaporean-style Barbecue Wings

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Barbecue chicken wings are a street food favorite in Singapore, and Singaporean hawkers do it right. More

Singapore Stories: All-You-Can-Eat Steamboat Buffet (Chinese Hot Pot)

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Eating family style is big in Singapore, and one of the most popular ways to do it is with a style of eating that's over a thousand years old: a good ol' Chinese steamboat dinner. Steamboat, also known as Chinese hot pot, refers to cooking fresh, raw ingredients yourself in a constantly simmering soup base. Hot soup is not exactly what you'd expect to crave here in hot Singapore, but you just do it. It helps to have a cold beer nearby. More

Singapore Stories: Yong Tao Foo, Noodle Soup with All the Fixings You Want

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Singaporeans queue up and slurp up the best soup buffet around. More

Singapore Stories: Carrot Cake (aka Fried Radish Cake)

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In these parts, carrot cake is not the sweet cake covered with cream cheese frosting. Instead, you get a savory pan fried omelette filled with crispy, tender cubes of glutinous radish "cake". More

Fried Radish Cake (Singapore Carrot Cake)

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In these parts, carrot cake is not the sweet cake covered with cream cheese frosting. Instead, you get a savory pan fried omelette filled with crispy, tender cubes of glutinous radish "cake". More

Singapore Stories: Ice Kachang, Malaysian Shaved Ice with Beans, Jelly, and More

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Singaporeans escape the heat with a mound of sweetened shaved ice that puts a Snoopy Sno Cone to shame. More

Singapore Stories: Congee (Rice Porridge) with Minced Pork and Shallots

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Call it congee, rice porridge, or rice soup, this soothing bowl of chicken broth-simmered rice is hard to beat. More

Congee (Rice Porridge) with Minced Pork and Crispy Shallots

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Call it congee, rice porridge, or rice soup, this soothing bowl of rice simmered in chicken broth is hard to beat. More

Singapore Stories: Soya Beancurd (Soy Pudding)

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Soy milk tastes incredibly fresh and clean, and there is a dessert that makes the most of it: soya beancurd, or dou hua (soy bean curd dessert in Mandarin), tau huay in Hokkien, or simply soy pudding. Soy pudding is nothing more than soy milk which has been gelled just enough to barely hold it together. It's delicate, with a creamy melt-in-your-mouth texture. Served well-chilled, it's one of my favorite ways to crush the sticky-hot Singapore heat. More

Singapore Stories: Kaya Jam

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This popular toast spread is served all over Singapore. My quick version is a snap to make. More

Kaya Jam

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This quick version of the popular caramelized coconut-pandan curd is spread over toast with lots of butter. Serve with soft boiled eggs and a coffee for a real Singaporean kopitiam breakfast. More

Singapore Stories: Chili Crab

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For a real taste of Singapore, try this signature seafood dish: hard shelled crabs cooked in a flavorful sweet, salty, chili-hot tomato sauce. Have some rice or steamed buns on hand to mop it all up with. More

Singaporean Chili Crab

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For a real taste of Singapore, try this signature seafood dish: hard shelled crabs cooked in a flavorful sweet, salty, chili-hot tomato sauce. Have some rice or steamed buns on hand to mop it all up with. More

Singapore Stories: Pizza Hut's Fortune Pizza for Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year is all about good fortune, and after missing out on last year's Fortune Bag Pizza at Pizza Hut Singapore, I was not gonna miss out on the fortune pizza this year: cheese stuffed, golden coin shaped pizza topped with golden pumpkin paste, bits of taro (to symbolize gold and a good year ahead), pineapple (for prosperity), diced BBQ chicken, and mushrooms. How could I resist? In hindsight, maybe I should have. More

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