I hope you are not bored with my barrage or fried chicken recipes, because today I am going to share another variation of my trusted recipe with a Thai influence, the spicy tamarind glazed fried chicken.
Main Dish Recipes
There are so many variations of sweet and sour pork, and they are all equally delicious. The one I am most familiar with is of course the Cantonese version, which is the one with slices of pineapples, bell pepper, and onion. Today I am going to share the recipe for Peking sweet & sour pork […]
Sometimes the best meal is the simplest. Take this buttermilk roast chicken for example, they taste amazingly good, and all you need to recreate this at home are the commonest of pantry ingredients. Other than buttermilk, you only need salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder (or paprika powder), and garlic. This dish is one of the […]
In my twenties, I spent five years in Upstate New York. During those years, one of my favorite restaurants is a family own Vietnamese restaurant in the college town simply named Vietnam Restaurant. It’s not the cheapest place, there’s always “Chinese” restaurant for that, but the food is simply marvelous. My favorite among the menu […]
Last week I received a question from my reader if there is a way to bake the chicken strips for many of my fried chicken recipes. It got me to thinking, and after experimenting a bit, I think the recipe that I come up with should work. And since I don’t want to repost one […]
The cold weather has been pretty insane lately, and here in Minnesota, the average day time temperature hovers around – 20 Celsius ( < 0 Fahrenheit!). It is the first time my life to ever experience such extreme cold winter, which by the way is business as usual around here. With such weather, I have […]
There are many dishes served in numerous Chinese restaurants in Indonesia that I cannot find anywhere else. One such dish is this super delicious ayam goreng lada garam, and another one is ayam goreng mentega. Ayam goreng lada garam – spicy chili fried chicken can be considered a more recent invention, probably in the last […]
There was a food stall I frequented when I was a student in Malaysia that sold superb inche kabin to go along with nasi lemak. Although rendang will always be the popular choice for nasi lemak, I almost always couldn’t stop myself and ended up with one inche kabin (fried chicken) too. Years later I learned […]
The weather is getting cold, the snow is falling, and people are trying to stay warm. It is winter time in Minnesota, and most definitely a perfect time to cook up a batch of laksa ayam – chicken coconut milk soup. Serve this spicy chicken soup with some steamed white rice and be ready for […]
Crispy fried fish batons coated with sublime thick honey lemon sauce. You just know you are going to have a tough time stopping yourself from eating the whole lot in one seating. If you do make this ikan goreng saus lemon – fried fish in honey lemon sauce, be sure to share. Or just make […]
Indonesian kroket (croquette) conjures image of deep fried cylindrical finger food with savory meat filling wrapped in mashed potato, coated in egg and bread crumbs. As much as I love the traditional version, I have to admit that it takes time and patience to shape individual croquette. Also, there are days that I simply don’t […]
What’s your childhood favorite food? To most Indonesian around my age, ahem, the top spot is probably reserved for ayam goreng mentega – fried chicken in buttery sweet soy sauce. Crispy fried chicken pieces, coated with sweet sticky buttery sauce that is finger licking good, you just know you are in for a good time […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]