Beat the Luxurious Buffet with the Effortless Home-style Preparation

As said, nobody is perfect. But when it comes to having the delicious, appetizing, tasty, tempting and mouth-watering dishes at the Coriander Leaf, you can witness the perfection that will guarantee to satisfy your wants.


In the year 2010, it has been recognized as the Best Cooking School in a Singapore awarding body and was hailed as one of the top Asian restaurants back in 2008 and 2009. Not only that, they have maintained a good reputation by holding a 7-year consecutive award as the best restaurant in Singapore.


The restaurant was lead by the culinary expert Samia Ahad’s (a multi-awarded individual in the cooking world). Coriander leaf serves variety of recipes from different countries around the world. Mediterranean, Asian and Middle-eastern cuisines are chef Ahad’s specialty. On the other hand, he doesn’t only cook food for people, he also teaches people about his skills in cooking through making videos and showing it to many.

In addition to chef Ahad’s popularity and prosperity, he made a five-storey business establishment (the Screen Room) that serves as his way of appreciating food and film. Currently, expert chef
Ahad had distributed a lot of international articles and he also released to television shows wherein one of it was aired in the famous Asian Food Channel. To add to his expertise, he wrote some cookbooks which entitled “Simply Samia” – a cookbook full with recipes that can be simple prepared at home. Now, it is of great respect to obey and follow chef Ahad.

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Preparing Hainanese Chicken Rice


You love Hainanese Chicken Rice but unfortunately you do not know how to make it. You only consider take out or eating out whenever you want to eat Hainanese Chicken Rice. The good news is that you can cook this classic in your house. You only need to be guided with a cooking book. If you do not have a cook book, you can simply ask your mother or elders how to cook this.

If you cannot find a cook book and your mother or elder does not know how to cook Hainanese Chicken, worry no more because you can refer here. Hainanese Chicken Rice is a loved dish not only by Singaporeans but all people. In fact, this is the national dish of Singapore. Fortunately you do not need to be an expert to cook this. Here are the things that you can consider when you prepare Hainanese Chicken Rice:



Hainanese Chicken Rice is commendable because of its various yet balanced tastes. There are many ingredients that you need to gather. You need 1 kg chicken legs or wings, 3 slices of ginger and 2 pieces of spring onions for the stock. For the chicken, you should purchase 1.5 kg of free range chicken, 1 tbsp Shaoxing, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 piece garlic cloves, 6 slices of ginger, 2 pieces onions, 1 tsp sesame oil and ½ tsp salt. For the ginger sauce, you need 75 g ginger, 6 pieces garlic cloves, ½ tbsp lime juice and ½ tbsp salt. For the chilli sauce, you need 1 ½ tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp salt, 1 or 2 pieces garlic cloves and  10 pieces long (red) chillies. For the rice, you need 2 pieces pandan leaves, grated ginger, 4 pieces garlic cloves, 3 cups of rice and 2 tsp of salt.




The first thing that you need to do is rub the insides of the chicken with a paste (made of ginger, onion, garlic, soy sauce and rice wine). The secret to making the chicken tender and juicy is soak it in the water without turning the heat or boiling. When you put the chicken, make sure that it is boiling but you turned the heat off. Remove the chicken after an hour. It is time to make a stock. Just add chicken legs or wings, onions and ginger to the pot and wait for it to boil. For the ginger and chilli sauce, you only need to mix it. For the chicken rice, you need the stock. When the rice is cooked, it is ready to serve. You should serve the remaining stock along with the rice, chicken, chilli sauce and chilli soup. Some add cucumber and kecap manis.