Pastel de Choclo

Pastel de Choclo is typical Chilean dish that is quite similar in concept to a Shepherd’s pie. Instead of using mashed potato, a savoury corn mash is used. I really enjoyed eating this dish in South America, it was a really hearty, wholesome dish that celebrated their local produce. Inside the pastel de choclo, besides… Continue reading Pastel de Choclo

Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)

I tried this recipe a while ago, and it was super tasty! Definitely on my list of “lunches-that-will keep-in-the-fridge/freezer”. Relatively easy to make, just set aside about 3 or so hours to get it together. The beef was just falling apart, and had clearly been well-loved in that pot, getting amongst the lemongrass and ginger.… Continue reading Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)

Beef Rendang

We had a fully Malaysian dinner party recently, and I decided to make a beef rendang for the main. I have made this dish a few times before, and I have been quite disappointed in the way it has turned out before. A beef rendang is sort of a beef stew, but the rendang curry… Continue reading Beef Rendang

Jap-Chae

I made jap-chae the other day because I was jones-ing for it. I have a korean friend at the office, and her mum makes her the most scrumptious looking korean meals, and I had food envy. So in the absence of a generous korean mum, I made my own jap-chae. You can get your sweet… Continue reading Jap-Chae

Vietnamese Pho

I had a dinner party recently, and decided to make a Vietnamese Pho from scratch. In hindsight, not the best idea, given I was just recovering from bronchitis. 6 hours later, I was exhausted, and badly in need of a nap. The soup was worth making in the end, it has seriously helped with my… Continue reading Vietnamese Pho

Shalini’s Beef/Lamb Curry

For clarity, I am posting a variation of my chicken curry to make a beef or lamb curry. I make my beef and lamb curries slightly differently, in that I use a pressure cooker for the main cooking process, saves you about 7 hours. Also one thing to note with this recipe, I use an… Continue reading Shalini’s Beef/Lamb Curry