Green Bean and Minced Beef Stir Fry


This one meal dish is perfect for easy midweek supper. Chinese cuisine has been integrated to Indonesian’s since Chinese migrated to Indonesia in the early 15th century. Rest assured that all Chinese, Japanese and any cuisine I cook is using halaal substitution ingredients. For example if a recipe calls for white wine I would replace it with white grape juice or lemon juice.

Soy sauce and oyster sauce are two basic sauces for Asian cooking, so stock them in your kitchen for easy stir fry like this. Don’t forget to check for halaal signs on any sauce you buy… Continue reading Green Bean and Minced Beef Stir Fry

Kikkoman & Yamasa (Japanese) Soy Sauces Contain Alcohol

I have only found out in recent years that Kikkoman and Yamasa soy sauces contain alcohol. Kikkoman and Yamasa are Japanese soy sauces that are widely used in all Japanese food preparation as opposed to Chinese Soy Sauce. Japanese soy sauce has a distinctive flavor that if you are used to authentic Japanese, you would recognize if your dish is not made with Japanese soy sauce.  Kikkoman and Yamasa are also used for sushi condiment along with pickled ginger and wasabi. Continue reading Kikkoman & Yamasa (Japanese) Soy Sauces Contain Alcohol

Bismillah Restaurant


For a girl that have never tried Indian food in Indonesia, I have actually developed a fondness of Indian food since moving to Cape Town. I think it’s because Indian food is one of the closest to my Indonesian palate.

My favorite authentic Indian Restaurant currently is Bismillah Restaurant. Please note that they are Halaal certified.  They have two branches in Cape Town, one in Belgravia Rd, Athlone and one is in Gatesville and if I am not mistaken they used to have a branch in Sea Point Main Road. I have also once tried one of their Jburg branch. I like going to their new Belgravia Road branch though. Continue reading Bismillah Restaurant

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