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…

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…

Cheat’s Chicken Rice

If you’re not from Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand, then the image that pops up in your head after one mentions ‘chicken rice’ would probably be some fried or roast chicken with rice. Yes, chicken rice is some random chook + some rice. But it’s so much more than that. Imagine a whole chicken first being…

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…

Penang Laksa, Cendol and 50 Shades of Sexy Mee Goreng

So, how many of you clicked on the link because it read… 50 Shades of Sexy…? It’s alright. No one’s judging. Ha! I promise, we’ll get there. Eventually. So, this week has been an exciting week as my birthday is approaching (12th March, if anyone’s interested!) and celebrations have started! Ever since our dating days,…

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…