Category Archives: Main Dishes

Fried Turnip Cake: Char Kueh Kak

It’s one of my fave Malaysian dishes but I’ve never seen it on a restaurant menu in the States. You really can’t replicate the magic of a street-side hawker stall with their scorching propane and seasoned woks but today’s attempt … Continue reading

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Nasi Lemak

The secret to nasi lemak is the sambal chile paste. Using dried chiles helps to give it a mellower caramelized flavor. “Tumis-ing it the right amount of time (or stir-frying) is a challenge too.. must get the raw flavor out, … Continue reading

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Mee Siam

Returned from a big Malaysia trip recently… so I’m craving the flavors. I’d love to perfect the sweet, sour and spicy flavors of Mee Siam. I’ve attempted the dish four times of late… it’s still not just right. Rasa Malaysia … Continue reading

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The Best Online Recipes

So easy to forget the ones you try–even the ones you love. Appetizers Cheddar Cheese Puffs These are these rich, buttery, cheesy puffs are the perfect appetizer. Tidy to eat at a cocktail party and a crowd-pleaser with kids and … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Asian-Style Pork with Noodles

[slideshow] I’ve leaped into the slow-cooker world over the past few weeks and tested out my second recipe this weekend: an Asian-style pork dish from the Food Network Web site. I could have went for a traditional pot roast, brisket, … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Lamb Pitas–Refreshing Twist on Gyro Flavors

[slideshow] Last night we finally got the chance to try out a new Fine Cooking recipe: Lamb and Sweet Onion Pitas with Orange-Cucumber Salad by Liz Pearson and it was a great success. Can’t wait to make it again.  It … Continue reading

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