SHRIMP AND MANGO RED CURRY

SHRIMP AND MANGO RED CURRY

I have to admit that I’m still in a “survival” mode. Meaning, I’m trying to survive motherhood with our 4 1/2-month old baby (as I’m typing this entry) and a 3-year old daughter....

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BUN RIEU / CRAB MEAT NOODLE SOUP

BUN RIEU / CRAB MEAT NOODLE SOUP

I like to cook with seafood because not only they usually don’t require much of your time, they are also delicious. This crab meat noodle soup has home-cooking written all over it. I...

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TEMPEH STEW / GULAI TEMPEH

TEMPEH STEW / GULAI TEMPEH

If you have never heard of tempeh before, well, perhaps you should check it out. This nutritious food is one of my favorites. I talked more about tempeh here. It’s an excellent source...

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STIR-FRIED BEAN SPROUTS WITH SALTED FISH

STIR-FRIED BEAN SPROUTS WITH SALTED FISH

Bean sprouts or sometimes known as mung bean sprouts are one of my favorite ingredients in Asian cooking. They are very common in Southeast Asia and East Asia cooking. These sprouts are highly...

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SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS

SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS

Lupis or sweet sticky rice dumplings is one of my very favorite childhood snacks/dessert. This popular triangle-shape sweet dumplings in Indonesia is usually coated with grated coconut and smothered in the delicious dark...

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SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES

SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES

Serundeng is a seasoned crispy coconut flakes that you’ll find pretty common in Indonesian kitchen. Serundeng is used as a garnish to popular Indonesian dishes like nasi lemak and lontong sayur. My daughter...

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GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

Last month my mom made the red tortoise cake with mung bean fillings again for Iven’s one month celebration and they were really good. This time around she made the green tortoise cake...

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GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

Glutinous rice balls or known as tang yuan in Chinese is a traditional food that is eaten in special occasion. December 22 (or sometimes December 21) is one of the days that people...

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RISSOLES

RISSOLES

There are many kind of Rissoles from all over the world. Rissoles are one of the appetizers in Indonesia too. It is almost similar with croquette, filled with meat (we used chicken meat)...

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SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

This shrimp in yellow sauce was an inspiration of a Balinese dish that is usually prepared with lobster or what they called Udang Pantung (lobster) kuning. The sauce is made of coconut milk...

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HANOI CHICKEN SOUP

HANOI CHICKEN SOUP / BUN THANG

After more than a month of absence, it feels good to be able to get back to some routine. I finally kinda feel like myself a little bit after giving birth. It’s been...

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SEARED SCALLOP WITH CREAMY RED CURRY SAUCE / CHOO CHEE CURRY

SEARED SCALLOP WITH CREAMY RED CURRY SAUCE / CHOO CHEE CURRY

I’m a big fan of scallops, jumbo scallops to be specific. When dealing with jumbo scallops, I love searing them. It is so easy to overcook seafood and scallops are no exception. When...

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