Category Archives: Sides

braised threadfin with fermented soybeans

I love fish. I love it cooked in any way. Unfortunately, I am (thus far) the only one at home who likes fish. The LAM is not too keen on…

stir-fried kang kong with fermented beancurd

I had half a jar of fermented beancurd (豆腐乳) in my fridge. It had been there for quite a while because I kept forgetting it was there. I wanted to…

fried chicken with belacan and red fermented bean curd

The first time I saw this recipe, I was intrigued. There was such a mish-mash of ingredients that I was not even sure if it was going to work. But…

easy tandoori chicken

Once in a while, I stumble upon a really good recipe. This is one of them. Okay, if you think about it, learning how to cook tandoori chicken from an…

rice wine chicken 黄酒鸡

I must confess that I do not know a lot about Hakka cuisine. I know that the Hakka are famous for their abacus beads dishes (算盘子), their use of preserved…

smoky grilled paprika chicken

Do you have days when you simply cannot be bothered to cook? I do. Then I would feel bad. Because I really do not like to tabao (take-out) food when…

pan-fried sambal belacan prawns

I love spicy food. And I love prawns. Since I am the only one at home who REALLY likes prawns, I rarely cook them these days. Normally I would eat…

ayam assam tumis: chicken in tamarind gravy

I had never cooked a Peranakan dish. When the idea for this blog train came up, I was not really keen on joining in for the Peranakan session because, well,…

coleslaw – the LAM shares a recipe!

My husband is a damn fine cook. He just does not cook as much as he used to because, well, I like cooking a lot more. And I hog the…

lemongrass chicken

This is a really easy recipe. You only need two main ingredients to make this. Yep. Chicken and lemongrass. How much more easy can it get? About an hour before…