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Dak Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Chicken)

This recipe had been sitting in my notebook since February, waiting patiently to be written out. So before I procrastinate any longer ………… While following this recipe, I noticed the similarities with the Chinese version of Sesame chicken or the Japanese Teriyaki sauce, which are used also for barbecues, coincidence or influence? If you are looking for a spicier version that is normally found in … Continue reading Dak Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Chicken)

Ginger Orange Pork or Chicken Stirfry

My husband and daughter really enjoyed this made-up dish a few weeks back. I promised myself I would post it and of course, am only doing it now. Sorry darling! I used pork in this recipe because it was ‘porky’ day from our usual meat repertoire of beef, chicken, pork. You can also use this recipe and substitute the protein with chicken breasts (sliced or … Continue reading Ginger Orange Pork or Chicken Stirfry

Korean BBQ Sausage Stir-fry

When I made this dish for my family, I didn’t have a name for it. Just something made up with ingredients in the fridge and cupboards. My daughter asked if this was a Korean inspired dish like the Gyeran mari (Korean rolled omelette)? A search on the internet provided us with the name of the dish and that it is a popular lunch box dish. … Continue reading Korean BBQ Sausage Stir-fry

Laab Namtok (Thai Mince Pork)

Head on a short journey into Thailand with this dish. It’s origin is the north-eastern part of Thailand and is actually a salad! The original recipe calls for mint leaves and lime juice. Another popular Thai Mince Pork dish (Pad Kra Pao) uses holy basil or Thai basil. I have instead used a local vegetable, Kang Kong or water spinach or swamp cabbage or it’s … Continue reading Laab Namtok (Thai Mince Pork)

Pineapple Fried Rice

I have been thinking of this version of fried rice and had been patiently waiting for the pineapple to ripen before making this dish. Pineapple rice is usually associated with Thai food with a sprinkling of coriander, peanuts & pork floss over it. Fried rice came about from not being wasteful and using up any leftover rice from the night or day before. This version … Continue reading Pineapple Fried Rice

Aglio Olio Prawns

A simple meal without too much fuss. Ingredients: serves 3-4 400g prawns, shelled & deveined 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes,, skinned & diced Spaghetti Salt & pepper 1/4 cup olive oil Chopped parsley Method: Drain prawns and season with some salt. Cook the pasta according to instructions. (I prefer my pasta softer than al dente.) Heat the oil in a frying pan large enough … Continue reading Aglio Olio Prawns

Lemongrass Pork, Stir fry

Sometimes when you run out of ideas on what to cook, you fall back on some basics with a hint of the foods that you’ve had while on holiday. This dish is adapted from a visit some years back to Hanoi, Vietnam. What we had for lunch in a very local restaurant was chicken fried with lemongrass and pork. I normally slice the lemongrass stalk … Continue reading Lemongrass Pork, Stir fry