18 Feb 2018

Appetti shows you a Fish Head Curry Recipe

Fish Head Curry Recipe from Appetti

If you know how to cook any curry you probably won’t find it too challenging to cook up this fantastic fish head curry recipe. Some also call it curry fish head, but the taste is equally amazing. So today we are inviting you on a mini cooking class, creating the fish head curry recipe. Did you know that Appetti lists 609 restaurants that serve curry in Singapore.

What you need

  1. 1 Whole fish head or more if you have a big pan
  2. 2 cups Rice
  3. 4 Onions
  4. 3 Garlic cloves
  5. 11 Red and green chillies
  6. 1 cup Coconut milk
  7. 1 tbs Tamarind paste (to taste)
  8. 2-3 curry leaves
  9. 2 Large Tomatoes
  10. 10 gm Ginger
  11. 1/2 tsp Salt
  12. 1/2 tsp Sugar
  13. Curry powder black pepper (20g), turmeric powder (30g), ground fenugreek (10g), chilli powder (150g), coriander powder (250g), cumin powder (60g) and sunflower oil (5g).

How to cook our  Fish Head Curry recipe

You may also decide to use fish steaks instead of a head, but that will take away the authenticity of the fish head curry recipe. If you are going ahead the traditional way, wash the fish head, cut it into two pieces and pat it dry.

First the Curry Mixture

Now you will have to get your curry powder mixture ready, using the ingredients listed above. When ready, place it in a saucepan with the ginger and fry on high temperature until smoking. It should take about 2-3 minutes or so. To make the paste, allow the mixture to cool and whizz it in a food processor. You can, of course, vary the quantities of the ingredients to suit the taste buds of you and your dinner guests.

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Select your Spices!

Second the Garlic and Onions

So now the same saucepan to stir fry the garlic with the remaining oil, until golden-brown. Then add the curry paste and cook until you can smell the compelling aroma. Next, pour the thinly sliced onions and stir fry again for a minute.

Keep Stirring

As in most Malay recipes, (Appetti has 66 Malay food listings in Singapore) coconut milk is very important when cooking fish head curry. So now you can add half a cup of the coconut milk to the curry paste and stir fried ingredients. Bring it to boil but don’t let go of the wooden spoon, because if you stop stirring, it may curdle and spoil the texture of your fish head curry recipe.

And now the Fish Head

It’s finally time for the star of the recipe – the fish head! Add it to the mixture and allow it to cook for 10-15 minutes before pouring the remaining coconut milk and tamarind juice. Please bear in mind that the tamarind is a very strong condiment so it’s best if you dilute it in half a cup of water beforehand.

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Look your dinner in the eye!


After a minute or two you can add the rest of the ingredients – tomatoes, chilli peppers, curry leaves, salt and sugar. Bring down the temperature and simmer for 5-8 minutes. You can add water to get the right consistency of the curry. Serve with steaming hot rice to complete this fish head curry recipe.


Just like that, you now know how to cook an amazing, flavoursome curry fish head, one of the most iconic dishes from the Malay cuisine.

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AUTHOR: Appetti
13 Feb 2018

Ice Cream Cake in Singapore, Appetti shows you some of the best

Where to Get Great Ice Cream Cake in Singapore

In a country where the average annual temperature is 27 degrees, it’s not unusual to have ice cream cravings often. Ice cream cake is also very popular in Singapore. Quite a few places have included them in their menus. So today we are not going to teach you how to make ice cream cake, but we will point you to 5 great places to get it in the Lion City.

  1. Gelare
  2. New Zealand Natural
  3. Swensen’s (All 27 in the Red Dot)
  4. Siloso Beach Bar
  5. P.S. Cafe Petit


You must have expected this to come on top of our list. Gelare is a gourmet ice cream house where you can have almost any taste that comes to mind. They have a unique ice cream recipe that is kept a secret. The ice cream menu is also full of diverse taste options. So celebrating a child’s birthday there would be a brilliant choice and let everybody will enjoy it. Did you know there are 15 Gelare outlets in Singapore?

New Zealand Natural

Who wouldn’t love to eat ice cream that is also healthy? New Zealand Natural offers a variety of ice creams that are low fat and contain no added sugar. Ice cream cake is not exactly on the menu, but ice cream cookies are, which is close enough for us and equally delicious. Also, you can have some mind blowing “Thickshakes” which come in a variety of flavours.

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Swensen ice cream is popular not only in Singapore, but all over the world. Here you can have a perfect sundae, tasty ice cream cake and also unlimited scoops of delicious ice cream flavours. What makes this place even better is that if you are hungry they also have a menu with a lot of main courses, mainly featuring gourmet burgers and salads. Try their sister restaurants “Earle Swensens”

Siloso Beach Bar

One of the best places to have ice cream, no doubt, is by the beach. Siloso Beach Bar offers a menu with western foods and a selection of ice cream creations, including ice cream cake. You can have a slice, accompanied by freshly pressed juice or go for an afternoon cocktail. The bar has some great Happy Hour deals you should check out.

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Life’s a Beach!

P.S. Cafe Petit

This is a tiny cafe on Guan Chuan street and available seating is often not guaranteed, but you can take fabulous ice cream cakes on the go or to have at home. You can also have your order delivered to your house by a ubereats or deliveroo representative. P.S. Cafes don’t only offer desserts and drinks. In fact they have a very good brunch menu, pizza and pasta options, and a variety of burgers and wraps.

Finally a question for you

Do you have a favourite ice cream cake flavour? Where is the best place you’ve ever eaten ice cream at? And if you know how to make ice cream cake yourself, you are pretty awesome. It would be great if you share the recipe with us. Let us know!

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AUTHOR: Appetti