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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

Nasi Lemak is a popular meal in Malaysia and Singapore, and is eaten at all times of the day. There are many different variations of the dish, with accompaniments that extend from simple traditional ingredients such as sambal ikan bilis (dried anchovies sambal), a few slices of cucumber, fried ikan bilis (anchovies), roasted peanuts, and […]