HOW TO MAKE FRIED SHALLOTS CRISP

HOW TO MAKE FRIED SHALLOTS CRISP

Shallots are important ingredients in Southeast Asia kitchen. They are called for in almost majority of Indonesian recipes if I can put it that way. They are used for stir-fry, stew, deep-fried as...

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HOW TO MAKE PORRIDGE

HOW TO MAKE RICE PORRIDGE (UPDATED)

Making porridge is pretty common in our household. I often make it for breakfast. I decided to write this post because I used to not sure how much water I needed to add...

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HOW TO MAKE ROUGH PUFF PASTRY FOR SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS/TARTLETS

HOW TO MAKE ROUGH PUFF PASTRY FOR SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS/TARTLETS

I was so tempted to get some store-bought puff pastry to make the Portuguese egg tarts. Really, there’s nothing wrong with that too. I personally think it’s okay to use some short cuts...

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RAMEN CHICKEN STOCK

RAMEN CHICKEN STOCK

This is the beginning of something good folks! One of the most important things in preparing a wonderful noodle soup dish (IMHO) is getting the soup right. I love Japanese ramen noodles. If...

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HOW TO CLEAN PORK'S KIDNEY

HOW TO CLEAN PIG’S KIDNEY

Asian cooking used quite a bit of offal/organ meats such as kidneys, livers, intestines, etc. So, knowing how to clean them is essential, especially when it comes to kidneys and intestines, which appear...

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RED-SHELLED EGGS

HOW TO MAKE RED-SHELLED EGGS

I just called my mom yesterday and asked her how to dye the eggs red. Red eggs are usually prepared for celebration in the Chinese culture. Whether to celebrate birthdays, baby’s one-month celebration,...

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HOW TO COOK SUSHI RICE

HOW TO COOK SUSHI RICE

So, I’ve always been sushi and sashimi fan for a long long long time. It’s not until the past 3 years that I had the guts to roll up my own sushi. The...

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HOW TO ROLL SUSHI

HOW TO ROLL SUSHI

I used to be terrified by the idea of rolling my own sushi. Well, that was probably 5 or 6 years ago when I made sushi for the very first time at home...

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HOW TO DEVEIN SHRIMPS

HOW TO DEVEIN AND BUTTERFLY SHRIMPS ?

Cleaning shrimps on your own may seem a little “gross” if you never do it before. However, it is actually not as hard as it seems. While purchasing already-cleaned shrimps are convenient, cleaning...

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HOW TO CLEAN LEEKS

HOW TO CLEAN LEEKS

Leeks grow into the soil and they retain lots of dirt in their layers and leaves. It is important to clean them thoroughly. Unfortunately just rinsing the leeks will not get to the...

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Home Made noodles with pasta machine

HOME MADE EGG NOODLES WITH PASTA MACHINE

A while ago, my mom made some egg noodles manually (without a machine). It did work. It just took more time to cut the noodles into equal size. She decided that pasta machine...

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Stir fry noodles

HOME MADE FRESH EGG NOODLES

When my mom told me that I could make my own egg noodles, I found it hard to believe. Well, one thing was because I thought it requires some kind of machinery that...

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