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Tuna steak salad

Tuna steak salad

Sushi grade tuna is not meant to be marinated. Like a great steak, a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper is really all you need to enhance its own fresh flavor. Of course I highly recommend frying in butter. Fresh tuna steak is also not […]

Gammon with bubble & squeak

Gammon with bubble & squeak

Tonight we have a Western dinner. I promised my boy who is not a big fan of Asian food. However he loves the usual sweet & sour, char sui, hoi sin and BBQ sauces. It’s his treat tonight and he picked Gammon steaks. So he […]

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 […]

Monkfish in bacon blanket

Monkfish in bacon blanket

The hubby has been indulging in too much glutinous rice dumpling (zongzi) last week so these few days he must eat less carbohydrates. Today he has monkfish tail wrapped in bacon blanket with lots of salads from my graden. This is an easy dish so […]

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 […]