Sambal Kang Hu Po Paste

Sambal is a spicy Malaysian condiment or a paste made from a mixture of chillies, dried shrimp or anchovies, belacan (shrimp paste) with shallot, onions, sugar, lime juice and turmeric paste (asam). ‘Kang Hu Po’ (in Hokkien dialect) means dried anchovies or ‘ikan bilis’ (white bait) in Malay.  I used the very small ones. As…

Chinese Radish Cake

I bought a huge radish (about 10-12 inches long and 3-4 inches thick) from Otara Market.  Used half of it the same night and made a Turnip cake. Daikon radish (or Chinese radish), botanically known as Brassicaceae raphanus sativus, is a white-fleshed tuber also known as Japanese horseradish or mooli.  The word ‘Daikon’ is Japanese…

Simple Brussels Sprouts Pie

I had some Brussels sprouts sitting in my vegetable crisper for four days.  Bought a packet and certainly didn’t want them to turn yellow so I created this recipe. If you are not a Brussels sprout fan, you can substitute this ingredient with broccoli or cauliflower.  It is an easy-peasy recipe that you can whip up and ready…

Jiggly Japanese Cheesecake

Jiggly like jelly Inviting and delicious Glorious and moist Goes well with a cup of tea Luscious and finger-licking good Yummilicious Japanese Cheesecake.   I am happy with my first attempt baking this cake from Michael Lim’s recipe. Japanese Cheese Cake / Basic Newly Improved Recipe 60 gr. Whole Milk / Full Milk 140 gr….

Lamb korma with lime marmalade

Time to detox. It’s the season for lime and lemons. A lemon a day keeps the fat away. Last week, I preserved some lime in Himalayan salt. Made some lime chutney but it turned out the slices were too big and tough so I poured the contents into a blended and recooked them into marmalade. …

Cha Siu Beef (Chinese BBQ Beef)

I finally rolled up my sleeves to marinate those sirloins! Here’s my recipe for Chinese BBQ Beef.  Not a pork person, I experimented my own version of the popular Cha Siu Pork (using beef/sirloin instead), a Cantonese cuisine of ‘roast pork’ that you see hanging from hooks in the window of Chinese BBQ Restaurants. You…

Jerusalem Artichokes in Paneer Curry

This is a simple yet tasty dish with Jerusalem Artichokes fresh from my garden. Ingredients Jerusalem Artichokes or Potatoes/Kumara/Pumpkin A block of Paneer Cheese (cut into cubes) Paneer Masala Spices (3-4 tablespoon full) A few cloves of garlic finely chopped A small piece of ginger finely sliced 3 small onions cut into quarters A can…

Jerusalem Artichoke

I was introduced to Jerusalem Artichoke (also known as Sunchoke) two years ago when an acquaintance brought some tubers as giveaways to guests attending a cooking party at a friend’s place. Today, I had my first harvest for this year.  There will be another harvest to go as I had three plants this year. There…