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Stir-Fried Glass Noodles

Here is a simple Stir-Fry Glass Noodles' recipe, that I often make for my family. You can add some protein of your choice to make it a substantial meal.

Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal readers and YouTube subscribers for the supports you have given me throughout the years and wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Cheers!

Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken With Basil

This is my version of the popular Taiwanese-style Pop Corn Chicken With Basil's recipe. The marinated chicken pieces are lightly coated with sweet potato flour and deep fried until crispy. Then they are tossed with some deep-fried basil, sea salt, and white pepper. The chicken is absolutely delicious and best when served warm.

Malaysian Chili Pan Mee

Chili Pan Mee is a popular spicy Chinese Malaysian noodle dish. This dry version noodle is made with homemade Chinese's egg noodles and flavored with crispy and spicy roasted chili paste, garlic oil, and top with some savory meat, fried anchovies, and poached egg. To complete the dish, serve the noodle with some anchovy soup with Sweet Leaf. It's also known as Mani Cai or Sayur Manis in Malaysia.

Malaysian Style Sardine Sandwich

This is a budget-friendly and nutritious Malaysian Style Sardine Sandwich recipe. It’s made with canned sardines in tomato sauce, which usually originates from South East Asia. The smell of these fishes can be overwhelming for many; but, that can be easily negated with proper amount of seasonings and fresh ingredients. Like the ones used to make these very tasty sandwiches. Besides being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, sardines are also a good source of vitamin D, calcium, B12, and protein. So, you may want to give them a try!

NOTE: This is an updated post with a video cooking guide. {Original post published on 02/07/12}

Bubur Cha Cha - Sweet Potato And Yam Pudding

Bubur Ca Ca or Sweet Potato And Yam Pudding is another traditional and very popular dessert in Malaysia. You can either serve this sweet dessert warm or cold. As for me, I prefer to savor them warm.

NOTE: This is an updated post with a new pictures and video cooking guide. {Original post published on 08/27/09}

Pizza Cheese Balls

These Pizza Cheese Balls is a comforting and delicious treats. They are made from homemade pizza dough and filled with mozzarella cheese. Then, I brushed them with some melted garlic and parsley butter and bake until golden delicious. It's so easy to make, and everyone will just love it.

Pizza Cheese Balls With Garlic and Parsley Butter

Ingredients

220 grams Mozzarella Cheese, diced (You’ll need 24 pieces)

Pizza Dough
450 to 480 grams All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Sugar
1 Cup Warm Water
2 ¼ tsp Active Yeast
1 tsp Sea Salt
4 Tbsp Vegetable or Olive Oil

Garlic, Parsley & Butter
5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
2 Tbsp Chopped Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
½ tsp Sea Salt

Equipment: 9 x 13 inches Baking Pan, lined with parchment paper

Method

Make the dough: Put the warm water in a measuring jug or bowl. Add sugar, stir to dissolve and add the yeast. Stir to mix. Set aside for 10-15 minutes or until the yeast mixture is frothy.

Working with a stand mixer, fitted with dough ho…

The Chinese Hamburger ~ Rou Jia Mo

So, this is my take on popular Chinese Hamburger ~ Rou Jia Mo. It's a sandwich made with Chinese-style hamburger bun and filled with braised pork belly. They are simply delicious! Please check out my video tutorial on how to make these sandwiches at home.

Chinese Hamburger Buns

This is my version of the popular Chinese Hamburger Buns in northwest China. These buns are slightly chewy and crusty on the outside but still soft inside. I liked to fill the buns with braised pork belly and sometimes a simple fried egg with some cucumber and sweet bean sauce.

Nutella Crescent Rolls

These little Nutella Crescent Rolls are so decadent. They are made with homemade bread dough, filled with Nutella, baked until golden brown, and topped-it with some powdered sugar.

Salted Duck Egg Fried Prawns

The rich and creamy salted duck egg yolks are often used to enhance the flavor of vegetables, meat, and seafood. This is a scrumptious Salted Duck Egg Prawns recipe. The prawns are coated with egg white and corn flour and deep-fried until light golden. They are then tossed together with a delicious sauce, made with butter, garlic, chilies, salted duck egg yolks, and plenty of fresh curry leaves.

