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Instant To Instagram: Fried Cauliflower

Did you know: the word “cauliflower” comes from the Italian "caoli fiori", meaning “cabbage flower”. But if you go further back in history, it originates from the Latin words "caulis" (cabbage) and "flōs" (flower).

What a mouthful, right? Etymology aside, here's a super easy (and Instagrammable) recipe that will keep your mouth full - of delicious flavour, that is!


This video is part of our Instant To Instagram series featuring IG star and MasterChef Asia finalist Lennard Yeong (@lennardy), who shares quick recipes that taste as good as they look. Be sure to check all of them out here.



  • 1 whole cauliflower
  • Japanese sesame sauce (goma dare)
  • Furikake
  • 1 cup flour



1. Break cauliflower into smaller pieces. Bear in mind that they will shrink during cooking.

2. Coat cauliflower lightly in flour, shaking off excess.

3. Heat oil to 180°C.

4. Add cauliflower and cook till brown.

5. Remove from oil and blot on paper towel.

6. Season lightly with salt.

7. Spoon sesame sauce into a bowl.

8. Pile fried cauliflower on top.

9. Sprinkle furikake.

Cauliflower is a great source of antioxidants, which protect your cells from harmful free radicals and inflammation.

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