POULTRY


CLAY POT CHICKEN WITH GINGER AND LIME LEAVES
I’m definitely one of those people who got very excited by acquiring new kitchen wares or cookery or any props for photography purpose. I think many food bloggers and/or photographers can understand this obsession I saw this clay pot at the Asian grocery store that I often go when I […]

CLAY POT CHICKEN WITH GINGER AND LIME LEAVES


AYAM MASAK BUGIS 2
Buginese chicken or known as “ayam (chicken) masak (cook) bugis” is from the Southern part of Sulawesi island in Indonesia where the Buginese ethic is the majority there. Traditionally the whole chicken is stewed in coconut milk along with other ingredients commonly used in Indonesian kitchen such as: cinnamon, bay […]

BUGINESE CHICKEN


PEKING DUCK WITH CHINESE PANCAKES
You know, there is always first time for everything. This was my first time roasting a whole duck in my entire natural life so far lol! The thought of roasting a big bird like that was a bit intimidating (to me at least!). But once you did it for that […]

PEKING DUCK WITH CHINESE PANCAKES



STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH GREEN TEA 2
This stir-fried chicken with green tea is inspired by a Taiwanese dish. Taiwan is a place flooded with creative energy when. Food is one of them. I only went to Taiwan once and that was also on a business trip many years ago. Though it was a short trip but […]

STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH GREEN TEA


Chinese steamed chicken
Steamed chicken is one of our favorites. Not only it’s easy, but it’s tasty (regardless of the pale-looking color). It’s my to-go recipe when I need to fix a meal quickly and always popular with out two kids too. The meat is always soft and tender. Our other favorite steamed […]

STEAMED CHICKEN WITH GINGER AND SCALLION


TURKEY LAAP WITH TOASTED BROWN RICE POWDER
Turkey laap or sometimes you’ll see written as larb is a Thai-inspired minced-meat salad. I’ve fallen in love with Thai cuisine for a long long time now. I love the robust flavor and taste from Thai cuisine. There are many different kind of laap and usually it does involve some […]

TURKEY LAAP WITH TOASTED BROWN RICE POWDER



CHICKEN ADOBO (VINEGAR-BRAISED CHICKEN)
This national dish of The Philippines was originally from the Mexico. I’ve had it before but never made it at home. I decided to whip it up since I had all the ingredients on hand. It’s one of the easiest one-pot dishes I must say. You gotta experiment to get […]

CHICKEN ADOBO (VINEGAR-BRAISED CHICKEN)


KOREAN CHICKEN WITH LETTUCE WRAP
If you like something crunchy and healthy with your meal, what can be better than a lettuce ? (you would say….chips? ha..ha..). I’m not a big fan of eating lettuce on its own though. It’s healthy and super low calorie for sure, but to be realistic, I’m not a person […]

KOREAN CHICKEN WITH LETTUCE WRAP


CHICKEN SCHNITZEL
I’m a HUGE fan of schnitzel. Actually the whole family of ours are too. The first time I made it several years ago, we all got hooked. I made the Veal cutlet that time and it was a big hit ! Recently I tried it on the chicken and as […]

CHICKEN SCHNITZEL



JERK CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA
I heard of Jerk chicken so often but I’ve never actually had one before. Jerk is a method of cooking from Jamaica. The meats are usually rubbed with spices mixture (usually hot). The spices can be dry rub or wet kind. The meat is then traditionally roasted over charcoal grill. […]

JERK CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA


CHICKEN TARKARI
I love curries. Pretty much any kind of curries. There are lots of varieties out there around the world. The kind of curry I grew up eating usually rich in taste, red in color, fragrant thanks to the all the different spices and often made with coconut milk. I love […]

CHICKEN TARKARI


PANDAN-WRAPPED CHICKEN
Pandan or known as screwpine leaves in English, is truly one of my favorite leaves to cook with. The smell of fresh pandan leaves are simply amazing. It’s hard to describe. My dad used to place a bunch of fresh pandan leaves at the back of the car as an […]

PANDAN-WRAPPED CHICKEN



CHICKEN NACHO SOUP
I think for 35 years of my life so far, I’ve only eaten nacho like maybe….once ? ha.ha..! I’m not a big fan of nacho itself, which is pretty much tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and jalapeno peppers. Some goes to the extend of adding some sort of meat […]

CHICKEN NACHO SOUP


ALMOND-CRUSTED PAN-FRIED CHICKEN
Almond butter has kinda replaced peanut butter at our pantry. Ever since we discovered it at Costco several years ago. It’s healthier and my girl actually likes almond butter. We like it on our toasts. And now..on our chicken 😉 This almond-crusted pan-fried chicken is delicious and I love the […]

ALMOND-CRUSTED PAN-FRIED CHICKEN


BUTTERMILK ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CREAMY SAUCE
My daughter loves chicken drumstick. I think it’s the fact that she can easily hold on to the “stick” and eat it makes it appealing to her when she was young. Now that she is much older (almost 3 1/2) and gotten lazy, she prefers that someone already have the […]

