SWEET AND TANGY SRIRACHA SAUCE
Calling all dippers and drizzlers (if there are such words)!! I originally made this sweet, spicy, and tangy sriracha sauce to accompany my upcoming post, but this sauce turned out to be a great dipper as well. It’s awesome for spring rolls, fritters, fries, and many other munchies 😉 So easy […]

SWEET, SPICY AND TANGY SRIRACHA SAUCE


CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP WITH BAMBOO SHOOTS AND DILL LIME SAUCE 2
I don’t cook very often with bamboo shoots, but it’s one of my personal favorites. I won’t eat them plain just like that. But I really like them in noodle soup, Thai-style curries, spring rolls, and stir-frying them with meat. If you buy them “fresh” from Asian grocery store, they […]

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP WITH BAMBOO SHOOTS AND DILL LIME SAUCE


STIR-FRIED SHREDDED ZUCCHINI WITH DRIED SHRIMPS
Zucchini is abundance in summer time and I love zucchini. My kids… not so much unless I made some breads, pancakes, or fritters with it. I was trying to use up all the zucchinis that we had around before they went bad. I decided to shred them and stir-frying them. […]

STIR-FRIED SHREDDED ZUCCHINI WITH DRIED SHRIMPS



CLAY POT CHICKEN WITH GINGER AND LIME LEAVES
I’m definitely one of those people who got very excited by acquiring new kitchen wares or cookery or any props for photography purpose. I think many food bloggers and/or photographers can understand this obsession I saw this clay pot at the Asian grocery store that I often go when I […]

CLAY POT CHICKEN WITH GINGER AND LIME LEAVES


CORN FRITTERS / PERKEDEL JAGUNG
Corn Fritters or Perkedel Jagung in Indonesian language is a popular street food I grew up with. I am already crazy about corn itself. Made it into fritters and I’m out of control! lol! It’s so easy to overeat these little things, but trust me it’s really good. My mom’s […]

CORN FRITTERS / PERKEDEL JAGUNG


NOODLES WITH BRAISED PORK HOCKS
I got a request from a fellow reader to include more slow cooking/crock-pot recipes. I personally like crock-pot recipes too. Little work and a meal ready for you in few hours or the next day. I can foresee myself doing more and more of this once my little girl goes […]

NOODLES WITH SLOW-COOKED PORK HOCKS



SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO WITH ANCHOVY PASTE 2
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is one of my favorite pasta dishes ever. Super favorite if I must emphasize. My first exposure to Aglio E Olio was few years ago at Pasta de Waraku in Singapore and I have since declared that I have fallen in love with Aglio Olio. I […]

SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO WITH ANCHOVY PASTE


SPICY SURF AND TURF TACO WITH KIMCHI
Marrying flavors from different background is my favorite thing to do in cooking. I think it’s a brilliant thing to do !! That’s one of the reasons why I adore Jamie Oliver so much. I think he’s one of the masters when it comes to fusing flavors and ingredients. I’ve […]

SPICY SURF AND TURF TACO WITH KIMCHI


ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH CRACKLINGS
Another thing I wanted to check off the to-cook-list. And finally I got to check it off. I’ve done this roast pork belly with cracklings for handful times and failed that many times too !! The most desirable thing to me (and many others) when it comes to roasted pork […]

ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH CRACKLINGS



CRAB AND SHRIMP NOODLE SOUP/ BANH CANH CUA
Whenever I travel to other places, looking for different and exotic food is always on top of my list. I enjoy sightseeing too, but food always comes first ha!! The existence of this blog has given me many opportunities to try so many different global cuisines. Though, I hate to […]

CRAB AND SHRIMP NOODLE SOUP/ BANH CANH CUA


FOUR HERBS CHINESE SOUP
My mom made this four herbs Chinese soup for me as a in-between “snack” during Confinement time. I like this four herbs Chinese soup because it is easy to make and mild in terms of flavor from the herbs. The four herbs normally include: Fragrant Solomonseal Rhizome, Dong Quay, Goji […]

FOUR HERBS CHINESE SOUP


ROAST RACK OF LAMB WITH ROSEMARY AND TZATZIKI
I usually resort to lamb when there are celebrations like birthdays in a family. We all love lamb, especially the youngest lol. He loves it to the bone We have grandpa visiting us all the way from Indonesia and it’s his birthday. The kids have the luxury of having grandpa […]

ROAST RACK OF LAMB WITH ROSEMARY AND TZATZIKI



PULLED PORK WITH BLACK PEPPER VINEGAR SAUCE AND GREEN ONION SLAW 2
It is hard for me to walk away from pulled pork. Not only they taste good, but they are pretty versatile. You can use pulled pork on burgers, wraps, rice (yes…we can make everything work with rice), and of course noodles too, and any other starches you like! Summer is […]

PULLED PORK WITH BLACK PEPPER VINEGAR SAUCE AND GREEN ONION ...


