BEEF AND OTHER MEATS


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


EASY SAVORY MARTABAK INDIA
Originated from the Indian population who lived in the Middle East, murtabak or martabak also made its way to the Southeast Asia. The word martabak itself means “folded” in Arabic. In Indonesia, we call it martabak. I call it a folded stuffed pancake. You’ll find different types of martabak depending on […]

EASY SAVORY MARTABAK INDIA


SWEDISH MEATBALLS WITH SWEET POTATO MASH
Swedish meatballs was one of the thing we often ordered when we went to IKEA. It’s yummy and they always have it on a special and you can see almost every diner at IKEA ordered Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes. When I saw the Swedish meatballs recipe on Jamie Oliver’s […]

SWEDISH MEATBALLS WITH SWEET POTATO MASH



SHAKING BEEF WITH GARLIC SAUCE / BO LUC LAC
I’m always amazed when I saw a chef cooking with a large black wok and with one hand they can shake the wok and whatever that they are cooking in the wok will dance and flip over. That’s how they do “saute or stir-fry” and never really need a spatula. […]

SHAKING BEEF WITH GARLIC SAUCE / BO LUC LAC


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. I, personally is a noodle head (my daughter follow suit). I can eat noodles for every meal and every day without ever getting bored. Thinking about it, my […]

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


LAMB CHOPS WITH THAI PANANG CURRY
Lamb is one of our favorite meat dishes, including my 2 1/2-year old daughter. As you know, fusing different flavor into a dish is also a favorite thing of mine to do. Panang (phanaeng) curry is one of the variety of Thai curries. It is milder compare to Thai red […]

LAMB CHOPS WITH THAI PANANG CURRY



PUERTO RICAN BEEF STEW / CARNE GUISADA
I like to prepare stew dishes (even during this hot summer day) because they are easy and you pretty much have complete meal in one pot. Majority of the work is pretty much on cutting the vegetables and meat. Usually can feed a large crowd or if you don’t have […]

PUERTO RICAN BEEF STEW / CARNE GUISADA


BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE
This delicious beef stir-fry in sa-tsa bbq sauce was something I learned how to make back in college eons ago. My Taiwanese friend actually introduced the sa-tsa bbq sauce (or what she called Taiwanese bbq sauce) to me. Honestly, I didn’t like it as much initially. But, the more I […]

BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE


MUTTON SOUP / SUP KAMBING
Mention mutton soup or known as sup kambing at the town where I grew up, you can see some horrors in my parents’ face. Not because they taste horrible. In fact, this is one very delicious soup. My parents and many older generations believe that when you consume mutton soup, […]

MUTTON SOUP / SUP KAMBING



OX TAIL IN WINE SAUCE
I can’t remember when I started to enjoy eating ox tail. I never grew up eating one and it was never in the menu when my mom cooked. There are famous Indonesian dish that featured ox tail, and it is Javanese ox tail soup or known as sop buntut (my […]

OX TAIL IN WINE SAUCE


BEEF STEW WITH WHITE RADISH
I have a thing for white radish (also known as daikon or Asian radish). I love to use it to cook soup and stew. I know the Japanese loves to use it as part of presentation in the dishes and guess what, I eat those shredded white radish that sit […]

BEEF STEW WITH WHITE RADISH


OVEN-ROASTED BEEF STEW
This is probably one of the easiest beef stew recipes I’ve ever prepared so far. The oven pretty much does all the cooking for you and trust me, it does a good job. The beef is so tender because it is slowly cooked and very flavorful when you have the […]

OVEN-ROASTED BEEF STEW



GROUND BEEF STEW WITH POTATOES
Yes, I’ve been making quite a bit of stew and soup dishes lately. But can you blame me ? I have subzero temperature to deal with for the past two months (not sure if it will get better or worse!) and when it is that brutally cold out there, stew […]

GROUND BEEF STEW WITH POTATOES


AROMATIC CHOPPED BEEF
This aromatic chopped beef is my husband’s super favorite beef dish. I actually didn’t know that he would like it that much at the beginning. I think what really perk up this dish, besides the tender beef, is the highly aromatic Vietnamese coriander/ rau ram used in this dish. It […]

AROMATIC CHOPPED BEEF


BRAISED MEATBALLS
Braising is also one of my favorite cooking methods besides steaming and stir-frying. Braising is also pretty common in the Chinese kitchen, especially when it comes to meat and vegetable dishes. Like in typical braising, these meatballs are browned by pan-fried and then braising sauce is poured in to let […]

BRAISED MEATBALLS



BEEF WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE
Black bean sauce is quite a popular ingredient in the Chinese kitchen. The black bean sauce is made by fermenting the black bean in salt and spices. When you taste it, it is quite salty and which is why it is often used in stir-fry meat dishes. You will find […]

BEEF WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE


RICE AND BEEF POCKETS
I always love the idea of wrapped food that is steamed, or fried or baked. It’s like discovering something amazing within. This rice and beef pockets are ones of example how rice and beef wrapped in phyllo pastry can be absolutely delicious. When you bite into the crunchy phyllo pastry, […]

