Baked Fluffy Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice: 2 cups jasmin rice (Note 1) 400 ml / 14 oz coconut milk , full fat or light (Note 2) 1 cup water 1 tbsp white sugar (Note 3) 1/2 tsp cooking / kosher salt Asian Restaurant Style flavour – use ONE: 3 pandan leaves , knotted 3 kaffir lime leaves , crushed… Continue reading Baked Fluffy Coconut Rice

Sambal Kacang – Peanut Chili Sauce

2 tablespoon oil 100 gram shelled peanut (Indonesian: kacang tanah kupas) 3 red bird eye chilies (Indonesian: cabe rawit merah) 1 red cayenne chili (Indonesian: cabe keriting merah) 2 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih) 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon sugar 200 ml water 1/2 teaspoon vinegar (Indonesian: cuka) Heat oil in a frying pan and… Continue reading Sambal Kacang – Peanut Chili Sauce

Basmati Rice With Coconut Milk And Ginger

2 cups Basmati rice 1 1/2 cups coconut milk 1 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste 3 scallions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger Fresh red chile, sliced Place rice in a fine strainer, and rinse with cold water until water runs clear. Transfer to a medium saucepan. Add 1… Continue reading Basmati Rice With Coconut Milk And Ginger


For the Salad 2 to 3 tablespoons neutral oil, such as grapeseed or vegetable 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch slices Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 10 ounces green beans, trimmed 1/2 small napa cabbage, finely sliced 6 ounces bean sprouts (about 2 cups) 10 new potatoes or other small… Continue reading Gado-Gado

Mee Goreng

1 pound fresh yellow egg noodles (such as hokkien mee, yakisoba or lo mein) 1 1/2 cups sambal tumis (see recipe) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact 1 cup cubed fried tofu puffs or firm tofu in 1/2 inch chunks 3 small bok choy, ends trimmed, chopped Kosher salt,… Continue reading Mee Goreng

Slow-Cooker Honey-Soy Braised Pork With Lime and Ginger (with Pressure Cooker Variation)

3 to 4 pounds boneless, skinless pork shoulder, trimmed of big hunks of fat and cut in half 8 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (from one 3-inch piece) 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more to taste 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest and 2 tablespoons juice (from 1 lime), plus… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Honey-Soy Braised Pork With Lime and Ginger (with Pressure Cooker Variation)

Chili Oil Eggs on Rice

2 tablespoons chili oil (such as lady sauce or lady chili crisp) 2 eggs 2 cups cooked rice 2 teaspoons furikake seasoning pinch of sea salt pinch of white and black sesame seeds Cooked rice for serving Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, spread the chili oil in a thin layer… Continue reading Chili Oil Eggs on Rice

Tamarind and Coconut Grilled Chicken

6 chicken thighs or thigh cutlets 1 tbsp tamarind puree 200 ml coconut cream 2 tbsp palm sugar 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1/2 tsp salt vegetable oil, to grill lime wedges, to serve (optional) cucumber, to serve Dipping sauce: 1 tsp tamarind paste 1 tsp chilli powder 2 cloves garlic,… Continue reading Tamarind and Coconut Grilled Chicken

Fried Shallots

1 pound shallots, peeled 2 cups vegetable oil Kosher salt Using a mandoline, slice the shallots into 1/16-?inch-?thick rounds. Line a rimmed baking sheet with 6 layers of paper towels. Set a fine-?mesh strainer over a large heatproof bowl or medium saucepan. Combine shallots and oil in a medium saucepan or wok. Place over medium-?high… Continue reading Fried Shallots

Ideas for Fried Shallots

Crisp, sweet and aromatic, fried shallots are a staple condiment of Southeast Asian cuisine, frequently appearing in salads and noodle dishes, or paired with eggs and rice. If you want to improve them further, toast them in a single layer on a sheet tray in a 400-degree oven for a few minutes to deepen their… Continue reading Ideas for Fried Shallots

Coconut-Lime Shrimp

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 shallots, diced 1 to 2 jalapeño or serrano peppers, seeded if you like, minced 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons freshly grated or minced ginger 2 large garlic cloves, finely grated or minced 1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk (1 3/4 cups) 1/2… Continue reading Coconut-Lime Shrimp

Ginger-Garlic Shrimp With Coconut Milk

2 large garlic cloves, minced or grated 1 teaspoon minced or grated ginger 1 teaspoon ground turmeric Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on or off 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3 packed cups baby… Continue reading Ginger-Garlic Shrimp With Coconut Milk

Indonesian Chicken Salad

FOR THE SALAD 1 whole chicken breast or 2 boneless skinless breasts, poached and shredded about 4 cups shredded chicken Salt freshly ground pepper (optional) 1 bunch scallions, white part and green, thinly sliced 1/4 cup slivered fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1 small red bell pepper, cut in thin strips 1 serrano… Continue reading Indonesian Chicken Salad

Mee Goreng

oil, for the pan 2 eggs salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons kecap manis 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon sesame or shallot oil 1-2 teaspoons chili sauce 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 2 cloves garlic 1 large boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into 1 inch pieces… Continue reading Mee Goreng

Crispy Fried Shallots

4 Shallots Place your diced shallots between two paper towels. Firmly press down with your hands to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Place to one side. Heat up oil in a large pot to 120C/250F and add in your shallots. Make sure the heat does not creep any higher, you want to fry… Continue reading Crispy Fried Shallots

Rendang Padang

3 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1-2 inch chunks 8 fresh hot cayenne or other red chilies, stemmed and chopped 1/2 small onion, chopped 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1-inch piece fresh galangal, peeled and chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 stalk lemongrass, tough outer layer remived, tender insides finely sliced 1/3… Continue reading Rendang Padang

Indonesian Chilli Beef

1/4 cup kecap manis 2 1/2 teaspoons sambal oelek 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon grated palm sugar or soft brown sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 lb. beef fillet, partially frozen and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon peanut oil 2 tablespoons  chopped roasted peanuts 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Combine… Continue reading Indonesian Chilli Beef