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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SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS

SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS

Lupis or sweet sticky rice dumplings is one of my very favorite childhood snacks/dessert. This popular triangle-shape sweet dumplings in Indonesia is usually coated with grated coconut and smothered in the delicious dark...

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SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES

SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES

Serundeng is a seasoned crispy coconut flakes that you’ll find pretty common in Indonesian kitchen. Serundeng is used as a garnish to popular Indonesian dishes like nasi lemak and lontong sayur. My daughter...

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GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

Last month my mom made the red tortoise cake with mung bean fillings again for Iven’s one month celebration and they were really good. This time around she made the green tortoise cake...

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TAIWANESE MEAT PINWHEELS / ROU JIAN

TAIWANESE MEAT PINWHEELS / ROU JIAN

I never had the rou jian or loosely translated as Chinese meat pinwheels until my mom made them few weeks ago. Apparently rou jian is a popular Taiwanese street food. It does look...

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KOREAN-STYLE CHICKEN STEW

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...

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GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

Glutinous rice balls or known as tang yuan in Chinese is a traditional food that is eaten in special occasion. December 22 (or sometimes December 21) is one of the days that people...

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RISSOLES

RISSOLES

There are many kind of Rissoles from all over the world. Rissoles are one of the appetizers in Indonesia too. It is almost similar with croquette, filled with meat (we used chicken meat)...

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SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

This shrimp in yellow sauce was an inspiration of a Balinese dish that is usually prepared with lobster or what they called Udang Pantung (lobster) kuning. The sauce is made of coconut milk...

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PAN-FRIED KIMCHI FRITTERS

PAN-FRIED KIMCHI FRITTERS

I have soft spots for kimchi lately, or perhaps I should say ever since I was pregnant with our second baby. Perhaps it’s the sourness ? I never really craved for things like...

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HANOI CHICKEN SOUP

HANOI CHICKEN SOUP / BUN THANG

After more than a month of absence, it feels good to be able to get back to some routine. I finally kinda feel like myself a little bit after giving birth. It’s been...

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ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GREEK YOGURT SAUCE

ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GREEK YOGURT SAUCE

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...

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