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 […]

Air Fryer Sio Bak (Crispy Roast Pork Belly)

Happy Chap Goh Mei! Today is the 15th and last day of Chinese New Year and back home, we would typically have a mini celebratory dinner but since I have to work all day today, all I could scrounge up was a delicious dish of crispy roast pork belly, lol. Can I tell you a […]

Salmon with Penzeys Jerk Chicken and Fish Seasoning

We had a simple late lunch this afternoon – salmon with Penzeys Jerk Chicken and Fish Seasoning, served with rice and sweet corn. So easy and delicious! Recipe: Large piece of salmon from Costco 😂 (I didn’t even check the weight before throwing away the packaging) Olive oil Fresh lemon juice from 2 lemons (or […]

Simple Fried Chicken Strips

Not my usual marinade for fried chicken but a delicious one nevertheless…..although I have to say I do prefer the seasonings with pork chops, if given a choice. Enjoy! For my equally simple go-to fried chicken recipe (one I grew up with), check out my Favorite Fried Chicken or Macaroni Salad and Fried Chicken posts. […]

Easy Open-Faced Omelet

I find that I use a LOT of aromatics and salt-free seasonings/spices nowadays to boost flavor since I have to drastically cut back my sodium intake (I miss salt!). My go-to aromatics are garlic (my absolute favorite) and sweet onion (you can get a giant bag of the sweet onions at Costco for less than […]

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

So, you have leftover lemon juice after making lemon muffins……hmmm, what should you do with it? Make this easy-peasy lemony, garlicky shrimp dish – so delicious! 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 10-12 cloves garlic, minced About 1 pound shrimp 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon […]