Category: Asian

Sauteed Bokchoy and Tofu

Sauteed Bokchoy and Tofu This is a simple healthy side-dish for your family. It’s a perfect combination : the crunchiness of bokchoy and the soft tenderness of silk tofu. This dish is also suitable for vegan. Bokchoy and silk tofu could be found almost in every asian market in Europe. I can find bokchoy in Read More …

Chashu (Japanese Braised Rolled Pork Belly)

Chashu (Japanese Braised Rolled Pork Belly) Chashu (in japanese : 叉焼) is a popular japanese pork dish which is served often as one of the best toppings of ramen noodles (japanese style pulled-noodles soup). Chashu must be made from fatty pork belly (when you’re not using pork belly, it wouldn’t be called as “chashu” 😉 ), Read More …

Gepuk (Indonesian Spiced Fried Beef)

Gepuk (Indonesian Spiced Fried Beef) This aromatic beef comes originally from Sundanese cuisine (west Java, Indonesia). It taste sweet from the palm sugar. The beef is cooked in aromatic spiced coconut milk, drained, smased, then deep-fried. But deep-frying meat without coating them first is to oily for me. I like to use just a small Read More …

Ayam Jahe (Ginger Chicken)

Ayam Jahe (Ginger Chicken) This dish is called “ayam jahe” in Indonesia, and is called “pak cam ke” (白切鸡, báiqièjī) in Cantonese (southern China) which means “white cut chicken”. It is very well-known among Indonesian-Chinese cuisine and would be found in almost every chinese restaurants in Indonesia. It is called “white” because the chicken is Read More …

Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Chili Salsa)

Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Chili Salsa) I would say that sambal (chili paste) plays an important roles in Indonesian food culture. Almost every Indonesian dish has its chili paste. It means, there are many kind of sambal in Indonesian cuisine. For example : Sambal Merah (red chili paste), Sambal Terasi (Shrimp Chili Paste), sambal kacang Read More …

Martabak Asin (Indonesian Pan-Fried Beef Wrap)

Martabak Asin (Indonesian Pan-Fried Beef Wrap) Martabak comes originally from Middle East, it could be known as “folded stuffed pan-fried bread” with many variation, with vegetables, eggs or meat filling. Martabak has become a very popular snack in Indonesia. Martabak are sold in the street cart and mostly in the evening. There are two kinds Read More …

Spinach and Corn Soup

Spinach and Corn Soup Are you ready for winter? This spinach soup will keep you healthy and warm in winter! My daughter really love this soup and she calls it as “popeye soup” 😉 It’s suitable for kids, it tastes sweet from the corn, contains vegetables and natural chicken broth. I like to use chicken Read More …

Caramelized Pork Belly

Caramelized Pork Belly In Asian, it is common that some meat dishes taste sweet. The sweetness normally comes from sugar, honey or mirin (sweet rice wine commonly used in Japanese cuisine). In Indonesian cuisine especially for Javanese dishes, Javanese coconut sugar and sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) are often used (Please check some of my Read More …