Hainanese Chicken Rice

This blog post has been months in the making. I keep making this dish, and intending to take a photo of it to post on this blog, and inevitably skip the photo-taking part and head straight to eating it. Anyway, after 3 tries, I finally have some photos! Hainanese chicken rice is another Malaysian comfort… Continue reading Hainanese Chicken Rice

Green Papaya Salad

When we were in Thailand doing this cooking class, I fell completely in love with this salad. It was so saucy, and the ingredients were so beautifully prepared. When I set out to make this salad for our Asian dinner party, I was prepared to be in my kitchen for two hours, meticulously julienning my… Continue reading Green Papaya Salad

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

Peking Duck Pancakes

I recently had a dinner party, and I decided the theme would be Asian. I settled on peking duck pancakes for the entree, because at the restaurants, they always charge you an arm and a leg for 2 measly pancakes, well, I wanted to see how much it would cost to have pancakes for 10!… Continue reading Peking Duck Pancakes

Ben’s Apple Crumble

Ben and I first met learning to dance Salsa. We were both beginners, and had finally mustered up enough courage to learn how to dance properly. We didn’t really get to know each other until I invited Ben and our other Salseros to my house for a party. Ben worked his way to my heart… Continue reading Ben’s Apple Crumble

Tom Yam Goong

Ben and I recently married…twice. The first time was in Malaysia. Since we were going to be in Malaysia anyway, we decided to have a short honeymoon in Krabi, Thailand for a week. We said we didn’t want to have an adventurous honeymoon, we just wanted to relax. After that wedding, we definitely needed to… Continue reading Tom Yam Goong

Mac and Cheese

Every now and again, I make a super unhealthy Mac and Cheese for our work lunches. Ben loves it, because it’s not curry. I am not a huge fan of pasta, I find it is just not filling enough for me, and it doesn’t give me the satisfied feeling that rice does. I also hate… Continue reading Mac and Cheese