ZUCCHINI AND BEAN SPROUT IN TOMATOES SAMBAL

Let’s make this weird winter a bit brighter, hotter or warmer maybe? from this spicy fresh sour tomatoes sambal. But I hope you could find some zucchini, you could freely add some fresh mushroom like oyster mushroom, champignon or shiitake mushroom, any meaty mushroom to carried quite full body of spices. This maybe look super…

VEGETABLE CURRY EMPANADA

Warm snack to be enjoy in this cold cold weather. Enjoy while it’s hot and the spices for the seasoning will bring warmness. The first time we enjoy this snack was when we had a dinner in Indian restaurant, skeptical at first that my kids going to enjoy heavy spices, but turn out my daughter…

SEA WEED SAMBAL

This one are made by sheer of my curiosity. One of very common Indonesian delicacy is Sambal and one of my favourite is Sambal Terasi (Balachan in Malay). I can’t live without sambal, any kind of it, always there are some frozen chilli snuggling somewhere in my freezer in case of I need sambal emergency….

NASI UDUK ( RICE STEAM WITH COCONUT MILK AND HERB)

Typical favourite rice dishes for my kids, another one is turmeric rice. Basically they are carb minded, pasta and rice, just give them that two thing and they are just happy. When my son not in the mood to eat anything, his request is rice with rice, which of course I am not allowed it….

EGG PLANT AND TEMPE SQUEEZE IN SAMBAL

There is nothing more Indonesian than this, we called it “Terong-tempe sambal penyet” or Egg plant and tempe squeezed in sambal. Yumm.. spicy sunday morning. Indonesian have many version of sambal, but this are the most simple, easy and versatile one. For any leftover, keep it in a fridge and it would be suitable for…

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM IN SALT AND CHILLI

Bear with me, as autumn are in our front door, meaning mushroom are abundant too. Mushroom are one of my favourite ingredient, my most favourite is shiitake mushroom, with portobello in second list, both are meaty not meaning having taste like meat but it is chewy with plenty of “meat” to enjoy. Shiitake have some…

SIMPLE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

This season I am going bubbling non stop about autumn, and I am sorry. It is really autumn when you able to sight pumpkin anywhere you go, and you can not help to not pick one of them and serve it in your table, or maybe this is only in my case. I can not…

AUTUMNAL COURGETTE GREEN THAI SOUP

The wind are blowing strong these days, autumn are really here. It was cold, cloudy, windy day. I want to have something warm and spicy to start my days and been thinking about this recipe for couple of days. But morning are as hectic as usual this and that, while this recipe are need to…

FRIED UDON IN CHILLI-DRIED SHRIMP AND BLACK BEEN SAUCE

What inspired this story was, in one weekend we was ate at this “vegan asian restaurant”, we have fried udon which turn my kids loving it so much, that was the first time my kids having udon, they love the chewy thick texture which I immediately knew, they going to love. Then okay, next time…