Category Archives: Sides

stir-fried cured cuttlefish and fish maw with sambal

The thought of this dish will bring out extreme reactions – you will either start drooling, or you will be gasping in horror. If your reaction is the latter, read…

grilled turmeric and paprika chicken wings

I had no idea what to call these wings. I was thinking maybe “Diana’s this-and-that wings” but it sounded kinda lame. In the end, I decided to name it for…

hae bee hiam: spicy dried shrimp sambal

Today I did something I have never done before. I made Hae Bee Hiam. It was so different from what I normally would cook – I tend to go for…

pad gkaprow mu: thai basil pork

After my success with cooking Three Cups Chicken a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in *strong like* with Thai basil. I was looking recipes that contained Thai basil…

couscous with onion, cucumber and red pepper

I like grilling fish or chicken for dinner. Sometimes the LAM would grill a steak or lamb chops, which I love too. But I do not always want to have…

chinese style chicken chop

So, I tried making Spicy Chicken with Honey from  “A Taste of Home” by Andrew Kow, and flushed with my success as it was super delicious, I decided to try another…

spicy chicken with honey

I like trying new things. Once in a while I find a gem of a recipe, and that really makes my day. So I was poring through my copy of…

beef doenjang jjigae (된장 찌개): korean soy bean paste stew

A few years ago, if you were to ask me if I liked Korean food, my reply would have been an immediate “NOPE”. Things changed when we had the mother…

lor bak: braised pork in light soy sauce (卤肉)

When I was a kid, I would watch while my mom made a HUGE pot of braised pork. I would salivate as I took in the aroma of the pork…

steamed threadfin, my mom’s way

I am a Teochew and what we Teochews love is fish. Fresh, fresh fish. Why? Because we love our fish steamed, and you must only use the best, the freshest fish…