Friday, April 22, 2016


Aloha... Still bored. But a bit better. I suppose...

I am leaving for Indonesia in a week! Ironically, I am craving Indonesian food, badly. I suppose it's not at all surprising. My brain thought that I was a week away from tasting Indonesian food in Indonesia... especially that one particular dish called Gado-gado.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Quick Turkey Psgetti...

I am bored...

Quite frankly, I am waiting for my job to start so I don't have to do menial "please help me"-intern-type jobs (which are tedious and of course nobody wants to do). But I am also poor (no income as of now). So I eat out less and cook more.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Umm... what have I learned in 2015...?

Well... 2015 was the year that I finished my schooling. So I'm now officially a grown up! And now I have time to blog more! Wooo-hooo! (My poor, poor neglected blog... So much for one recipe a day...)

I've learned quite a bit of things in 2015. I learned to make pickled radish and carrot for Vietnamese Banh Mi, I learned to make curry chicken for Burmese-style Shan noodles, and I finally learned to make Manado-style satay. Oh, and I played around with Peking duck style of cooking turkey and chicken.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


No, not the town in Arizona. I have never been there and that Tempe is inedible. This tempe (or some people called it 'tempeh') is made out of soy bean, a great protein source, and pretty delicious. 

Lazy person's Dongpo pork

So, my interest in Dongpo pork was a result of going to a new restaurant in town that just opened. If you know me, I'm always on the lookout for the next "IT" restaurant. No, not "IT" as in the coolest, hippest restaurant in town - I'm actually like a fish out of water at those places - but a restaurant that's different, unique and can pique my interests in their dishes. 

Figure 1. Dongpo pork

Friday, January 3, 2014

Black Pepper Chicken or Soy Sauce Chicken a la that Delicious Mamak-Style Eatery in Malaysia...

When I was a wee late-teen gal, I was sent off to Malaysia for about a couple of semester. Now it seemed like AEONS ago that that episode in my life happened... 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

From Hainan with love...?

This is probably a strange meal. Simply because I used to hate this dish. When I was little, I prefer mixed rice (Indonesian: nasi campur) compared to this. Mixed rice is a mixture of lap cheong sausage, salty and sweet roasted pork (brown roasted pork and red roasted pork), cooked eggs in brown sauce, and a bunch other delicacy with chili sauce. So you can imagine how pale this dish is next to the aforementioned dish. The chicken in this dish is almost colorless, the flavor is VERY mild, and it's really accentuating sesame oil, ginger, and cilantro: all the things I hated when I was a kid.