Recipes

  • Braised fish in claypot "taucheo hu"

    This is my mother's recipe. Simple, quick and easy fish recipe cooked with fermented soybean to give the fish a salty, umami taste with the flavours of ginger, garlic, spring onions, coriander and chilli sauce

    Preparation

    5 Minutes

    Cooking

    8-10 Minutes

    Serving

    2

  • Char Koay Kak

    A popular Penang street food with the locals, somewhat similar to Char Koay Teow, but lesser known among the tourists is a smoky, fragrantly aromatic rice cakes called "char koay kak". The rice cakes are cut into cubes and then stir-fry with garlic and chillies, and a distinctive umami flavour crunchiness of preserved turnip locally known as "chai por"

    Preparation

    20 Minutes

    Cooking

    40-50 Minutes

    Serving

    1-2

  • Bak Kut Teh

    A heart-warming, healthy herbal soup brewed for a long time in a concoction of Chinese medicinal herbs, spices and pork bones with an all-rounded rich flavours and aroma that is distinctively "bak kut teh"

    Preparation

    20-30 Minutes

    Cooking

    4-6 Hours

    Serving

    2-4

  • Penang Char Koay Teow

    Smoky and pungently aromatic with my own homemade chilli sauce and big juicy prawns is my home version of the most popular street food in Penang, Char Koay Teow

    Preparation

    10 Minutes

    Cooking

    5.5 Minutes

    Serving

    1-2

  • Soy Chicken

    This soy chicken slowly poached in master stock is tenderly juicy and succulently moist. Eat with rice cooked with the aromatic stock and serve with a spicy garlicky sauce contrast that with a fresh gingery mild pungency of spring onions sauce

    Preparation

    15-20 Minutes

    Cooking

    60 Minutes

    Serving

    4

  • Bankuang Char

    This dish is healthy and light with a subtle, delicate and natural sweet flavour from the jicama vegetable. A slight hint of garlicky aroma and the freshness of prawns gives this dish an irresistible taste that matches well with a stronger flavoured dish by its side with a bowl of steamed rice

    Preparation

    20 Minutes

    Cooking

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    4

  • Pork meatball with Chinese cabbage and vermicelli in clay pot

    Deliciously tasty, soft and succulent juicy pork meatballs served in a heartwarming broth flavoured with a sweet and delicate infused-flavour of Chinese cabbage cooked in a clay pot

    Preparation

    20 Minutes

    Cooking

    20-30 Minutes

    Serving

    4

  • Clay Pot Chicken Rice

    This is a popular Malaysian Chinese clay pot chicken rice with saucy and tenderly juicy chicken meat on top of steamy hot savoury salty-sweet steamed rice and a smoky crusty burnt bits at the bottom

    Preparation

    20 Minutes

    Cooking

    20 Minutes

    Serving

    2

  • Curry Kapitan

    This chicken curry is uniquely Penang that is an interplay on different spices, herbs resulting in an intense, complex flavour that is slightly sour, sweet, fragrantly aromatic and tangy with a splash of fresh lime

    Preparation

    20 Minutes

    Cooking

    30 Minutes

    Serving

    4

  • Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Sandwich Bahn Mi

    Inspired by a popular Vietnamese street food is my own home made Vietnamese sandwich called "bahn mi" filled with healthy pickled carrots and daikon salad and deliciously tasty grilled lemongrass chicken!

    Preparation

    25 Minutes

    Cooking

    20 Minutes

    Serving

    4

  • Szechuan Shredded Beef

    How to make shredded beef Szechuan style. Fragrantly aromatic, sweet, salty and spicy with a umami flavour from the Szechuan broad bean chilli paste "doubanjiang" and Chinese sweet bean paste "tianmianjiang"

    Preparation

    10 Minutes

    Cooking

    8-10 Minutes

    Serving

    4

  • Lemongrass Beef Vermicelli Noodle Salad | Bun Bo Xao

    A healthy vermicelli noodle salad with carrot, cucumber, mint leaves and stir-fried lemongrass beef with a homemade Vietnamese dressing sauce and crunchy toasted peanuts

    Preparation

    30 Minutes

    Cooking

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    2

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