I have been meaning to share this super easy and super delicious Japanese char siu recipe for the longest time. You know why the delay? Because I was super lazy to buy some kitchen string and tie my pork belly into pretty looking round bundle. The extra step doesn’t do anything to improve the taste, […]
I am liking this pound cake with cream cheese and rum so much, and I think if you are a pound cake enthusiast, you need to give this velvet cream cheese pound cake a try. It’s not that much different than baking a regular pound cake, and the inclusion of cream cheese and rum make […]
Today I have a really quick and healthy salmon dish for you, broiled spicy miso mayo salmon. You will need some salmon fillets (~ 500 gram/1 pound), salt and pepper, mayonnaise, white miso, and Thai sweet chili sauce. This is great dish to prepare when you need to quickly make a tasty meal to feed […]
What do you do when you have plenty of eggs and cheese along with a bunch of vegetables you are trying to use up? My favorite solution is to turn them into crustless quiche. I am fully aware that people think of quiche as a standalone brunch/breakfast item, but in my home, we treat is […]
Eggplant is a very mild and bland vegetable, so I like to pair it with bold tasting sauce like Indonesian kecap manis and plenty of chilies. If you haven’t gotten to try Indonesian kecap manis, you are really missing out. Do yourself a favor and get one bottle already. Once you do, give this terong […]
My husband is a big fan of tofu dishes, and he gets cranky if I don’t cook tofu at least once a week. This means I am always searching for good recipes to prepare tofu so he doesn’t get bored with just eating fried tofu. Though, judging from his eating pattern, he doesn’t mind if […]
Curries and coconut milk are such a classic pairing that when I came across one without any coconut milk, it piqued my interest. The curry does look thinner than the one I am used to, but this kari ayam lengkuas – galangal chicken curry tastes mighty delicious and I don’t miss the coconut milk at […]
Want a recipe for an easy spicy sweet and sour fried chicken? There are a million ways to prepare sweet and sour sauce, but I think I have found a super easy way if your home is regularly stocked with Thai sweet chili sauce, tomato ketchup, and soy sauce.
The most traditional rendang is made with beef stew cuts, but I love to shake things up a bit, and sometimes I will use other meat (like chicken or pork), and even meatballs to make my rendang. Today, I am going to share my recipe for rendang bakso sapi – meatballs rendang.
How do you prepare your eggplant? Indonesian love to prepare eggplant dishes with plenty of sauce which goes really well with steamed white rice. One of my favorite eggplant dish is this terong saus tomat pedas – eggplant in spicy tomato sauce. A great thing about this dish is you can adjust the strength of […]
Rice bowl is one of the main staple of quick and cheap Japanese lunches, basically the stuff that fuels most Japanese salary man 😉 One of my favorite rice bowl is hayashi beef rice bowl. At a glance, hayashi beef rice looks like curry rice, but hayashi rice is sweet and fruity while curry rice […]
Spicy food lovers rejoice! Today I am sharing this wonderfully umami loaded bakso sapi saus Padang – Indonesian spicy meatballs with you. There are two parts of the recipe, making the meatballs, and the amazingly delicious saus Padang (spicy tomato and chili sauce). I get it that some don’t eat beef in their diets, like […]
Ayam suwir (shredded chicken) is one of Indonesian favorite comfort food. The idea is to poach one whole chicken, or in the US, just a pair of chicken breasts since the chicken in US is humongous compared to the one back home. Then, the chicken meat is shredded and cook further in a myriad way. […]
If you are like me, there can never be enough recipes for meatballs. So today I share with you this super easy hijiki tofu chicken meatballs, with easy teriyaki sauce for glaze. I love Japanese meatballs since most incorporate tofu with the meat, and making the meatballs (and burgers too) incredibly soft. If you have […]
If you are in the mood for some spicy dish, may I suggest giving this ayam goreng saus tauco – fried chicken in spicy soy bean sauce a try? There is two parts to this dish, fried chicken pieces, and the spicy soy bean sauce. Once you master this recipe, feel free to switch the […]
Asinan is an Indonesian dish where a combination of fruits and vegetables are cut and dice into small pieces and doused in a sweet, sour, and savory pickling liquid. Though I say pickle, there is almost no waiting time for the dish to mature other than chilling the whole thing in the fridge for a […]