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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FRIED TEMPEH WITH SPICY SAUCE / SAMBAL GORENG TEMPEH

FRIED TEMPEH WITH SPICY SAUCE / SAMBAL GORENG TEMPEH

Tempeh or translated into soy bean cake is a very common food in Indonesia. It is considered a “cheap” source of protein. It wasn’t popular at all (outside of Indonesia) until recently. I’ve...

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KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING

KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING

I have to admit it can be challenging to prepare some of the Indonesian dishes because of the different uncommon spices and herbs being used. Take “kencur” for example. Kencur is a very...

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SPICY WATER SPINACH SALAD / LOMBOK PLECING KANGKUNG

SPICY WATER SPINACH SALAD / LOMBOK PLECING KANGKUNG

Lombok is one of the beautiful islands of Indonesia in case you have never heard of it. I know many people heard of Bali, but many have no clue about all the other...

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INDONESIAN STYLE VEGETABLE STIR-FRY / CAP CHAY

INDONESIAN STYLE VEGETABLE STIR-FRY / CAP CHAY

Cap Chay in Hokkian language (one of many dialects spoken among Asian communities) means everything mixed together. Which is literally what this dish is all about. It’s a medley of vegetable stir-fry and...

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STIR-FRIED ZUCCHINI WITH LEMON

STIR-FRIED ZUCCHINI WITH LEMON

Who would have thought that adding a squeeze of lemon juice into this stir-fried zucchini can give this dish such a great taste. I find it hard to believe to but you gotta...

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VIBRANT CARROT SALAD

VIBRANT CARROT SALAD

I’m not a big fan of eating raw carrots. This probably had been the case ever since I was young. The habit of eating raw vegetable was simply not there in our family...

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EGGPLANT SALAD

EGGPLANT SALAD

Eggplant is so underused in our kitchen. It’s not because I don’t like them, but most of the time, I’m not sure what to do with them. I have posted several recipes with...

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STIR-FRIED SUGAR SNAP PEAS WITH GINGER AND BLACK BEANS

STIR-FRIED SUGAR SNAP PEAS WITH GINGER AND BLACK BEANS

I’ve always enjoyed eating sugar snap peas and my favorite way of cooking it is always stir-frying (as with many other vegetables too). The only problem with that was sometimes it gets old...

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BAMBOO SHOOT SALAD/ SUB NO MAI

BAMBOO SHOOT SALAD/ SUB NO MAI

You will find bamboo shoot being used widely in Asian cuisine. They are cooked in soup, stir-fried, boiled, as filler in spring rolls, etc and come in many forms and shape too. If...

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NEPALI MOONG DAL/ NEPALI SPLIT MUNG DAL

NEPALI MOONG DAL/ NEPALI SPLIT MUNG DAL

I did not have much exposure to Indian food until I moved to Singapore and lived there for a short while. Strangely, the place where I got to taste some Indian food was...

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