Category Archives: Sides

deep-fried prawn fritters – cucur udang

I made prawn noodles and had some prawns left. I was wondering what to do with them – the possibilities are endless since I simply adore prawns. Then I thought…

grilled stuffed squid

I rarely buy squids because unfortunately, I am the only one at home who likes them. Apart from fried calamari, the LAM is not too impressed with squid. The other…

kong bak bao – chinese braised pork sliders (扣肉包)

When I was growing up, we rarely got to eat kong bak bao (扣肉包). This was because cooking the meat is a lengthy process involving quite a few steps and people…

sambal belacan

There is this Malay stall near where we live, and they make this divine, totally-to-die-for sambal belacan fried rice. The fried rice is also served with small bite-sized pieces of…

chicken masala

One of my friends has 7 sisters. Of all her sisters, two of them, sisters #1 and #2 are really, really fantastic cooks. It is part of my evil plan…

Philips Avance XL AirFryer review and a recipe for ngoh hiang

Having children really changes one’s lifestyle and one’s perspective. Because the LAM and I can both cook, we had cut down the number of times we dine out since we…

ayam siyow – stewed chicken in thick tamarind sauce

For me, cooking is very much a going-with-the-flow kind of thing. Most days, I cook what I feel like eating. Other days, it’s what’s in my fridge that dictates what…

chamchi jeon – korean tuna patties

Continuing with my Korean obsession, I made chamchi jeon yesterday. These are tuna patties. Normally, I don’t eat canned tuna. Neither does my mom, or my dad. But we all…

perfect roast potatoes

There is no doubt that Jaime Oliver can cook. I have tried quite a few of his recipes (mainly Italian) and they have worked pretty well. My favourite has to…

korean spicy pork bulgogi

Recently I had this thing for Korean food. I am not sure why but I really crave the combination of spicy and sweet. I wanted to cook pork today, and…