Cook a simple dish for mum this Mother’s Day

Homemade Noodles with Clams, Pork Belly and Tientsin Cabbage from Forest 森
This Mother’s Day, ditch the well-travelled path of buying gifts and surprise mum with some delicious yet fuss-free home cooked fare, with some professional help from chef Mike Tan of Forest 森.

Whip up a culinary storm with a bowl of homemade noodles with clams, pork belly (or chicken) and Tientsin cabbage – guaranteed to whet her appetite and warm the cockles of her heart.

Watch the third episode of ‘Who’s the chef’ for more detailed instructions from chef Mike. Read on for the recipe.

Homemade Noodles with Clams, Pork Belly and Tientsin Cabbage (serves one)

What you will need


80g of Japanese Ramen (you can get it conveniently from any supermarket)

6 white clams

50g of pork belly, or chicken (as an alternative)

15g of Tientsin cabbage

3g of garlic


½ tsp of salt

1 tsp of chicken powder

A dash of white pepper powder

200g of chicken stock

50g of Chinese cooking wine (hua tiao jiu)

10g of corn flour


5g of fried crispy seaweed

How to

Step 1: Wash the pork belly under running tap water. Season it with salt for about ½ an hour and set it aside.

Step 2: Steam the pork belly for ½ an hour. Cut it into small long strips.

Step 3: Wash and clean the clams in a bowl of water for ½ day. Drain it aside.

Step 4: Wash and cut the Tientsin cabbage into long slices. Drain it dry.

Step 5: Boil the water in a wok, add in the noodles for a few minutes and drain the water away. Set aside the half cooked noodles.

Step 6: Heat oil in the wok and add chopped garlic, Tientsin cabbage and clams.

Step 7: Add in the chicken stock and bring to boil with all the other ingredients (step 6).

Step 8: Gradually add in the half cooked noodles and strips of pork belly. Continue to stir.

Step 9: Braise for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in corn flour to thicken.

Step 10: Garnish with fried crispy seaweed and ready to serve.

And there you have it, 10 easy steps to a wholesome and satisfying dish that’s sure to make your mum feel like a queen.

If you are keen to taste the real deal from chef Mike, visit Forest森 at Equarius Hotel. There’s a special 6-course set dinner that comes with a glass of Mimosa Champagne specially created for Mother’s Day. If cooking for her is not enough, treat her to a sumptuous meal too.

Bon appetit!

“Who’s The Chef?” is a brand new video series where chefs from Resorts World Sentosa teach you how to whip up delectable dishes. In the next episode, we bring you to Feng Shui Inn and show you how to bake the perfect mooncake.


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