I love having porridge in the morning, especially since my Mom gave me a slow cooker (thanks Mom! ♥) and I can leave it to cook overnight. Believe me, the nice aroma that greets you in the morning is sure to make you smile, a good thing to happen in the morning, no?
This tasty soup is the result of two cuisines, Indonesian with heavy influence from the Chinese that has settled in Java for hundreds of years. I could not find the definite recipe for this soup, since everyone seems to put different stuffs into the soup. But from my limited research, the recipe in this post […]
The use of so many aromatic herbs gives this dish a very inviting aroma, sure to whet the appetite. And the colorful green, red, yellow, and white is quite a feast to the eyes. I was steaming this dish with my rice cooker, and could only cook the rice once the steamed chicken wings is […]
I was born in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, and spent my childhood there. It is quite natural then that I am really partial to dishes from Medan. 😀 One such example is soto medan, chicken soup cooked in a broth of coconut milk, and believe it or not, we just call it […]
There are a couple of Chinese restaurants near my parents home serving ayam goreng kiam boi. I find them delicious and it seems to be pretty popular with their customers as well. Since it is highly unlikely for the restaurants owners to divulge their secret recipe to me, I have to experiment and come up […]
Ginkgo nuts, ginseng, lotus seeds, and jujube fruits cooked with one whole chicken to produce a scrumptious and healthy soup. This is another family favorite for a Chinese herbal soup. Enjoy!♥
Gulai ayam Padang is much closer to Indian curry compared to kari ayam. Notice that we are using a lot more spices for this recipe resulting in a richer and spicier taste. As usual, please be warned that the chilies can be really hot (and 50 gram of red chilies is not to be taken […]
We have been eating too many fried food lately and desperately crave for a more wholesome food. The fix: chicken and vegetables soup. Piti has been begging me to cook him this soup, and lucky for him this is my favorite too. Enjoy! ♥
Sunday is a great day since it is when we usually see my parents or Piti’s parents. If the meet up happens to be in the morning, we always end up either having a big bowl of noodles or going for a dim sum brunch, a delight either way 😀 I thought I would write […]
My Mom is insistent that we must consume a bowl of Chinese herbal soup once a week, no more and no less, and each week she will always prepare a different soup so we would drink them. I don’t know why but the routine did not feel that special when we were young, but I […]
It is always a delight to spend a lazy Sunday dim sum brunch with my family. Favorite dishes: shu mai, har gao, char siu bao, egg tart, xiao long bao, and so much more. There is something charming about going for a dim sum, I guess it must be something I treasure from spending so […]
I love daikon, and with the addition of chicken in this soup, this easily makes for a filling meal when served with a bowl of steamed white rice. Some of you may wonder as to the purpose of boiling and draining daikon before adding them to the final soup with the chicken. Well, daikon can […]
Kari ayam is the Indonesian take on chicken curry. Unlike Indian curries, we use coconut milk instead of yoghurt, and a lot less spices as well, and with the addition of vegetables like carrot and potato, Indonesian curry is decidedly much milder compared to Indian version.
Ayam ungkep is Javanese friend chicken where chicken pieces are first cooked in spices prior to deep frying. A popular party dish since chicken pieces that have gone through the first cooking process can be kept in the fridge for several days and even longer if frozen. Prior to serving, deep fry chicken pieces to […]
Dishes that contain ang kak will have a distinctive bright red color, hence the color of the chicken and the soup. The color may be quite a shock, but the taste of this soup is so subtle and with a definite hint of ginger, a perfect soup to be had in cold weather.
I love Padang cuisine. Among the cuisines from so many regions in Indonesia, Padang cuisine is probably the most widely available no matter where you are in Indonesia, and it is easy to see why. In Padang restaurants, dishes are usually stacked in plates, and this marvelous sight can be seen from the restaurant big […]
Ayam rica-rica is a specialty from the city of Manado in Indonesia North Sulawesi. Rica means chili in North Sulawesi language, so ayam rica-rica translates to chicken with chili sauce. My family cannot tolerate dishes that are too spicy, so I usually omit the Thai chili since the red chili gives enough spiciness level that […]
Each region in Indonesia has its version of soto, typically prepared by first boiling meat (can be chicken, beef, entrails, or any combination), then the stock is further cooked by adding various spices. Soto is typically enjoyed by adding the meat with some carbs (steamed rice or simply boiled noodles), hard boiled eggs, some vegetables […]