Sunday, June 29, 2014

【芋头糕】Steamed Yam Cake/Orh Kuih


This was my all time favourate for breakfast and teatime. I never fail to get one from the Pasar malam or morning market whenever I sees one. But the sad thing is, even in Malaysia, a good Yam cake is still hard to come by.

This version I made didn't call for dark soy sauce, it is whitish in color. The one we normally had back home is brown in color, their taste are similar, with or without dark soy sauce.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pumpkin Rice 【南瓜饭】

My mum used to make this Pumpkin rice back home, there are similar dishes made with yam, Chinese mustard (Gai Choy) and long bean.

It is prepared almost like Spanish Paella, the rice is cooked together with ingredients and seasoning in a pot/wok, and later simmer to perfection.

Its simply irresistible as the tastes of yam, meat and other ingredients were all well blend into rice, every spoon of it is a charm! All you need is another bowl of soup, and that is! A great dinner already!



Friday, June 20, 2014

【印度全麦煎饼-1】Plain Paratha (Pan-Fried Indian Flatbread) - Type 1


抹上酥油分层做出不同形状煎的叫做Plain Paratha。裹入不同的馅料做成的馅饼叫做Stuffed Paratha,印度语里就根据馅的名称叫做xx Paratha Roti/chapati是不加油铁饼上烙成的,而Paratha则是煎制而成的,所以成品会香很多。


A couple of years back a lady posted a "Chapati" post on the website I frequent, it was all good, but the bread she posted was really a Paratha rather than Chapati, I tried to explain her the difference. To my surprised, she took it very defensively and told me that she can't be wrong, mainly because her neighbor, who is originally from Hyderabad was her teacher in this matter. Who am I to argue with an Indian origin, right?

After that episode I have been meaning to write about paratha and Chapati, my plan is to write about three different ways to make plain paratha. And here is the first one.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang ไก่ย่าง) 泰式烤雞

Remember the Thai Sweet Chili Sauce I made back in March? I used it for everything I could think of,but in Thailand, this sauce is supposed to be consumed with grilled chicken (Gai Yang ไก่ย่าง). 

They taste best together, the sweet and sourness in the sauce balance the spiciness and pungent taste of cilantro in the chicken, it is simply irresistible!



Monday, June 9, 2014

【黄金木薯糕】Bingka Ubi (Baked Cassava Cake)


这个木薯糕的做法有好几个,可以蒸,可以烤,还可以用香蕉叶包起烤或者蒸。除了做法的不一样, 这个糕点的食谱也很多,有加鸡蛋、不加鸡蛋的,也有用黄油、不用黄油的。


Cassava is the equivalent of potato at where I came from (i,e South East Asia) it could be used in many different dishes,  this sweet tasty cake is one of them.

There are many ways to prepare this delicious cake, it is normally prepared as a steamed dish as oven is not a very common cookware in SEA, it could also be wrapped in fresh Banana leaves and steam /grill.

I personally like to prepare mine in the oven as it gives a beautiful crunchy looks and texture to the surface of the cake and makes it all the more tastier.