CHA SOBA WITH MEN TSUYU
Cha soba (Japanese green tea noodles) with ment tsuyu (noodle sauce) is one of our family favorite. My daughter absolutely loves the regular soba noodles. She calls it “brown noodles” simply because of the color. She approached me the other day and said “Mommy, you haven’t cooked the brown noodles […]

CHA SOBA WITH MEN TSUYU


BEEF AND PORK KNUCKLE NOODLE SOUP / BUN BO GIO HEO
When we talk about Oriental food, noodles are often part of the talk. Soupy, stir-fried, or deep-fried, noodles are favorites among Asians. No longer a secret that I’m a noodle head. I think I have more noodle recipes on this blog compare to other type of food When I first had bun […]

BEEF AND PORK KNUCKLE NOODLE SOUP / BUN BO GIO ...



SPICY STIR-FRIED QUINOA WITH LOBSTER TAILS
Quinoa has been part of our diets for few years now. I started out just eating it plain as I would rice accompanied by other entrees and side dishes. But over the years, as food is getting more “exotic” (in a good way), the possibilities of cooking quinoa with other […]

SPICY STIR-FRIED QUINOA WITH LOBSTER TAILS


HAKKA PORK NOODLES / BAKMI KHEK 2
Bakmi Khek or loosely translated as Hakka Pork noodles is one of my top-on-the-list foods to eat whenever I go back to my hometown in Medan, Indonesia. Hakka is a group of Chinese community who speaks one of the many dialects existed in China and worldwide. My father in law is […]

HAKKA PORK NOODLES / BAKMI KHEK


HONEY AND SOY SAUCE BAKED WINGS
It wasn’t until I was in college that I started to like chicken wings (before that I only like drumsticks LOL). I’m not sure why, but probably because it’s something that we ate so often and I had a roommate who loved to snack on chicken wings and that probably […]

HONEY AND SOY SAUCE BAKED WINGS



HOW TO MAKE LAVA EGGS
I’ve been long obsessed with “lava” eggs. It is called as such because of the consistency of the yolk. Thick, but slightly runny when you split the eggs in half. These lava eggs often accompany a bowl of ramen noodles. Some people like to order them as a side to […]

HOW TO MAKE LAVA EGGS


OXTAIL SHIO RAMEN
The mention of oxtail ramen makes me feeling a little nostalgic. It brings me back all the way to Oahu, Hawaii That’s where I had my first oxtail ramen. At Ramen Nakamura in Oahu. That little shop always has long queue. The Japanese and tourists from all over the world […]

OXTAIL SHIO RAMEN


SINGAPOREAN MEE SIAM/ SINGAPOREAN SPICY VERMICELLI NOODLES
I’ve learned a lot about the local food during my short stay in Singapore. Mee siam is one of the food that has become my favorite ever since. Mee siam or often called Siamese noodles are very popular noodle dish in Singapore. In Indonesia, this is simply known as stir-fried […]

MEE SIAM/ SINGAPOREAN STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES



SINGAPOREAN BRAISED NOODLES / SINGAPOREAN LOR MEE 2
This Singaporean braised noodles or known as Lor Mee is one of my most favorite noodle dishes EVER!! I can never say no to it. Seriously !!! I often eat too much of it too! Singaporean style lor mee is a noodle dish with braised pork, thickened dark gravy served […]

SINGAPOREAN BRAISED NOODLES / SINGAPOREAN LOR MEE


POACHED PORK BELLY WITH SPICY GARLIC SAUCE 2
I’m a big fan of Szechuan cuisine (read: spicy). Though not all of their food are spicy, but some of them are and those agree well with us. “Suan Ni Bai Rou” or loosely translated into “white meat with garlic paste” is one of my favorite of Szechuan’s. It was […]

POACHED PORK BELLY WITH SPICY GARLIC SAUCE


LAYERED BROWNIE ICE CREAM CAKE WITH SUGARED PEANUTS 2
So, it’s big daddy’s birthday last Friday and he loves ice cream. He likes it even better with a cake 😉 I thought how hard is it to bake right ?!? I just follow the measurement and I’ll have a beautiful cake like I often imagine in my dream (yes, […]

LAYERED BROWNIE ICE CREAM CAKE WITH SUGARED PEANUTS



Cappec Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer Giveaway
I’m very excited to host the first giveaway here at What To Cook Today. Yes…Summer is almost here!!! I don’t know about you, but I think summer and BBQ kinda go together. If you do a lot of grilling, chances are you will be checking temperature of your food pretty […]

Cappec Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer Giveaway (CLOSED)


CHAR SIU / CHINESE BARBECUED PORK 2
Never in million years I thought I could make my own char siu or known as Chinese barbecued pork at home. I thought it was complicated and with the oven we have at home, I didn’t know how it’s gonna turn out. Well, it turned out delicious. Char siu is […]

CHAR SIU / CHINESE BARBECUED PORK


LEMPER AYAM / STICKY RICE CAKE WITH CHICKEN
Lemper Ayam is one of Indonesia’s popular snacks, one of my favorites !!! It is made of Sticky Rice/ Glutinous rice with shredded chicken meat wrapped in it. Usually they are individually wrapped in banana leaves and then pan-fried to impart that leaves flavor into the cake. The chicken meat and […]

