Chili Oil

  Chili oil; for a Malaysian girl like me… it goes on everything. On a good day I should have almost seven different hot chili concoctions in my fridge. Here’s how I do it.   Ingredients: 5 star anises 3 tbsp szechuan peppercorns (do not use black peppercorns- it’s not the same) You’ll get the
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Rainbow Quinoa Salad

  The plated salad above.   What is quinoa? Quinoa is a kind of seed from a flowering plant that belongs to the amaranth family. One cup of cooked quinoa contains 39 grams of carbs. Thats a lot of carbs for me which is why I would not include this superfood in  a Keto or
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Orange Chicken

      This is an east west fusion that I made with mixing orange chicken recipe with beets and parsnips. The fusion is amazing especially with the hot pepper sauce and the sweetness of the parsnips. The tanginess of the lemon and orange juice blends in all the flavours together.     Ingredients: 2

Seaweed Salad

      Hero Shot Justification “I layered this set with an old recycled wooden board contrasting with blue tableware. I added the black sesame seeds, green chopsticks, light green kohlrabi and celery to the set to add balance and colour. The raw ingredients show what the salad is made up of. The chopsticks redefine

How to make olive sourdough boule

  Sourdough the divine creation; from the Bible, Alaskan prospectors, to the world-famous San Francisco sourdough, it’s a living, healthy, fermenting process. Catch the wild yeast and you will be rewarded with a flavourful, crispy on the outside and rich inside sourdough goodness.   I’ve been baking for a very long time; I thought I
    The spice junkie Garam masala means hot aromatic mixture of spices. It’s not uncommon for each household in India to boast the best blend of spices for garam masala. Truth is, there isn’t a set of spices for garam masala. It’s what you like it to taste like.   Having said that, I
    Seafood sambal   Hi everyone. You asked and here it is. Don’t you dare cut back on the chilies now. Can you handle the heat?   This is the sambal most Malaysians go to for everyday cooking. Malaysian hot food is not just hot, it’s tasty and spicy hot at the same time.

Char Siu Bao

              I grew up eating bao or as we call it in Malaysia pao. We’d wait for the pao man to come around midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. My favourite is Char Siu Pao. This is the dumpling with sweet pork filling. I’ve made it a few times in

Tom yum paste

                  Ingredients: 4 lemongrass stalks sliced (in Malaysia I’d use only, only three inches of the white part from the base of the lemongrass because we had a huge lemongrass bush. My dad would cut it short all the time, to keep it compact. Other times, he’d

Nasi Hujan Panas – Rainbow Rice

                  Rainbow Rice Literally means: Nasi-hot Hujan-rain Panas-hot – Hot rain rice or Rainbow Rice.   In Malaysia the heat can reach up to 36°C. It will rain when the sun is shining and glaring. It is now that you will see a rainbow or two in