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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Kaya is a favourite Asian coconut spread. It tastes best on the soft white bread (yeah, the one which everyone says that it’s unhealthy) or on toasts. It consists of basic ingredients which we all have at home. Eggs, coconut … Read More

Green papaya mango salad

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The green papaya and mango salad is a favourite Thai side dish. The sweetness of the ripe mango blends in well to the green papaya that comes somewhat tasteless and perhaps slightly sour. The challenge is to find a sweet … 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 still … Read More

Kuih Bingka Ambon or Honeycomb Ambon Cake

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When my Mum brought back some Kuih Bingka Ambon from Singapore, I was ready for more after finishing off the first batch and there’s no place insight to get them here, where I live.  Kuih Ambon is also known as … Read More

Chocolate cinnamon,pear and pistachio cake

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It had to be a surprisechocolate cinnamon cake for my hubby…. and I have been craving for this for years, ever since I ate this once at a bakery far off from my home town. I never found the recipe … Read More

Bah Kut Teh

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Bak Kut Teh is one of the easiest dish to make if you’re in the mood for comfort foods. It’s essential to know how much of the herbs should be used so as to avoid making it too bitter or … Read More

Semur daging with a twist

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Semur is 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!  This indonesian stew has seen many variations, depending on the region where it … 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. You can’t eat salmon in quantities, because in the middle of your feast, your stomach will suddenly just tell you … 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.  The roasted sesame seeds that comes into this recipe is the key to the whole … 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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