January 2016

Spicy Salmon Belly and Kangkong Soup 1

Spicy Salmon Belly and Kangkong Soup

This Spicy Salmon Belly and Kangkong Soup is a simple soup with sour and spicy notes from Sriracha sauce, ginger and limes, the kangkong leaves also add another dimension in texture which perfectly complements the soft tender salmon meat. You can enjoy this on its own or with some freshly cooked jasmine...

Thai Shrimp Stir-fry with Tomatoes and Basil 1

Thai Shrimp Stir-fry with Tomatoes and Basil

Thai Shrimp Stir-fry with Tomatoes and Basil is a simple stir fry of shrimps, tomatoes, pepper and Thai basil. It’s quite easy to prepare and cook, definitely in less than 15 minutes you have a freshly cooked stir fry that you can serve with steamed jasmine rice.  When we buy basil for...

Krisa Coffee Shop (Bangkok, Thailand) 6

Krisa Coffee Shop (Bangkok, Thailand)

During our last travel to Bangkok on our itinerary, the first place we visited were the places we missed during our first time in Thailand many years ago. Though we stayed half of the time in Bangkok we missed visiting the Wat Po and the Grand Palace, I know these are...

Yukgaejang 1

Yukgaejang

Yukgaejang is a spicy soup dish made from shredded beef with scallions and other vegetables like fernbrakes, bean sprouts, radish and shiitake. This dish is considered to be a type of thick soup (gomguk), typically it can be enjoyed on its own or with a bowl of rice and kimchi. Yukgaejang...

Red Bean Flower Bun 1

Red Bean Flower Bun

Red Bean Flower Bun or Red Bean Flower Bread is a Chinese baked bread where milky soft bun filled with sweet red bean paste. It is one of the popular breads sold in bakeries in Malaysia and Singapore and have seen this a lot when I used to live and...


Chicken Noodle Soup 1

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup a classic dish that everyone enjoys especially when it’s cold or you feel unwell, traditionally this dish is a clear broth often served with chunks of chicken, vegetables and noodles. Usually the chicken used for this soup were the old hens or free-range as their meat is...

Malaysian Barbecue Chicken Wings 1

Malaysian Barbecue Chicken Wings

When I live in Malaysia many years ago most of my dinners are enjoyed on their open air food courts like Ming Tien in Petaling Jaya and Asia Cafe in Subang Jaya, first because they are both near where I live, they are affordable and the food here are always...

Yooji's (Zurich, Switzerland) 4

Yooji’s (Zurich, Switzerland)

Yooji’s have many branches but we chose the one in Josefstrasse for ease of parking. Upon entering the premises it looks like your normal Japanese restaurant, clean, minimalistic with lots of bamboo design, though it’s quite traditional there are some touches of modernity with the inclusion of tablets in front of each...

Pajeon 1

Pajeon

Pajeon is a savoury pancake filled with variety of meat and vegetables having spring onions as the prominent one. Batter is commonly made out of a mixture of eggs, wheat flour and rice flour. This is not your typical sweet pancakes but this #Korean savoury pancakes is filled with vegetables...

Tomato Sauce Spaghetti 1

Tomato Sauce Spaghetti

Tomato Sauce Spaghetti is a simple Italian pasta dish prepared just with Marinara sauce and fresh basil on top of spaghetti. Pasta for me ever since are combinations of noodles, tomato sauce and minced meat. As I grew up I was able to try different pasta from different Italian restaurants and they tasted better...