This dish is so simple and so fast, but you do need to try using chicken stock instead of cheating with chicken granules or bouillon since real chicken stock tastes so much better 🙂
I am always amazed at how much meatball costs, especially those made with fish, shrimp, or cuttlefish. Plus, I always wonder how fresh and how much actual meat are those made from. It is an open secret that most of the meatballs sold are not 100% meat, at least here in Indonesia, but with added […]
Bakso, or meatballs, are beloved food in Indonesia. We make this from all kind of meat, and meat combination. Meatballs are boiled, deep fried, stuffed in wonton skins and made into pangsit kuah (boiled wonton), or pangsit goreng (deep fried wonton), siomay, and many many more. This recipe is actually based from a pempek adaan […]
Fu Yung Hai is basically Chinese omelette cooked with meats and vegetables. Typical meats include ground pork, ground chicken, roughly chopped shrimp, and crab meat. For vegetables, the usual suspects include bean sprouts, scallions, carrots, and water chestnuts. Fu Yung Hai can be eaten plain or with a gravy. In Indonesia, the gravy is typically […]
There is a hole-in-a-wall kind of Chinese restaurant near where my parents live that is famous for its crab dish. I believe it is called kepiting saos Padang, though if you just order their crab dish, you will pretty much be served the one and only crab dish of the house. I am not a […]
One of the simplest Indonesian way to prepare greens, especially green beans and snake beans, is definitely stir frying with dried shrimps and galangal slices. If you cannot find dried shrimps, Japanese katsuo bushi (dried bonito shavings) can be used instead, but sprinkles at the very end of the cooking.
Tofu, shrimps, and shiitake mushrooms are among my favorite food. And having the three of them in a simple steamed dish every now and then is a no brainer. I find that silken tofu works better in this dish since you will get different textures playing in your mouth, the silky soft tofu, the crunchy […]
When my Grandma was still with us, her birthday party was one of the many annual events where the big family came together to celebrate. It was a noisy affair, with as many as four to five big tables full of aunties and uncles and cousins all huddled together for a feisty evening dinner.
I love okra and I love shrimp, so combining the two in a quick stir fry with fiery chili sauce is a no brainer. And this being a stir fry, be extra sure to do your mise en place properly. The cooking needs to be done real quick, like in 5 to 6 minutes flat […]
Petai (or stink bean) is one of the weirdest and stinkiest bean around, not for the faint hearted for sure. Be sure to brush your teeth afterwards if you still need to interact with other human beings. 😀 Always half all petai since worms (and big fat ones too) seems to love digging inside the […]
Definitely one of the easiest and fastest prawn recipe, not to mention they look lovely and fit for a banquet. If you don’t own a microwave, you can make the garlic oil on a stove top by first heating the oil in a frying pan, and then stir fry minced garlic until they turn golden […]
Balado basically means cooked in chili sauce and if you see this in a menu, be prepare for a spicy and hot dish with a hint of sweetness and freshness of lime, and have I mentioned that it will be spicy and hot? Yup, some iced drink will be perfect to have with this 🙂 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It seems that every time we go to a Chinese restaurant, we will inevitably order this dish, we simply are in love with this I guess. Preparing this at home is simple albeit a bit tiring, especially the part where I need to remove the shells and devein all the shrimps. Yup, now you know […]