Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hanare's Superb Bara Chirashi in Tanjong Pagar!

The Japanese Bara-Chirashi is a really interesting dish for us, for the main reason that it's essentially a dish made from scraps. Unlike Chirashi, which is made of properly sliced raw fish (think sashimi) and other seafood, bara-chirashi is raw fish in chunks and cubes. Essentially a Japanese restaurant orders slabs of assorted raw fish, slices them nicely for Nigiri Sushi, Sashimi and Chirashi ... and then chops up the leftovers to serve up over vinegared rice.

Leftovers or not, a well balanced, well seasoned bara chirashi is delicious.

In Singapore, Hanare Cafe over at Tanjong Pagar road serves up one of the better bowls around town. This cafe specializes in bara-chirashi: $17.60 nett for the basic bowl, which comes inclusive of free flow of side dishes, tea, and miso soup.

Hanare Tanjong Pagar Bara Chirashi

The side dishes change from day to day -- you might get some edamame and assorted seaweed some days, or a lotus root stew and salad on others.

Hanare Tanjong Pagar Bara Chirashi

The base bara-chirashi on its own is delicious: with a generous serving of chunky, seasoned, wasabi'ed salmon, tuna, scallop, octopus, ikura and avocado on perfectly vinegared rice. It's awesome comfort food. If you're in a mood to splurge, you can order the rainbow bara chirashi ($25.00 nett for better raw ingredients), and/or some add-ons like Negitoro, Baby Squid, Sweet Prawn, Hokkaido Scallop (for $7 each), or Uni (sea urchin, $9.50).

The cafe's decor is very basic, and it's order at the counter, so don't go in expecting Michelin-starred table service.

Hanare Japanese Cafe is at 99 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088520. Non-halal.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rice Krispies Bar Recipe (different varieties ideas)

Testing out homemade bars! Been purchasing dozens of commercial breakfast bars. These turned out awesome we love it alot. Treated it as a light healthy nice snack!

Base Ingredients
40g Salted Butter
25pcs Large Marshmallows
250g Rice Krispies

  1. Melt Butter in a pan.
  2. Add Marshmallows to melted butter stir and let it melt.
  3. Remove from fire and add Rice Krispies and stir until well coated.
  4. Add in your preference of additional ingredients (different varieties ideas below).
  5. Press into a greased pan
  6. Refrigerate and cut into squares.
  7. Wrap them in foil or waxed paper and store in air tight container.

Some Extra Tips Below:
- If you prefer sweeter bars, use 40pcs of Large Marshmallows.

Below is my creations hopefully it'll inspire you. You may prepare these Rice Krispies Bars and make all kinds varieties as below. Hope you all will love this recipe.

Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Melon Seeds Chocolate Rice Krispies bar
Add Ingredients
30g Cranberries
30g Mini Chocolate Chips
20g Pumpkin Seeds
20g Melon Seeds

Click here for our blog page Breakfast & Snacks Ideas for more recipes. Hope you will be inspired~