Coconut Pandan Bread (Tangzhong Method)

Love this light and fluffy, coconut, pandan-flavored bread! It is so easy to make with a bread machine and the bread is delicious as is or slathered with kaya, a coconut jam that is a staple in most Malaysian households. Enjoy! Adapted from the Classic Sandwich Bread recipe by King Arthur Flour 3 cups unbleached […]

Malaysian Nasi Lemak

O.M.G. Everything is so delicious and goes fantastic together! The hours of toiling to make the sambal and the body aches afterwards are well-worth it after all! Lol. Behold the Nasi Lemak dish… Recipe for the fragrant, rich coconut rice can be found in a previously published post – Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice). Alternatively, you […]

Turmeric Fried Chicken

In addition to the basic accompaniments, I decided to make fried chicken as well to go with the nasi lemak. So simple but yet so delicious! About 4-1/2 pounds chicken legs/drumsticks* 2-1/2 teaspoons (regular table) salt 3-1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder Peanut oil or other oil for deep-frying *You can use whichever chicken parts you prefer. […]

Anchovy Sambal (Sambal Ikan Bilis)

Warning! This recipe is not for the faint-hearted! Let me be frank – if I have access to decent anchovy sambal (i.e. if I’m in Malaysia), I will not be toiling over the stove for hours to produce this indescribable spicy deliciousness. :) Today, I will be making Nasi Lemak, Malaysia’s national dish, of which […]

Malaysian Honeycomb Cake/Beehive Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes from childhood! Named after its honeycomb-like patterns, it has two distinct layers – the top is light and tender while the bottom has a texture similar to a sponge cake. The flavor is reminiscent of warm, delicious butterscotch and is surprisingly not too sweet – we absolutely love […]

Stir-Fried Tom Yum Noodles

Just something I had a hankering for this afternoon – simple and oh so delicious! 1 (6.75 ounces) package rice noodles/rice sticks/bee hoon/maifun* 2 tablespoons oil (I use extra light olive oil) About 1 pound shrimp 1 English cucumber, seeds removed and sliced thin** 4 tablespoons tom yum paste*** 2 tablespoons fish sauce *The only […]

Brioche French Toast Casserole

My sis and her family made a quick trip out here to see us over the Easter weekend. We had a great time catching up and eating, of course. :) According to my sis, everything we made when they visited was so delicious, lol. Although we didn’t really do anything special, we definitely appreciate the […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting

Instead of studying, this is what I did in my little bit of free time today. :) The cupcakes are deliciously rich in chocolate flavor but light and tender at the same time. Not only that, it is super easy and quick to whip up. Enjoy! P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day! Chocolate Cupcakes {Adapted from the […]

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Happy Friday! Chinese New Year (CNY) is next week and I am feeling kinda bluesy. I have to say this is the time when I miss my family the most. Anyway, still no CNY treats in sight and at this rate, it’s looking highly unlikely I would be having a CNY baking marathon especially since […]