Lamb Rendang with Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

I decided to make lamb rendang today with only the ingredients that are currently in my pantry – so no fresh chilies, shallots, or galangal. Instead, I used dried chilies, yellow onion, and ginger. Thankfully, I had a couple stalks of lemongrass in my freezer. It turned out soooooooo good! I served it with nasi […]

Steak Dinner

Recently, I watched a video on famous steakhouses in New York City and I had a hankering for steak since then, lol. I’m sure I don’t make it as good as the professional chefs but our ribeye steaks along with potatoes pan-fried in beef fat and stir-fried green beans sure tasted delicious to us! Not […]

Comfort Food – Rice Porridge

Made this when it started getting chillier back in September but honestly, like I need any reason to have porridge, lol. I like my porridge to be on the soupy side…..how about you? And my absolute favorite topping is…….crispy anchovies! Hands down! What’s your favorite topping?

Paratha Curry Puffs

Delicious paratha curry puffs – got the idea of using paratha as a curry puff pastry from a Singaporean friend a while back. Thank you for the great idea, Janice! 😁 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 to 1-1/4 pounds ground chicken (dark meat) 1 pound frozen diced potatoes (I use Ore-Ida Diced Hash Brown Potatoes) […]

Chicken, Fish Ball, and Tofu Soup

This is another dish from my childhood that I was reminiscing about lately. It’s an absolute comfort food to me – more hearty than your simple egg drop soup but still lighter than your typical American cream-based soup. Delicious! 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 to 1-1/4 pounds ground chicken 1 […]

Steamed Fish with Chinese Preserved Radish

Another style of steamed fish – this time with ginger, garlic, and salted, spicy, shredded radish (plus a few other ingredients). So yum! I had a second helping of rice! 4 frozen tilapia fillets, do not have to thaw 1/2 tablespoon oil A couple thin slices of ginger, julienned 1/2 (3.5 oz) package salted spicy […]

Steamed Fish

I truly eat with eyes first! After watching a video of a restaurant serving a giant steamed fish, I immediately felt the need to eat some, lol. It doesn’t have to be a humongous fish obviously…..in fact, I find fillets to be extremely convenient to steam. Yum! 4 frozen tilapia fillets, do not have to […]

Fried Stuffed Tofu and Chicken Fritters

Today, I made fried stuffed tofu and chicken fritters. The stuffing is the exact same mixture I use to make the chicken fritters, so whatever you have left after filling the tofu, just fry it up (in fact, I typically double the filling so I can make more chicken fritters!). Yum! 😁 2 (19 oz) […]

Homemade Char Siu and Kolo Mee

For dinner yesterday, I made a simplified version of char siu (Chinese barbecued pork) and kolo mee, a simple dish of noodles tossed in a mixture of light, flavorful seasonings. Too delicious to stop eating! Enjoy! Make the barbecued pork: 1/2 cup light soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons cream sherry Approx 2 to […]