Chicken Kapitan Curry

Spent the weekend at home, updating my blog (so many drafts that need to be completed!) and laundry, etc. I defrosted some chicken, and after much deliberation, decided to make curry, and Kapitan Curry at that, because I fell in love with the one I had when I went to KL for Eid recently. Kapitan…

Pandan Pancakes with Syrup

Halloween is here! Halloween has never been a holiday that I celebrated growing up, and Greece (and the Greek people) have their own version of fancy dress day – the Carnival, which happens usually a few weeks before (Greek) Orthodox Easter. I made a Witch’s Hat for Katiki and I decided to dress up as…

Pah’s Rendang Tok

Its been a rainy winter week, and winter time is the best time to cook dishes that takes ages to make – I can be in the kitchen where it is warm, and this rendang is very well suited to cold weather too. With a bowl of pilaf rice or a plate of nasi lemak,…

Octopus Rendang (Rendang Ochtapodi)

Without too much introduction, for Malaysia Day (16/9), I decided to make a fusion of my favourite foods from my adopted country and the land of my birth. I love rendang, its my go-to dish when I want to wow new dinner guests. And I love octopus. I was practically an adult when I first…

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a rich and creamy rice cooked in coconut milk. Traditionally it is accompanied with sambal tumis (sauteed sambal), ikan bilis and peanuts, cucumbers and a hard boiled-egg. I can say that Nasi Lemak is our national dish. It is a versatile dish, can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for the…

Rendang Ayam Pah (Pah’s Chicken Rendang)

It was Raya earlier this month, and as usual, with Raya comes ‘all the food from home that I miss’. Chicken Rendang is chicken simmered in coconut milk with spices. It takes a long time to cook, but oh my its worth the wait. It smells heavenly and the coconut, lemongrass and ginger infused chicken…