BUTTERMILK ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CREAMY SAUCE



KOREAN-STYLE CHICKEN STEW
In this cold wintry weather, I can’t stop thinking about something warm and somewhat spicy to ward off the cold. This vibrant-looking stew can’t be easier to make and very delicious. I resorted to Korean gochujang paste again to make this stew and it turned out wonderful. Print KOREAN-STYLE CHICKEN […]

KOREAN-STYLE CHICKEN STEW


ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GREEK YOGURT SAUCE 1
Chicken thighs and drumstick are my favorite parts to use in cooking 😉 Yes, they are dark meat, which means, moist and tender compare to the breast. I have to tell you though that most Asians (most, not all) do not like to cook with chicken breast. The meat is […]

ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GREEK YOGURT SAUCE


SOTO BANJAR / SOUTH BORNEO CHICKEN SOUP
Soto is a popular Indonesian-style chicken soup. Can be easily found as street food or in the restaurants pretty much anywhere you go in Indonesia. Of course with that said, the varieties of soto are also countless. I’ve made soto ayam before and this version was what I grew up […]

SOTO BANJAR / SOUTH BORNEO CHICKEN SOUP



MINCED DUCK SATAY / SATE LILIT BEBEK
Sate lilit is a popular dish from the Island of Bali. The word “lilit” roughly means “wrap around”. The meat is usually wrapped around the skewers. Traditionally, lemongrass stalks are used as skewers instead of bamboo skewers. I really think using lemongrass stalk as skewers makes sate lilit taste even […]

MINCED DUCK SATAY / SATE LILIT BEBEK


CHICKEN WITH GREEN TOMATOES 2
This chicken with green tomatoes was created with a little inspiration from Indonesia culinary, which often uses lots of herbs and spices. Some can be difficult to find especially if you are at the opposite end of the world. However, I use ingredients that can be found easily and more […]

CHICKEN WITH GREEN TOMATOES


GARLICKY BAKED CHICKEN
I know when you read the recipe and you see that there’s 4 heads of garlic in this recipe, you gonna think I’m a nutcase !! I’m a garlic lover !! and yes…too much garlic can really stink your breath and perhaps turn the dish into yucky instead of yummy. […]

GARLICKY BAKED CHICKEN



EASY PEASY CHICKEN TERIYAKI
Teriyaki is probably one of the most common terms we hear in culinary world and see on restaurant menu that serves Japanese food. The term teriyaki itself refers to the cooking method in Japan by broiling or grilling and basted in a sauce typically made of sake, mirin, soy sauce […]

EASY PEASY CHICKEN TERIYAKI


ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS CHICKEN WITH LEEKS AND DILL
I just have to name the dish as such because that’s how I truly feel about it. Absolutely delicious! I actually get pretty addicted with dill lately. It started after I made a rice with green peas and dill (recipe coming up soon) and from that point on, I can’t […]

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS CHICKEN WITH LEEKS AND DILL


MEAT STIR-FRY WITH GOCHUJANG
Gochujang or known as Korean hot bean paste is popular Korean condiment used in cooking. Gochujang is made of fermented soy beans along with red chili and glutinous rice that is being aged in a earthen pot for quite sometimes. Kinds like the same thing they do to age Kim […]

MEAT STIR-FRY WITH GOCHUJANG



CHICKEN WITH RED LENTILS
I never grew up having lentils before. It’s not something very common at our house or even at our hometown. But one thing I can tell you is that I always have soft spots for beans and legumes. My mom often cooked soup with beans and I don’t know if […]

CHICKEN WITH RED LENTILS


THAI RED CHICKEN CURRY 7
Thai red curry is one of my favorite Thai curry dishes and you will see it on a menu at Thai restaurant for sure. I used to get the ready-made red curry paste from the store because it’s convenient. They actually taste delicious too. But, there’s nothing like making your […]

THAI RED CURRY WITH CHICKEN


HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE
Hainanese Chicken Rice is a comfort food for most people in Asia, including me. So-called due to its roots in Hainan cuisine and its adoption by the Hainanese overseas Chinese population in the Nanyang area (present-day Southeast Asia) The whole chicken is basically gently “poached” and resulted in very tender […]

HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE



POT-ROASTED CORNISH GAME HEN
The idea of cooking a whole chicken can be intimidating to some people. Well, I was one of those people (at the beginning of my journey into the kitchen). I still kinda get overwhelmed sometimes when it comes to handling a big bird like that. Cornish game hen or known […]

POT-ROASTED CORNISH GAME HEN


STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH LEMONGRASS
Stir-fried chicken with lemongrass is a quick and delicious Vietnamese-inspired dish you can whip up at your very own kitchen for sure. With several recipes I’ve posted using lemongrass, I think you can see how versatile this herb actually is and never be afraid to cook with it anymore (if […]

STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH LEMONGRASS


AROMATIC CHICKEN SOUP
My daughter loves this soup. My husband and I love it too. I was a bit hesitant that she would considering there are ginger, turmeric, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves flavoring the soup, but she did. I name this soup aromatic chicken soup because it sure is highly aromatic. I […]

