Gutter Oil Comes To Singapore?

The NEA said that there are about 60 companies licensed to collect waste oil in Singapore, and they are required to use a vacuum truck to collect the oil. The environment agency said that there have not been any reported cases of hawkers using “gutter oil” for cooking in the last five years.

Gutter oil has been shown to be very toxic, and can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. There are also reports that long-term consumption of the oil can lead to stomach and liver cancer as well as developmental disabilities in newborns and children.

A very famous video showing the collection, production and trade of gutter oil in China. Has this business come to Singapore?

It’s always safer to cook and eat at home. Check us out for ideas and inspiration for home-cooking. Of course, you’re welcome to share your ideas too. Coming up towards the end of March, Nepalese food.

The Humble Petai Has Many Health Benefits

Like durians, you probably have to acquire a taste for petai beans. These flat, pungent and slightly bitter beans are cheap and readily available yet they are packed with valuable nutrients. Petai beans are also said to lower blood pressure and treat anaemia.

I have cooked this humble dish numerous times. The following pictures show petai with shrimp. It imparts its unique odour to your urine and sweat, but once you’ve tried petai beans, chances are, you’ll be asking for more.

First, fry some sliced onions in oil until they start to brown.

Next to go in, the petai beans. Stir fry and smell the “fragrance”.

Add prawns/shrimp next. For flavours, add one teaspoon of sambal and a dash of soya sauce.

This is what it should look like.

A beautiful, flavourful dish that goes very well with rice.

© Chan Joon Yee