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Sambal Udang Balacan

Sambal Udang Balacan

I make this sambal udang balacan/belacan a few times a year. It is when we, the family kept asking me when I am making again or when my friends persuade me “when you next make sambal udang belacan can I book 10 jars please” then […]

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 […]

Kek Lapis Legit

Kek Lapis Legit

This is a very rich cake. Read up about it from wiki here -> kek lapis Kek lapis Sarawak or Sarawak Layer Cake is what is known to me when I was growing up in Kuching. It is a cake normally reserved for serving during […]

Easy Char Siu Baozi (叉烧包)

Easy Char Siu Baozi (叉烧包)

Char Siu Baozi ( 叉烧包 ) taste a heck of a lot better with charcoal BBQ char siu. I will not make (叉烧包) again with char siu make any other way. With sesame seeds and coriander, this is how I remembered it used to be […]

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 […]

Fried Chinese doughnut with glutinous rice – (Kap Chong)

Fried Chinese doughnut with glutinous rice – (Kap Chong)

When I lived in Bercham Ipoh, there was a man who comes sometimes to the market and he sells all manner of fried Chinese dough aka Chinese doughnuts but this is my favourite – Kap Chong. My husband was very happy with this and said […]

Kuih Bingka Beras (肥豬肉)

Kuih Bingka Beras (肥豬肉)

It has been a very long time since I last wrote on my blog. Today I decided it is time I start again after being unwell. I chose to post this old Nonya kuih – Bingka Beras. This seem to be a forgotten Nonya Kuih […]

The British Stew

The British Stew

Today we are still in lockdown in the UK due to Covid-19. This morning I woke up in a cooking mood. At first I wanted to cook 3 meals for today, breakfast, lunch and dinner. However I ended up only cooking 2 meals. Brunch of […]

Crêpe

Crêpe

A crêpe or crepe is a type of very thin pancake. Crêpes are usually of two types: sweet crêpes and savoury galettes. Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the simplest with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury galettes. My […]