Nasi Lemak (Steamed Coconut Cream Rice – 椰浆饭)

“What a great way to say hello to your overseas friends. Let your home-cooked do the job!”

Nasi Lemak, a common name in the list of the local food delicacies of Asia.

Nasi Lemak, one of the top Malaysian cuisine has its great influence to Singaporean. Many local Chinese, thus, eat and cook this aromatic rice dish, for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. As such, Nasi Lemak is not limited to just the Malay food stalls, it’s commonly sold in Chinese eateries everywhere in Singapore. For the Singaporean Chinese version of Nasi Lemak, it comes with even greater varities of side dish. What makes it different from the traditional Nasi Lemak which wrapped in banana leaf and comes with standard sides e.g. egg and chicken wing or fried tiny Kampung fish, the Chinese Nasi Lemak allows you to pick or choose your favourite side dishes from the pool of selections provided by the stall/ eatery, in general. Any versions, they all taste heaven.. More

Best Homemade Pineapple Fried Rice (菠萝炒饭)

“Pamper your loved ones with this savoury restaurant-standard pineapple fried rice, cooked from scratch, with less than $5 cost… and my homemade recipe!”

I did not post as often lately. First, I was very tired due to my hectic work. I had becoming no mood to explore new dishes/ cooking. My family ate only those of my simple already-hands-on dishes, or worst, take-away food. Sometimes, fast food (and of course, it was something pleasing to the little one.. rolling eyes). Anyway, I do apologise to my fans and readers, if you have been missing my new posts. And, I thank you, if you are still following my blog and FB Fan club, waiting to hear from me (winking smile).

So, I wouldn’t disappoint you today. And please, continue cooking, no matter how busy you are. Less often, but I was able to cook, still. I encourage, and present you my simple and quick rice dish here, so that you will be able to cook this for you and your family, still, my delicious pineapple fried rice.. More

Vegetarian Fried Rice (with Egg)

“Simple and quick vegetarian fried rice with dark soy sauce, for the whole family during weekdays.”

Yesterday was Chu Yi (1st day of Lunar March). I am not very good at cooking vegetarian dishes, seriously. So, I was really head scratching all the time when come to vegetarian days, twice a month. As weather was hot, I did not want to cook curry dishes. Just to keep it simple but filling, I had no choice but to fry rice, again.. Cooked this vegetarian fried rice improvised from my previous recipes, I think this fried rice turned out deliciously!

Simple to cook and delicious to eat even if you are not a vegetarian. And, as usual, my fried rice wasn’t greasy since I used minimal amount of oil to cook it. To make my fried rice dish more fragrant and tasty, of course, I added the dark soy sauce which I’ve gotten from my last Hong Kong trip. More

Vegetables Fried Rice (Vegetarian Recipe)

“Healthy and Wholesome Vegetables Fried Rice as Vegetarian Meal. It’s Delicious!”

This year, Vesak Day coincides with Lunar First day of May. Raised as a Buddhism devoter, we had no reason not to take vegetarian for the day! Everyone in the family had to follow vegetarian diet on each and every Lunar 1st and 15th of the Lunar month since young. So, for this special occasion, I cooked fried rice, with assorted vegetables and vegetarian (mock) meat. I called it Vegetables fried rice.

Taste of my vegetables fried rice was varied from the usual fried rice. It relished more like fried yam rice, as I have added yam it my recipe. I don’t call it a yam rice, as I had also the long beans and Chinese cabbages in it. See, it’s a vegetables rice (smile)! It tasted more robust as compared to fried rice with usual ingredients, but never too overwhelming for a great taste. I love the fragrance of yam taste in the palate, it was kinda addictive (chuckling). More

Javanese Fried Rice

“Javanese Fried Rice”

Owing this recipe to my site visitor, Babette, she asked me if I have Java fried rice last Thursday. So, this dish was cooked specially for her. Of course, we were the ones who got to eat the rice (chuckling).

The Java-style fried rice is spicy flavour. I added curry powder, but it was not where the spiciness comes from. It was the sambal belacan (aka shrimp paste chili) that contributed to the spiciness. You may vary the amount of sambal belacan, to your preference. Both curry powder and sambal belanca made this fried rice an extra flavoursome one! More

Fragrant Chinese Fried Rice and Simple Pan-Fried Pork Chop Recipes

“Back-to-basic fried rice to pair with simple pan-fried pork chop”

As usual, express (yet balanced diet) home-cooked dinner for our weekday. I planned tonight’s dinner since last evening. Saw the frozen pork chops and mixed peas in the freezer before I cooked dinner last evening, I knew what will be my tomorrow’s dinner then! I cooked extra rice for that night, ready to reserve the extras in the freezer overnight. What else? Fried rice with pork chop meal is the best option for tonight’s dinner!

The recipe used here is good for both pan frying and baking methods. More