All posts filed under: Asian cuisine

Ambila curry

Leave a comment
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “Curry ambila is one of it’s typical Kristang cuisine. Braised in pork, chilies and long beans. The intoxicating seasoning paste in this Eurasian stew may be used to flavor chicken, beef, lamb, or seafood.” A traditional eurasian dish influenced by the Portuguese and Dutch community in Malacca/Malaysia. This curry is typically made during the festive christmas season. Advertisements

Braised chicken and pork in a black nut curry

Leave a comment
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy ” Known as an Indonesian black nut called buah keluah in Malay. The nut is mainly found in parts of South East Asia of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Growing up in a peranakan/nonya home, this is known to be a traditional dish, a hard treasure to find but one of the most frequent delights.” My grandmother’s mom (great grandmother) taught my grandma at a very young age how to make this authentic […]

Thai beef salad

Leave a comment
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “This simple salad is the perfect blend of sweet, citrusy and spice that works really well with beef.” Thai beef salad is one of the families favorite summer dishes, it’s light, spicy and full of flavor, bringing me back to the summers back in Mauritius.

Nasi lemak

Leave a comment
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy ” Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish, and also popular in neighbouring countries such as Singapore; Indonesia especially in Eastern Sumatra; Brunei and Southern Thailand. It is considered one of the most famous dishes for Malay-type breakfast. However, because of nasi lemak’s versatility in being able to be served in a variety of manners, […]

Mie goreng

comment 1
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “Known as bami goreng, a flavorful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, pork, beef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables. In Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, warungs, to high-end restaurants. […]

Kiam chai soup

Leave a comment
Asian cuisine

Quick and easy “Kiam chai soup – also knowns as salted vegetable soup is one of the main dishes served during the eve of Peranakan wedding or during some praying rituals.” This is a healthier take to making kiam chai soup. Mom would generally make this prior to exams as she thought it would make my brother and I smarter over night. She’d add extra gingko nutĀ  and make sure we’d eat it as it […]