Ayam Kalio (Lazy Man’s Chicken Rendang)

  A quick internet search for ‘rendang’ will yield several thousands of recipes for rendang as this is a much loved dish in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Ancient maritime trade and shared histories have ensured that this dish crossed over from its West Sumatran origins to Malaysia and Singapore. It is not known when this…

Photoessay: Temples and ruins in Siem Reap

This will be a very quick post of mostly photos I’d taken during our trip to Siem Reap last July (!!!) We took 3-4 full days to see the some of the ancient temples of Angkor on our own. We read up on the ruins using Micheal Freeman’s and Claude Jacques’ Ancient Angkor before each…

Photoessay : Morning Market Scenes in Siem Reap

Last July, we made a short trip out to Siem Reap, Cambodia and we took two food tours during our five day stay. Both our morning and evening tour was with Steven Halcrow , co-founder of Siem Reap Food Tours and an experienced chef. Steve’s familiarity with the Khmer language, food and the sprawling Pasar…

Scarlet Nonya Chicken Curry (Kari Kay)

” Is it simmering? Sizzling? Browning? Steaming? Good cooks heed these signs – the landmarks that will guide you to deliciousness, rather than precise temperatures on oven dials and specific cooking times.” Samin Nosrat for The Guardian This could not be more true than for cooking a curry.The way your ingredients react to heat is…

Making Mullu Murukku

Hello Everyone! Thank you for sticking around despite the long absence. As you may know from Instagram, quite a few things have been brewing in my kitchen since I last checked in here. For a few years now, I’ve been thinking about working on a blog project. I’ve finally decided to just take the plunge and…

A very long overdue post – Food Trip to Penang (Part 1)

So, yes. It’s been a few many, many months since my last post. Things have been a little crazy with life at home while I learnt to cope with some food allergies. With all that craziness and a little bit of travel in December, blogging hasn’t been a priority. I’ve been cooking a lot but I…