Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Serves 4 Undoubtedly a classic, simple pasta dish – Spaghetti Carbonara is one of the simplest yet one could possibly argue, the tastiest way to eat spaghetti. Its creamy texture and cheesy taste creates occasional craving in our household, and tonight was one of those nights. I just desperately wanted lots of cheese and spaghetti! And cooking this dish requires almost no effort, and creates almost no mess – I love it 🙂 Ingredients: 400g dried spaghetti, cooked 200g bacon / ham, sliced 1 cup thickened cream 120g Parmesan cheese, finely grated 2 eggs Fresh parsley to serve Method: Pan … Continue reading Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Asian Risotto Recipe

I believe I just made something up – but my palate loves it! And my hubby goes for seconds on this one, so it’s worthwhile sharing. It was another one of those nights when I only had 30 minutes to cook dinner, and challenging myself to use whatever ingredients available in the pantry / fridge. The result, is a wholesome risotto-ey dish which is not quite the traditional risotto most Australians are familiar with… so I’ve named it “Asian Risotto” lol, it’s like my own Invention Test in Kimba’s Kitchen! I really hope you guys like it, it’s very simple … Continue reading Asian Risotto Recipe

Simple Ideas for Salads, Marinades & Pasta

This is more of a “random” post with bits and pieces of simple ideas using some of the photos I have in my food archive. Just in case you’re busy cracking your head wondering what’s for lunch / dinner! Idea #1: A colorful mediterranean salad immediately creates a positive appeal to eaters. Therefore, when putting a salad together, think COLORS. This example includes avocados, yellow capsicum, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and mediterranean leaves. You could go a lot further by adding cucumbers, olives, semi dried tomatoes, smoked salmon, go crazy!! The natural flavors of everything put together beats any dressing, so … Continue reading Simple Ideas for Salads, Marinades & Pasta

Seafood Mee Goreng Recipe

Serves 4 Original Recipe by Jimmy Chua, from his cook book “Hawker Food” or “Masakan Penjaja” This week, hubby is away for 4 days so I decided to cook something that is relatively simple yet delicious, and would make great lunch packs. I flipped through the “Hawker Food” cookbook which I have bought while I was in Malaysia… and HELLO Seafood Mee Goreng recipe! Believe it or not, I have cooked MANY stirfries… but not quite the Seafood Mee Goreng. Sometimes I wondered why, since this is probably one of my favorite fried noodles dish ever. So I went and … Continue reading Seafood Mee Goreng Recipe


taken from Australian Good Food May 2010 IssueRecipe by Gary Mehigan, MasterChef Australia Judge Kimba’s Review: I thought I’d try something different. Something that’s non-Asian, lol. Something that screams “Italiano!”. And guess what was on the cover of my new copy of Australian Good Food magazine this month?? Gary Mehigan’s favorite Italian comfort food! I had to try it. I was never really good at this whole Italian cooking thingy, so I had to just try it. Also for the variety of my blog.. it is after all Kimba’s World Kitchen and I aim to feature / try out dishes … Continue reading GARY’S SAUCY PASTA & MEATBALLS


Kimba’s Original Recipe (although you really don’t need a recipe cause it’s so EASY!) Kimba’s Review: The great thing about Fried Bee Hoon is that it is so easy, and so simple, and it is almost ALWAYS a success. You just can’t go wrong! But I suppose there could be some cooks out there who is maybe just not used to Asian cooking and therefore just needs a bit of guidance to get started… so here’s a basic recipe. The rule with Fried Bee Hoon is that there IS no rule. You can add whatever you want to it, and … Continue reading FRIED VERMICELLI / FRIED BEE HOON Recipe


SERVES 4Taken from “Meals in Minutes” by Cathay Books published in 1987 Kimba’s Review: This was one of the first few recipes I have ever tried in my history of cooking, lol. This photo was taken 2 years ago! I was a newlywed, in our rental property, and I knew I had to stop cooking “ready made” stuff from Coles (the ones you just pop into the oven). I knew I had to take it to the next level and cook something half impressive from scratch. So I went and searched for those cook books I bought from a church … Continue reading SPAGHETTI MARINARA

KUAYTIAW PHAT THAI (Pad Thai) aka Thai Fried Noodles with Prawns

taken from WORLD KITCHEN THAILAND by Murdoch Books This is one of the most famous dishes in Thailand. Everyone who visits should try it, otherwise they have not really been there at all. To make it, you need to use small white noodles of the dried sen lek variety (Kimba’s Tip: Or you can just use Pad Thai Rice Noodles from Coles). You can substitute meat for prawns. 150g dried noodles (sen lek) or Pad Thai Rice Noodles from Coles300g raw large prawns3 tablespoons tamarind puree2 tablespoons palm sugar (Kimba’s Tip: If you cannot find palm sugar, brown sugar works … Continue reading KUAYTIAW PHAT THAI (Pad Thai) aka Thai Fried Noodles with Prawns