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Mie Ayam

Mie Ayam


Mie ayam is one of the most popular noodle dishes in Indonesia, it is a type of a deconstructed chicken noodle soup where yellow wheat noodles (bakmi) is served separately from the soup. If you look closely at the photo above each element the of dish is quite visible as they are separated from each … Continue reading

Gado Gado

Gado Gado


Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad made out of boiled vegetables served with a peanut sauce dressing. This dish started as a hawker cart offering where fresh and boiled vegetables are served with sauce that are made in individually prepared to the likeness of the one consuming the salad. Now due to its popularity this is … Continue reading

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang


Beef Rendang holds the top 1 spot in CNN’s 2011 World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods‘, it is a spicy meat dish that originated in Indonesia. It was created by the Minang’s (people from the Minangkabau ethnic group in Indonesia) as a dish served during ceremonial occasions and to honour special guests. It proved to be … Continue reading

Grilled Ikan Pari

Grilled Ikan Pari


Ikan Pari Bakar or Grilled Stingray in English, a popular dish in Malaysia where marinated stingrays are grilled in banana leaf with a special  hot and spicy sauce. A very unusual fish to grill but trust me this is really good, once cooked correctly imagine tuna which have a very tender and juicy texture, it … Continue reading

Ayam Penyet

Ayam Penyet


Ayam Penyet or Smashed Chicken in English is a type of Indonesian Fried Chicken which is prepared by lightly smashing the chicken and cooking it twice, first by boiling with herbs and spices then deep frying. This is a really good type of fried chicken and I had tried this a lot of times in … Continue reading

Seafood Curry Laksa

Seafood Curry Laksa


Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup which is found in South East Asia more particularly in Malaysia, Singapore and some parts of Indonesia. Historians say it was invented in China as the word laksa might have originated from the Chinese word “la sha” meaning “spicy sand” which makes sense as the food is spicy … Continue reading

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay


Satay is a type of skewered marinated meat served in thick sauce flavoured by coconut milk and peanuts. This dish originated in Java, Indonesia and considered to be the national dish. It was invented by street vendors during the 19th century when there was a huge influx of Arab immigrants in the region, for the … Continue reading

Avocado Shake

Avocado Shake


Avocados for Southeast Asians are used to be eaten as dessert or something sweet that’s why the first time I saw avocadoes used in sandwiches and salads my first reaction would be something similar to those who are used to having avocadoes in savoury dishes reading this article. Avocado is a common fruit in the … Continue reading

Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuey Teow


Char kuey teow in Chinese means “stir-fried rice cake strips” and this dish is very popular in South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. This dish as the name suggest is made out of flat rice noodles, this noodles are then stir fried in a wok in a very high heat using pork … Continue reading

Nasi Goreng Daging

Nasi Goreng Daging


Nasi Goreng Daging or Beef Fried Rice is one of my comfort food way back in Malaysia.  There are a lot of variants of Nasi Goreng and this is one, other popular ones are Dried Fish (Ikan Bilis), Chicken (Ayam), Chinese (Cina) and Seafood.  Not just popular in Malaysia and Singapore but this is also … Continue reading