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Kiam Hue steamed pui bak (Salt fish pork belly)

Kiam Hue steamed pui bak (Salt fish pork belly)

Kiam Hue steamed pork belly or minced pork is one of those dish that makes you go for that extra bowl of rice. On a cold raining day like today it is fabulous. This is such an easy dish to cook. I literally start by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asam Laksa

Asam Laksa

Asam Laksa can happen in Hertfordshire, England. A couple of decades ago I I was missing Asam Laksa so much but it was near impossible to find all the ingredients here. I was ‘importing’ my stash every time I balik kampung 😀 My stash included […]

Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter 姜醋猪脚

Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter 姜醋猪脚

Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter is such a traditional Chinese dish. In the olden days this dish is often cooked as a confinement food after giving birth. The Chinese believes that this dish would ‘get rid of wind’ and is good for ladies post natal […]