The month of August is coming to an end soon. Hope all had a good celebration with a thankful heart. A nation that we can call home. A beautiful country with so much to be grateful for, especially the variety of food available. I am thankful for our country filled with all kinds of food from all over the world.
A simple bowl of Singapore laksa reminds me of my childhood. My mother used to cook a big pot of aromatic laksa at Sunday's family gathering. My late mother was a resourceful person and she believed in wholesome cooking which meant using the freshest ingredients and making them from scratch. I remembered that I was helping to de-shell the fresh cockles which was one of my favorite toppings. Unfortunately, this time I couldn't find any fresh cockles. You can use cockles if you can find some fresh and good ones.
Laksa can be healthy and delicious if you use the right ingredients. Quality ingredients make a huge difference in creating an aromatic and delicious clean taste with umami flavour Laksa. I know many people use yellow noodles but I hope you are adventurous enough to try the Biona white spaghetti which is made of Durum wheat and alpine water. Much healthier and al dente texture noodles in an aromatic bowl of laksa soup. It is a mind-blowing experience to make these small changes. I am sure you will fall in love with it.
Celebrate the National Day month of August with a truly Singaporean National dish. Chili crab has been promoted by the Singapore Tourism Board as one of Singapore’s National dishes. I remember chili crab was one of my mother’s special dishes too. As the years flew by, I have recreated this Fragrant Blue Ginger Classic Chili crab which is mildly spicy, and has a sweet yet savory flavour with the fresh succulent crab meat. Best served with any breads but I recommend these traditional leaven rolls which are crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft inside, which is supremely satisfying.
Wholesome and healthy traditionally baked rolls dipped in fragrant Chili crab tangy gravy are the way to go.
Wishing Singapore a happy 56th birthday!