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3 Easy Recipes To Impress Your Guests This Raya

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Qistina Bumidin •  Apr 13, 2022

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We’ve reached the midpoint of Ramadan, so you know what that means: it’s time to start amping up on our Raya preparations! With the possibility of us being able to do our Raya visiting physically, you definitely would want to start your first Raya in two years with a bang! With guests visiting this year, it’s time to prep your Raya menu. We got you covered with 3 recipes set to impress your guests this Raya! 😌Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

These Easy Recipes Are Bound To Wow Your Guests This Hari Raya 2022

1. Curry Chicken 
Nothing smells better than the aroma from a simmering pot of curry wafting through the house; it’ll get your guests drooling as they step in! No, don’t worry, you won’t take a long time to cook this curry! With Golden Chef’s 4 different ready-to-cook pastes (Chicken Curry, Laksa, Satay Beehoon & Rendang), all you have to do is add the ingredients, and you’re done. Golden Chef has been renowned for premium-grade canned abalone and seafood for over 19 years, and they carry more than 15 types of canned abalone, seafood and soups, including treasure pots. They have expanded to include organic Thai rice, Japanese instant cup noodles and condiments like these ready-to-cook pastes. Just like their products, the pastes are all locally made as well, rest assured that the taste is as authentic as it gets 😋Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 40 minutes Feeds: 2-3 peopleIngredients:Instructions:
  • Heat oil in a pot and pan-fry potato for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Mix chicken, curry leaves, curry paste in the pot and stir fry for another 5 minutes
  • Add in 200ml of water and let it simmer on medium heat for about 25 minutes or until all ingredients are cooked. 
  • Add in pandan leaves and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Pair it with toasted bread, or white rice, and enjoy! 
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2. Laksa
Laksa is a quintessentially Raya dish that’s not given its due credit! It’s creamy, appetising and flavourful, which is perfect for our upcoming larger-than-life Raya celebrations 🥳 If it’s your first time preparing this dish (we know many of you are hosting for the first time without your parents this year!), don’t worry! GOLDEN CHEF’s range of ready-made pastes does the heavy lifting for you; all that’s left are the ingredients! 😮‍💨Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Feeds: 2-3 people Ingredients:
  • 1 packet GOLDEN CHEF Singapore Laksa Paste 220g
  • 400g Rice Vermicelli Noodles
  • 80g Fish Cake, sliced
  • 50g Bean Sprouts
  • 40g Fried Beancurd puff, halved
  • 2 Hard Boiled Egg, sliced in half
  • 6 Medium Prawns
  • 14g Laksa Leaves
  • 500ml water
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions:
  • Blanch vermicelli, fish cakes, bean sprouts and prawns separately in a pot of boiling water. Drain and set aside!
  • In another pot, mix Laksa Paste, water and bring to a boil.
  • Add fish cakes, beansprouts, prawns and fried beancurd into the laksa gravy.
  • Let it simmer for about 10 minutes and add in a pinch of salt.
  • To serve, pour laksa gravy over a bowl of cooked vermicelli and garnish with laksa leaves.
  • Dig in! 
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3. Fried Macaroni
This is bound to be a hit for both adults and kids! It’s simple to make and tastes really good 🤤 It also makes a good change from the usual ketupats and rendangs for a bit 😍 Apart from cooking pastes, GOLDEN CHEF also has a wide range of products for everyday cooking needs like 100% Pure Sesame Oil, Premium Oyster Sauce with Dried Scallop, and Japanese dressing as well as Organic Thai Rice! Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 20 minutes Feeds: 2 peopleIngredients
  • 100g Macaroni Pasta
  • 5 pieces of Dried Chilli (Soaked in water)
  • 100g Chicken Breast (Marinate with 1 tsp turmeric powder, pinch of salt and 1 tsp of GOLDEN CHEF 100% Pure Sesame Oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic (Minced)
  • 2 tbsp GOLDEN CHEF Premium Oyster Sauce With Dried Scallop 510g
  • 1 Tomato (Cut into cubes)
  • 50g Chye Sim (Separate stems and leaves)
  • 4 Prawns
  • 2 tsp tomato sauce
  • 50ml Pasta Water
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 Red Chilli (Sliced for garnish)
  • 2 pieces of Banana Leaf
  • 2 tbsp Fried Shallots
Instructions:
  • Cook Macaroni in a pot of water, seasoned with some salt. 
  • Cook for 1 minute less than what is indicated on the packet. 
  • Once it is done, keep some of the pasta water and drain the rest. Soak cooked macaroni in cold water.
  • In a food processor, blend dried chilli with a tablespoon of water.
  • Add oil into a pot and pan fry marinated chicken breast until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • Heat up oil in a wok. Once hot, add in garlic, 1.5 tsp of blended chilli paste and 1 tsp of oyster sauce. Stir fry until fragrant.
  • Once fragrant, add in cooked chicken, tomato, chye sim stem, prawns and stir fry till cooked through. 
  • Add in 50ml water and 1-2tsp of tomato sauce. Mix well.
  • Add cooked macaroni, chye sim leaves and pasta water (if the mixture is too dry). Taste and add salt or sugar if needed.
  • Serve on a piece of banana leaf and garnish with red chilli and fried shallots. Enjoy!
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