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Ayam percik (Malaysian-style spicy roast chicken)

Today, I will share one of the classic Malaysian recipes- ayam percik. It is chicken chunks marinated with a myriad of local spices, then cooked in coconut cream, followed by grilling to perfection. It is a popular dish, especially during the festive season, and is widely available at the Ramadan bazaar. The unique taste is …

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Lor Bak recipe- How to make five-spice pork rolls

Lor Bak is popular street food in Malaysia, particularly among the Chinese. It is a meat roll wrapped in beancurd skin, seasoning with Chinese five-spice powder, and deep-fry until crispy. Besides being a famous street food sold in every nook and corner, it is also a favored festive dish during the Chinese New Year. Let’s …

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Pad Kra Pao – How to stir-fry pork with Thai basil

Pad Kra Pao (stir-fried basil with minced meat) is Thai street food with fantastic flavor, best for a quick lunch. Its flavor is derived from the trinity of Thai seasonings- fish sauce, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. And, of course, it would not be complete without the generous use of bird’s eye chili that scored …

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General Tso shrimp recipe

General Tso shrimp is the spring-off recipe from the original General Tso chicken recipe created by Peng Chang-Kuei, the Taiwanese chef. It is an international phenomenon in the culinary world and the most famous American Chinese dish. This General Tso shrimp recipe was one of our restaurant’s most popular menu items. The fresh and succulent …

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Bacon cabbage stir-fry (quick and easy Chinese recipe)

This bacon cabbage stir-fry is a quick and easy recipe that guarantees success. Why? Because this cabbage recipe uses bacon fat to stir-fry the cabbage, crispy bacon itself is a sure-fired ingredient irrespective of what you are pairing with it. The best part is it only involves a handful of ingredients, making it suitable to …

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Rendang Tok – how to make the best beef rendang from Perak

Rendang Tok is the famous beef rendang that originated from the state of Perak, where I spent most of my childhood time before leaving for college. It is dry rendang believed created by the royal cooks, who had the luxury to access different spices that were out of the reach of the ordinary people in …

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Chili chicken – How to prepare in four easy steps

Chili chicken is the real deal among all the Indo-Chinese dishes.  Growing up in a Chinese family and crazy about Indian food, I can vouch that it is neither the authentic taste of Indian nor any sub-genre of Chinese food. I was surprised by the taste after my first bite of this hybrid dish. It …

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Szechuan chicken recipe – How to prepare the best spicy chicken

Today I want to introduce to you a well-known chicken recipe originating from the Szechuan province of China, called Szechuan chicken recipe, 辣子鸡. It is spicy and fiercely hot. This dish is one of the most popular Chinese dishes in restaurants, and I am not surprised that it is equally amazed by people worldwide. There …

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