Ketoprak, is a vegetarian dish/salad made of fried tofu, steamed rice cake (ketupat), rice vermicelli (bihun) topped with peanut sauce, sliced cucumber, bean sprout, krupuk (prawn crackers), fried shallots and extra Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce), sometimes added with boiled egg or spiced marbled egg. Continue reading Ketoprak
This Indonesian chicken dish was inspired from Chinese cuisine, popular at the Chinese eateries in Indonesia. Surprisingly simple to make and my kids love it due to the sweetness generates from Indonesian sweet soy sauce. Continue reading Sweet Soy Sauce Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Kecap)
Ever wonder where I buy my Asian groceries? Mostly I buy my stocks from the New Asian Spice Supermarket on Main Road, Sea Point. Although there is a China grocery shop in close vicinity, I prefer to take a little drive and shop at this Asian shop (and take a walk or have coffee in Promenade afterwards :-). Continue reading New Asian Spice Supermarket
“When tea is mixed with the correct energy, the correct temperature, the appropriate infusion time and the right state of mind, all of its wonders and glories are unlocked.” (Mingwei Tsai)
One morning I had my first tea tasting experience, thanks to Nigiro Tea Merchant and O’ways Teacafe owners, Mingwei and Lisa Tsai.
The interview with Mingwei and the tea tasting certainly were very inspiring and refreshing. It made me really appreciate how a cup of tea has came from a lengthy process starting from picking up tea leaves and served up on our tables. Continue reading Nigiro Tea Merchant
I got a special visit from a friend and halaalife blog follower, Jasmine Lin, a Taiwanese-South African in my kitchen. She showed me how to cook a classic Taiwanese dish, called Three Cup Chicken.
It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients, but you need to get the right ingredients to achieve the authentic flavour. All ingredients here are halaal.
Tom Yum soup is one of the most popular Thai dishes. The characteristic of the soup is the combination of sour, spicy, healthy and certainly tasty! Continue reading Tom Yum Goong Soup
I am so excited to post this new Chinese Fast Food in Rondebosch. Finally, a halaal certified, authentic, affordable Chinese! Yeay… Happy Chopsticks reminds me of eating out in Jakarta, KL or Singapore. The food is authentic Chinese, no Indian or local spices influenced at all. Continue reading Happy Chopsticks
Hainanese Chicken Rice or Nasi Ayam Hainan is a comfort food for my family plus it’s very nutritious. It always reminds me of holidays in Singapore and KL. You would find Chicken Rice in restaurants to food hawkers anywhere there. There are two versions of chicken rice, one with roasted chicken, the other one is steamed chicken. I would share the roasted and simplified chicken rice version as it’s my favorite! Continue reading Hainanese Chicken Rice