Malaysian Style Lamb Korma/Kurma

When you combine a mixture of dried ground spices, whole spices and trinity of shallots, garlic and ginger, you get the basic flavouring for this rich mutton curry. The Malaysian touch is obvious in this recipe as it involves candlenuts (which I heard not used by the typical North India/South India curry blend). Candlenuts is used to […]

Mushroom Pilaf/Pilau

This dish is simplicity itself. The Basmati rice is infused with a delicious blend of spices and lots of mushrooms. I had this pilaf rice served with the Indian Lamb Kurma and it was a marriage in heaven! You can also serve this with any other Roast dish. Ingredients: 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 clove […]

Fish in Wine Sauce

The simplicity of this dish is a typical of Chinese home cook and brings out the natural sweetness of the fish. The pure white flesh of the fish is a stunning contrast to the jet black of the wood-ear fungus. I learnt how to rinse the fish with white vinegar (you may leave them soaking […]

Easy Thai Mango Salad

The mango tree in my in laws place is slowly ripening but few of them didn’t survive the crazy wind over the weekend and dropped! I picked them up and they were still green and firm so I thought I’ll make Thai mango salad. The salad can be a great side dish. Very much like Thai papaya […]

Guest Post: Chinese Style Steamed Fish

I recently received an email from Tom Lee from Santa Barbara Fish Market about sharing his view on health benefits of seafood. Tom started to develop his love for cooking because he wanted to eat healthier as he became more active and involved with personal fitness. I really like his recipe as it shows off how delicious a meal when […]

Spencer Village: Nasi Lemak from Straits Cuisine

Turmeric coated crispy fried Chicken and Fish Devilish Sambal and Egg sunny side-up Crunchy Peanuts and Anchovies Fragrant Coconut rice

Ojingeuh Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Stir Fry Squid)

My fascination on Korean dishes led  me to borrowing a book from the local library and attempt to cooking this dish. I remember vaguely that I have eaten this spicy squid dish served with Korean noodles at a Korean BBQ restaurant in Malaysia. Seriously, I miss the taste! I haven’t look around much in Perth Korean eat-outs but I’m […]