Category: Malaysian

The Hidden Village (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

There is a new Filipino in town and we literally dined in here a month ago, a few days after it was opened. It’s one of those unplanned visits after we had a short stroll in Ponsonby, it was snack time so we thought of having some grilled cheese sandwich...

Chicken Curry Laksa

In Malaysia and Singapore this is called “Laksa Lemak” also known as Nyonya Laksa, basically a type of laksa served with a rich coconut gravy, slightly sweet and strongly spiced. Traditionally the stock is made with a fish-based gravy but modern versions like this Chicken Curry Laska recipe today is...

Ayam Bakar

After our trip to Bali I was inspired to cook Balinese and/or Indonesian dishes as most of what we tried there was down to earth rustic delicious dishes that you can prepare on a daily basis at home. One of those dishes is this Ayam Bakar, basically an Indonesian or...

Satay Beef

Before you react yes, I know this is not your usual satay beef, this is more of a satay beef inspired stir fry and not your usual skewered beef. As you will notice I love sauces and for our recipe today we will be making a saucy Satay beef stir...

Salted Egg Prawn

Nowadays you see a lot of Salted Egg used as a flavour on dishes, like crab, chicken, vegetables, waffles, even potato chips and French fries. It’s like the new bacon where you can put it in everything and it will taste even better, just the salty eggy, gritty texture is...

Ikan Bakar

Open food courts in Malaysia is a way of life, when we used to live there, there is no week that passed that we never dined in to one. It’s a great way to eat specially during dinners where everyone is tired and all you want to do at home...

Kangkung Belachan 1

Kangkung Belachan

Kangkung, Kangkong or Ong Choy (通菜) is one of the most common and perhaps the cheapest leafy vegetable in East Asia and South-East Asia primarily found in the Sichuan, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Filipino and Indonesian cuisines. Preparation in these cuisines are nearly similar where it is simply stir fried...

Braised Pork Ribs and Bitter Gourd in Black Bean Sauce 1

Braised Pork Ribs and Bitter Gourd in Black Bean Sauce

Braised Pork Ribs and Bitter Gourd in Black Bean Sauce like the name suggest is a dish made with bitter gourd and tender soft bone pork ribs slowly braised in a sauce made with fermented salted black beans and spiced with dried chillies. This so far is the best bitter...

Fried Beef Hor Fun With Gravy 1

Fried Beef Hor Fun With Gravy

Fried Beef Hor Fun with Gravy is a type of noodle dish made with wide rice noodles drenched on an Asian style gravy served with tender slices of beef and Asian greens. I tried this dish when I lived in Malaysia and was a fan of it together with other...

Angie's Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2

Angie’s Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I love discovering places like this down to earth restaurants that serves home cooked style rustic dishes that does prepare food as close as it was traditionally prepared. Places like this has more appeal to me than fancy and expensive restaurants since this are rare than finding the latter. For...