Gluten Free

Gluten-free Asian Food Recipes 

Gluten-free eating isn't just for individuals who are unable to digest foods that contain gluten like wheat, barley, and rye. In fact, going gluten-free has been known to help individuals make healthier eating choices. Gluten-free diets can also stimulate insulin to regulate one's blood sugar. 

However, going gluten-free can be challenging, especially in the beginning when you have to actively avoid gluten. Whether you are a newbie or veteran of gluten-free diets, we have a full list of gluten-free Asian food recipes for home cooks who crave for a hearty Asian meal. 

From desserts to main courses like Sugee Cake and Daing Na Bangus, preparing gluten-free Asian meals has never been easier! 

The Do's and Don'ts of Sticking to a Gluten-free Diet

Going gluten-free doesn't mean you have to give up rice and noodles for good. Here are the do's and don'ts of embarking on this diet.

(1) Do speak to a dietician first: gluten-free diets are not for everyone. Make sure you speak to a dietician first as gluten-deficient diets could have a significant impact on your nutritional health.

(2) Don't ride the trend just to fit in: unless you have celiac or gluten intolerance, moderate amounts of healthy gluten can actually be good for you. Don't jump on the gluten-free bandwagon just because it is trending.

(3) Do retain a balanced diet: carbs are not unhealthy! Make sure you eat substantial amounts of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates. 

(4) Don't forgo social activities: going gluten-free does not mean the end of your social life. You could look for gluten-free dishes at restaurants or even invite your friends over for a feast that is free from gluten.

An Important Tip

You can swap ingredients containing gluten for gluten-less alternatives. For instance, swap regular flour with almond flour or oat flour.


Tangerine Cake with Vegan Chocolate Ganache

A bright, light and sweet citrus cake that infuses the air with the inviting scent of tangerines -the fruit that symbolises Chinese New Year. Spread smooth on top is a thick rich layer of melted vegan chocolate ganache for extra pleasure. For a gluten-free alternative, use almond or coconut flour instead.

Arrowhead Chips

Want to impress your relatives with Homemade Chinese New Year snack? Try making your Arrowhead chips with this simple recipe that we have for you! Not only is Arrowhead chips, an addictive Chinese New Year snack in Singapore, but it is healthy. Besides that, this Chiku recipe only requires four ingredients and can be easily picked up within three steps.
Under 30 mins

Silky Steamed Eggs

Silky Steamed Egg is a very homely Chinese dish that can be seen eating at home and even at restaurants. There are only three main ingredients, namely, egg, chicken stock, and water. Yes, it is that simple and easy to make steamed egg! Season it with sesame oil, salt, shallots, and spring onion before steaming it, and this dish is ready to be served. Remember to strain the egg mixture to get that glassy surface on your steamed egg!

Triple Steamed Eggs

Get adventurous with 3 different types of eggs that elevates this dish. This light and fluffy steamed egg is your next go-to recipe!
Under 60 mins

Grilled Turmeric Chicken

Love grilled meat? Then you are going to love this Turmeric Grilled Chicken, a dish with Indonesian origin so juicy and succulent that it will keep you coming back for more. This recipe involves, quite simply, bathing the meat with a simple marinate of turmeric, coriander, garlic and oil, grilling and mixing together the dipping sauce! We recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of marinating but if you do it all night, it will be juicier and tastier!

Sugee Cake

Soaking through the sugee cake is a buttery rich and nutty taste, beautifully mixed with a creamy swirl of eggs and vanilla. The sugee cake, a type of wheat flour cake is baked to a deliciously almond-y aroma, and is perfect for those who wish to tuck into an unusual bake this Christmas season.

Daing na Bangus (Deep fried Milkfish)

Sizzled to a golden crisp in hot oil and with strong hints of garlic, the fatty filipino milkfish is a favourite for its umami aromas and strong vinegar infusion that soaks through the deep-fried fish.

Steamed Brown Cake

Creamy coconut milk and soft rich gula melaka makes this fluffy cake a loved Chinese dessert in Malaysia and Singapore. It’s thoroughly mixed into rice flour(a great gluten-free alternative), and steamed until you get a soothing sweet aroma. Eat warm.

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