Do you want to bring home some of the delicious snacks from Singapore? We’ve got you covered! In this article, you’ll find a variety of easy-to-make snacks from the sunny island of Singapore. From Popiah to Satay, each of these snacks will transport you to the bustling streets of Singapore. Read on to discover the best Singaporean snacks that you can easily make at home.
Curry Puffs are great for an afternoon snack in Singapore, a quick breakfast, or even a fun appetizer. To make your own Curry Puffs at home, gather the following ingredients: puff pastry dough, potatoes, onions, chicken (optional), curry paste, and vegetable oil.
The first step is to preheat your oven to 350°F. Peel and cube the potatoes, then sauté them in a large skillet with vegetable oil. After the potatoes are cooked, add the chopped onions and browned chicken (if desired). Once the mixture is cooked through, transfer it to a bowl and stir in the curry paste.
Next, roll out the puff pastry dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into small circles, about four inches in diameter, and place them on a greased baking sheet. Place a heaping tablespoon of the curry-potato mixture in the center of each circle, and fold the dough over the filling. Using a fork, press down the edges to seal them. Brush the tops with a bit of beaten egg and transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
Mee Goreng starts with a base of boiled noodles. The most classic noodles used for Mee Goreng are egg noodles, but you can also use any other type of noodles. After the noodles have cooked, you’ll need a few other ingredients to make the dish.
Next you’ll need a few Asian sauces, such as sweet soy sauce, oyster sauce, and chili sauce. To provide a savory flavor to the Mee Goreng, you can also use a combination of vegetables, such as onions, garlic, bell peppers, and carrots. Other ingredients like seafood, eggs, and chicken can also be added for a more filling meal.
Once the ingredients are ready, you can begin to fry the Mee Goreng. Heat up your frying pan or wok, then add in all the ingredients. You can add some oil or butter, but if you want a healthier version, use a small amount of oil and add a few spoonfuls of water to the pan. Fry the ingredients until they are cooked through and the noodles are soft. Then add the sauces and spices, and mix everything together until everything is well combined.
At the end, you can top your Mee Goreng dish with some crisp fried shallots and some fresh cucumber slices. And if you like, you can add some coriander leaves or lime juice as a garnish. Serve your delicious Mee Goreng with a side of steamed rice, and you have a simple yet delicious snack that you can easily make at home.
When making your own satay at home, be sure to choose good-quality meat and keep the marinade simple. The most popular marinade for satay consists of a combination of shallots, lemongrass, garlic, red chili peppers, lime juice, coriander, and ground turmeric. After marinating the meat overnight, skewer them onto the pre-soaked bamboo or metal skewers and grill over high heat. When cooked, serve the satay with side dishes such as the aforementioned cucumbers and onions, along with the essential peanut sauce and ketupat.
For the peanut sauce, many recipes recommend toasting and then grinding the peanuts into a paste. Once the paste has been achieved, combine it with a bit of chili powder, coconut milk, fish sauce, tamarind, and of course, a pinch of sugar. You can also adjust the flavor and spiciness of the sauce according to your preference.