Tasty and eye catching Spiral Vegetable Tian using summer’s bounty from the farmer’s market. These individual servings are sufficient for a light lunch.
These Hosomaki – Thin Sushi Rolls with smelt are great as an appetizer. They are smaller and lighter with a slightly spicy and minty flavor from the shiso.
Make your own fresh and delicious Futomaki – Thick Sushi Rolls with lox, avocado, and cucumber. Detailed step-by-step pictorial instructions.
This Pan Fried Eggplant with Garlic Chili Vinaigrette takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. It is light, tasty, and goes well with a bowl of steamed rice.
These tasty Tofu, Corn, and Chive Fritters make delicious snacks and appetizers. They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Easy and tasty Soybean Sprouts and Shrimp Stir-fry with sweet potato noodles. Delicious served with a bowl of steamed rice.
This delicious Kerabu Tang Hoon is a combination of a few well known Nyonya kerabus. It is delicious eaten as a side dish or a light meal.
Homemade Salted Eggs prepared using the brining method with chicken or duck eggs cured in a simple salt solution. Totally worth the wait!
These tender and delicate Roti Jala (Malaysian Net Crepes) are a must try with chicken or beef curry. Easy to prepare using only a few ingredients.
Colcannon, a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage. It is very tasty and makes a wonderful side dish eaten with bacon, ham, or corned beef.
These grilled or roasted Ginger Soy Chicken Wings are always popular. The simple and tasty marinade can also be used on other meats and seafood.
We all need to have one or two dishes to fall back on when given short notice of a pot-luck, gathering, or party. These quick and easy potato croquettes are just the thing as they can be made with pantry staples. I like to assemble them the night before and pop them in the oven…
This Spicy Anchovies, Peanuts, and Tempeh is a condiment in a sweet, spicy, and sticky coating. It is wonderful served with rice and curry.
One of the best ways to prepare fuzzy melon is to cook it in this simple Fuzzy Melon and Glass Vermicelli Stir-fry. It is perfect eaten with a bowl of rice.
Lobak (Five-Spice Meat Rolls) are delicious pork rolls wrapped in beancurd sheets. These are steamed and pan fried. Just as tasty as the deep fried version.
Use the abundance of fall harvest fruits and veggies in this Roasted Apples, Squash, and Sausage dish sweetened with a little maple syrup. It’s delicious!
Several weeks back I won a cookbook in a giveaway hosted by Cajun Chef Ryan. I was excited to receive the book as it was a brand new one from Emeril Lagasse called Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders that hit the bookstores on September 27, 2011. Chef Ryan was one of 20 bloggers chosen…
Fragrant Spiced Rice and Squash flavored with cumin, garam masala, and coconut milk. Can be eaten as a stand-alone dish or a side dish.
Japchae is a popular Korean sweet potato noodles and vegetable stir fry. Delicious as is or with a bowl of rice. Only 30 minutes to prepare.
Delicious gluten free Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes made with poached salmon, cooked rice, dill weed, and lemon pepper. Great as appetizers or food-on-the-go.
I enjoy an eclectic mix of cuisines and my home cooking consists of dishes from different cultures. Japanese cuisine has joined the mix, with onigiri, oden, sukiyaki, miso soup, ocha-zuke, and soba dishes becoming daily fare at our dinner table. My travels to Japan have helped me better appreciate its culture and food.