Every Chinese-Malaysian or Singaporean Peranakan family has their own version of Kiam Chye Boey (translated to salted vegetable leftovers). It’s basically a stew with leftover meats boiled with salted mustard greens, other fresh vegetables and assam (tamarind), and it will be cooked after a […]
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There’s something comforting about a hot steaming bowl of Thai curry when the weather gets cooler. These curries are loaded with sweet, salty, spicy and fresh flavors that ignite your taste buds. Pumpkin in particular adds a kick of natural sweetness and lots of nutrition […]
I have to confess, I’m not a huge cauliflower fan especially when it’s served raw or steamed without any other flavoring. However, a beachside café in Australia served up a roasted cauliflower dish that knocked my socks off! This may not be an exact recreation […]
When summer hits and the weather becomes unbearably hot, we all want to eat something cold to refresh the body. In Japan, hiyashi chuka (chilled Chinese) is an incredibly popular cold ramen dish that everyone craves in summer. It’s not only easy to put together, […]
Found in various food establishments in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, otak-otak is a dish of chopped up fish or fish paste combined with spices, tapioca starch or eggs, and wrapped in banana leaves to be grilled or steamed. The name comes from the Malay and […]
Italian food is wildly popular in many countries across the globe and each country has its own take on pasta and pizza. What I’ve noticed is the proliferation of Asian-Italian fusion restaurants in Asia, especially in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. Even though I’m […]