Chicken Green Curry inspired by Jamie Oliver

Lately, my kitchen started smelling good again… mostly because I’ve been stuck at home all week due to my son’s Hand, Foot and Mouth disease which makes him very contagious to other kids, which meant no playdates, no going out and spreading germs unless we really had to, no seeing friends during the week (because most friends who are free during the week have kids), etc etc… The first few days were okay, I enjoyed spending time with him and making sure he is happy. Poor little boy doesn’t get sick and sad very often, so it made me happy … Continue reading Chicken Green Curry inspired by Jamie Oliver

Nasi Lemak Recipe

This post is Sponsored by Nuffnang A few weeks ago during my trip to Prahran Market, I picked up all the ingredients I needed to make my own version of homemade Nasi Lemak – one of the most popular local dishes in Malaysia. Majority of the ingredients for this dish were from Lee’s Asian Grocery, which is my favourite stall at Prahran Market. They even had fresh banana leaves to make my dish look pretty and fresh pandan leaves to make my coconut rice smell yummy!I then headed over to the Poultry, Meat and Seafood section to pick up my … Continue reading Nasi Lemak Recipe

Ginger Chicken Recipe

I learnt how to cook a lot of traditional homecooked meals from my parents. These meals are usually very simple, but delicious and comforting as they all bring back my childhood memories of eating at home with my family. Now that I have moved to Australia and have my own family here, I’d like to start my own tradition and document all these recipes here on my blog so someday my kids can learn how to cook these dishes too. I am sure a lot of you out there are in the same boat (Malaysians living overseas) so you might … Continue reading Ginger Chicken Recipe

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

On really hot summer nights, I love having a delicious cold salad for dinner instead of a hot and heavy meal. It’s also good to not have to slave away in the kitchen and sweat even more from cooking using the hot stove. This recipe is an excellent Asian salad dish that is refreshing, light yet fulfilling. The flavours pack a good punch too. I always tend to make extra sauce and a huge batch each time I make this salad – as it stores well in the fridge for lunch the next day. I hope you enjoy this recipe … Continue reading Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Gu Long Stewed Pork Slices with Rice Porridge

First and foremost, yes yes I know I am slightly obsessed with spring onions and seem to overload most of my Asian dishes with what seems to look like too much spring onion topping… my bad! Every once in a while, eating something that comes out of a can is not the end of the world. Quite the contrary with a select few cans that can ONLY be found at Asian Grocers. I grew up eating rice porridge – whenever I’m sick and unwell, my mom or dad would make me a bowl of porridge. Sometimes it’s just plain porridge … Continue reading Gu Long Stewed Pork Slices with Rice Porridge

Simple Homemade Curry Puffs

Here’s a really simple idea on how to best use those potatoes you include in your Chicken Curry that no one seems to want to eat (well, most of the time the actual chicken in the curry tastes so good people would eat less of the potatoes to avoid “filling up” their tummies too quickly). This brilliant idea was suggested to me by a friend whose grandmother does this all the time. It is GENIUS! Plus it is so simple. It makes me want to include MORE potatoes in my future Chicken Curries just so I can have more filling … Continue reading Simple Homemade Curry Puffs

Homemade Kolo Mee with Minced Pork & Wontons

Anyone born and raised in Sarawak and have moved overseas like me would understand this when I say… “Sometimes we just want a big bowl of KOLO MEE!!”. Sarawak Kolo Mee is one of the most common noodle dish from Kuching, Sarawak – and nowhere else in the world does it like the locals from my hometown in Kuching. It is basically a noodle dish cooked in a special sauce topped with char siu, minced pork, sometimes fish cakes and spring onions. I like my Kolo Mee also topped with “kiaw” or most people would know them as wontons. This … Continue reading Homemade Kolo Mee with Minced Pork & Wontons