SPICY EGGPLANT IN CHILLI GARLIC SAUCE

These pan-fried eggplants with Chilli garlic sauce are soft, spicy, slightly sweet and are very delicious! It’ simple to make and does not need gazillion ingredients! Makes a great side Tdish, appetizer or main course over steamed rice! Watch the video INGREDIENTS 1 large eggplant, cut it in half, then slice down the center of…

CHAR KUAY TEOW

Char Kuay Teow is one of the most epic noodle dishes in Brunei & Malaysia. Big flavours, contrasting textures and has a signature hint of charred smokiness to it! That aroma of smokiness is part of the real Kuay Teow experience you normally get from street hawkers. However, you won’t be able to get this…

CHINESE BRAISED CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOM

This Braised Chicken with Mushrooms is Chinese home cooking at its best. It has a concentrated savory flavor. The broth absorbs the flavor of the chicken and fresh shiitake and oyster mushroom to create a potent sauce that enhances them both. The mushrooms are the highlight of the dish, meaty and juicy and adds an…

PENYARAM

Penyaram is a traditional Bruneian, Sabahan delicacy. It is dark brown in colour with a distinctly shaped dome with crispy edges, like a Mexican hat. Making Penyaram is actually quite simple where it only requires plain flour, rice flour, palm sugar and brown sugar to make this delicacy. The recipe is rather simple, you just…

PULUT PANGGANG

Pulut Panggang contains steamed glutinous rice with a spicy sambal or beef/shrimp floss filling wrapped in banana leaf and char grilled. The latter gives the Pulut Panggang its charred aroma and taste. This local delicacy is a traditional Malay / Chinese snack and is usually served at teatime. Watch the video INGREDIENTS The Glutinous Rice:…

PONZU BEEF DONBURI

Donburi are one-bowl meals made by combining a serving of Japanese steamed rice with a meat or vegetable based topping. It is delicious, eas to make meal and a must-try for donburi lovers. With this recipe, I used the Ponzu sauce, it adds a touch of acidity to the Rib Eye Beef. I then topped…

KOLO MEE

Kolo Mee is a Malaysian dish of egg noodles tossed in a savoury duck, beef or chicken and shallot-soy sauce mixture. Since I have a jar of duck fat in the fridge, I’ve decided to try making Kolo Mee. Very minimal ingredients, but the duck fat gives the kolo mee a rich, subtle flavor. Delicious!…

GARLIC BUTTER LOBSTER ROLL

A lobster roll and a glass of coke and I’m happy 🙂 INGREDIENTS 2 fresh lobster 4 tablespoon butter2 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon lemon zest1 tablespoon lemon juice 🍋1 tablespoon fresh dill1/2 chicken bouillonSalt, to tasteGround pepper, to taste 2 baby cos lettuce, chopped2 large soft rolls PREPARATIONS 1. In a large steamer, pour water…

DORADE À L’ESPAGNOLE (SPANISH SEA BREAM)

Not sure if this dish, the Dorade d’espagnole is a specialty in France. I see this dish often whenever I go to a seafood restaurant here in the South West of France especially in the Basque Country. Dorade is a small fish with tender white flesh, shimmering silver skin and has a rich, succulent meat…

ASSAM LAKSA

Assam Laksa is one of my favourite laksa dish! It has an amazingly complex flavor of sour, spicy, sweet, all in one . The smoothness of the noodles, small pieces of fish, shrimp paste, fresh shallots, cucumber, pineapple slices and the slightly spicy sourish soup just complement each other so well. INGREDIENTS 3 medium size…