Aromatic scent of lemongrass, coconut milk, bay leaves and kaffir lime leaves slowly filled our kitchen as we steamed the jasmine rice with added turmeric to naturally give its distinct color. The spiced tempeh was well seasoned: salty, sweet yet spicy with a hint of acidity from tamarind. We made our own sambal with garlic, […]
Steamed chicken and mushroom rice, nasi tim ayam jamur, indonesian food, nasi tim ayam
Easy to make vientamese noodle with grilled chicken.
Shepherd’s Pie, Cottage’s Pie, you name it. But I will stand with my fellow Australians to call this dish the “Shepherd’s Pie”. The idea is very simple, beef ragu topped with potatoes served in ramekins. Made for dinner a few nights ago, I was humbled by its not-so-secret ingredients: fresh and lean beef mince cooked with crushed garlic, sweet onions, perfectly […]
This chicken tikka masala recipe is inspired by Jamie Oliver. Make it complete with your own Paratha bread.
Healthy quinoa salad with turbocharged blackened chicken.
I still remember vaguely the time i went to my favorite Japanese Restaurant in Perth. The crowd, the smell of oil for deep frying, the long queue… Its all part of the ritual. I waited impatiently for my turn, until the lady asked me what I wanted. “Large Miso Katsudon, no pickle, having here, please!”, […]
Warm baguette with crispy pancetta, lightly-spiced chicken breast and turbo-charged guacamole. On the side: fresh green lettuce, joyful cress and stunning radish, dressed in red wine and olive oil vinagerrate. Recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals
People say there is a first time in everything. From first job, first car, first love and luckily for me, this time it is my first time making these scrumptious potstickers. I even challenged myself to roll my own gyoza wrappers. The filling was simply made of lean pork mince, and fresh Chinese cabbage seasoned […]
I have a curry plant at the back of my house which has been there since I moved in. I thought I would utilize it by making this fabulous Malaysian comfort food. There were indeed many unfamiliar ingredients like turmeric, galangal or lemon grass that made me scratched my head. But it was actually fun experimenting […]
Summer can sometimes be nasty. With temperature hitting 39 degrees, you don’t want to risk cooking too much and contribute to rapidly sweltering air. Potato salad was my best friend last week as I needed something to cool myself down. As easy as counting one two three, preparation took less than 30 minutes. Best prepared the […]
This Christmas I decided to do something I haven’t done before: roasting this ginormous leg ham. Cooking started by reparing the jerk marinate one day before: humble garlic, red brave onion, loud jalapeno, tiny little thyme, proud bay leaves, with goodness of ground allspice, nutmeg and clove, and finished off with a splash of golden […]
Crispy Polenta Chicken with Caesar Salad // Fresh green lettuce, red cherry tomato, cheerful afalfa sprouts tossed together with golden crispy polenta chicken and crunchy garlic infused ciabatta croutons, dressed with tangy lemon juice, sharp parmesan, aromatic basil, strong anchovies fillets and goodness of natural yoghurt. Merry Christmas! // Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s #15minutemeals
Who has never had tacos before? If you raised your hand then I am with you. Last night I put my faith in this Jamie Oliver’s 15-minute meals recipe to guide me through my first Mexican journey. And I could say that it was the best tacos I’ve ever had! All the flavours went really well […]