Tamarind Spare-Ribs

    Tamarind Spare Ribs I have a tamarind recipe for chicken, which is a very old hand-me-down recipe. So now I am coming up with a spare ribs recipe with tamarind sauce. This is delicious eaten with rice and some freshly cooked vegetables. It looks deceptively long to cook, but, you only simmer it […]

Garlic Honey Mushroom

#Easter Eggs Nests Chinese Style.

Easter eggs in nests – Chinese style. I have been planning to post this since last week. The trouble is that: 1) I had some problem making the little nests. I thought I should use sweet potato strips to make the nests as it would give a nice brownish colour. However after a few attempts, I […]

Oriental Spicy #Chicken #Quick Stew

Dried Prawns Fried Rice

You Probably Have Not Tasted This Forgotten Penang Nyonya Dish!!

There are many recipes that have lost their way. Sometimes food that we used to enjoy while we were young are no longer around. This happens as things change, we move forward embracing changes to our life-styles, our cultures cross pollinate, old habits die and new inventions make our life better. Sometimes we forget our […]

Chicken and Cranberry Baked Rice

Are you suffering from left-over hang 0ver?   Well, I was, after Christmas!! I find it boring to eat too much left-overs, or too much of the same thing in consecutive days. We had turkey for Christmas and all the stuffing and trimmings. I did not prepare it, my other half did and all were shop […]

Stir Fried Bean Sprouts

Pan Fried Belacan Chicken with Capers, Lemon and Garlic

Pan Fried Belacan Chicken with Capers, Lemon and Garlic   I had this idea when I was researching for new recipes. I came across some dishes that use anchovies. Well, I have replaced anchovies with belacan before. I cooked a stuffed pepper dish by Delia Smith and I replaced the anchovies with belacan and it […]

Wait!! Chinese New Year is not over yet! Braised Turkey/Chicken

Chinese New Year Fare: Boxing Chicken

Vietnamese Chicken

 Vietnamese Chicken I had tasted different versions of Vietnamese chicken before. But the one that I liked was while living in Subang Jaya was the one in the Vietnamese Restaurant in called – what else,  Vietnamese Kitchen. Here is my version. Serves:         4-6 with rice and vegetables Prep time:    15 […]

Sweet and Sour Crabs

Ayam Percik – Grilled Chicken Kelantan Style

Garlic Crisps and Oil

Garlic Crisps and Garlic Oil Serves: Difficulty: easy Cost: £ Makes ½ cup (approx) Garlic Crisps and oil is one of the most important ingredients in a Penang Nyonya Kitchen ( Mine, at least). Garlic Oil is used to flavour soups, steamed fish, porridge, meat and savoury cakes. Shallot crisps and Shallot oil is made […]

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