Beef Rendang – rendang daging

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Rendang daging is an indonesian delight, more like a spicy beef stew simmered for a few hours in many, many spices until it is almost dry. The hard core indonesians would serve this dish absolutely dry, while i do prefer … Read More

Kaya – Pandan coconut jam

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I can’t understand what took me so long to make Kaya at home. Maybe it was because I heard somewhere that this is full of calories,there’s plenty of eggs in it. Or perhaps someone said it’s so difficult to make. … Read More

Green papaya mango salad

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The day came when I had an invitation running and promised to whip up a papaya salad. The crux was finding a papaya that was edible. In asia, nobody would probably understand what my problem was, but since I am … Read More

Cream of Asparagus soup

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  The season for asparagus is here. There’s green and white asparagus to choose from, but today, I have taken the white one to make it really creamy. Its a very easy dish to prepare, and tastes best when you … Read More

Kuih Bingka Ambon or Honeycomb Ambon Cake

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  It’s funny. I have never tried Kuih Ambon although it’s been selling all over the place until recently when my Mum started to bring some Kuih Bingka Ambon back home from Singapore. Kuih Ambon is also known as  the Honeycomb … Read More

Chocolate cinnamon,pear and pistachio cake

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This years birthday cakes seem to have a chocolate note. It all started off with the surprise chocolate fudge cake for my Mum. And then came the chocolate cinnamon cake for my hubby…. and I have been craving for this for … Read More

Bah Kut Teh

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It’s not an art to be able to make Bak Kut Teh at home. Infact, it’s one of the easiest dish to make if you’re in the mood for comfort foods. If the Chinese Pharmacy is just around the corner, … Read More

Semur daging with a twist

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Many of you know back home should know this dish – Semur. It’s a favourite for the young and old as it’s a little sweet, yet salty and is all spiced with spices from the spice islands. Lovely! The easiest … Read More

Japanese glazed Salmon

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The Salmon is classified as an oily fish which is high in protein, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Too much of it may cause cholesterol. Usually you can’t eat salmon in quantities, because in the middle of your … Read More

Japanese style Salad dressing

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Have you often wondered how those japanese salad dressings are made? I fell in love with this dressing when I made it the other day. It gave salads a whole new taste, if you are familiar with the usual vinegar, oil, … Read More

Black Pepper Seafood Udon with pan-seared scallops

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What would you actually understand under the terms of searing or pan searing your meat, fish or poultry? This technique using high heat seals in the juices of the meat so that it is browned outside, and juicy inside. So … Read More

Old Cucumber Soup with Pork Ribs

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The old yellow cucumber (lou wong kwa) is a yellow cucumber that has been left to age until the skin has turned dark yellow. It is believed to have “cooling” properties and is high in dietary fiber. Combined with pork … Read More

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