AROMATIC CHICKEN SOUP



EASY SLOW-COOKED CHICKEN
I know most people get tired of eating chicken because that’s most common meat people have for meals. Fried chicken, baked chicken, grill chicken, chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, chicken rotisserie, chicken soup, chicken stew, geez…what else ? As much as my daughter enjoys eating pork, I can’t tell her that […]

EASY SLOW-COOKED CHICKEN


CHICKEN SALAD
If you google “chicken salad” you will get an overwhelming response of how many chicken salad recipes there are out there. As usual, I prepared this chicken salad with some Asian “touch” Simple enough but the use of the the herb like Vietnamese Coriander/rau ram and other seasonings really bring […]

CHICKEN SALAD


CHICKEN AND POTATO STEW
This chicken and potato stew is one of my favorite dishes to fix. Pretty simple and amazingly flavorful. A little chopping involved, but really, you won’t be spending too much time in the kitchen. My goal lately is to create dishes that’s easily made and fusing different flavors to make […]

CHICKEN AND POTATO STEW



THREE CUPS CHICKEN
If you are familiar with Taiwanese food, you probably heard of or ate three cups chicken before. It is so called “three’cup” or san bei qi (三杯鸡) because the sauce that is used in the dish is made of sesame oil, dark soy sauce, and wine. All the three ingredients […]

THREE CUPS CHICKEN


SWEET POTATOES STUFFED CHICKEN WINGS
Sounds weird doesn’t it ? But these sweet potatoes stuffed chicken wings will leave you licking your fingers non-stop. The slightly spicy and tangy chicken wings with some sweetness from the sweet potatoes certainly do not disappoint. I bake the wings instead of deep-frying them. The chicken pieces are then […]

SWEET POTATOES STUFFED CHICKEN WINGS


INDONESIAN RED CURRY CHICKEN/ KARI AYAM
Indonesian red curry or known as kari ayam is one of my very favorite curry dishes. Unlike rendang (thick curry), Indonesian red curry is “soupy” and often prepared to serve with noodles or rice. Some people prepare red curry with beef, which is equally delicious. The red luscious color of […]

INDONESIAN RED CURRY CHICKEN/ KARI AYAM



GOLDEN SAND CHICKEN
Golden sand is quite a title for a dish, isn’t it ? I must tell you first though, there is no sand involved in the process, so don’t worry, I haven’t gone crazy! We’re still staying within edible ingredients. The term golden sand is often used in restaurant menu to […]

GOLDEN SAND CHICKEN


SHRIMP PASTE FRIED CHICKEN
There are two people on this earth I would like to blame for my recent addiction to shrimp paste fried chicken or they call it prawn paste fried chicken in Singapore. They are my sister and brother in law ! (I would like to thank them at the same time […]

SHRIMP PASTE FRIED CHICKEN


STIR-FRY CHICKEN WITH GINGER 1
This stir-fry chicken with ginger was created with few things mind; color, flavor and ease of preparation. I do realize that not everyone like to spend much time at the kitchen preparing dishes. Some days you will find me wanting to make everything from scratch, challenging myself. But there are […]

STIR-FRY CHICKEN WITH GINGER



TWICE-COOKED TURKEY WITH SAMBAL 2
The second non-traditional turkey recipe I wanted to share is this twice-cooked turkey with sambal. This is probably my favorite among all (probably because of the sambal too). Sambal is a red chili paste that is commonly seen as condiments in many dishes in Southeast Asia. The turkey is deep-fried […]

TWICE-COOKED TURKEY WITH SAMBAL


BAKED TURKEY WITH SPICY SAUCE 2
Turkey was never part of my life until I came to the U.S for the first time many many moons ago. It was amazing to me to see such a big bird sitting in the middle of the table waiting to be carved. Well, actually I won’t say that the […]

BAKED TURKEY WITH SPICY SAUCE


BHUTANESE SPICY CHICKEN STEW / JASHA MAROO
This Bhutanese spicy chicken stew or known as jasha maroo was the first Bhutanese dish I’ve made in my very own kitchen. I’ve figured it’s time for me to explore Bhutan with my taste buds. I knew very little about Bhutan, let alone its dishes. I’ve learned that Bhutanese cuisine […]

BHUTANESE SPICY CHICKEN STEW / JASHA MAROO



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


SOUS VIDE CHICKEN WITH APPLE CHUTNEY, ORANGE POMMERY CREAM AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR REDUCTION
Few weeks ago I got a message from Strategic Public Relation Group’s (SPRG) associate in Singapore for an opportunity to try out a Korean celebrity chef, Edward Kwon’s exclusive recipes that hasn’t been published on his television show. I’m always excited to try out anything new. I had known little […]

SOUS VIDE CHICKEN WITH APPLE CHUTNEY, ORANGE POMMERY CREAM AND ...


HULI-HULI ROASTED CHICKEN WITH LIME-HONEY GLAZE
I never knew what huli-huli was. It sounded interesting and I decided to give it a try from A Taste of Hawaii cookbook by Jean-Marie Josselin. He mentioned in the cookbook that huli-huli is the ancient Hawaiian method of roasting on a spit. Of course I don’t have any spit […]

HULI-HULI ROASTED CHICKEN WITH LIME-HONEY GLAZE