How To Make Salted Duck Eggs

Salted duck eggs are best served as a side dish with Congee or rice porridge. The rich yolks are often used in Moon cakes. It can be used to cook with vegetables, seafood, or meat. It's rather easy to make salted the eggs at home, and they taste great too.

My Skinny Granola

This is my favorite granola mix. There are 9 ingredients in the mix and flavored with cinnamon, vanilla paste, and maple syrup. I called it My Skinny Granola. It's crispy with a slight hint of sweetness. Great with Greek Yogurt and some warm berries. A fantastic energy-boosting granola breakfast to start your day.

NOTE: This is an updated post with a new video cooking guide. {Original post published on 12/10/11}

Fried Asam Prawns {Fried Tamarind Prawns}

Here is an easy and tasty Fried Asam Prawns or Fried Tamarind Prawns recipe. This is a popular Malaysian dish, and often served at Nyonya restaurants. Enjoy!

Pandan Chiffon Cake

This is a fantastic chiffon cake recipe from Keiko Ishida’s baking book. The cake is very light and cottony soft, just how a perfect chiffon cake should be. I used Keiko’s Vanilla Chiffon cake recipe here; but, I substituted the water and vanilla with freshly squeezed Pandan juice (Screw pine leaves). The result? A wonderful fragrant Pandan Chiffon Cake which everyone loved very much. I am really pleased with this recipe. It's definitely a keeper, one to share with everyone!

NOTE: This is an updated post with a new video cooking guide. {Original post published on 03/29/11}

Ham And Cheese Croissants

Here's an easy snack to make, tasty Ham And Cheese Croissants. Using just ready-rolled puff pastry and the two other handy ingredients, you have a great tasting after school or afternoon tea snack. Do serve the pastry warm from the oven and they will be gone in no time. Yum!

NOTE: This is an updated post with a new video cooking guide. {Original post published on 05/08/12}

Steamed Glutinous Rice With Chicken {Lo Mai Gai/Kai}

This is Steamed Glutinous Rice With Chicken, one of my favorite Dim Sum selections. Most Chinese Dim Sum restaurants usually serve them wrapped with lotus leaves. Depending on your preference, you can either use pork or chicken meat and maybe add a few slices of thinly cut Chinese's sausages (Lap Cheong). I steamed the glutinous rice using a few aluminum tart pan, and small stainless steel bowls, which is the traditional method. Just invert and empty the bowl into a serving plate after steaming and the rice will come out as shown in the picture above. Try it.

NOTE: This is an updated post with a new video cooking guide. {Original post published on 10/22/09}

Chinese Hot Dog Buns/Rolls

These Chinese style bakery hot dog buns are a childhood classic! I would often purchase one or two for my children when they were younger. Imagine to my surprise, how excited they were when I made them at home! You can normally find these buns at your local Asian bakery, but if you’re not close to one, then try baking them at home. You’ll find how easy it is! This bread recipe is not only light, but also extremely fluffy. Serve it for breakfast or a snack on the go! Enjoy!

Sesame Wine Chicken With Somen/Mee Sua

This Sesame Wine Chicken With Somen or Mee Sua has a rich aroma of roasted sesame oil, Shaoxing's wine, and ginger. This is a great soup to serve during the cooler season. They just warm you up! Anyway, Somen is a thin Japanese wheat noodle, and they are also known as Mee Sua in Malaysia. These noodles are very absorbent. So, ladle the soup in the noodles when you're about to savour the dish. Another option, you can serve them separately too.

Spicy Fried Rice With Crab

This scrumptious fried rice is flavored with Spicy and Crispy Chili Paste and fresh crab meat.

Spicy And Crispy Chili Paste

This Spicy & Crispy Chili Paste is used in many of my dishes. For example, Malaysian Chili Pan Mee, fried rice or noodles, etc.

