Grilled Turmeric Chicken and Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

Sunday is usually a big cooking day for us, so that all we would need to do during the busy weekdays is just reheating. One of the dishes we made this week was grilled turmeric chicken. This recipe originally comes from Linda of Roti n Rice. The dish is easy to make (it is simply […]

Rotisserie Chicken Porridge

Another busy week flew by…due to the lack of time in our lives, I often cook in huge quantities (enough to last us several meals). It’s not exactly an ideal situation but at least we get to have a home-cooked meal most days. Usually, I would make something tried and true, of course. It has to be […]

Salted Fish Fried Rice

Where has the time gone to? (I ask that question a lot in my life. :D) A couple of weeks ago, we bought 4 yards of mulch (basically a HUGE mound) for our flower/herb gardens and Keith and I have been weeding and mulching every chance we have and we’re still not done. Aaargh…I almost, almost wish […]

Shrimp and Avocado Sushi

We had sushi for lunch and dinner today. It was absolutely delicious! And it was actually my first time making rolled sushi with a bamboo mat – took me a couple of tries before I managed to get the hang of it. What do you think? Not too shabby for an amateur, right? :D Nori (roasted […]

Rotisserie Chicken and Preserved Egg Porridge

The cooler, more seasonable weather recently gave me the perfect reason (like I’d need one :D) to indulge in one of my cold-weather comfort foods – porridge! This time, I combined my love of rotisserie chicken and preserved eggs in one pot. Normally, we would eat the preserved eggs as is, like a condiment but I also find them to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sushi Rice

I’ve wanted to make sushi for a while now but had never attempted to because the task of making sushi rice had always seemed so daunting. It turned out to be as simple as can be. 2 cups sushi rice 2 cups water 6 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar Rinse rice with water until water runs […]

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 […]

“Frying” Ikan Bilis (Anchovies) in the Microwave!

Recently, I came across a really ingenious tip – frying anchovies in the microwave. I admit I was a little skeptical of this cooking method at first. I mean I like my anchovies really crispy and I was doubtful that the microwave could turn out really crispy anchovies, ones that are comparable to the traditional […]