Sushi Bowl

This is a dish I first saw in Kimba’s Kitchen a while ago. I thought it’s a great way to have the flavor of sushi (Keith and I LOVE sushi!) without the hassle of making them. In my mind, I was already imagining our favorite sushi ingredients in the bowl – unagi, smoked salmon, teriyaki chicken, […]

Chicken Porridge

Alex applied for his first library card today at our local library! He also learned to look up books via the online catalog, as well as how to find those books on the shelves. Surprisingly, he was really excited throughout the whole experience. :D How our little boy is growing up… Here’s another dish I […]

Chicken & Tortilla Soup

Can you believe I had this recipe since 2003 and I never tried it until last year? It is now a family favorite! The original recipe, which I’ve adapted slightly for a simpler prep (not that it was complicated to begin with) can be found in The Best of Fine Cooking: 101 Quick Delicious Recipes […]

Green Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Here’s an easy weekday meal if you like curries. This sweet and spicy Thai dish gets its robust flavor from a pre-packaged paste and my absolute favorite brand is Maesri. Just follow the directions on the container (sometimes we just approximate…you can’t go wrong with it) and in no time at all, you’ll have a […]

Chicken Pot Pie

I was flipping through my Southern Living cookbook when this recipe caught my eye – Chicken Pot Pie with a cheddar crust (not sure why I had never noticed it before…too many cookbooks :-D). The recipe seems fairly simple and I love that it uses cooked chicken, which not only reduces the total prep time […]

Chicken Mushroom Soup

Note: Photos of the final dish were updated on December 25, 2017. With everyone at home (including myself) feeling under the weather, I decided to make the ultimate comfort food – chicken soup! In my family, this particular version is always eaten with mee suah (a thin, delicate noodle made from rice flour which signifies […]

Chicken Curry

This is the kind of curry my mom made when I was growing up, which is more along the line of Chinese-Malaysian curries as compared to the Malay or Indian version. As with most of my mom’s recipes, the dish comes without any actual measurement of the ingredients – everything was just “agak-agak”, meaning “more […]

Temaki (Hand Roll) Sushi

Of all the types of sushi, I decided to make hand roll sushi because it seems simpler compared to the rest and also, it doesn’t require a bamboo rolling mat (which I don’t have). :) We used the following ingredients for our sushi: Nori (roasted seaweed) sheets, cut in half lengthwise Sushi rice Wasabi Mayonnaise […]

Claypot Chicken Rice

I had never eaten Claypot Chicken Rice until I went over to West Malaysia for college. I first tasted it in Subang Jaya and have since then craved it occasionally. I found the following recipe online a few years back and thought that it tastes pretty much like the ones I used to eat in […]

Stir-Fried Chicken with Unagi Sauce

I had a bottle of unagi sauce in my pantry that was going to expire soon but I had no unagi to use it on. Hence, I decided to stir-fry some chicken with it. The dish was so simple to make and turned out really tasty. We ate it with rice and made hand roll sushi with […]