Easy Bibimbap

You might have noticed that the cooking on this blog has decreased slightly. It’s because I’ve been sticking to very simple dishes using a lot of vegetables lately, as the effect of over-indulging the last couple of weeks have reared its ugly head: Namely a couple of extra numbers on the weighing scales. Note the…

Kar Heong Restaurant and Few Announcements etc.

Firstly, I’d like to draw your attention to a local movie which has just opened over the weekend: Kepong Gangster 《甲洞》 (click on link to find out what the movie is all about). Several months ago I was invited to play an extra on the movie. It was a mere 20 seconds or so footage, but still…

Beef Rendang with Modified Lemang

Another long weekend has come to an end for the Malaysians and I trust that you have enjoyed the Raya celebrations, or for the non-Muslims, enjoyed holidays. I don’t have any close Malay friends in KL, so my Raya celebration involved a lot of cooking and spending time with half my family, namely my mother…

My biggest project yet: Bak Zhang

The Duanwu Festival, also called Dragon Boat festival is upon us again. I have told myself year after year to learn the art of wrapping bak zhang (Zongzi). However, due to the distance from our very own Bak Zhang master, my Grandma (and perhaps my laziness), I was reluctant to attempt this without some form…

Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice)

Bibimbap is one of the most iconic Korean dish, next to the Kimchi. It’s commonly served in households and also restaurants. It literally means mixed rice, or mixed bowl. Tradiotionally, this is a dish the Korean housewives would make with various delectable leftovers in the fridge. And as you can see, there are a wide…

Com Bo Luc Lac (Vietnamese Shaking Beef with Tomato Rice)

Another Vietnamese meal this week! I think I’ve well and truly satisfied my cravings by this stage. Needless to say, I’m also feeling very bloated from all the festive eating. I think another vegan week is in order. But first, let me present to you: Bo Luc Lac (Shaking Beef), another popular Vietnamese dish. No,…

Lemongrass Pork Chops With Rice

How is your Lunar New Year so far? Mine has been pretty uneventful since I’m not back in my hometown (Bintulu). My mom has already ‘escaped’ to Oz to spend a month with my sister so I thought I’d just stay put. No annoying questions about marriage and kids. Heh. We did spent reunion night…

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi could possibly be the best thing coming out of Korea. Apart from SNSD, that is. Through the exposure to Korean culture from Korean dramas, or the success of various K-pop acts, or perhaps the large amount of Korean immigrants in Malaysia (or anywhere in the world, really), this fermented cabbage dish is no stranger…

Jerk Chicken: Because it never calls!

Sometimes I cook dishes that I’ve never tried before. By that I mean in a restaurant or food outlet. I’m easily intrigued by interesting recipes and would just made the dishes without knowing what it SHOULD taste like. Nevertheless with cross checking of different recipes you’ll usually get a pretty good idea of what it…

Lazy Chicken Rice with Momofuku’s Ginger Scallion Sauce

Momofuku (literally translated as Lucky Peach in Japanese). What a name! I’ve heard of this David Chang‘s chain of restaurants but unfortunately can’t go all the way to the states to taste! Bless the food bloggers that has been sharing his recipes, people like me get to recreate the dishes and enjoy them. One of the…