Otak-Otak Recipe (乌打食谱)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

How about some homemade Otak-Otak for BBQ party? 烧烤会吃自制乌打好吗?

Otak-Otak, an Indonesia/ Malaysia/ Singapore delicacy, made of ground fish meat, coconut milk and spices. There are many different versions of otak-otak in the market, but the most often seen is the reddish-brown type. Wrapping the paste in banana leaf is the most traditional way to make this Otak-otak as it renders a hint of aromatic sweetness to the toasted parcels. More

XO Sambal Stuffed Squid (XO叁巴酿鱿鱼)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)
“Love this, if you like it; Like this, if you hate it. 喜欢的会爱上它;讨厌的会喜欢它.”

My way of surf & turf, meat in squid. Cooking the relatively bland squid dish with a good recipe is essential. I have mine which I think goes really well with just a plate of steamy hot rice! Even for someone who doesn’t like squid, you wouldn’t be resisting it!

有别于一般传统的水陆佳肴,这是我的呈现方式,猪肉酿鱿鱼。最主要的,是在于如何把最单调乏味的鱿鱼配上美味的食谱。我的烹调方法就自认为最配饭的!即使是不喜欢吃鱿鱼的你也会吃上好几口的! More

Salmon Sushi Cake

“Happy birthday, pretty!”

Having to bake so many cakes Regularly, I was kinda feeling lazy. It might also be lacking of surprise element to the birthday celebration.

Making a sushi cake not only special, sushi is also our favorite food, especially with salmon as its filling. Hence, I decided to make this as a birthday surprise, at the same time, our quick and simple dinner meal. I thought this was the best simple celebration to mark this day. More

Louisiana Seafood Boil

“Are you ready for a feast?”

Planning for any gathering, or feeling like fixing a feast for your loved ones? For the seafood connoisseur, here’s my easy and delicious all-in-one seafood treat.

This is especially great to cook for a group epicureans to get together. Chatting, laughing and having great food together… Great food, great home cooked food, but minus the hassle of cooking up extensive dishes. You would still be able to impress your guests with this lucious meal. :) More

Linguine alle Vongole (Clams Linguine Pasta)

“Vongole is one of the popular pasta dishes.”

Yes, pasta is one of our staples at home. We all loved pasta, of all kinds. Yet to find out the best pasta brand, I used dried pastas which were easily available in the market, most of the time. I preferred organic pasta, if given a choice.

Clams, are also my favorite seafood. I personally thought clams are versatile and easy to handle. Minimal condiments would be needed to bring out its full flavor. So, cooking pasta with clams is no weirdo to many people. It simply is a brilliant idea as the pasta would just soak up the natural taste of the clams, making every strand of noodle taste extra flavorful. More

Snow Cod Pot (鳕鱼煲)

“Amazingly simple to cook Cod fish & vegetables dish, for your busy and lazy nights.”

Just as I said, this all-in-one fish dish was amazingly simple to assemble. Quick, easy and healthy.

It’s most suitable for young children as well as adults, in fact, all ages, to enjoy. Super healthy and delicious fish, plus vegetables of different colors, what else could we ask for? :) More

Grilled Mixed Herbs Salmon & Tomatoes (Air-Fried)

Crisped and browned on the surface, but tender and moist inside. That’s how my grilled Salmon was. I usually cooked this way when I wanted to have pasta or noodles in sauce, or rice with other saucy dishes.

I wouldn’t serve as it is as a main course, if I did not make a sauce to go along, even though it wasn’t dried at all. I just thought it would be a bit plain.. unless to make some wet sides eg baked beans, gravies baby corns, mashed potato with sauce, etc. Salsa or cheesy spinach might be good, too. Those would do.. Alright, I should do the Western main course style the next time. :)

Oh yes, this super easy and delicious fish dish is meant for the busy parents, working couples and moody simplistic personnel. Yes… It took merely 20 minutes, from preparation to cooked. You didn’t even need to marinate it. Quick yet healthy. If you liked, serve it with steamed rice, too! I did, at times. :D More

Grilled Curry Cheese Prawns (Air-Fried)

“Curry with Cheese? Yes. One of the less-usual but the best combinations for a seafood dish.”

Actually this cheesy curry prawn dish could be cooked in various ways (of course), on a grill, in a frying pan, in air-fryer (with its non-stick grill pan), or even in a wok! This time, I chose air-frying. Yes, it was easy, no doubt. Its grill pan made the cooking even easier as it’s non stick. It was easier than having it cooked on the mesh basket. Get one and it would make all your grilling (fish, chicken, meat, etc) much easier.

For this recipe, I used an instant curry pack bought from supermarket. Any brand of these ready-packed curry pastes would do the job, but if you want to know which brand was used for this particular cooking, I used Singlong instant fish curry paste (*actual picture of the pack posted in my Instagram, and FB page under comment). More