Beef Banh Mi

Using the Crispy Garlic Butter Oil and Daikon Carrot Pickles which I made earlier, I prepared this tasty Vietnamese inspired Beef Banh Mi or Vietnamese Styled Sandwich filled with saute beef with onion. I topped it with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, basil, scallion, coriander, green chili, and it's delicious!

Daikon And Carrot Pickles

These Dalkon And Carrot Pickles are often filled-in Banh Mi or Vietnamese Sandwiches. The sweet, sour, and crunchy vegetables are perfect to serve alongside BBQ or fried meat too.

Garlic Butter Knots

My kids just love this Garlic Butter Knots. They are a great after school snacks or as a side dish for pasta. Made from scratch and flavored with the Crispy Garlic Butter Oil that I have posted earlier. I have a short video on how to make them. Make sure to check it out.


How To Make Crispy Garlic Butter Oil

This Crispy Garlic Butter Oil is a versatile condiment. I made them often to spread on sandwiches, breads, added to pasta, sprinkled on dumplings, etc.

Shrimp And Pork Siu/Shao Mai

Siu Mai is one of the most popular item served at Dim Sum restaurants. My home-style version consists of shrimp and pork, and they are tasty, juicy, with springy like texture. Check out my video tutorial and learn how to make it at home.

Nasi Lemak With Anchovy Sambal

This is an updated post with a new video cooking guide. {Original Post: Nasi Lemak With Dried Anchovy Sambal}

Nasi Lemak is probably the most popular dish in Malaysia. You'll find this hearty meal everywhere in Malaysia, from street stalls to restaurants, and it's available round the clock. It's practically a Malaysia's national dish. Nasi Lemak or coconut infused rice is usually served with a spicy sambal, sliced cucumber, fried anchovies, peanuts, and eggs, either hard-boiled or fried.

Tuna Croissant Sandwich

This is family favorite Tuna Croissant Sandwich recipe, warm croissants filled with good-quality canned tuna with lots of veggies, and season with mayonnaise, lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper. Try it!

Wonton Noodles {Kon Lo Mee/Wantan Mee}

Wonton Noodles or Kon Lo Mee is a popular Chinese Malaysian noodle dish. This dry version noodle is flavored with pork lard oil, light and dark soy sauce. It’s served with pork and shrimp wonton, barbecued pork, mustard green, anchovy broth and some pickled green chilies. In addition to this dry version noodle, you can also serve the noodle with some anchovy soup with the same accompaniments.

How To Make Crispy Pork Lard And Oil

Crispy pork lard and oil are used regularly in Chinese Malaysian cooking. It's great with Hokkien fried noodles, Wonton noodles, stir-fry vegetables, etc.

Kuih Serimuka

Glutinous Rice with Pandan Custard Layer or better known as Kuih Serimuka is one of the popular kuih or cakes in Malaysia. The bottom layer of the cake is made from glutinous rice that has been steamed with coconut milk. The top layer of the cake is a custard base, made from eggs, coconut milk, flours, and most importantly the fresh Pandan juice. The cakes are delicious and have just the right sweetness level.

*This is an updated post with a new video cooking guide. {Original Post: Kuih Serimuka}

Homemade Chinese Egg Noodles

My family enjoy this type of Chinese Egg Noodles. They are thin, chewy, and springy without any addictive added. Only wheat flour, sea salt, duck eggs, and a bit of water. There's no kneading involved and all you need is a rolling pin to beat the dough until it's smooth and elastic. It's amazingly easy and what a difference it makes in taste. These egg noodles are great for making wonton noodles, simple ginger and scallions noodles, or top with of your favorite sauce.

Pork And Shrimp Wonton Soup

These are home-style Pork And Shrimp Wonton Soup. It's hearty, tasty, and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thai Green Curry With Chicken

This Green Curry With Chicken is a popular dish in Thai restaurant. It's spicy, luscious, aromatic, and slightly sweet with the coconut milk and palm sugar.

Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste

Making curry paste from scratch is well worth the effort and time. You can always adjust the level of spiciness to suit you, and they taste better too. I prefer to make the curry paste in a mortar and pestle as this slowly releases the flavours and aroma. However, If you decide to use a food processor, then make sure to grind the roasted spices separately until you have a fine powder before adding to the rest of the ingredients.

