Our Top 20 Most Popular Recipes During COVID-19 Lockdown
Want to know which of our recipes are watched the most during COVID-19 lockdown? Here are our top 20 most popular recipes in the past 28 days (between 1 April and 29 April 2020). Maybe you want to try them out too. Which recipe would you like to make?
#1: Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice • Din Tai Fung Inspired Egg Fried Rice with Prawns
Everybody loves fried rice and it is statistically proven! Chinese fried rice is a simple dish and yet difficult to master but once you get the hang of it, you can make this at home anytime. Our recipe was inspired by Din Tai Fung, a Taiwanese restaurant that was ranked one of the “Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World” by the New York Times. and their Tsim Sha Tsui branch in Hong Kong has one Michelin star. Although Din Tai Fung is well known for their xiao long bao (Chinese steamed dumplings), their egg fried rice with pork chop is very popular as well. That is what we always order everytime we go to Din Tai Fung. To come out with this recipe, we actually stood outside their kitchen to figure out what ingredients they used. So, if we are banned from going there, promise to cook this for us, okay. Haha :))
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YO63Wnz_Vo
#2: Dim Sum Steamed Rice Rolls • Cheung Fun 港式猪肠粉 Char Siu Chee Cheong Fun
Chee cheong fun or cheung fun is a rice noodle roll. This is a Hong Kong-style cheung fun recipe. Unlike Singapore-style chee cheong fun, which is drenched in a sweet sauce, Hong Kong-style cheung fun is savoury. Both styles are really delicious in our humble opinion. This recipe is perfect for lockdown because you have all the time in the world and you need to try making this a few times before you can get it right. Do not be afraid though — it is really not that difficult.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/H0Zwb0BPjOY
#3: Lor Mai Gai 糯米鸡 Glutinous Rice with Chicken
Lor mai gai is a traditional Cantonese dish, usually eaten as dim sum. Traditionally, lor mai mai is cooked in a lotus leaf wrap but in Singapore, lor mai gai is usually prepared in an aluminium disposable bowl for convenience. In English, this dish is literally known as Glutinous Rice with Chicken or Steamed Sticky Rice with Chicken. The base for lor mai gai is usually glutinous rice, chicken, Chinese mushrooms, Chinese sausage, scallions and at times even dried shrimp or salted egg. What else would you like to add to your lor mai gai? You are the boss of your kitchen so just add whatever you fancy.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/rRVXAJJZY3Q
#4: Chinese Honey Chicken 蜜糖鸡
This honey chicken recipe is an excellent alternative to sweet and sour pork as well as orange chicken. It is very easy to prepare and extremely yummy! In case you do not have honey at home, you can also use marmalade. One of our viewers have tried it and her family loved it.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/UvoleP1-_I0
#5: Super Crispy Pork Belly 脆皮烧肉 Air Fried Chinese Roasted Pork
Follow our recipe as close as possible and we guarantee that you will always achieve extremely crispy and light roasted pork. This is our second crispy pork belly video — only this time around, to make it simpler, we have omitted the use of fermented beancurd in case you cannot get hold of it.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/wPZbCUa0Vck
#6: Japanese Garlic Fried Rice 日式蒜蓉炒饭
This fried rice recipe is super easy and super duper yummy. Try it and let us know what you think. In Japan, fried rice is known as Chāhan (チャーハン) or Yakimeshi (焼飯), a Chinese style fried rice using katsuobushi as a flavouring and prepared with different ingredients to suit the taste of local Japanese. In the Philippines, garlic fried rice is called sinangág, which is a common part of a traditional Filipino breakfast, usually prepared with leftover rice from the dinner before. We did not use any fancy ingredients in this recipe so you can easily whip this out in your kitchen so long as you have a lot of garlic on hand – oh and rice too.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/rT2txbpiJ3s
#7: Soy Sauce Chicken 豉油鸡
This is one of the first few videos that we made when we first started our Youtube channel. We especially love this recipe because it takes a really short time to cook and the result is so amazingly good. Give this recipe a try and be amazed yourself.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/2H_JwPMjiPM
#8: Rice Cooker Chicken Rice 电饭锅鸡饭 One Pot Chinese Chicken with Shaoxing Wine
This one-pot recipe is perfect for busy days and for those of you who want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. All you need to do is marinate the chicken, then cook rice (with other ingredients) in a rice cooker for a while and add the marinated chicken in. 15 mins later, your one-pot chicken rice meal is done. Sounds easy, right? If you cannot consume alcohol, just omit Shaoxing wine. While it gives this dish a very nice fragrance, this recipe will still be good without it.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6ZJL19l7pbc
#9: Crispy Creamy Butter Chicken 奶油鸡 Singapore Chinese Style Recipe
You got to try this super yummy zichar style chicken recipe. Best of all, it is really easy to make. We are very very sure that your family will enjoy it.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/iI7Girp0a6w
#10: Immunity Boosting Singapore Style Chick Kut Teh Recipe 蒜香胡椒鸡汤
This is no ordinary chicken soup. We have powered it up with garlic and white pepper to help boost our immunity, especially during this COVID-19 season. Best of all, this Singapore-style Bak Kut Teh alternative is really really tasty. You can add ingredients like carrots and potatoes to make it even more sumptuous. Try it and let us know what you think. Happy cooking and stay safe!
