Eat Your History
Food is a reflection of our history. It represents the different communities who've arrived her over the years, and brought with them their culture, and food. Eventually, they made Singapore home, and started to learn from, and influence, each other.
Through a series of films to be released on 16 June 2019, we will explore these relationships between history, food and community.
These films will feature Singapore’s top culinary masters and local foodie personalities.
Crab Roll with Chicken Liver & Salted Egg
By Chef Sin Leong and Chef Hooi Kok Wai
This traditional Cantonese dish of crab meat, chicken liver and salted egg yolk symbolises completeness, happiness and conjugal bliss. Today, however, it is not commonly found in restaurants, because of the time and effort taken to prepare the dish.
Gulai Kambing Nanas
By Chef Haikal Johari
Gulai Kambing Nanas is a hearty dish of lamb and pineapple spiced with turmeric and lemongrass.It is a traditional dish popular amongst the Minangkabau, who hail from Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia, and was brought to Singapore by those who settled here.
By Chef Violet Oon
Tender braised duck simmered in a gravy of tamarind, dark soya sauce and coriander, Itek Sio is a Peranakan dish that marries Chinese and Malay cuisine. Itek Sio is usually enjoyed by Singapore Peranakans at big feasts, or tok panjang, with friends and family.
Konkani Prawn Masala
By Chef Milind Sovani
From the Maharashtra state of Western India, Konkani Prawn Masala is a savoury dish of prawns in masala paste that has a characteristic tanginess from kokum, a sour fruit. The flavours of the dish are similar to Pork Cafreal, a Konkani dish that reflects Portuguese influence when Goa (part of the Konkan region at that time) was occupied by the Portuguese.