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Mighty Spicy Buffalo Wings: A Malaysian Take on an American Classic

I love Buffalo wings.  Oh, how I LOVE them! Thanks to The Husband, over these ten blissful years of married eating, I’ve developed a fine appreciation for them. All this talk of the Super Bowl in recent weeks has had me dreaming about some good, spicy, tangy Buffalo wings. Don’t get me wrong, I know nothing […]

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Lime Leaf Sambal Salmon

OMG OMG OMG OMG – it’s been 6 months since I last posted a recipe on this blog. What is WRONG with me? I know – I’m NOT a blogger. How does one become a “blogger”? By posting on their blog every week. That’s not me.  I guess I’ll never be a blogger. Oh well. […]

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So-Easy Steamed Fish

Last November I shot two little segments for a TV show called Frankie Cooks. What a fun day that was! I met Frank Celenza on FB after an episode of his show aired that featured his mom making pancakes. They were so sweet and funny together in the kitchen, it reminded me of all the […]

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Sambal Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

According to some well-respected Food & Restaurant experts, bacon will become 2015’s forgotten food item. Supposedly the bacon pendulum is swinging from “Hot” to “Not”, as far as food trends go! Seriously? Who are “they” and more importantly, how do “they” know? I don’t have the answers to these questions, but I figured I’d better […]

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Chilli Chicken

Oh my – it’s been aaaaaages since my last post. I think I forgot that I had a blog! How is that possible, you ask? Well, the sambal business is a full-time job – there are sales call to make, cases to deliver, marketing ideas to implement, network connections to develop, plans for new products […]

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Singhalese-style Greens

A few days ago, I posted a picture of some greens I was cooking on FB. As promised, here’s a little blog post with the recipe. I titled the post “Singhalese-style Greens” and I’d like to explain that, if I may. My mum’s family is Singhalese from Sri Lanka. My grandparents immigrated to Malaysia in […]

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Apricot-Sambal Glazed Salmon with Crispy Skin

Here’s a relatively simple salmon dish that will bring out your inner kitchen goddess/god. Five ingredients, twenty-five minutes, loads of flavor! What’s more decadent than a piece of just-cooked-through fish in contrast with the perfectly robust crunch of crisp skin? Add the lovely spicy-sweetness of the apricot-Sambal glaze and boom! You’re a deity! Well, at […]

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Snake Beans and Tofu with Sambal

I went to Chinatown this morning to shop for ingredients for this week’s Hester Nights event. Walking up Mott Street to Grand St, these gorgeous bright beans caught my eye. In this country, I’ve heard them called all kinds of things, everything from snake beans to yard-long beans etc. In Malaysia, we just call them […]