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/O_6I6L34498
#11: Singapore Fried Hokkien Noodles 新加坡福建炒面 Fried Prawn Mee
Singaporeans love Hokkien Fried Noodles. Hokkien is actually Fujian, one of the provinces in China. The ancestors of Singapore-born Chinese like us originated from China and most of them came from Fujian. Along with these immigrants, came the delicious dishes that have evolved along the way to suit Singaporeans’ tastebuds. This is definitely one of the must-try dishes in Singapore.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/fk0uCh6XMfQ
#12: Super Easy Fall-Off-the-Bone Chinese Style Ribs 气压锅中式排骨
This is an off-the-bone pork recipe – one that you must must must must try. No joke – try! Everyone who tried this recipe gave us a big thumbs up. We hope you will too.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/zuJNkNliAMs
#13: Kung Pao Chicken 宫保鸡
Kung pao chicken (can also be transcribed as gong bao or kung po) or 宫保鸡丁 in Chinese, is a spicy stir-fry Chinese dish that originated from Sichuan, China. This dish is usually prepared with chicken, peanuts, vegetables and chilli peppers but you can use the same sauce concoction to cook vegetables, tofu, fish and even frog. This dish can be served with rice and porridge. Super good!
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/QqdcCHQlOe0
#14: Muah Chee (Mochi) 麻糍 Glutinous Rice Balls with Peanuts
Muah chee or 麻糍 is a traditional Hokkien snack. If you have tried Japanese mochi before, muah chee is somewhat similar to it in terms of texture but as you can see from the picture above, it looks nothing like Japanese mochi. Instead of being shaped into a ball, muah chee is roughly cut up into bite size pieces then coated generously with grounded peanuts and some sugar. A good muah chee should be chewy and the proportion of muah chee versus peanuts and sugar should be appropriate. Now that bread flour is out of stock in most part of Singapore, try making muah chee instead. It is really simple.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/-cbWnTrpTdk
#15: Supreme Soy Sauce Noodles 豉油皇炒面
These noodles are so delicious that nobody believed we only used very basic ingredients to cook them. Try this recipe and be amazed yourself. These noodles taste best when hot so try not to leave them out for too long before serving. Happy cooking!
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/V0zulzQeAfI
#16: Stir Fry Fish with Ginger & Spring Onion 姜葱鱼片
We love ginger and spring onion recipes. In the past, we have cooked beef with ginger and spring onion, pork with ginger and spring onion so how can we not show you how to stir fry fish fillet with ginger and spring onion? Super yummy!
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ZAYq-5xpKVk
#17: Mee Rebus 马来卤面
Mee rebus (Malaysian and Singaporean spelling) or mie rebus (Indonesian spelling) literally means boiled noodles in English. Mee rebus is a popular dish in Singapore. Almost every Malay stall will have this dish on their menu. Singaporeans usually have this for breakfast but nothing will stop us from having it for lunch or dinner.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/k_A3lmBZVtA
#18: Chinese Beef with Ginger & Spring Onion 姜葱牛肉
Did we say that we love anything stir fried with ginger and spring onion? The divine combination of ginger and tender beef is just too irresistible! We need a plate of this now with a bowl of rice! This is an easy recipe, which we highly recommend anyone to remember by heart.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/EfRpZ3GnvBM
#19: Chinese Steamed Yam Cake 芋头糕 Orh Kueh 芋粿
Steamed yam cake or some of you may know yam as taro (therefore this dish is also known as taro cake or 芋头糕 in Chinese) is a Chinese savoury snack. The texture of this dish is rather similar to carrot/radish cake, albeit a much denser one. You can either eat it as-is after you have steamed it or pan fry the steamed yam cake to make it crispy on the outside. The juxtaposition of the moist cake and crispy skin is so heavenly.
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/oOjH5sof7QQ
#20: Chinese Salt & Pepper Calamari (Squid) 椒盐花枝
Get your beer ready for this super yummy dish or better still, drink while you cook. Just do not get caught drinking during office hours and remember to hide the beer cans from your computer camera. Haha. Cheers!
Watch how we made it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/KC3mbx8HDMs
Hope you’re feeling inspired already. Head over to Spice N’ Pans channel on Youtube for more recipes. We have more than 400 recipes waiting for you. Let’s get cooking!