Herbs


PAN-FRIED CHIVES CAKE
I got hooked with this pan-fried chives cake when I was still in college many moons ago. In fact, I think I got hooked with eating chives because of this Chinese chives cake. I used to buy frozen chives cake from Asian grocery store and steam them at home before […]

PAN-FRIED CHIVES CAKE


Sweet Vinegar peanuts
When I have a bowl or a can of peanuts with me, things can get a little out of hand. Most of you probably knows how it’s like. I don’t just eat ONE or TWO or TEN peanuts. The next thing I know, I can easily demolish the whole bowl […]

SWEET VINEGAR PEANUTS


Meatballs and pasta 2
As common as meatballs and pasta is, believe it or not, I never had it before. I’m not sure why. Most importantly though I’ve tried it now and made the meatballs from scratch too lol! Thanks to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution 😉 MEATBALLS AND PASTA (4 servings) 4 sprigs of […]

MEATBALLS AND PASTA



THAI GREEN PAPAYA SALAD / SOM TUM
Thai Green papaya salad or som tum is a spicy salad made from shredded unripened papaya. The dish combines the four main tastes of Thai cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar. In Thailand, it is customary that a customer ask the preparer […]

THAI GREEN PAPAYA SALAD / SOM TUM


Pecel
Pecel is an Indonesian sauce based on peanuts. It is commonly served over boiled vegetables. It is pretty similar to the sauce used in Gado-gado. In Pecel, Kencur is used as one of the spices. I’m not sure what Kencur is called in English, it’s pretty close to Galangal, but […]

PECEL/INDONESIAN-STYLE SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING


BRAISED PORK BELLY
My mom made braised pork belly with some potatoes and boiled eggs today. Yumm! I haven’t had it for a while and this is quite a treat. The thought of using pork belly for cooking can be quite daunting, especially if you are watching your waist line and pretty health […]

BRAISED PORK BELLY



SUPER QUICK SALMON STIR FRY
Now, who doesn’t want a super quick meal that still looks somewhat takes some efforts to prepare and of course yummy? Especially now that I’m kept busy by the little one who has voracious appetite (Not that I complain, I’m glad she is) Sign me up! This is another recipe […]

SUPER QUICK SALMON STIR-FRY


PIG'S STOMACH SOUP
Actually pig’s stomach soup is also not consumed only during confinement period. My mom prepared this most of the time during Chinese New Year or some important events. This is actually one of my favorite soups. Please don’t gag just yet. I know many people are not into organ meats […]

PIG’S STOMACH SOUP


Chicken double boiled with DOM 4
After 10 days of not showering (I know…I know…!!), finally today I have the luxury of taking a shower. Something that we all take for granted everyday, is a luxury during confinement period. The whole idea of confinement period and confinement diet is to restore energy and the heat lost […]

CHICKEN DOUBLE BOILED WITH DOM BENEDICTINE LIQUEUR



POT-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
I ran out of idea on what to do with chicken. So, again, I put Jamie Oliver’s cookbook to a good use and it is a life saver. This is not your typical sweet and sour chicken/pork that you have eaten, deep-fried and glazed with sweet and sour sauce. This […]

POT-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE


Pot-roasted pork 2
I’m still cooking with Jamie Oliver as you can see This is another wonderful recipe from his Happy Days with the Naked Chef. POT-ROASTED PORK IN WHITE WINE WITH GARLIC, FENNEL AND ROSEMARY (6 servings) 3 1/2 lbs boneless pork loin 1 Tbsp fennel seeds 2-3 large pats of butter […]

POT-ROASTED PORK IN WHITE WINE WITH GARLIC, FENNEL AND ROSEMARY


Cilantro and Lime rice 2
I made this rice to accompany the Thai Green Curry dish that I made and they went REALLY well together and so easy to make too. CILANTRO AND LIME RICE (2 servings) 2 C cooked Jasmine Rice (the amount depends on how much you eat per serving ) 1 handful […]

CILANTRO AND LIME RICE



flour and water crust chicken 1
When I saw this recipe on Jamie Oliver’s “Happy Days with the Naked Chef” cook book, I knew immediately that I must make this flour and water crust chicken. As weird as the title sounds, this chicken tastes incredibly tender and good. It is also very easy to make and […]

FLOUR AND WATER CRUST CHICKEN


Japanese Rolled Pork with Plums 2
I’m on the roll with Jamie Oliver’s cook book. I guess I just love most of his recipes because they are pretty simple and sophisticated at the same time (don’t know if I make any sense). This is a simple appetizer from Japan. The pork is lean and being steamed. […]

JAPANESE ROLLED PORK WITH PLUMS


spaghetti 2
There are days when I just want to cook something easy and light. When I flipped through Jamie Oliver’s Happy Days with The Naked Chef cook book, I saw Spaghetti with Marjoram and Tomatoes recipe. This simple yet healthy and refreshing dish just get my attention. The taste of the […]

EASY PEASY SPAGHETTI WITH MARJORAM AND TOMATOES