Healthy, moist, and delicious steamed cod. The kimchi combines beautifully with the cod to give it a slightly spicy and tangy flavor.
For me coming from Southeast Asia, some European vegetables like endives and artichokes are exotic. When I was growing up, I did not even know these vegetables existed, let alone find them. My initial thought when I saw endives were that they are baby Napa cabbage. While Napa cabbage is seldom eaten raw except when [...]
Almost everyone of us have a few fallback dishes that we turn to time and time again. These are quick and easy recipes that can be prepared in a very short amount of time using pantry, fridge, or freezer staples. I always try to stock up on a variety of ingredients for that purpose because [...]
Siblings can be so similar and yet so different. This is true also of maki (sushi rolls). You have met Futomaki, the fat younger brother. Today, you will get to meet the thinner elder brother, Hosomaki. They both have the same nori (seaweed) wrapping on the outside and a layer of vinegared rice on the [...]
Culinary history was changed forever when someone long ago in China introduced rice to wok! The humble steamed rice, tossed with seasoning (normally soy sauce) and oil, seared with the intense heat from the frying pan, transforms into a dish worthy of kings. There was even an episode of Iron Chef where the Japanese chef [...]
Just as nasi lemak bungkus is ever present in daily Malaysian life, sardine sandwiches are conspicuous at parties and functions throughout Malaysia. During my schooling years, every class party was replete with these crustless, rectangular or triangular sandwiches. No party would be complete without them. Usually two to three families would step up to the [...]