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Gula Melaka Santan Agar-Agar (Palm sugar coconut milk jelly)

Whenever there’s party, I love to bring jelly. Probably because for the longest time I didn’t have a stand mixer, so there’s not much dessert that I could make except for fruit skewers and jellies. …

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Macaroni ABC Soup in Rice Cooker (10 minutes hands on time)

I love to cook. But honestly, I’m not always eager to chop, fry and wash everyday. Sometimes, I just want to have home-cooked meals without doing anything at all and wish that food can appear on the …

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Marmite Chicken Wings (5 ingredients)

Since last month, I’ve been throwing and attending a lot of house parties. And at house parties, we need finger food. What is better than chicken wings? I’ve been making baked chicken wings over and …

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Homemade Vegetable Broth (8 ingredients)

Ever since reading all about the goodness of bone broth, I’ve been adding a lot more homemade broth into my diet and reducing use of store-bought stock in cubes. I make a huge batch during …

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls with shrimps

Vietnamese spring rolls, the non-fried variety, is the ultimate light and healthy food. Different types of vegetables and herbs are wrapped and roll in thin rice papers. The name ‘spring roll’ is a literal translation …

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Thai Spicy Mango Salad

I have a confession to make: I don’t particularly like salad. Most people are surprised by this as they think a health advocate must like salad. But plate of salad for lunch will make me …

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Thai Salad Dressing

Despite all of them being mouth-watering, most are incredibly difficult to make or time-consuming. The list of ingredients are so long, and the process so tedious that I doubt I’ll be making it daily. As …

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Easy Imitation Shark Fin Soup – 30 Min

Chinese New Year, to me, always involves some kind of sharks fin soup – real or imitation. My late grandmother adored decadence. Every Chinese New Year, she would have a dozen of fresh chickens from …

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Spicy belacan chili dip – 6 ingredients

Like a typical Malaysian, I love dipping almost everything edible into chili. One of my absolute favourite is the spicy belacan dip that my mother often keeps in her fridge. She serves it with all …

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Teh tarik (3 ingredients, 10 minutes)

Teh tarik, or ‘pulled tea’, is more than a beverage. An iconic Malaysian drink, the process of making the tea is a form of art. At mamak stalls where teh tarik is usually found, the …

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Vegetarian mushroom satay, Yogyakarta-style

Have you heard of mushroom satay? We chanced upon this vegetarian alternative while holidaying in Yogyakarta. There is a famous local restaurant called ‘Jejamuran’ serving dishes made from mushrooms. It doesn’t only looked like the …

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Just-add-hot-water homemade instant noodles (Maggi curry flavour)

Since I moved out of my house and began working, I am very serious about cooking easy meals (check out Malaysian Meals In 30 Minutes) and taking lunch to work (Join the Lunchbox Monday campaign!). Naturally, …

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