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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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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BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUN / CHAR SIU BAO

BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUNS / CHAR SIU BAO

Char siu Bao or barbecued pork steamed buns is one of the most popular item when you go for dim sum. The pork is marinated and basting in savory and sweet sauce and...

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STEAMED TARO CAKE WITH DRIED SHRIMP TOPPINGS / O KUE

STEAMED TARO CAKE WITH DRIED SHRIMP TOPPINGS / O KUE

Steamed taro cake with dried shrimp toppings or what we call “o kue” in Medan, Indonesia, is one of our family’s favorite savory snacks. These delicious savory taro cake is commonly seen at...

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COCONUT-FILLED STEAMED BUNS

COCONUT-FILLED STEAMED BUNS

I, of course, blame my recent cravings to different food on our second baby in the tummy (I know it’s not you, but still!). Though really, I don’t mind it too at the...

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POPIAH / FRESH THIN SPRING ROLLS

POPIAH / FRESH THIN SPRING ROLLS

Popiah or loosely translated as fresh thin spring rolls are popular street food in Southeast Asia countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. I grew up eating these and love them so much. The...

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SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN LIVERS

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN LIVERS

I can’t even remember when I start to enjoy eating offal meats (or known as organ meats). Offal meats are not entirely alien in Asian cooking actually. Well, I’m not saying all Asians...

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MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH

MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH

Mee kangkung belacan is one of the very popular street food almost every Medanese loves. It is basically a stir fry noodles with chili, shrimp paste (belacan), water spinach and some seafood. The...

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SOUR FISH SOUP WITH NOODLES / ASAM LAKSA

SOUR FISH SOUP WITH NOODLES / ASAM LAKSA

Asam laksa is a sour fish-based soup. Asam is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. Asam Gelugur (dried Tamarind Peel) is also added...

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ASIAN MUSTARD GREENS RICE / KUA CHAI PUI

ASIAN MUSTARD GREENS RICE / KUA CHAI PUI

Asian mustard greens rice or known as kua chai pui, is quite a popular rice dish at my hometown, Medan in Indonesia. My mom made kua chai pui quite often. What I love...

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HOKKIAN-STYLE NOODLE

HOKKIAN-STYLE NOODLE

Hokkien originated in the Southern regions of Fujian province, an important centre for trade and migration, and has since been spread beyond China, being one of the most common Chinese languages overseas. Hokkian...

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