Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ketupat Sotong - Stuffed Squids

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There are times when I have the urge to try something new or something that I have longed to make but have never had the opportunity to do so.  Cooking something that I have never cooked before and with no background knowledge of what the dish actually tastes like, can be quite stressful.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cherry and Strawberry Mini Cheesecake

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We are into the third week of Ramadhan or the fifteenth day, to be exact.  I should give myself a pat on the back for refraining from making any entries about the dishes I have been preparing for the past fourteen days of Ramadhan.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Parmesan Crusted Fried Chicken

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Who can turn down a plate of delicious, crispy fried chicken?  I know I can't; same goes for my family.  Once in a while, fried chicken will be the only thing on the menu for that day; no rice, no sambal, no coconut based dishes; just fried chicken!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ayam Masak Madu

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It's the fasting month of Ramadhan again.  Personally for me, Ramadhan is just like any other month of the year where food is concerned.  In fact, my menu tend to be much simpler and less calorie-laden unless there is a request from my family members.

Guacamole Pun Boleh

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Well, I knew it was too good to be true.  I didn't expect the vegetarian meal endeavour would actually last one week.  In fact I was quite surprised the quest to go vegetarian actually last a whole four days, which to me seems like quite an achievement for someone who has never gone vegetarian before.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tofu Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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iii.  Lala Kimchi

On to the third day of this sudden desire to be a vegetarian, the search for sample recipes have reached a huge mind block because, for this endeavour I have promised myself that I will try to create my own recipes (no matter how unoriginal they may be!)

Sohoon Goreng

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The second day of the week-long vegetarian meal request continues with this simple dish which I have prepared countless number of times since it is a favourite with my kids.  Taking that into consideration, I decided to make a vegetarian version of it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bebola Tauhu dengan Sos Bolognese

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There are times when a challenge is thrown at you smack in the face, when you least expected it.  And this challenge came in the form of preparing vegetarian dishes for a week upon the request of one of my family members.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

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iii.  Lala Kimchi

This is yet another one of those things I do for people who are always willing to accept me whenever I come over and visit their schools.  It is very difficult to get people, teachers especially, to accept me; especially in my line of work. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Lala Kimchi

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I have always wanted to prepare a few Korean dishes but have never had the exposure of any sort to them.  Even when there is this new Korean food outlet in one of the malls in the state capital, I am still unable to sample any of them because most of them contain seafood which I am somewhat allergic to.

Kari Nangka dengan Ayam

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It is always time to reminisce when you spend time in the kitchen cooking dishes that your mother or grandmother used to cook; bringing back a sense of nostalgia if you will.  The dishes you prepare may never be the same as how they have prepared, but it's just a way for you to remember them.