Living on your own in a new country can be an isolated experience initially, being away from friends and families in a land far away, swaying to wherever the winds of change take you. One of the best ways to retain some kind of control over your life is to cook your own meals; not only does it allow you to dictate your dietary options, it is also more economical in the long run to prepare your own meals. One of the biggest advantages of serviced Singapore apartments is that they can provide you with a spacious, furnished kitchen to comfortably prepare and cook whatever you want. In this article, we’ll introduce three simple but delicious recipes that you can easily make whenever you find yourself alone and abroad.
It is said that a good, hearty breakfast can provide you with the necessary fuel to start the day right, and a tasty burrito packed with flavour and goodness is a great way to go about it. This particular burrito is filled with spicy sausage, smoky scrambled eggs, cheese, and a zangy, spicy fresh avocado-tomato salsa. It takes about 40 minutes to prepare and cook, and the following measurements are for four servings. You can also either use store-bought salsa or make your own if you have the time to. Burritos are also an ideal breakfast option because you can customise what you want inside them. For instance, if you want a less spicy burrito, simply do away with spices like paprika, or the salsa altogether. Instead of sausages, you may also consider using bacon instead. Finally, if you’re conscious about your greens, stuff vibrant greens in there, such as cilantro or even lettuce. If you decide to prepare everything from scratch, you will need a decent amount of kitchen space, and with our 1-bedroom serviced apartments in Singapore, you’ll have more than sufficient space to prepare these tasty burritos.
Healthy One-pot Chilli Mac
Mac ‘n’ cheese is comfort food to many people, as it’s easy to make and is rich in flavour; and it reminds them of being back home and enjoying a bowl whilst staying comfortable. This version of macaroni cheese is a spicier and heartier variant as it also comes with minced beef, kidney beans, and red peppers. The best part about making the one-pot chilli macaroni cheese is that, like its namesake suggests, everything can be prepared and cooked in one pot for an easy and fuss-free experience. Similar to breakfast burritos, pasta is a versatile dish that works with many ingredients, even if there’s cheese in it — switch up the meat; add your own spices on your favourite cheeses; or amp up the spice level, there’s much room for customisation. Even if you’re getting short-term rental accommodation in Singapore for business trips that aren’t necessarily very long, easy-to-prepare meals like this chilli mac can enhance your limited time here, so be sure to set aside time to unleash your culinary creativity.
Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a good piece of salmon, and here in Singapore, where we’re surrounded by the sea, why not bring the island vibes back home with a fresh, zingy salmon dish? Pro tip — wait for supermarkets like Giant to offer huge discounts on fresh, whole salmon; and the best way to identify a fresh salmon is to look at how red and slimy their gills are. With fresh salmon in hand, this recipe recommends a dijon garlic marinade with fresh lemon juice and parsley for that extra juicy kick which really complements the fresh salmon that is already packed with natural, sweet juiciness. Naturally, this dish requires an oven, and it’s not common for ordinary apartments to come attached with one. Here at Expat Corporate Apartments, our serviced Singapore apartments give you the option to have them fully equipped, including an oven large enough to cook your favourite salmon dishes.
Living alone abroad is the perfect time to try out new dishes and our serviced apartments are more than equipped to help you do just that. Besides being well furnished with access to various amenities, our apartments for rent in Singapore have monthly contracts so you don’t have to worry about long lease terms, making them a great option even for short-term occupants. For more information about our apartments and lease options, please visit our website.