Thai Glass Noodle Salad {Yum Woon Sen/Yam Wun Sen}

This is a spicy and tangy Thai Glass Noodles Salad or Yum Woon Sen. In many Thai restaurants; they often have squid and pork in the salad. However, I have opted for some scallops and ground chicken for this recipe. This salad is best served immediately because of the acidity in the dressing.

Acar Awak {Spicy Pickled Vegetables}

These crunchy vegetable pickles are bursting with sweet, spicy, and sour flavours. Acar Awak in Malaysia is usually eaten as an appetizer. The flavour of these improves with time, so it's best to serve it a couple of hours later.

Fruit Rojak

Fruit Rojak or Mixed Fruits With Sweet Sauce is a popular salad in Malaysia. It's typically served as a snack or appetizer. To make this delicious snack you will need the sweet sauce, which consists of shrimp paste, palm sugar, sesame seeds, and chili. Then mix and toss some of the sauce with different types of fruits, vegetables, and plenty of chopped peanuts.

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Jalapeno Cheese Bread

These are tasty little Jalapeno Cheese Bread. Made with homemade bread dough that's filled with Tex-Mex cheese blend, and some pickled jalapeno peppers.

Stir-Fry Clams With Black Bean Sauce

This is stir-fry Clams With Black Bean Sauce. They are sweet, slightly spicy from the Dou Ban Jian (chili bean paste) sauce and a little salty, from the fermented black beans.

Teriyaki Chicken Buns

This fabulous Teriyaki Chicken sandwich filling is perfect in freshly steamed Chinese Buns or Gua Bao.

Cendol With Palm Sugar Syrup And Coconut Milk

Cendol with Palm sugar Syrup and Coconut milk is a type of dessert in Malaysia. Cendol strands is made of Pandan juice with the combination of mung bean and corn flour.

Jeera/Cumin Cauliflower

This is a mild and creamy Jeera Cauliflower curry. This recipe is easy to prepare and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 

Cekodok Pisang Istimewa

Cekodok Pisang, or Jemput-Jemput Pisang is another popular street-snack in Malaysia. It is a deep-fried snack made with mashed banana and flour. For this recipe, I added some grated coconut cooked in palm sugar in the batter. You can find the coconut recipe here. Alternatively, you can replace it with freshly grated coconut or desiccated coconut and adjust the sweetness with some sugar. 

Homemade Flour Tortillas

You could easily buy flour tortillas at the supermarket, but making them at home is not that difficult either. If you have the time try making them because the recipe is very easy to follow. You don't have to have a perfect round tortilla but try to roll out the dough as thin as you can.

Kuih Talam

This pandan and coconut layered cakes or better known as Kuih Talam in Malaysia, is a popular afternoon snack and goes perfectly with coffee or tea. There are two layers in this kuih. The top layer of the cake is made from coconut milk flavored batter. The bottom layer of the cake is made with batter flavored with fresh pandan juice.

Individual Chicken Curry Pot Pie

This is a delicious recipe. The chicken curry goes very well with the shortcut pastry, as it gives it a nice flavor. The great thing about this recipe is that it bakes into individual portions, thus making serving it much easier.

Shrimp Fritters (Cucur Udang)

Try these scrumptious fried Shrimp Fritters with my easy peanut sauce recipe that I have posted earlier.

Chinese Crullers/You Tiao

This is Fried Crullers or You Tiao, Yu Char Kuih, Yau Char Kwai, and also known as Chinese breadsticks. The dough is deep-fried, and It is often served during breakfast with hot soy milk or as an accompaniment with congee, soup, or as it is.

Garlic Cheese Bread

This Garlic Herb Cheese Bread is made with just few simple ingredients, namely bread dough, garlic, butter, parsley and cheese. You can buy the bread dough from the store or make your own. I like to make mine during the summer times, when the weather is hot, and the dough rises faster. Homemade bread tastes so much better, and I think you will agree with why it's worth going through the effort of making this bread from scratch.