Monday, May 26, 2014

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

I made this the first week I arrived back to the USA. This is one particular dish that reminds me a lot of home. I grew up in Kajang. Kajang is a small town in the state of Selangor that is famous of its Satay. You just have to mentioned Satay and many people will tell you that Kajang serve the best satay. There are quite a few of Satay restaurant in Kajang but I still like the satay from Restoran Malaysia.

What sets their satay apart from the rest? It is because they don’t use chicken skin or fatty bits in their satay. I hate biting into them when I have my satay. They also serve the traditional ketupat (rice cakes in coconut leaf casings) instead of nasi impit (compactly pressed rice cut into cubes) to accompany the satay. Anyway, I am sure the ingredients used to marinate their satay are well guarded secret but you can find many recipes online now. I adapted this recipe from MamaFami with minor changes.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kerala Style Fried Chicken

There are many Indian Restaurant around where we live so I hardly cook any Indian food at home. If we want Indian food we just go to the restaurant. I was looking through my cookbooks the other day and came across a Best Ever Indian Cookbook that I bought a long time ago and totally forgotten about it. While flipping through the pages many of the recipes attract my attention. The first is this particular dish. Since I plan to cook nasi lemak for dinner so I thought this dish will goes well with it. The recipe said to deep fry it but I just shallow fried them. The chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and with great spices flavor. No regret trying it out.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

I like this noodle dish after having it at a Taiwanese restaurant a few times but never attempt making it at home. I always thought it involves a lot of work and time consuming but it is not so after I read through some recipes online. It is just putting all the ingredients in a pot and let it simmer away. In a few hours you will be rewarded with rich beefy broth with tender beef and white radish. It is so good that I am planning to cook it again soon.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Chinese Style Braised Honey Spare Ribs

This dish is super easy to make. With just a few ingredients it turns out a wonderful dish to have it with rice. All you have to do it let the ribs simmer for some time and the meat will be so tender and literally fall off the bones when you eat it. I actually bought a whole rack of ribs and get the butcher to cut it into smaller pieces.