LEMPER AYAM / STICKY RICE CAKE WITH CHICKEN



INDONESIAN STYLE GREEN SAMBAL
Each time I have this green sambal, I remember my mom. She always brought me some when she came to visit me. If you are not familiar with Indonesian culinary, sambal is one of the must-have to accompany many rice dishes, poultry, meats, seafood..well, lets put it this way….many dishes […]

MOM’S GREEN SAMBAL


PORK CHOPS WITH BALSAMIC VINEGAR AND GORGONZOLA CHEESE
This pork chops with balsamic vinegar and gorgonzola cheese has become our family’s favorite dish. The recipe came from the cooking light magazine with some modifications. I don’t cook pork chops a whole lot, but I’m glad I gave this one a try. My husband’s favorite thing about this dish […]

PORK CHOPS WITH BALSAMIC VINEGAR AND GORGONZOLA CHEESE


STIR-FRIED FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH CHILI BEAN SAUCE 2
If you haven’t gotten tired of me saying “I love noodles”…well, I love noodles and flat wide rice noodles (or known as “fun” in Cantonese or “kwe tiau” in Hokkian dialect) are my most favorite. I like them serve with soup/stew or stir-fried. I really like this stir-fried flat rice […]

STIR-FRIED FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH CHILI BEAN SAUCE



PAN-FRIED LEEKS PANCAKES 2
What do you do when you have leeks in the fridge ? Well, my original pan was to do a stir-fry with it, but for whatever reason I didn’t get around to do it and I just wanted to use up the leeks. I was going to do some leeks […]

PAN-FRIED LEEKS PANCAKES


CURRY PUFF 9
I’ve made these a while back and I haven’t made them for a while and I decided to do so and did few updates to improve the recipe Curry Puff is one of the famous snacks in South East Asia. Curry Puff is almost like an empanadas, but Southeast Asian style […]

CURRY PUFF


BRAISED NOODLES WITH SEAFOOD
Let me share with you one of my favorite noodles recipes. Braising is a pretty common cooking method in the Asian kitchen. The noodles are braised in the sauce so they absorb the sauce. I love the combo of ginger, cooking wine, and sesame oil in a braising sauce. It’s […]

BRAISED NOODLES WITH SEAFOOD



EASY ROAST BEEF BANH MI
I’ve made banh mi from scratch before and it wasn’t terribly hard or complicated. But if I can make a “cheat” version… (With two young kids around and lots of other things to be done), well, why not ? I was inspired to make a cheat version when I saw these […]

EASY ROAST BEEF BANH MI


ZHA JIANG MIAN/ SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLES
Talking about zha jiang mian, I’m taken back to my almost-once-a-week-date with my sister at the Crystal Jade Restaurant in Singapore. Zha jiang mian was always what we ordered. I really like the zha jiang mian noodle there. Zha jiang mian is originated from northern China. Zha jiang means bean […]

ZHA JIANG MIAN/ SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLES


KOREAN SWEET POTATO NOODLES 2
I made this sweet potato noodles few years ago when I first got the Easy Korean Cooking cookbook by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee. I’ve made it several times since then because it’s our favorite noodle dish. Along the way I’ve modified it just because a dish like this is usually versatile […]

SWEET POTATO NOODLES/ JAPCHAE



CROCK POT PORK RIBS 2
I love cooking with slow cooker/crock pot. I mean..why wouldn’t I ? The crock pot does the work and you wake up with a dish ready for you. What is not to love about that ! When I made this crock pot pork ribs, the next morning, my father-in-law said […]

SLOW-COOKED PORK RIBS


ROASTED CHICKPEAS FRIED RICE 4
Chickpeas or known as garbanzo beans is one of my favorite beans. I’ve never had chickpeas before until I came to the U.S. almost 1.5 decades ago and I was hooked ever since. I like it on salad, curry dishes, and of course roasted. Not too long ago, a Burmese […]

ROASTED CHICKPEAS FRIED RICE


EASY STIR-FRIED SNAP PEAS 2
I love making stir-fried veggies. My kids like them too. This easy stir-fried snap peas is one of their favorites too. Asian likes to stir-fry their veggies with oyster sauce in most cases (not all!). Nowadays, we have more choices when it comes to oyster sauce. I remember few years […]

EASY STIR-FRIED SNAP PEAS



korean gamjatang
I know it’s not winter anymore, but I can have soup or stew anytime of the year. I often stocked up on pork neck bones and make some stock from them. We often have one noodle soup dish throughout the week. So one weekend my husband was telling me about […]

KOREAN PORK BONE SOUP / GAMJATANG


home made bak kut teh
  Pork ribs tea soup or in a hokkian dialect known as bak (meat) kut (bone) teh (tea) usually is made of meaty pork ribs simmered in a broth brewed with Chinese herbs for hours. The color of the soup may be darker or lighter, depending on the herbs used. The version I made […]

HOME MADE PORK RIBS TEA SOUP / BAK KUT TEH