Take a trip to an island north-west of Singapore – and half a decade into the past – for my most special cooking class.
This class is held in a 100-year old house on stilts on Pulau Ubin, a 10.19 km² island which has held out on urban development, and is reminiscent of Singapore of the 1960s. To get there, we will take a 10-minute bumboat ride from Changi Jetty, and then it is a short stroll to the home of Madam Kamariah and her family, who have grown up in the house. They form part of an island community that is just 60-strong.
Among other dishes, you’ll learn how to cook a unique – and healthy – Malay dish called Nasi Kerabu. This dish uses 30 different jungle herbs gathered in the vicinity.
- Nasi Kerabu (Herbed Rice)
- Sambal Belachan Tumis
- Butter Mushrooms
- Spiced Tempeh