Spicy Fish Head Curry

Look away if you’re squeamish about heads, eyes and odd food bits … Welcome to the delicious world of the tender, flakey flesh of a gorgeous fish head. Fish Head?! Let’s pause for a second and consider this – What do you think happens to the heads of the filleted fish in your supermarket aisles?…

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…

Aromatic Roast Chicken in Coconut Milk

Last few weeks since we’ve been back from Tokyo, I’ve been tinkering with several cake recipes that use matcha (Japanese green tea) but I still haven’t found one that accentuates the lovely aroma and flavour of it.  I desperately wanted to post a Japanese-inspired recipe but things did not work out. Oh well. That’s for…

Tofu Tikka Masala

  A little overdue but hope you had a great start to 2016. I’m not one for resolutions as I never keep them and I end up feeling guilty by the end of January. It is a new year but in the grander scheme of things, it’s just another part of your entire life. So…

Ayam Masak Merah (Malay-style Red Cooked Chicken)

The leaves have started to fall and the oak trees have turned copper. As Autumn extends into winter, I find myself craving for familiar comfort foods that I’d grown attached to over the years. Attachment is a craving of the mortal soul, according to Buddha, and one must seek to be rid of them. But…

Pearly Kee’s Curry Kapitan – A Penang heritage curry

  This time, last year, we were sitting in Toh Soon Coffeeshop and sipping a good kopi-o (black coffee in local lingo) with a kaya-butter charcoal toast and the best eggs we’ve ever had. Also, this time last year, our to-do list was one which would have been the envy of  any local foodie. If…

Keralan Seafood Curry

Have you ever gone to the market and bought something just because it looked interesting ? And you had no clue what to do with it? I saw some green lipped mussels and bought them on an impulse because they looked promising. Perhaps a paella? But no, I don’t have a paella pan. Why is…

Easy and Light Chicken Curry

Sometimes all you need mid-week is a simple home cooked meal to make you happy. This chicken curry is just the thing when you’re pressed for time but you also do not want to settle for an unhealthy, packed dinner from outside. Food always tastes better when it’s made at home. Unless, of course, you’re…

Red Curry Noodle Soup

  A couple of years ago, while we were on a holiday in Thailand, I took up a short home cooking class in Pattaya. It was conducted by this experienced home cook and we made several Thai curries and dishes. Needless to say that they were delicious! I love Thai food and with the availability…

Curried Roast Pumpkin Soup with Summer Pesto

Last week, I overindulged. I had too many slices of cake. (Blueberry cake+Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting) x3 = Guilt. This was my repentance. I’m not sure if this can be counted as sin-free eating as despite it being vegan, it was VERY very scrumptious. I made a whole pot and it disappeared very quickly….