5 simple Hawker-inspired recipes

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The goodness of hawker fare in your very own kitchen!

You don't have to go out to get hawker food in Singapore to savour all the vibrant flavours Asian curbside cuisine has to offer. You can whip up classic Hawker favourites right at home easily, thanks to simple recipes, like these five dishes courtesy of Sharefood.

Recreating hawker food in Singapore right at home

1. Satay Chicken

Of the delicious array of hawker food in Singapore, Satay has to be one of the most popular. Satay is skewered meat drizzled with peanut sauce. And this hawker favourite is just as good when home-cooked. Though typically made with generous amounts of oil and salt, you can pare it down a bit, making it a bit more healthier.

Watch the video below to learn how to make Satay Chicken.

2. Dry Mee Siam

Mee Siam is stir-fried, spicy rice noodle dish topped with flavourful ingredients like chilli paste, prawns, bean sprouts, shredded eggs, fried bean curd, and sambal sauce.

The Singapore version of the dish is a delicious fusion of sweet, sour, and spicy flavours with that extra zest. 

Watch the video below to learn how to make dry mee siam.

3. Bee Hoon Ayam Soto

Of the hawker food in Singapore, stir-fried noodles are some of the most popular. This includes dishes made with bee hoon noodles (or rice vermicelli). Bee hoon ayam soto is a fragrant, hearty broth packed with flavourful ingredients like chicken strips, bean sprouts, lime leaves, lemongrass, and turmeric.

Watch the video below to learn how to make bee hoon ayam soto.

4. Hokkien Mee

This is one of the most beloved hawker food in Singapore and it's not hard to see why. It's juicy, springy, and flavourful. What makes it so good? Loads of pork lard that infuses this noodle dish with its unique flavour. However, if you want to go the healthier route, you can skip the pork lard and use squid, prawns, and pork belly when whipping this up at home.

Watch the video below to learn how to make Hokkien mee.

5. Steamed Carrot Cake

Also known as Chye Tow Kway, this hawker dish has been around since the 1950s. This popular hawker food in Singapore can be prepared one of two ways: black (with sweet dark soy sauce) or the white carrot cake variety.

It's a savoury, stir-fried dish made using rice flour, eggs, and white radish. But it can also be steamed, when done at home, and ingredients like shrimp, Chinese sausage, and mushroom can be added to bring out its umami flavour.

Watch the video below to learn how to make steamed carrot cake.

This article was made in partnership with Sharefood Singapore. We hope these recipes inspired by Hawker food in Singapore have inspired you to make home cooking even more fun! There's more on Sharefood's Facebook page

Read also: 8 Healthy hawker dishes in Singapore