Steamed Shrimp

Bought fresh shrimp yesterday and I didn’t get to cook them until this afternoon for lunch. Made a simple sauce mixture to pour on top before steaming the shrimp……so delicious! 1 pack fresh shrimp from Costco (guessing about 2 pounds), cleaned and deveined 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 small red chilies, sliced 2 tablespoons light […]

Fried Branzino

Tried Branzino for the first time – why does it taste so familiar? I feel like it tastes similar to another Asian fish but I don’t know what. 🤷🏻‍♀️ While we are on the topic of fish, I like to deep-fry my fish because I like to munch on the crispy head, fins, and tail, […]

Baked Feta Pasta

Made the famous Tik Tok baked feta pasta for dinner recently. There are so many versions out there but below is how we did ours – so easy and super delicious! ❤️ 8 ounces feta cheese 1-1/2 lbs tomatoes, cut into chunks 5 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 teaspoons […]

Laksa

For some reason, I woke up with a craving for laksa, lol. Thank goodness for instant laksa paste! Didn’t have a couple of the usual accompaniments but it was still perfection on this cold wintry day. ❤️

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) and Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spiced Fried Chicken)

For our New Year’s day dinner, I made coconut rice and spiced fried chicken and served them with your basic Nasi Lemak accompaniments such as sambal (a spicy sauce), crispy anchovies, roasted peanuts, sliced cucumber, and a hard-boiled egg. I can’t even begin to tell you how satisfyingly delicious the meal was! We are off […]

Chicken Mushroom Soup with Mee Suah (Somen)

Wanted to make something special for our New Year’s Eve meal but at the same time, nothing too elaborate (since I wanted to spend time with Keith and Alex more than anything), I decided to make our usual celebratory dish – chicken mushroom soup and mee suah. Not only does it smell/taste like Chinese New […]

Crispy Fried Pomfret

Been craving whole fish for the past couple of weeks. Finally made it to our local Asian store today and purchased these two beauties. Guess who ate the part with the head? Too delicious! 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon salt or to taste 2 golden pomfret, cleaned Oil for deep […]

Chicken Rice with Roast Pork Belly and Soy Sauce Chicken Livers

I have to admit that I been craving Malaysian foods lately and to assuage that need a little, I made chicken rice, sio bak (crispy roast pork belly), and soy sauce chicken livers yesterday. So delicious! Ugh, I can’t wait to eat the leftovers today. 😂 Make the chicken rice: 1-1/4 cups (uncooked) jasmine rice, […]

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) and Crispy Anchovies

On our last day of vacation, I made nasi lemak for lunch. It would have been a time-consuming dish to put together if I had to make the sambal from scratch but thankfully, we had managed to find jarred nasi lemak sambal (Tean’s Gourmet) a few months back and of course, I stocked up. 😬 […]

Salmon with Tomato and Avocado Salad

Recently, we cooked salmon fillets on the grill and they turned out absolutely delicious! We paired the salmon with a simple tomato and avocado salad (the tomatoes and avocado were cubed and combined with several spoonfuls of tomatillo avocado salsa). 😋 Directions for cooking frozen salmon fillets on the grill: Preheat the grill to about […]