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 […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Yikes, I’ve been so neglectful of my blog…..I will try to do better. ❤️ P.S. If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, look me (Simple Pleasures in our Lives) up – I do a better job of keeping up with them when I lack time. :)

Peanut Pancakes

Made apam balik (Malaysian/Singaporean-style peanut pancake) for a delicious afternoon snack. Used The MeatMen recipe and Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage White Flour. Yum! Personal note: I typically spread a thin layer of softened butter on the pancakes before adding the peanut mixture.

Heritage Flours

Received our order on Friday and will be trying heritage flours for the first time. Got a sample of sourdough starter from Sunrise Flour Mill as well – supposedly (according to the story passed down), this sourdough strain originated from Italy and has been maintained for over 100 years! I just reconstituted it a short […]

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, […]