Been ages since we’ve been to IKEA. Window shopping or filling our carts with cool stuff we don’t need is fun, sure, but usually the highlight of our IKEA trips is usually lunch at their cafeteria. We’d order the usual staples like the fried chicken wings, grilled salmon, and of course the meatballs.Read More
I really like yakisoba. Back when I was a student living in Nagoya for over a year, every few days we’d walk down the road to the neighborhood supermarket to get groceries, and prepare our own meals in the dorm kitchen. One of the things I’d pick up from time to time was a pack of yakisoba noodles which comes with ready-made seasoning, so whipping up a quick meal of yakisoba was pretty easy.Read More
I love mi kari. I love them a specific way, where the broth is creamy but not too rich or thick, with a good mix of toppings but not overdone or trying too hard. I also like the broth to be flavorful and savory and bursting with umami, which I imagined should come from some form of stock.Read More
Recently, enough visits to the doctor’s made everyone in my household realize that we all need to watch our cholestrol levels. One of the advice given by the dietician (long story) was to have fish much more frequently in a week.
A few days prior, Mummy was also craving Shepherd’s Pie but felt very disappointed when I told her Shepherd’s Pie is typically made with lamb filling. Still I think she was more fascinated by the idea of a pie topped with yummy mashed potatoes, and given our recent directive to move towards a more omega-3-rich diet, I looked up a recipe for fish pie and found this one by Kitchen Sanctuary so simple yet interesting.Read More
Wanted to contribute a dish to the dinner table one night, something to eat with rice like we usually do. I can’t really remember now what triggered my curiosity to look for Filipino dishes for ideas, but finally I settled on this yummy-looking chicken adobo recipe from Rasa Malaysia. The blog took the recipe from a book The Adobo Road Cookbook, so I guessed this recipe would be quite authentic.Read More
Had a few things I needed to clear from my freezer and pantry. A pack of lamb and rosemary sausages, some mozzarella cheese, and I also had a can of plum tomatoes stashed in the cupboard. Easiest way to use up mozzarella is by making some form of pizza, so I busted out my 500 Pizzas and Flatbreads recipe book to look up a recipe I tried many many years ago, which I remembered to be quite yummy: sausage and mushroom calzones.Read More
My obsession with dumplings continues, and this time I stumbled upon a recipe of a less expected origin: Poland. I’m following @fatdadcooks on Instagram, and one day I saw him post a photo of pan-fried pierogies he got from a friend. Curious, I started looking up recipes for pierogies.
Apparently there are so many kinds of pierogi with either sweet or savory filling. Found this interesting one by Natasha’s Kitchen, stuffed with mashed potatoes and drizzled with bacon and butter. Sign me up!Read More
Bought halal chicken luncheon meat from Lolili. Each portion is about 300 grams, and I would usually use half of it in each of the luncheon meat dishes I make.
Okay maybe not all dishes. I made the super-yummy Sweet & Sour Luncheon Meat with Potatoes and I decided to use the whole thing.
Was looking at more ideas for using luncheon meat, and I’ve mentioned often my love for making and eating dumplings, so why not make some luncheon meat gyoza?Read More
Recently Rudy ordered a few items from Lolili’s Delights, which sells halal Chinese delicacies like bakkwa, chang, stuff that was completely inaccessible to us in the past. Among the few things we bought was the luncheon meat, and I wasn’t sure how best to use it.
Searched online and found this really simple, yummy recipe by Spice n’ Pans. Just watching this video and imagining how comforting this dish might be made me want to make it right away, so here we are.Read More