Back in December 2009, me and Ara had our babymoon (with Azka inside) in Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon. Before we get there, we did not really fancy Vietnamese culinary, so I wasn’t really intended the trip as a culinary trip (though I searched for the best restaurant and gems in town). When we’re there, we… Read More Beef Bahn Mi
If you Google images the title, there will be hundreds of similar posts from foodie in the blogosphere. So just consider I am one of those people that loves the combination of Nutella and banana – especially in this winter days, that all you want to do is just gobble things of whatever available in… Read More Banana Nutella (Banana-tella) Crepes
I always thought Churros is a Mexican snack (some recipes called it a Mexican Fritters) – until I posted my homemade churros last Friday on Instagram and Iria commented that churro is from Spain not Mexico! Haha – sorry for that my friend. It feels like someone said “How I love Malaysian Rendang” – maybe that… Read More Churros and Hot Cocoa Dip
Azka’s no. 1 favorite food is Pizza. Next is macaroni and cheese. And third, tortilla with cheese. Basically anything with….cheese. Makanan Indonesianya manaaa 😦 Basic Pizza Dough. Yields: 1 large or 2 medium pizzas (Prep Time: 2 hours) Ingredients: 2 1/4 teaspoon (1 package) instant dry active yeast 1 cup warm water (if it’s too hot, the yeast… Read More Spinach Salmon Pizza
Being pregnant, I’m not allowed to eat some foods…Including pineapple. There’s a myth in Indonesia that saying it could harm the fetus… But after browsing through some articles, I believe it won’t give a bad impact to the Nako 2 and me -as long as I eat it with in a considerable amount-.
This Thai Chicken-Pineapple stir-fry is a simple recipe for those who loves sour-sweet-spicy taste. You got it all from the pineapple – kecap manis – and Thai chillies.
Yields: 4 people
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tbsp Thai Kitchen fish sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp oil, divided
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
3 tbsp Kecap Manis (an Indonesian condiment), or substitute 2 tbsp Tamarin + 1 tsp sugar
2 cups cubed assorted colors bell peppers (1/2-inch cubes)
1 red chili pepper, chopped (optional or to taste)
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
Fresh basil leaves (for garnish)
Mix chicken and fish sauce in medium bowl. Add cornstarch; toss to evenly coat. Set aside.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add garlic and
ginger; stir fry 30 seconds. Add bell peppers, chili pepper if using and pineapple; stir fry 3 to 5 minutes or until peppers are tender-crisp. Add kecap; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from skillet.
Heat remaining oil in the skillet. Add chicken; stir fry 5 minutes or until cooked through. Return bell pepper mixture to skillet; stir fry until well blended. Garnish with basil.
This is a very standard menu in every family -I guess – and always be a big hits/ favorite in kids menu. Who doesn’t love pasta and cheese? I said pasta because sometimes I also used Rotini, Farfalle, Penne, any kind. Kids loves shape and colors, so don’t bother if I used elbow macaroni in… Read More (Baked) Macaroni and Cheese
“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.” – Julia Child –
I made this quiche several times and never get bored at it…! Ingredients 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped (both green and white parts) 4 eggs, beaten 1 tuna can, drained 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese a pinch of salt and pepper 1 can evaporated milk (12… Read More Tuna Spinach Quiche
This recipe is very easy, healthy and basically you can use any kind of veggies (doesn’t have to be spinach). I got this from WIC 2011 Calendar. Hope you like it as much as I do: Makes 4 – 6 servings Ingredients: 1 cup chopped onion (150 grams) 2 gloves minced garlic 3 tbsp, butter… Read More Spinach and Rice Casserole