Malaysian

Easy Maggi Mee Goreng – 15 min + 5 ingredients

Easy Maggi Mee Goreng – 15 min + 5 ingredients

Malaysians must be serious about their food. We put extra time and effort to cook what otherwise should be ‘instant’ noodles, and created the wildly popular Maggi goreng. While sometimes I do wonder why I should order a plate of fried instant noodles, all thoughts […]

Buddha’s Delight (Lo Hon Zai/ 罗汉菜)

Buddha’s Delight (Lo Hon Zai/ 罗汉菜)

Many Chinese begin the morning of Lunar New Year with Buddha’s Delight or Lo Hon Zai (simplified Chinese: 罗汉菜; traditional Chinese: 羅漢菜). As it’s a mixed vegetables dish, commonly known as chap chai (literally: mixed vegetables in Chinese). This dish is named as such because […]

Easy Otak-Otak in 30 Minutes

Easy Otak-Otak in 30 Minutes

I have a thing for Nyonya food; I think I like the unique flavour combo of the many spices such as turmeric and daun kaduk (wild betel). Perhaps because Nyonya cuisine is influenced by the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and British, it tend to have […]

Easy Hakka Fried Pork Belly With Red Fermented Beancurd (Hakka Char Yuk/ 客家炸肉)

Easy Hakka Fried Pork Belly With Red Fermented Beancurd (Hakka Char Yuk/ 客家炸肉)

Being a Hakka descent, I have this dish quite often while I was growing up. However, my family’s eating habit changed over the years. We try to have more vegetables and less meat. When we do have meat, it’s normally steamed or braised. I’ve almost […]

Kaduk Omelette

Kaduk Omelette

Since I started gardening, I realise that there are plenty of local herbs and vegetables that we have forgotten. Have you heard of Indian Borage or Daun Kaduk? Perhaps their lack of popularity makes them hardly available in the market. It’s such as pity as […]

Yoghurt With Nangka & Gula Melaka

Yoghurt With Nangka & Gula Melaka

Imagine thick creamy yoghurt sweeten with fragrant gula melaka and topped with grilled sweet nangka. Oh, it’s the perfect blend of flavour and texture – sweet and  sour, creamy and chewy…I’ve first tasted this dessert at a hipster cafe in Georgetown, Penang. At Mugshot Cafe, they […]

MARMITE CHICKEN WINGS – 5 ingredients

MARMITE CHICKEN WINGS – 5 ingredients

Since last month, I’ve been throwing and attending a lot of house parties. And at house parties, we need finger food. What is better than chicken wings? I’ve been making baked chicken wings over and over again. I stumbled upon this recipe by accident. While […]

Indian-style Fried Chicken

Indian-style Fried Chicken

Recently, I’ve been obsessed with crispy food. My goal is produce food so crispy that I can hear the crunch as I bite into it. So far, I tried prawns and fish; I’ve made super crispy salted egg prawns for Chinese New Year and perfected […]

Indian Borage Herbal Tea

Indian Borage Herbal Tea

I’ve have a small apartment garden at home. It began with only three air-filtering plants which I purchased not only to improve the quality of air at home, but to ease my tired eyes due to too much screen time. Eventually, my little garden grew. I bought […]

Durian Potong – 3 ingredients

Durian Potong – 3 ingredients

I have a confession: I don’t like durian. When I was a kid, I would run upstairs when my whole family eats this pungent fruit and I forbid them from keeping any leftovers in the fridge. It wasn’t until recently that decided to learn how […]

Crispy Cheese Sardine Wontons

Crispy Cheese Sardine Wontons

I love having people at my house and have heaps of food ready for unexpected guest. I think one of the proudest moment in my life is when my good friend exclaimed “Wow, you have a lot of food in your house. I’ll love to […]

Ikan Bilis Powder – DIY Savoury Seasoning

Ikan Bilis Powder – DIY Savoury Seasoning

My sister, during her growing years, made many trips to the dentist to get her baby teeth pull off. No, they were not loose or rotten. In fact, her teeth were too strong that the dentist had to extract them to accommodate her new, sprouting […]