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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THAI PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

THAI PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

Fried rice is always my favorite thing to whip up because it’s easy and you have a meal in no time. You can pretty much throw whatever ingredients you like to include in...

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ARROZ CON GANDULES / RICE WITH PIGEON PEAS

ARROZ CON GANDULES / RICE WITH PIGEON PEAS

Arroz con gandules or rice with pigeon peas is Puerto Rican signature dish. I’ve never had it before and decided to give it a try when I saw it in the Puerto Rican...

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GYU DONBURI / BEEF BOWL

GYU DONBURI / BEEF BOWL

I always have a thing for Japanese food. Mention the word sashimi, and you can literally see me salivating like the Pavlov’s dog (not a pretty sight I know, but you get what...

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RICE WITH CRABS / ARROZ CON JUEYES

RICE WITH CRABS / ARROZ CON JUEYES

Arroz con Jueyes or known as rice with crabs is one of the one-pot dish that our family really enjoy. This classic Puerto Rican rice dish is rich orange-red in color thanks to...

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ASIAN MUSTARD GREENS RICE / KUA CHAI PUI

ASIAN MUSTARD GREENS RICE / KUA CHAI PUI

Asian mustard greens rice or known as kua chai pui, is quite a popular rice dish at my hometown, Medan in Indonesia. My mom made kua chai pui quite often. What I love...

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CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

Chee Cheong Fun is one of my favorite Dim Sum items to order. I never ever have Dim Sum without Chee Cheong Fun. Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of...

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NASI LEMAK/COCONUT MILK RICE

NASI LEMAK/COCONUT MILK RICE

Nasi lemak or coconut milk rice is a popular breakfast food in Indonesia and I believe also at its neighboring countries like Malaysia and Singapore. Nasi means rice in Indonesian language, and lemak...

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FRIED RICE WITH SHALLOTS

FRIED RICE WITH SHALLOTS

Shallots are one of the important ingredients in Southeast Asian kitchen. Shallots are used in fresh cooking in addition to being pickled. Finely sliced, deep-fried shallots are used as a condiment in Asian...

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RICE AND BEEF POCKETS

RICE AND BEEF POCKETS

I always love the idea of wrapped food that is steamed, or fried or baked. It’s like discovering something amazing within. This rice and beef pockets are ones of example how rice and...

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ASIAN-STYLE RISOTTO

ASIAN-STYLE RISOTTO

It took me few rounds of eating risotto before I can say “I kinda like risotto”. The first time I cooked it, it didn’t turn out too good. The texture was off and...

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PRESSED CALIFORNIA SUSHI

PRESSED CALIFORNIA SUSHI

Enough sushi already you would say ? Well, please bear with me while I’m sharing with you this last one sushi that I made, pressed California sushi. No rolling of sushi in involved...

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