STACKS & WRAPS


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


BACON AND APPLE SANDWICH
I hardly fixed sandwich for either lunch or dinner. I guess it’s not part of the culture I grew up in to have sandwiches for meals (at least not at the time when I was little kid eons ago). I like sandwiches though. I know most Americans fix sandwich for […]

BACON AND APPLE SANDWICH



BLACK BEAN CHEESEBURGERS WITH GREEN CHILE
I was craving for a burger few weeks ago for whatever reason (no, not pregnant…again! Not funny I know), but I sure kept thinking about it. If you ever browsed through the recipes on this blog, I can tell you that I don’t have many recipes for burgers. Not because […]

BLACK BEAN CHEESEBURGERS WITH GREEN CHILE


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


CUBAN CREPES
I used to watch Bobby Flays’ Throwdown show at Food Network pretty often. Every week they are showing Bobby Flay goes head-to-head to cooks who have claimed to be masters of certain dishes. Bobby never cooked them before but went ahead and challenged the cooks. Sometime he won, sometime he […]

CUBAN CREPES



BANH MI/ VIETNAMESE SANDWICH
In their Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet cookbook, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid shared that Banh Mi or also often referred to as Mekong subs are standard street fare from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Phnom Penh to Vientiane. The French introduced bakery-produced baguettes to their Southeast Asian colonies (Vietname, […]

BANH MI/ MEKONG SUBS


HONG KONG SOFT BEEF TACOS
Tacos definitely do not come from Hong Kong for sure. However, Hong Kong soft beef tacos are not the regular tacos you have had before. Martin said “This east meets south-of-the-border with this grab-and-go snack”. The filling itself wasn’t seasoned much, however, the sauce…that sauce really kick it up a […]

HONG KONG SOFT BEEF TACOS


burgers, sandwich and wraps
I enjoy burgers, but hardly had I ever made any. I’m trying to recall now and I think I only made twice for the past five years ? I made the Double Tuna Burgers with Avocado and Cornlast year and 4 years ago. What? haha! oh well! as you can […]

TURKEY BURGERS



DOUBLE TUNA BURGERS WITH AVOCADO AND CORN
I made this Tuna Burgers with Avocado and Corn with my mom not long after I returned from the U.S. permanently (or so I thought at that time!) I missed burgers so much and saw this wonderful recipe on the magazine that I happened to flip through and told my […]

DOUBLE TUNA BURGERS WITH AVOCADO AND CORN