Potato-Stuffed Wholemeal Paratha

Paratha is my third choice after roti canai and dosa. But as I grew older, I started to love this simple earthy bread. Usually I eat it along with curry or dal but I start to love eating it just plain. Paratha bread is a type of flatbread usually cooked on a flat steel surface….

Sweet & Sour Tofu

This is usually cooked using pork ribs. It’s called sweet and sour pork.  I had a lot of meat recently. Especially a few days ago, I had ramen for lunch. I ordered pork ribs ramen for lunch and since I am a very greedy person plus I am sharing with Mister Paya, I added some…

Mutton Briyani

Mutton is one of my favourite meat. Some people don’t like it because of the gamey smell. If mutton or lamb without gamey smell, it’s not mutton or lamb anymore. I really enjoy having this smell in my food. It is distinct. The best way that I enjoy mutton is making mutton curry or making…

Stir Fried Eggplant with Minced Pork

Eggplant has a very fascinating colour, don’t you agree? The mysterious purple colour eggplants that sit together with the other vegetables which are red, yellow and green, the eggplants don’t really stand out. I really like looking at eggplants but I certainly don’t really enjoy eating it. My grandmother used to cook eggplants but I…

Tater Tots Waffles with Sunny Side Up

This is tater tots mashed and cooked in a waffle machine together with cheese. I am doing something fun like this behind Mister Paya’s back. He loves this kind of food idea. So, not only I made this behind his back, I ate it all and I showed him the photo. Muahahahahahaha! He stared at…

Free Form Cherry Pie

I prefer to make pie compared to baking a cake. Somehow I don’t have a good relationship with cakes except pound cake, I can only make pound cake… Recently I made a greek yogurt cheesecake. My cheesecake looks like melted ice cream, OMG!!! What happen to the beautiful cleanly sliced cheesecake that I always see…

Five Spice & Soy Sauce Pork Belly Stew

Pork belly is something that I cannot resist. This layered meat is a wonder. You can make roast pork where the skin crackles and fats that melt in your mouth, YUM!  You can make stew, you can slice thinly and stir fry with leeks, you can do many wonderful things with it. I cannot resist…

Creamy Creme Caramel

Creme caramel is a simple dessert but you can’t keep your eyes and your mouth away from it. I have tried making creme caramel many times. And there are so many things that can go wrong. See, I have tried steaming it, got wrong twice on the measurement of milk that results in soft steamed…

Pan Fried Tamarind Prawns with Cucumber Salad

My grandmother used to make this dish for us. It is cooked with very simple ingredients but yet addictive. The tamarind with the prawns when you fry with oil, somehow it release an unforgettable evocative fragrance in the air. Whenever my grandmother make this dish, I can already smell it 20 steps away from my house….

Fried Noodles – Malaysian Mamak Style (Mee Goreng Mamak)

When I go to mamak shop, their fried noodles is a must-have for me. From the time I knew about the existence of this noodle, it has always been my top 5 must eat in a mamak shop. When the noodle is served, squeeze some lime juice all over the freshly fried noodles and with…

Mini Savoury Pancake with Shrimp & Spring Onion

This is a savoury pancake. It is not the typical pancake drizzled with maple syrup. Although I love both of them, savoury or sweet. But I am in the savoury mood today and these shrimps are put into good use. This pancake is fluffy and shrimpy within the ring of onion. The onion ring is…

Kale & Pistachios Pesto Spaghetti

Usually when we talk about pesto, one of the basic ingredient is basil. To be honest, I don’t enjoy basil. What?! Yes, I don’t like basil. I have tried to like it by putting it on pizza, buying basil pesto sauce to try with pasta, smelling it a hundred times to convince myself to like…