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How to use XO sauce – 3 quick and easy recipes with XO sauce

I want to share with you three quick and easy recipes with XO sauce. in this article. XO sauce has a unique and intense flavor suitable as a condiment and seasoning nearly for every dish. XO sauce is available from the Asian grocery or online. However, it is expensive, and therefore it is worth making …

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Omurice – How to cook this wonderful Japanese dish

What is omurice?  Omurice (オムライス, Omu-raisu) is a Japanese cuisine consisting of ketchup-based fried rice and omelet. The word omurice is the portmanteau of two words – omelet and rice.  Omurice is a western-influenced Japanese cuisine (yōshoku) originated at the turn of the 20th century when western café gained popularity in Japan. It is also …

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Mango sticky rice – How to make this favorite Thai dessert

Mango sticky rice (khao neow mamuang / ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง) is an amazing and authentic Thai dessert. It is typical street food in Thailand, especially during summer, when mango is in season. This dessert is also popular in other South East Asia countries, including my hometown, Malaysia.  Mango sticky rice is hugely popular in the Thai restaurants …

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Nasi goreng kampung – How to cook the best Indonesian fried rice

If you like fried rice, you must not miss the Indonesian and Malay version called nasi goreng. What is nasi goreng? Nasi goreng means fried rice in Indonesian and Malay language. It is cooked with a chili paste consisting of bird’s-eye chili, shallot, garlic, belacan (a local shrimp paste), and anchovies.  In this article, I …

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Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice 海南鸡饭 was listed as one of the “world’s 50 best foods” by CNN in 2018.  SAVEUR, the global guide to cooking, entertaining, and food travel, described it as one of the most beloved culinary exports of Southeast Asia.” Besides all the recognition received across the globe, serving Hainanese chicken rice is deceptively …

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Zongzi recipe- 6 easy steps to make the best rice dumplings

My mother-in-law is a Cantonese zongzi (rice dumpling) expert. She was famous for making the best zongzi in her hometown in Kampar. Since the Zongzi Festival (also called Duanwu Festival, Dragon Boat Festival) falls on the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, I decided to make my own rice dumplings, tapping into her expertise and …

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