Fresh shrimps can be fried into a delicious crispy dish. Fresh shrimps are not always available. They are sold in the markets and also along the road side when in season. The shrimps can be made into 'cincaluk' or preserved shrimp and also 'belacan' or shrimp paste.

1 bowl shrimps
6 small onions
1 stalk spring onion
1 red chili
1 small piece ginger
3 tbsp rice flour
3 tbsp cornflour
1 egg
1tsp salt
oil for deep frying
1 tsp pepper

1. Wash the shrimps and drain the water in a strainer.
2. Clean and slice smalls onions, spring onions, chili and ginger

3. Mix all the ingredients into the shrimps.

4, Beat an egg and add to the mixture. Mix thoroughly.
5. Heat up a wok and pour some oil for deep frying. When the oil is hot, take a spoonful of the mixture and deep fry till golden brown.
6. Serve on a plate.

The fried shrimps should be taken when it is hot. When it is cold, it is not as nice and crispy.
There are two types of fresh spring rolls. The first type is the Chinese version whereby the skin is made from flour, salt and water. The second type is the Nyonya version whereby the skin is made from flour, eggs, salt and water. Both of the spring rolls skin are paper thin.

1 medium size turnip
1 carrot
2 pieces fried tofu
1 tbsp preserved soy bean
1 tbsp light soy sauce
100 g small prawns
3 eggs
6 shallots
10 pieces spring roll skin
1cup bean sprout
1 stalk lettuce leaves
some sweet sauce, garlic and chili paste
some oil

1. Beat the eggs. Heat a little oil in a non stick pan, and fry beaten eggs into a thin omelet. When cooked, cut the omelet into half and set aside.

2. Wash and shred the turnip and carrot thinly. Scald the bean sprouts.

3.For the fillings, pound  garlic and soya bean paste together to make a paste. Heat oil in a wok and fry this paste until it is fragrant. Then add the prawns, turnip, carrot, fried tofu and cook until it is soft. Stir until the flavours are blended and season with soya sauce, salt and sugar. Set aside  and leave to cool. Fry some shallots till fragrant and set aside.

4.To serve, place the popiah skin on a flat surface and spread half of the fried omelet, a little sweet sauce, garlic paste and chili paste. Lay a lettuce leaf on top, put some of the cooked fillings, bean sprouts, and fried shallots. Fold in the sides, roll up and serve immediately.


Pineapple helps to speed up tissue repair. It also helps in indigestion.The combination of fruits in this enzyme helps to reduce pigmentation.

There are many types of enzymes. Enzymes are good for the overall health. Any types of fruit can be used to make enzymes. Make sure you use filtered water to wash the fruits and dry it first before making the enzymes. You can also use a clean towel to dry the fruits faster.


Gourmet Fruit Gift Basket - Orchard Fresh Oranges

1 ripe pineapple ( peeled and sliced)

2 oranges ( peeled and sliced)

1/4 bottle honey

1/4 bottle oligo sugar


1. Clean all the fruits and let them dry. When they are dry, slice thinly

2. In a clean dry glass bottle, arrange 1/3 of the fruits layer by layer. Put in pineapple first and then the oranges. Pour in 1/3of the honey and 1/3of oligo sugar.. Repeat the process till all the fruits are used up.

3. Cover the glass bottle with a piece of cloth or plastic cling wrap. Put in a cold place.

4. Everyday shake the bottle so that all the fruit juice cover the fruits. Do this everyday for at least two weeks. You can keep it longer if prefer. The alcohol aroma will be stronger.

5. When done, keep the enzyme in the refrigerator. To get a thick and juicy enzyme, strain the enzyme in a container. The remainder fruits should be put in a juice extractor to get all the juice. Add this together with the strained enzymes. In this way, you will get a thicker and juicer enzyme.

Note: You can use palm sugar instead of oligo sugar


Tomatoes contain vitamins and minerals. It prevents many types of cancers. These include colon, prostate and also breast cancers. The mineral found inside tomatoes can help to ward off these cancers.
Vitamins C and A are also present in tomatoes. Vitamin C can protect us from viruses and other illnesses we don't want. Vitamin A on the other hand plays a role in helping to improve our eyesight, as well as helping to strengthen our immunity from cold and flu. One cup of a natural tomato provides you with over 50 percent of vitamin C .

The juice from grape fruit can help prevent blood clotting and in the process, help improve blood circulation which would generally improve on overall health.

Lemon is another fruit that would strengthen your immune system. If you have flu or cold, try drink lemon juice. It will relieve the symptoms as well as prevent the progress of most infection. Why is it so? Because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Lemon acts as a blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins. Lemon fruit is excellent in fighting disease that's related to infection


300 g tomatoes

1 lemon

250 ml honey

100 g oligo sugar

1. Wash and dry all the fruits. Slice the fruits thinly.

2. Divide into 3 portions and arrange the ingredients in a glass bottle.
3. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used up.
4. Cover the bottle with a piece of cloth or cling wrap.
5. Place the lid on top.
6. Keep rotating the bottle everyday so that they are well mixed.
7. Keep in a cool dry place for 2 weeks.
8. When it is ready to consume, strain the enzyme in a bottle and store in the refrigerator.
9. To serve, add 2 tbsp of the enzyme with a cup of water.

To get a thicker enzymes, the fruits can be put in a fruit juicer.

Stewing is a method of cooking meat or chicken in a slow fire. The result is a moist and tender meat or chicken. To prevent the meat from becoming dry and stringy, keep the liquid at a simmer throughout  the remaining cooking time and do not allow it to boil. The meat should be checked occasionally throughout the cooking process to see if liquids need replenishing.

1 chicken thigh
1 small bitter gourd
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 small onion
1. Wash and cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
2. Wash and slice thinly bitter gourd. Mix with some salt and leave aside for a few minutes. Squeeze out  the bitter juice from the bitter gourd.

3. Slice the small onion.

4. Heat up a pot and put some oil in it. Fry the sliced onions till fragrant. Put in the chicken pieces, bitter gourd and water. Mix well.

5. Season them with pepper, oyster sauce and light soy sauce.

6. Simmer for about 15 minutes or till the chicken pieces are tender.

7. Serve in a bowl.

Cooking noodles can be fast and easy if you have all the ingredients ready. This dish is very common in restaurants and hawkers centre. Make sure you use fresh ingredients to get a delicious dish. It can be prepared in less than 20 minutes.


300 g yellow noodles
200 g vermicelli
100 g  prawns
100 g fish balls
20 g fried bean curd
1 tbsp chopped onions
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup water
2 tbsp cornflour solution


spring onions
fried onions

1. Soak the vermicelli till soft. Pour hot water over the yellow noodles and drain thoroughly.
2. Clean the prawns and season with some salt and pepper. Cut the fried bean curd and fish balls into  pieces.
3.Heat up a wok and pour some cooking oil. Fry the chopped onions until golden brown. Add in the prawns, bean curd and fish balls. Stir fry for a few minutes.
4. Pour 1 cup of water and let it boil. Add soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil salt and pepper. When it boils again add the noodles and vermicelli. Add in the corn flour solution.To make the corn flour solution, add 4 tbsp of water to the cornflour. Mix well.
5. Serve the fried noodles in a plate and garnish with sliced spring onions and fried onions.