Beef Rendang 2 – simplified recipe

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After my first rendang recipe a year ago, I had simplified the recipe and made the meat consistently tender and the gravy savory. I think I should share my latest and current rendang recipe. Rendang is practically the Malay version … Continue reading

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Butter Chicken Curry

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If you have noticed, the background of my pictures (kitchen) has changed. Yes, we moved away from the beautiful Maastricht (due to Willem’s work) to Haarlem.  Maastricht is a unique city in South of Netherlands where it’s not as flat … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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I was stunned at how easy it is to make this dish, without cream. Going through some posts in FB and checking out a restaurant menu prompt me to make this dish yesterday. In the article promoting the restaurant, it … Continue reading

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Stir fry flat noodle (Char Kuey Teow) – 炒河粉/炒粿条

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Woke up on a lazy Saturday morning, thinking of lunch… Thinking of the bean sprouts in the fridge, not wanting to waste them, Pad Thai came into my mind. But the “googling” photos of Penang char kuey teow beats the initial idea. … Continue reading

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Mussels cooked with beer

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Started liking mussels a few years back when I had a chance to try some nicely cooked mussels with white wine at Brussels Sprout in Singapore. If you don’t like them yet, maybe you haven’t tried the nice version of … Continue reading

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Dover Sole A La Meuniere

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I have learned quickly that flat looking fish are called “tongs” in the Netherlands, and that flat looking fish are sole fish. Slibtong (dover sole) is not cheap and often served in the restaurants. One could easily pay up to … Continue reading

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Steamed pork ribs with black bean sauce

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Whenever I see pork ribs in the supermarket I grab as much as I can carry. It has become a “must have” in the freezer, “must eat” every few days. I cooked my pork ribs in the soup, grilled on … Continue reading

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