People will tell you that the best Eurasian food in Singapore is found not in Singapore but in homes, cooked from recipes handed down through the generations.
Here at Quentin's, we introduce the Eurasian past and future cuisine, passed down from generations and to carry the tradition and introduction of new creations to future generations!
"Skinny Chef" Quentin learned the art of Eurasian Cooking from his Grandparents. He has taken the bold step of setting up a Eurasian Restaurant knowing full that Eurasian Family cooks will be his harshest critics.
So those of you without the connection, there's Quentin's!
"The history of this dish goes back some 500 years. It was said that the Portuguese ships would carry live stocks such as pigs so the crew would have fresh meat to eat during the voyage. The best cuts of meat were reserved for the officers while the less desirable cuts and offals were chopped up, cooked into stew and given to the deck hands. Spices were later added to the stew and it became what we know today as Curry Feng." - Eurasian Heritage Cooking, Quentin Pereira
Ingredients to prepare:
- Cooking Oil 6 tbsp
- Onion 3 peeled and sliced
- Ginger 100g (3 1/2 oz), peeled and diced
- Light soy sauce 2 Tbsp
- Water 200ml (7 fl oz)
- Salt 1/2 tbsp
- White Vinegar 2 Tbsp
- Quentin's Feng Powder Premix, 4 Tbsp
- Water 1 Litre (32 fl oz/4 cups), mixed with 1 Tbsp salt and 3 Tbsp cooking oil.
- Pork Shoulder 300g (11oz)
- Pork Belly 300g (11 oz)
- Pig's heart 200g (7 oz)
- Pig's liver 200g (7 oz)
- Pig's Kidney 200g (7 oz)
- Prepare pork, boil water in a pot and blanch meats separately for 5 minutes each, ending with pig's kidney. Remove and drain. Cut meats into 0.5-cm (1/4 inch) cubes.
- Heat oil in a pot and fry onions and ginger until oil rises and mixture is fragrant.
- Add diced meats, soy sauce and water. Mix thoroughly and leave to boil until gravy thickens. Add salt and vinegar. Remove from heat.
- Dish out and garnish as desired. Serve hot with warm french loaf or rice.
"As a child, I remember this soup being served for supper after midnight Mass every Christmas Eve. The extended Family would gather at my parent's home and we would have a feast. This soup somehow made the occasion extra special for me. A spicy chicken soup - Taste like curry but watery like soup." -Chef Quentin Pereira, excerpt from Eurasian Heritage Cooking