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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ayam Goreng Berempah(Malaysian Style Spiced Fried Chicken)



This spiced fried chicken was made last weekends to go with some steamed rice and lentil soup, my all time favorite combination. I made this fried chicken for me as I was craving for it for a long time and I often stay away from deep frying at home due to my not so Asian cooking friendly kitchen. My kitchen exhaust is not powerful enough to draw the smell of deep fried spices off. And also we have been trying to eat healthy thus staying away from deep fried foods make sense.

So like I said just now, it was made mainly for me, but N tasted it and loved it, so I ended up sharing a little more than half of my yummy fried chicken with him. Which was good, as I was making way too many anyway.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Teriyaki Sauce & Teriyaki Chicken


Teriyaki Chicken was my all time favourite when I was an exchange student in Japan back in the 90s, my liking for it extended to everywhere I go, I kind of like subconsciously looking for the "wow" effect it got on me the first time I had it in Japan.... with no avail....

And guess what, the way I am with things and life... I made it at home!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Vegetarian Roasted Duck Rice



Years back when I used to work in Jalan Ampang, KL, Malaysia. Among all the tall office buildings around Jalan Ampang, right opposite of my then office hides a small heritage Chinese temple. It is a very interesting scene to see white collars visiting the temple and do their prayers during lunch break or after working hours.

The temple also has a small canteen that sells delicious vegetarian/vegan meals. I loved their vegetarian wonton noodle and also the vegetarian chicken rice that they sell every Friday. Their Vegetarian roasted duck was also one dish to die for. Just like my hometown friend Stephanie said: " I don't mind being vegetarian eating this everyday!"

I was searching for recipe for this vegetarian roasted duck online and most of the recipes called for stuffing like mushrooms and shredded carrot. I liked that version too but it was not the ones that I really missed. I like my vegetarian roasted duck a little crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

So I decided to create my own version and this comes quite close to what I remembered! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chili Sauce for Hainanese Chicken Rice



This is the chili sauce I made to go with my Hainanese Chicken Rice and Vegetarian Duck Rice.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Adzuki Bean White Fungus Sweet Soup



I grow up eating red bean (Adzuki) soup as dessert/snack a lot. There are many ways to prepare this sweet soup, adding palm sugar, pandan/screwpine leaves, black glutinous rice are some of the variances.

But making this sweet soup with white fungus (銀耳)is something new to me, mom and I had this sweet soup made this way the first time sometimes ago at the Dharma Drum's Temple, it was part of the vegetarian feast they had over the Buddha's birthday celebration. 

We liked it instantly and thought the combination make a lot of sense, Adzuki bean being high in fiber and iron but slightly heat-y is well compensated with the cooling effect of white fungus, not only that, adding the white fungus make the soup that much more smooth and creamy!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fish Tikka



As I mentioned in my previous post , N brought back a big piece of salmon last weekend and I turned the thinner part of the salmon into Teriyaki Salmon Bento for A. The thicker cut were marinated with yogurt and spices for hours, and made into this yummy fish tikka. I also made some Chicken Tikka at the same time. 

In the evening we turned the TV on and watch a good movie while enjoying the tikkas with beer and ice tea. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Toddler Meal -- Teriyaki Salmon Bento



I made Fish Tikka as afternoon snack yesterday over movie, the thicker cuts of the huge salmon fillet N bought were all made into Fish tikka and I turn the thinner cuts into this yummy salmon Teriyaki Bento for A, he had this for dinner and enjoyed it very much.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bharawan/Bhagarey Baigan (Stuffed Eggplant)



This is probably the best Eggplant dish I have ever tried, I like the taste and texture, every bit of it, and if you have never tasted this before, I said you should... really!
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