RICE AND BEEF POCKETS


BEEF WITH ARTICHOKE HEARTS
After preparing chicken with artichokes a while ago, I no longer put artichoke on my “not-to-eat list” 😀 (durian still on the list and I’m pretty sure will be there for as long as I live). The beef with artichoke hearts is another absolutely delicious and hearty dish I prepared […]

BEEF WITH ARTICHOKE HEARTS



LAMB ROGAN JOSH
Rogan josh is one of my favorite curry dish. It’s a red-looking curry originated from Persian. The red color doesn’t mean that this dish is extremely hot even though there is some chili involved. There are several different versions of rogan josh too. Some people included tomato to impart that […]

LAMB ROGAN JOSH


GRILLED KAFTA
Kafta is one of the most popular meat dish in Middle Eastern and South Asian countries. There are quite numbers of varieties of Kafta available out there, but the kafta is traditionally made with a mixture of minced lamb and beef. Some also uses seafood such as shrimp and fish […]

GRILLED KAFTA


GROUNDNUT CHOP
  When I first saw this groundnut chop as one of the title of recipes in the South of Sahara cookbook, I was really intrigued to try it and I did. Groundnut is a common description used by African to describe peanut. The groundnut chop dish has a peanut-based sauce, […]

GROUNDNUT CHOP



CABBAGE ROLLS / KAALIKAARYLEET
Cabbage rolls are pretty common dish across Europe (from my own observation anyway). I’ve seen cabbage rolls recipe in several different European cookbooks. Like many other cabbage rolls, this Finnish cabbage rolls or known as kaalikaaryleet are stuffed with rice, cabbage and ground beef. The filling is then wrapped with […]

CABBAGE ROLLS / KAALIKAARYLEET


FINNISH MEATBALLS / LIHAPYORYKAT
Finland itself has always been special to me for the longest time. I’ve never been there myself if you wonder why. Finland is special because I have a special friend there A friend that I got to know before I knew how to use a desktop computer and connect to […]

FINNISH MEATBALLS / LIHAPYORYKAT


STIR-FRIED MONGOLIAN STEAK WITH CHILI-CHIVE CREPES
I often heard about the Mongolian steak, especially here in North America, however, honestly speaking, never had one before. So, I decided to give it a try when I flipped through A Taste of Hawaii cookbook by Jean-Marie Josselin. After cooking with several of his recipes now, I know by […]

STIR-FRIED MONGOLIAN STEAK WITH CHILI-CHIVE CREPES



MOLOKAI LAMB LOIN WITH CABERNET-GARLIC SAUCE
Molokai is one of the islands of Hawaii that I’ve never been to myself. From what I know, majority of tourists normally will hit Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii for vacation. So far, we’ve only visited Oahu and Kauai and now I know I have 6 more islands that I […]

MOLOKAI LAMB LOIN WITH CABERNET-GARLIC SAUCE


BARBECUED LAMB CHOPS/ 燒 烤羊 排
One of my most fond memories from childhood was the late supper we often had. Some food stalls started their business at late hour around 9:00 pm or later. These are the late night street food and I’m always thrilled whenever my dad rode his scooter to somewhere nearby and […]

BARBECUED LAMB CHOPS/ 燒 烤羊 排


GRILLED BEEF SALAD FROM ISAN/ NAAM TOK NUEA
This grilled beef salad from Isan is highly delicious. Isan is a Northeastern region in Thailand, which the word Isan itself means Northeast. From what I read, the area is mainly populated by people from Laos. The dish Naam tok literally means waterfall. You are wondering why waterfall. The meat […]

GRILLED BEEF SALAD FROM ISAN / NAAM TOK NUEA



SRI LANKAN GRILLED MARINATED BEEF
I discovered this Sri Lankan grilled marinated beef recipe from Mangoes and Curry Leaves cookbook. This comes from the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. The beef is marinated in flavorful spices like ginger, coriander seeds, turmeric and yogurt and then grilled to medium-rare to medium for tender interior. This dish […]

SRI LANKAN GRILLED MARINATED BEEF


CAJUN ALLIGATOR WITH SWEET POTATO & SALSA
Please don’t let the word “Alligator” put you off. This recipe is from Louisiana and as most of us know, alligators are as common as chickens over there. This cajun alligator with sweet potato and salsa will work wonderfully with other meat like chicken, pork loin or even seafood like […]

CAJUN ALLIGATOR WITH SWEET POTATO & SALSA


COWBOY MEATBALLS 2
I considered myself a person who pretty much eat anything under the sun, with few exceptions. That’s not anything under the sun you would say. Well, “pretty much” !! I haven’t eaten things like bugs and I believe lots of other different meats from the animal kingdom..oh, and testicles too! […]

COWBOY MEATBALLS



HIMALAYAN STEAMED DUMPLINGS / MOMOS
Climb the Himalaya mountain I have not, but tasting the Himalayan steamed dumplings I have! Thanks to who else if not Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid in their Home Baking cookbook, I could make this happen Love..love..that cookbook! These dumplings are known as momos in Tibetan language. They are originated […]

HIMALAYAN STEAMED DUMPLINGS / MOMOS


GREEN CHILI
The first thing that popped up in my mind when I heard the word “chili” was normally chili con carne, which pretty much means chili with meat in Spanish language. It’s a kind of stew with chili peppers and meat. The green chili though is somewhat different compare to chili […]

GREEN CHILI