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 [...]
The fourth week of November is the beginning of the year-end holiday season. This year there is a special anticipation at our house because Ro-Taro (eldest son) will soon be home from college for Thanksgiving. You can be sure that I will be cooking up a storm in the next few days.
While I am away visiting my parents in Malaysia, I have asked a couple of friends to guest post for me. Today, we have Hyosun of Eating and Living with this delicious and tasty East meets West Korean Style Tacos. When I first came across Hyosun’s elegant blog Eating and Living sometime back, I was [...]
A long long time ago, the European and the Arabs used to call the Malay Archipelago the fabled Spice Islands. In fact, Portuguese apothecary Tome Pires who was in Malacca between 1512 to 1515 said, “Whoever is the lord of Malacca has his hand on the throat of Venice!” Such was the allure of the [...]
The weather has been really nice these past few days. It is bright and sunny and temperatures will continue to be in the low 70′s through the weekend. Spring is definitely in the air as the crocuses, daffodils, and irises are already peaking out from the ground. Ro-Jiro went for a jog after school today [...]
One of the most delectable aromas in Asian Chinatowns is the smell of Bak Kwa being roasted on a charcoal brazier in a nearby restaurant. Interestingly, there are Chinatowns even in predominantly Chinese cities like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Singapore where things feel more Chinese. In Kuala Lumpur there is Petaling Street or Chee Cheong [...]
The weather is definitely cooling down, and very quickly I might add. Over here in the US, we had a long Labor Day weekend. There were two nice sunny days but Monday was cold and a little wet. This was also the last weekend of the summer holidays. Rain or shine, we had to make [...]