June 26, 2010

Pineapple and Starfruit Curry

There is meat curry, vegetable curry and there is also fruit curry. Surprisingly, it may sound strange, it actually tastes wonderfully refreshing and a perfect dish to whip up for Vegetarians friends. Pineapple is quite a common fruit used in curry but with the addition of fellow camaraderie the Starfruit, the texture and taste of the curry is enhanced.
June 19, 2010

Rice Bean Soup

'Cheh Sek Tau' otherwise known as rice bean is used as a soup remedy to strengthen the back of those suffering from lower back pain. In the above photo, 2 types of rice bean is shown. The one on the left is dark maroon brown in color (bought in Malaysia) and the black colored beans (right) are from China. I suppose they are both rice bean but of a different species.
June 13, 2010

World Cup Snack

World Cup fever is here again. I usually make some simple beer snacks to indulge with an icy cold beer. Just a ritual for us, I guess rather than buying unhealthy ready-made snacks off the supermarket counters. It is so easy even my hubby can put a bowl of these together. No Sweat!
June 7, 2010

One-pot dry ‘tau yu bak’ (braised soy sauce pork belly)

This recipe is very much a 'Kids Pleaser'. It has all the ingredients most children would like, can't say all though. Like the saying goes "One man's meat is another man's poison". This is not the easy, dump all in one-pot recipe. It need a little searing, braising and watching over the fire kind of stuff. If you are hard-pressed for time, then better leave this recipe alone and attempt it another day.