Peanut Cucumber Salad

The summer heat has arrived, and I need something to cool down, please! Bring those soaring temperatures down and beat the heat with this refreshing peanut cucumber salad. It’s perfect for those sweltering days! I ended up having this Asian-inspired salad for lunch and it was just what I needed to help cope with the…

Spicy Malay Chicken Curry

Malay chicken curry  (Kari Ayam) is one of the best chicken curries in the world. Simple, soupy, and redolent of the flavors from South East Asia. I was inspired to take the Malay chicken curry recipe and add a whole lot of spices to make it a spicy chicken curry. This recipe has almost every…

Beef Fried Rice

I have been enjoying a lot of fried rice lately. It’s been my go-to recipe every time I’m unsure of what to cook. Instead of cooking one type of fried rice, I have mixed it up to try something new! I have previously posted egg fried rice and vegetable fried rice. Those who have tried those came…

Steamed Soy Fish

A well-steamed and seasoned fish is one of the best dishes you could eat. You know it is steamed just right when the fish falls apart easily when you cut with a butter knife. And the glorious moment when you taste it is so worth it I recommend non-fish lovers to also try it. This…

Spicy Sprouts Salad

Bean sprouts make a refreshing salad. Add some chilli powder to that and you got yourself a dynamite dish! I love spicy food even though I can’t handle it at times. There is something incredibly satisfying about SPICY hot food that makes you go Argh! That’s a tongue numbing, mouth-watering, tear jerking, awesomeeee dish. This is one…

Sesame Chicken Meatballs

Once in a while, we all need a good meatball in our lives. Something incredible happens when you mix ground meat with bread, herbs, and seasoning. This dish is a fusion of east meeting west. I love sesame on almost anything, and it just seemed to work brilliantly on meatballs! Try this over the weekend…

Silken Soy Tofu

Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing it into blocks. You will find that it comes in different textures of soft, medium, hard etcetera. Tofu is said to have originated in China. The story goes that over 2000 years ago, a Chinese cook accidently curdled soy milk when he added nigari seaweed. Ever…

Vegetarian Fried Rice

So continuing my Asian food high, I bring to you Vegetarian Fried Rice! The secret to an amazing fried rice is to use butter instead of oil. It takes fried rice from excellent to oh my god that is brilliant! I enjoyed this with sesame chicken last week (also on my blog) and the combination…

Orange Chicken

When I joined my husband in the US, we had orange chicken for dinner on the first day. It was lip-smacking, fantabulous! It was a small Chinese takeaway around the corner from where we live. The food was so good that I have tried to recreate some of it in my kitchen ever since. The orange…

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Green beans are loaded with fiber, copper, calcium, iron, and vitamins. With all those benefits, it is no wonder that they make a popular side dish to many meals. They can be cooked in multiple ways but I tend to enjoy green beans that are crispy and well seasoned. This recipe fulfilled both those requests. I…