Category: Main Dishes

Nasi Lemak sambal

Nasi Lemak sambal

Nasi lemak is special, special to the hearts of all Malaysian. Although in my household one would think my husband was an Asian in his last life, or so all my elders (family & friends) members seems to think so. The most important expect of […]

Beef Rendang +cheat lemang

Beef Rendang +cheat lemang

Beef rendang is one of the most well known of Malaysian dishes. It is as synonymous to Malaysian cuisine as nasi lemak. We, the Malaysian have adopted and embraced this dish from our neighbour Indonesia and made it our own. Living in the UK we […]

Sambal Okras

Sambal Okras

How to fry sambal okras without the ‘snot’ kekekekekeke……. Now I am not saying mine is the right way. As I have said before there is no right or wrong in cooking. It is up to individual taste. However this is how I fry my […]

Char Siu, Chinese BBQ Pork, 叉烧肉 ala Julie’s recipe

Char Siu, Chinese BBQ Pork, 叉烧肉 ala Julie’s recipe

This recipe have been on the pipeline for yonks. It was in my old blog which I have lost and I meant to put into this new blog but the opportunity did not present itself until today. I have developed this over 22 years to […]

Jiangxi Triple Cooked Pork

Jiangxi Triple Cooked Pork

This Jiangxi triple cooked pork belly dish is a very traditional and popular dish I learned from my ex mother-in-law. She cooked this dish a few times a year and as the youngest daughter-in-law I was terrified not only of this matriarch but of the […]

Loh Mai Kai 糯米鸡

Loh Mai Kai 糯米鸡

Today I am going to make Loh Mai Kai aka glutinous rice chicken. It’s another dish that disappeared with my old blog and now that we are in lock down and it’s too cold to go into my garden yet, I will update to this […]

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Today I cooked Hainanese Chicken Rice, cooked the traditionally way. Both my children are at home today and my son though very western in his taste does enjoy chicken rice. So mummy is going to spoil everyone. I have tried cooking and tasting this, with […]

Mock glass noodles soup 冬粉汤 with shark fin melon

Mock glass noodles soup 冬粉汤 with shark fin melon

A friend gave me a shark fin melon and I have been waiting to do something special with it besides just soup and tong sui. I was chatting to a friend last week and she told me that she simply loves this melon and could […]

Stir fry rice vermicelli with dried shrimps

Stir fry rice vermicelli with dried shrimps

Stir fry rice vermicelli with dried shrimps. My comfort food. While away for the last 3 weeks this is the dish I wanted to eat most. A simple rice vermicelli stir fry. Woke up early today and could not get back to sleep. So I […]

Salmon Fried Rice

Salmon Fried Rice

Hubby always order salmon fried rice if we go to a sushi restaurant. We have been eating out lately and he had ordered this twice. Today I have decided to cook this dish for his lunch as I have some salmon fillets in my freezer. […]