Ais Kacang Gula Melaka (Shaved Ice with Beans and Palm Sugar Syrup) – a Malaysian dessert with a medley of toppings. Very cool and refreshing on a warm day.
Start your day right with this low fat Peanut Carrot Smoothie. It is deliciously creamy and has the same amount of protein as traditional peanut butter.
Cook your own Pad Thai, one of Thailand’s most popular noodle dishes. This tasty version comes with chicken, shrimps, egg, bean sprouts, and peanuts.
These aromatic and tender Beef and Chicken Satay are a must try. Delicious served with Satay Peanut Sauce and chunks of onions and cucumber.
Homemade Fah Sung Thong (Peanut and Sesame Brittle) lightly spiced with chili flakes and five-spice powder. They are fresh, light, and crunchy.
Irresistible Turkey Satay marinated with spices and grilled on skewers. Delicious served with an easy Satay Peanut Sauce and chunks of cucumber.
Quick and easy Kung Pao Chicken with dried chilies, Szechuan peppercorns, and roasted peanuts. Delicious with a bowl of steamed rice.
One of my most enduring memories of going to the cinema in the old days was the quick detour after the ticket counter to the peanut man standing at one corner of the entrance. This was long before the advent of the modern concession stand with its soda machine and prepackaged snack food. Peanut man…
Delicious homemade Ban Jian Kuih (Chinese Peanut Pancake) with chopped peanuts, cream style corn, and grated coconut filling.
The ever popular and delicious Nasi Lemak Bungkus served with spicy anchovies, peanuts, hard boiled eggs, and cucumber slices wrapped in banana leaves.
Aah…for the simple pleasures in life! There are some dishes that seem so homespun and yet when you encounter them in a buffet spread, everyone makes a bee-line for it. This Malay condiment is often found at “rice stalls” during lunch time. It goes very well with rice and curry but is also very good…
Pomelo is a pale green to yellow colored citrus fruit with a thick rind. It tastes like a mild grapefruit and has a very slight hint of bitterness. Pomelos come in two varieties – a sweet kind with white flesh and a slightly tangy kind with pinkish flesh. The ones we find here has a…
These soft and moist Muah Chee (Fujianese Mochi) coated with chopped peanuts make a great tea time treat or snack. Uses only 5 ingredients.
Lotus Root and Peanut Soup is a bowl of comfort on a cold day. This flavorful soup is slowly simmered to bring out all its wholesome goodness.
Dessert is a must when there is company. It rounds off the meal nicely and conversations tend to flow more easily during dessert time. Therefore, it is always good to have some semi-homemade recipes on hand so that a dessert can be whipped up on short notice. The two desserts featured here today are very…
This Red Bean Ice Cream with Cream Corn was inspired by a Malaysian dessert known as ais kacang. The delicious combination of flavors is not to be missed.
This is a long winter and it shows no sign of abating in March. The produce section at the grocery stores is suffering from the prolonged season. Some fruits and vegetables while available are not at their best and prices are high. Most fruits are brought in from the Southern Hemisphere and they ripen in…