Category: Asian

Crispy Pork Belly with Cincalok (Heh Ya Kay Char Pui Bak Bak)

Crispy Pork Belly with Cincalok (Heh Ya Kay Char Pui Bak Bak)

This is a dish I have a craving for few times a year. Cincalok Pork belly. I was so blessed to be the recipient of a beautiful jar of this goodness from a friend. I almost want to put it by my pillow and sleep […]

Fried Yam Cake

Fried Yam Cake

I simply love yam. It is hard to get nice Chinese yam with the purple specks in UK. when there is I will always buy a couple of kg bag and store in my freezer. There is not much point buying fresh yam in UK […]

Crispy Chilli beef

Crispy Chilli beef

A friend gave me a chunk of beef flank about 2kg in weight and I was thinking and thinking and thinking what best to cook with it. Finally I have decided on crispy beef. Beef flank is perfect for this dish and it’s not tough. […]

Kuih Bingka Ubi kayu (Tapioca Cake)

Kuih Bingka Ubi kayu (Tapioca Cake)

This traditional Indonesia/ Malay/ Nyonya kuih is semi-soft, it’s chewy and most important of all it’s fragrant. It has an inviting aroma from the banana and pandan leaves, the eggs and the coconut milk. The most important thing is that it is so easy to […]

Kiam Hue Bihun (Salt fish rice vermicelli)

Kiam Hue Bihun (Salt fish rice vermicelli)

Kiam Hue Bihun is a dish i cook a few times a year. The hubby and I both love it. Provided I have ready fried salt fish of course, it is an easy 30 minutes cook and perfect for a quick lunch. I always add […]

Spicy tamarind (asam jawa) fish

Spicy tamarind (asam jawa) fish

I have not cooked asam jawa aka tamarind fish for ages. Just last month I was talking with a friend about this dish. She had bought some amazingly fresh mackerels and I suggested to her this is one of the dish she can cook with […]

Sweetcorn kennels, meat balls and liver soup

Sweetcorn kennels, meat balls and liver soup

Once in a while I have a hankering to boil this soup. It brings me down memory lane when my father would take us to this restaurant in the middle of Pandungan Roak, Kuching, Sarawak. No matter what dishes the parents ordered, there will always […]

Glutinous rice moonshine chicken

Glutinous rice moonshine chicken

The weather has been pants this last week. I have just taken into the house my baby okra plants as it has been quite cold and they are still not quite strong enough yet. It has been drizzling on and off the whole week but […]

The celebration of Zong Zi Rice Dumpling 肉粽子 Festival -2019

The celebration of Zong Zi Rice Dumpling 肉粽子 Festival -2019

Every year since I first came to UK two decades ago I have been wrapping these bamboo leaves dumplings. Decades ago it was very simple as I lived in Devon, out in the sticks where ingredients are not easy to come by like nowadays. My […]

Kacangma or Motherwort Chicken

Kacangma or Motherwort Chicken

Kacangma or Motherwort Chicken (益母草姜酒鸡)a dish unique to Sarawak or so I thought when I was much younger. However I have since found that this herbs, Motherwort (益母草) is a herb that is NOT only indigenous to Sarawak but have been used in traditional medicine […]