SZECHUAN HOT POT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE

HOT POT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE

Chinese New Year falls on January 31,2014 this year. When I still lived in Singapore, this is the time of the year that I looked forward to the most. I usually booked my...

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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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KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG

KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG

Jampong is one of my favorite Korean noodle soup. Perfect for the cooler weather and if it’s not obvious enough, anything that involves seafood, has a higher chance of getting my vote Jampong...

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SEAFOOD AND SCALLION PANCAKE

SEAFOOD AND SCALLION PANCAKE

I enjoy eating savory pancake and this is one of my favorite. Crispy on the edge, moist and soft in the middle. We’re a seafood lover and to include it in a pancake...

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FRIED TEMPEH WITH SPICY SAUCE / SAMBAL GORENG TEMPEH

FRIED TEMPEH WITH SPICY SAUCE / SAMBAL GORENG TEMPEH

Tempeh or translated into soy bean cake is a very common food in Indonesia. It is considered a “cheap” source of protein. It wasn’t popular at all (outside of Indonesia) until recently. I’ve...

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MINCED DUCK SATAY / SATE LILIT BEBEK

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...

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VIETNAMESE-INSPIRED PORK NOODLE SOUP

VIETNAMESE-INSPIRED PORK NOODLE SOUP

If you want a satisfying noodle soup dish that can be whipped up in no time, look no further! This one will sure warm up that heart and soul (may be a bit...

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KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING

KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING

I have to admit it can be challenging to prepare some of the Indonesian dishes because of the different uncommon spices and herbs being used. Take “kencur” for example. Kencur is a very...

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THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Yes, I love Thai food. The sourness, they spicyness, the sweetness, the herbs and spices used in cooking…I mean….loads of taste and flavor working together to please my taste buds. You will find...

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SPICY WATER SPINACH SALAD / LOMBOK PLECING KANGKUNG

SPICY WATER SPINACH SALAD / LOMBOK PLECING KANGKUNG

Lombok is one of the beautiful islands of Indonesia in case you have never heard of it. I know many people heard of Bali, but many have no clue about all the other...

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STEAMED TARO CAKE WITH DRIED SHRIMP TOPPINGS / O KUE

STEAMED TARO CAKE WITH DRIED SHRIMP TOPPINGS / O KUE

Steamed taro cake with dried shrimp toppings or what we call “o kue” in Medan, Indonesia, is one of our family’s favorite savory snacks. These delicious savory taro cake is commonly seen at...

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CHICKEN WITH RED LENTILS

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...

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