Malaysian curry leaf pesto

Malaysian curry leaf pesto

Given half a choice, I would choose to eat a plate of pesto spaghetti over an aglio olio. But basil leaves are not always easy to find, and pine nuts don’t come cheap. Since I have a tree in my garden, I usually make curry 

Miso and mushroom soul food pasta

Miso and mushroom soul food pasta

I usually cook a batch of Miso Pasta for Christmas. Not exactly your idea of typical Christmas food, I know, but my good friend’s daughter, Kay, loves this and the family usually spends Christmas Eve with us so I cook what makes us happy. It’s 

Almond muachee – snack from the good ol’ days

Almond muachee – snack from the good ol’ days

Here’s a recipe which guest chef No. 1 tried out the other day. Feeling adventurous, he decided to make muachee one afternoon – a very simple glutinous rice cake snack, a streetfood usually sold by the vendors who go around on bicycles. These days, nobody 

Filipino tomato and salted egg salad

Filipino tomato and salted egg salad

This was over the Dumpling Festival season recently, when a friend passed over a big bag of salted egg whites after using up the yolks. I was thinking of various ways to cook with this and then I remembered this dish which I had in a 

Nyonya Bian Chee comfort food

Nyonya Bian Chee comfort food

I was running out of ideas on how to cook minced pork, apart from the usual steam pork and black sauce dishes. Then a friend reminded me of this dish from my childhood. What’s with the name? Frankly I have no idea. That’s what my 

UNBOX THE EXTRAORDINARY WITH TIGER

UNBOX THE EXTRAORDINARY WITH TIGER

I know some people can eat the same thing day after day, but I get tired of ordering the same food by day 3. To cut the monotony, Tiger Beer, the champion of Asian street food, is adding more pizazz to mealtimes with its Tiger 

Buka Puasa with South-East Asian classics at EQ’s Nipah

Buka Puasa with South-East Asian classics at EQ’s Nipah

To mark the holy month of Ramadan, EQ’s Citarasa Nipah offers a dizzying selection of food, extending the hospitality to include dishes from the neighbouring South-East Asian region too. Executive chef Hafizzul Hashim displayed his prowess at cooking up an amazing range so much so that 

A very Thai Meat & Sea affair

A very Thai Meat & Sea affair

I tried to look nonchalant as Ginny rattled off the Thai dishes in the menu, in case I was the only ignoramus who didn’t know that Meat & Sea was a Thai restaurant. Turns out I wasn’t the only one taken by surprise as my 

Martabak from Tetangga Kita, our neighbour

Martabak from Tetangga Kita, our neighbour

Aiming to bring the Indonesian street food closer to Malaysians, Tetangga Kita claims to use authentic ingredients and recipes imported from Indonesia to come up with their version of Martabak. If you haven’t already noticed, it’s called Martabak, and not murtabak as we know it 

Young Papaya Soup, also Big Breast Soup

Young Papaya Soup, also Big Breast Soup

Was meaning to share this recipe ages ago but procrastination got the better of me. And with this MCO/CMCO/RMCO/dunno-what-CO, the days meld into weeks and months, and sometimes, it’s hard to believe that suddenly a month has gone by. Recently, we chopped off the top