Recipe Ideas for Staying at Home

Many of us are starting to get into cooking our own meals this stay-home season – if you’re craving for some good sambal, laksa or even bubble tea from home, we’ve got you covered with these super easy, quick recipes that will surely impress your taste buds!

By SGN | 20 April 2020

Recipe 1: 5-ingredient Sambal Grilled Chicken

(adapted from


  • 1 kg boneless, skinless Chicken Thighs (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons Sambal Oelek
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • -1 tablespoon finely chopped Lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Oil


  1. Mix sambal oelek, soy sauce, honey, fish sauce, lemongrass and garlic.
  2. Add chicken pieces and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat oil on your pan. Place the chicken (reserve the marinade) and cook for 8-10 minute, while regularly glazing the pan with the marinade.

Recipe 2: Laksa Prawn Spaghetti

(adapted from Prima Taste)


  • 6 deshelled Prawns
  • 320g cooked Spaghetti
  • 6g chopped Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 112g Cooking Cream
  • 180ml Water
  • Laksa Fried Rice Sauce (Prima Taste) *This serves 3 people



  1. Heat oil on pan on medium heat and add garlic till aromatic. Mix in laksa fried rice sauce and stir-fry for 10 seconds.
  2. Add water and simmer for 30 seconds till fragrant.
  3. Add cooking cream, mix well and simmer for 30 seconds. Add prawns and simmer further.
  4. When prawns are almost cooked, add in cooked spaghetti and flip occasionally until the sauce lightly coats the spaghetti and is slightly thickened.

Recipe 3: 4-ingredient Brown Sugar Milk

(recipe from Cooking In Chinglish)


  • 3⁄4 cup Tapioca Flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 5 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons Muscovado sugar (or dark brown sugar)
  • 1⁄4 cup water Milk



  1. Combine water and 5 tbsp of brown sugar in a pot and bring it to a boil. Stir occasionally to help the sugar to dissolve.
  2. Keep the pot on heat while adding about half of the tapioca flour in, stirring constantly until it forms a very sticky dough/paste.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the rest of the tapioca flour, stir about 10 times and pour the mixture onto a working surface. Let the mixture cool till its warm.
  4. Knead the dough until all flour is incorporated and form it into a ball. Tip: if its too dry, add a little bit of cold water; if it’s too wet, add more flour.
  5. Form the dough into small balls about 1/3-inch diameter. Coat in a thin layer of flour to prevent sticking.
  6. Sift dried boba and add into a pot of boiling water (use 10 times the volume of water to the volume of dried boba). Maintain a gentle boil and cook for 12-15 minutes until boba is 90% cooked through. Turn off heat and cover with a lid for 10 minutes.
  7. Drain boba and rinse with cold water. Mix in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and let cool.
  8. Scoop boba into a cup and add milk and brown sugar to taste.

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