Father’s Day is this Sunday, and if you are thinking of pampering dad, a nice home-cooked meal will hit all the right spots. Here are some of our favourite hearty Asian recipes you can try:
1. Twice-Cooked Sticky Pork Belly Salad
Serve up this yummy and nutritious pork belly salad as a nice starter or for a satisfying meal. If you have the time, leaving the poached pork uncovered in the fridge overnight will help dry out the skin for a crispier result.
2. Spicy Beef Rendang
You can never go wrong with this classic beef rendang dish – so yummy! It can be made a day ahead; store, covered, in the refrigerator which allows the flavours to develop overnight.
3. Hearty Seafood Stew
This seafood stew is overflowing with fresh ingredients and the best part is, you only need one pot so less washing up is required. Served with bread or rice, this stew will make a hearty main course.
4. Granny's Fried Rice
When it comes to comfort food, nothing’s more satisfying than a fragrant bowl of fried rice. This recipe by avid baker and home cook Lace Zhang – she took the recipe from her grandma, so it has that nostalgic and authentic taste we all know and love!
5. Ginger Beef Hokkien Mee
This version of fried Hokkien Mee comes with delicious ginger beef and crunchy snake beans – so yummy! Add lots of chilli if you like to spice up the dish.
6. Satay Chicken Pizza
Is dad a pizza lover? Shred leftover barbeque chicken when you make this gorgeous satay chicken pizza for him!
7. Fried Claypot Fish Head
For a hearty family dinner dish, try this recipe for a deep fried claypot fish head that everyone will definitely enjoy! Garoupa fish is recommended for this recipe as it is firm enough to withstand the intense process of deep frying.
8. Korean Army Base Stew
This dish is called Korean army base stew because it was made using American army rations after the Korean War. Switch ingredients as you like and you will still have heaven in a bowl!
9. Chilli Crab With A Touch Of Sichuan
A national favourite, this version of the chilli crab by Chef Eugene See, Head Chef of Birds Of A Feather, is given a unique twist by adding Sichuan spices to tempura soft shell crab.
10. Suan Pan Zi (Abacus Seed)
This traditional Hakka dish is challenging to cook, but follow this recipe by Chef Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette for a successful dish!