Month: August 2015

Beef semur

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “Semur is a type of meat stew that is braised in thick brown gravy commonly found in Indonesian cuisine. Soy sauce is the most important ingredient in the Semur-making because it serves to strengthen the flavor, but it should still have the blends of other ingredients. In addition to the main ingredient, semur has meat, potato, tomato, fried shallots.” When ever I remember this dish, it brings me back to my grandma’s […]

Spinach pie

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “Spanakopita is a pastry filled with chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions (or scallions), egg, and seasoning. The filling is wrapped or layered in phyllo (filo) pastry with butter and/or olive oil, either in a large pan from which individual servings are cut, or rolled into individual triangular servings.” When living in Cyprus at the ages of 14-16, I learnt how to make spanakopita from my mom’s friend. It’s a very simple and […]

Pavlova

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “Is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. It is a meringue cake with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit and, optionally, whipped cream. The dessert is believed to have been created in honour of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.” I enjoy eating pavlova infront of the tv. Pavlova is generally […]

Chicken pie

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “A eurasian chicken pie that has been heavily influenced during the Portuguese cologne in Malacca, Malaysia. This version has an Asian twist where the use of spice is added in but still maintaining the traditional western way of making pies.” Among our family, on the De Rozario side, chicken pie is known to be one of the many eurasian dishes served during christmas.