Category Archives: Sides


red pepper (capsicum) butter rice

The recipe I am sharing today is very simple. But delicious. It is a great alternative to plain rice. And if you are throwing a dinner party, it is a…


pan-fried prawns

I have many trays of prawns in my freezer.  I always buy them when they are on sale and keep them for later. This morning, I really craved for some…


stir-fried pig liver with ginger and spring onion

If you are squeamish, look away now. Because today, I am cooking liver! I love pig liver. I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I really love…


gaeng keow waan (แกงเขียวหวาน) | thai green chicken curry

I love red curries. I love green curries too. When I visit a Thai restaurant, I simply MUST order both the red and green curries. I simply cannot pick which…


szechuan ‘saliva’ or mouth-watering chicken (四川口水鸡)

I apologize for the strange title of this dish. In my defense, I didn’t name the dish – it is a direct translation from its Chinese name. I wonder who’d…


{giveaway} steamed wild sea bass with lemongrass and ginger (ikan siakap stim)

When Pansing Distributions sent me a copy of Norman Musa‘s new book, Amazing Malaysian, the first thing I did was to flip through the book and drooled over all the amazing…


buttermilk fried chicken drumlets | a review of le creuset round french oven

It has been a while since I deep-fry any chicken wings (or parts).  Today, however, I decided to fry some chicken that had been soaking overnight in buttermilk. There are…


ddeokbokki (떡볶이) | korean spicy rice cakes

Korean Imperial cuisine aside, I think Korean food is generally very easy to prepare. This is certainly helped by the fact that many sauces used in Korean cooking come ready-made….


sukjunamul-muchim (숙주나물무침) | korean spicy sesame bean sprouts

Before I write anything else, I have a confession to make. I am usually NOT a fan of bean sprouts. In fact, mention the words “bean sprouts” and you are likely…


tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) | thai lemongrass shrimp soup

I love Thai food. But the LAM is not a fan, so we rarely eat at Thai restaurants, which is okay because this year, I am going to learn to…