Young jackfruit is a very common vegetables in Indonesia. Each region has its own signature young jackfruit dish. In Medan where I grew up, our signature dish is probably this sayur gori – jackfruit stew in coconut milk. This dish involves a long list of spices and aromatics, but I guarantee that it is a […]
Yu choi is probably the most common Chinese greens served in any Chinese restaurant the world over, and this recipe for yu choi oyster sauce stir fry is truly a classic. Simply master the sauce recipe, and the world of wonderful Chinese greens stir fry will be yours.
If you love Indonesian pickle, a.k.a. acar, then you are most likely going to love this Japanese style pickled vegetables (和風ピクルス). They are both similar in that both typically includes cucumber and carrot. In Indonesian versions, you will see most recipes also include shallots and plenty of fresh bird eye chilies. The Japanese version usually […]
It must have been more than a decade since I last sink my teeth into a piece of 白糖糕 bai tang gao – steamed rice cake. Since both sets of my grandparents are Cantonese, I grew up eating tons of this soft, chewy, fluffy cake. It looks so simple, but believe me, getting that just right […]
Our family is tofu lovers, so our tofu recipes have been growing nicely over the years. If you need a new tofu recipe, do give this tahu goreng sambal sereh – fried tofu with spicy lemongrass relish a try. If you can buy freshly fried tofu cubes in side street or supermarket, the only thing […]
Indonesia is home to hundreds of chili sauce and relish. The easiest one to make at home is this sambal tomat kecap – Indonesian tomato chili relish. Not only easy, this sambal tomat kecap is a favorite accompaniment for fried/grilled chicken, fish, tofu, and tempe dishes. It is considered a super basic chili sauce that […]
This easy enoki shirataki stir fry is a very good Japanese vegetarian dish for those who need some quick filling meal. Shirataki is noodles made from konjac, and this thing is the perfect diet food since the calorie is negligible. You can treat this as a main noodle dish if you want, though I usually […]
Let’s talk a bit about this 15 minutes eggplant spicy soy sauce. I think this is an awesome summer dish because one, it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish, and two, you only need your microwave for this. I don’t know about you, but I try to avoid staying in the kitchen […]
Ube halaya is a Philippine bread/pastry spread with a naturally pretty purple color. It can be enjoyed as is as dessert, but I prefer to treat it as spread for my morning toasts, or as filling for my bread rolls. Ube halaya is my second most favorite Asian spread, right after srikaya (egg and coconut milk […]
I feel sluggish in summer and I tend to cook really simple dishes, like this 15 minutes mushroom teriyaki, so I can be in and out from the kitchen as fast as possible. Although we are making a teriyaki dish, there is no need to buy a bottle of teriyaki sauce. As long as you […]
Today, I am sharing a recipe to make taro swirl bread. I use taro paste from my previous taro paste recipe, so if you want to make this bread, please refer to my previous recipe to make taro paste before hand. Or, if you want, you can use red bean paste too to make this […]
Have you ever visited Asian bakery and look at the pretty purple color from their taro baked goods? Actually, you can make taro paste easily at home, just with a handful of ingredients: taro root, coconut milk, and sugar. You won’t get the shocking bright purple color though (I suspect the ones from bakery are most […]
How can anyone resist freshly steamed Chinese steamed buns, let alone one shaped in rose, and come in light purple and bordering pinkish hue? After saving so many of these recipes for a long long while in my Pinterest board, I finally took the plunge and make these babies. Verdict: taste really good, soft fluffy […]
One of my readers ask me about how to make almond tofu that is ever present in Chinese buffet in United States. Well, the easiest way would be to buy almond tofu mix, but that feels a bit like cheating, but it works if you want to go the simplest route.
Someone in your house is hungry and demand to be fed in less than 15 minutes. Does this sound familiar? Well, if you have one pound of broccoli and one block of firm tofu, you can make this tasty and healthy dish under 15 minutes, thus problem solved. Also, have I told you that this dish is […]
You want to know what’s the most time consuming this in this tofu dish? It’s frying the tofu actually, so if you can buy already fried tofu cubes from your nearby grocery, or better yet, if you live in Indonesia, and your street food seller is selling fried tofu, go grab some to make this […]