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 

Mini seafood quiche in springroll cups

Mini seafood quiche in springroll cups

I still had all this cream in the fridge so decided to change up the normal quiche with a springroll cup as I had run out of pie pastry and was too lazy to make my own. Essentially, this is very similar to the frittata, 

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 

No bake old school Icebox cake

No bake old school Icebox cake

And so, it’s back to the kitchen again with MCO 3.0. Sigh, is there no end in sight? In times like these, we all need to eat cake! A friend passed me a few boxes of whipped cream so I was thinking what else could 

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 

Kimchi soup with chicken

Kimchi soup with chicken

I only learnt how to make Kimchi jiggae when No. 1 came back from UK and taught me how easy it was. So what’s the difference between kimchi soup and kimchi jiggae? The amount of water! The broth for the stew is just a little 

Comforting Apple Cinnamon Cake

Comforting Apple Cinnamon Cake

Darn, just as I thought we had a Get-Out-of-Jail card and could be social beings again, it’s CMCO – Conditional Movement Control Order – and we have to stay put again to stay safe! Well, it’s back to the drawing board, or rather, the kitchen,