Tag Archives: gluten-free

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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 […]

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Hot Chilli Sambal: My Kitchen to Market Saga

This morning I sold my first ever two cases of Hot Chilli Sambal to a specialty food store in NYC called Garden of Eden. For those of you who don’t live in NY, Garden of Eden is only the most awesome gourmet food store in the city. Their website describes the store as “a culinary […]

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Flowering Chives with Eggs

Chinese Flowering Chives – oh how I love them. Beautiful to behold and simply delightful to cook and serve, the strong flavor makes for a mouthwatering addition to stir-fries, soups and seafood dishes. Tender, oval buds sit atop stiff, square-ish green stems that are about 8 – 10 inches long. The buds¬† have a strong […]

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Tapioca Pearls with Cantaloupe & Coconut Milk

Even though it’s only May, we enjoyed a little taste of summer last weekend here in Brooklyn. 80 degrees and sunny both Saturday and Sunday – who could ask for a more perfect weekend? The warmer weather inspired me to make this light dessert beverage that I’ve been thinking about and craving all week. In […]