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Ginseng Chicken Soup

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Believed to be a good way to build up immunity, the elements that go into Ginseng Chicken Soup are said to help prevent illness. The common adage says chicken soup is good for one’s health, but adding in elements like ginseng and jujubes brings the benefits to a new level.

A warm and hearty start to anybody’s day, the soup is available at many stands around Singapore. Both Chinese and Korean cuisines have similar soup dishes that combine chicken and ginseng.

Jujubes, or red dates, are said to help alleviate stress, prevent ulcers, and act as an antioxidant. It is also believed that jujubes also have wound healing properties. Ginseng acts as a stimulant and is also used in type II diabetes treatment.

The chicken is tender and with every bite of ginseng or jujube explodes with the delicious broth.

The chicken is tender and with every bite of ginseng or jujube explodes with the delicious broth.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 31, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Posted in Chicken, Food, Singapore, Soup, Travel

Fried Carrot Cake

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Popular in Singapore, carrot cake (which doesn’t contain carrot, nor is it a cake) is a famous snack that can be enjoyed throughout the city. Comprised of fried radish and eggs, the dish is stir-fried in a huge wok with other ingredients and leaves you with a warm, delicious treat.

The radish is soft and tasty with the mix of soy sauce and fish sauce thrown in during the cooking process.

In Singapore, light and dark versions are offered; the dark version is flavored with a rich, sweet sauce.

In Singapore, light and dark versions are offered; the dark version is flavored with a rich, sweet sauce.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 16, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Chilli Crab

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An iconic and delicious treat popular in Singapore, chilli crab is quite the site the moment the plate hits the table. The bright red pigment and the fragrant smell from the crab and the sauce it swims in. Drenched in a combination tomato and chilli sauce, this dish is not only delectable but a messy one as well — but well worth any stains.

Traditionally utilizing mud crab, this dish has been tantalizing visitors and locals in Singapore for years.

Malaysia previously made claims on creating chilli crab but have yet to substantiate their claims.

Malaysia previously made claims on creating chilli crab but have yet to substantiate their claims.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Posted in Food, Singapore, Travel