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DejaBrew - Authentic Chinese Dialects' Cuisine Under One Roof | Blog

DejaBrew – Authentic Chinese Dialects’ Cuisine Under One Roof

by Goh Xiao Shi

A place to taste authentic Chinese cuisine of different local dialect groups under one roof

Wonton Mee - DejaBrew - Authentic Chinese Dialects Cuisine In One Roof

Wonton Mee – DejaBrew – Authentic Chinese Dialects’ Cuisine Under One Roof

When comes to feasting on different local Chinese cuisines, nowhere else could be more apt than Deja Brew, a cozy café strategically located at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. The punny name of the café gave me a hint that I was about to travel to the past through my taste buds. But I was wrong. The menu, well thought out by the owner and his team, is a fusion of traditions and modernity.

Hakka Salt Baked Chicken Rice - DejaBrew - Authentic Chinese Dialects Cuisine In One Roof

Hakka Salt Baked Chicken Rice – DejaBrew – Authentic Chinese Dialects’ Cuisine Under One Roof

Forget about the overpublicized Hainanese Chicken Rice, make way for Hakka Salt Baked Chicken Rice! The tender chicken thigh and the slightly salted rice were well presented in a brick bowl. Although the rice was slightly drier than the usual, the juiciness of the chicken thigh made up for the dish. A healthy and satisfying dish.

Hainanese curry chicken - DejaBrew - Authentic Chinese Dialects Cuisine In One Roof

Hainanese Curry Chicken – DejaBrew – Authentic Chinese Dialects’ Cuisine Under One Roof

The Hainanese Curry Chicken here was served in a bread bowl! The boneless curry chicken meat paired with their crispy, yet soft and fluffy bread will not disappoint you. We managed to finish the entire bread bowl, no kidding!

Har Cheong Gai - DejaBrew - Authentic Chinese Dialects Cuisine In One Roof

Har Cheong Gai – DejaBrew – Authentic Chinese Dialects’ Cuisine Under One Roof

Har Cheong Gai needs no introduction. The one served here was meaty, crispy and flavourful. If you are craving for some comfort food. This is it.

Hokkien Mee - DejaBrew - Authentic Chinese Dialects Cuisine In One Roof

Hokkien Mee – DejaBrew – Authentic Chinese Dialects’ Cuisine Under One Roof

Row, row, row your boat, here comes the antidote! This is not your regular Hokkien Mee, the noodles were soaked in thick black sauce served with fresh diced fish and clams. A delicious antidote to your hunger and leaving you craving for more!

Deja Brew constantly comes up with new dishes. Rickshaw Noodles and Mee Sua were the latest additions to the menu. If you just want to chill out with some drinks, then you will be impressed by their range of beverages. From traditional kopi to fruit teas, you will definitely find something that you like here.

Getting here:

Address: 1 Straits Boulevard #01-02 Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre S 018906

Contact: (65) 6221 1016

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays (9.00am – 9.00pm) last order 8.30pm
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

By Car: Car parking is available. Parking charges apply.
By MRT: Tanjong Pagar MRT (EW15) Around 7-minute walk from Exit B or D
By Bus: Bus 10, 10e, 57, 100, 131, 97, 97e, 131, 502 (5 minutes’ walk from bus stop)

Instagram: @Dejabrewcf

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Laksa Cookie – Chinese New Year Recipe

Laksa Cookie

This coming Chinese New Year, I thought something adventurous while having a spicy bowl of Laksa Noodle. “Why not make some Laksa Cookie?”, I thought to myself. The next moment, I’m already sourcing for my ingredients at the supermarket!

Laksa Cookie

Laksa Cookie

Just like my Salted Egg Yolk Cookies recipe, it has tons of curry leaves to aid intense flavours of the Laksa paste. I’m perfectly fine using store-bought Laksa paste. But, I know some of you guys may be against it, feel free to use your own homemade paste. I’m not so hardworking afterall. For me, it’s all about how easy and quick to make, from kitchen to tummy.

Laksa Cookies

Laksa Cookies

If you like something that is super spicy and savory, make sure to try it out!

 

Laksa Cookies
Makes 1 jar
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Ingredients
  1. 100 grams of salted butter, softened
  2. 40 grams of icing sugar
  3. 2 tbsp of laksa paste
  4. 1.5 tbsp. of coconut cream powder
  5. 120 grams of plain flour
  6. 60 grams of cornstarch
  7. 20 curry leaves, minced
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and icing sugar together until sugar has been dissolved.
  2. Mix in laksa paste and coconut cream powder.
  3. Stir in plain flour and cornstarch until it turns into a dough.
  4. Fold in chopped curry leaves.
  5. Let it set in the fridge for an hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 170C.
  7. Roll it out on a dusted surface to about 0.5 cm thickness.
  8. Dust cookie cutter and cut the shape out.
  9. Transfer cut out dough onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  10. Repeat until all of the dough is used up.
  11. Bake it in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Let it cool completely, transfer into airtight container. Good for up to a month.
Notes
  1. You could switch it up or omit curry leaves to your liking.
  2. Use milk powder instead of coconut cream powder if you like a more milky taste.
  3. Do not over knead your dough, it will result in very tough cookies.
Adapted from Salted Egg Yolk Cookie
Adapted from Salted Egg Yolk Cookie
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