Nothing beats this refreshingly cool Avocado Cucumber Smoothie on a hot summer’s day. It is totally satisfying for breakfast yet light enough for a snack.
In the last decade, sushi has successfully penetrated American food culture. It has appeared in potlucks, picnics, buffets, and all manner of social gatherings. It has also taken its place in the deli section of many grocery stores in providing a gluten-free and healthy option. In short, sushi has come of age in America.
In every language there are always some unique words that convey highly expressive notions about food and cultural nuances all at once. In the Malay language, rojak fulfills this down to a T. Blessed with an abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables, Malaysians often take a variety of ingredients and mix them together into a [...]
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 [...]
Every Malaysian and anyone who has ever lived in Malaysia for a period of time would know about Nasi Lemak. This ever popular and ubiquitous dish can be found at the humblest street corner stands to the poshest hotel restaurants. In the old days, one does not have to look far to get a taste [...]
It was a nondescript Sunday afternoon that promised to be routine as we quietly slip into the working week. Suddenly Ro-Ri San suggested that we visit the American Swedish Institute downtown as they are holding an exhibition on Nordic miniature carved figures. And since the Asian market was only a few blocks away, it made [...]
Perhaps the most popular kimchi during the spring and summer time is the Stuffed Oi Kimchi or Oi Sobagi. Cucumbers are cooling and this kimchi is a tasty accompaniment on warm days. It also has a nice crunchy texture. Prepare oi sobagi in small quantities as it does not keep as long as the cabbage [...]