Author: Chai Leng

Braised Pork Belly with Onions & Couscous

Braised Pork Belly with Onions is a recipe from a supermarket folder and I was curious enough to make it and see if supermarket recipes are as good and easy to prepare as it said. Yes, it was both good and easy. Recipe from Jumbo Supermarket Folder, April 2016 issue Serves 4; Preparation & Cooking Time: ±40 mins Ingredients: 4 pcs (±500g) pork belly, skin removed 3 large red onions, peeled and cut into wedges 4 tbsp honey 100ml water 2 sprigs thyme seasoning, to taste To serve with: 200g couscous 350ml hot stock ½ lemon, juiced ½ cucumber,...

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The Waterford Blaa or White-Floured Soft Bread Rolls

The Waterford Blaa is typically served at breakfast with just butter or filled with bacon. It’s amazingly soft and fluffy and so good fresh from the oven and slathered with salted Irish butter. It can also be used to make “potato chips” or “French fry”, ham-cheese and other kinds of sandwiches. Recipe from Karen’s Kitchen Stories The Waterford Blaa is a large, soft, and fluffy roll that is exclusive to Waterford City, Ireland. It is also distinguished by it’s floury crust. It has achieved PGI (protected geographical indication) status, which is a big deal in the European Union. Any...

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Banana Ketchup

There were some ripe bananas in the utility room and I was looking for a recipe that’s not fried bananas to make them with. Googled and found a few easy recipes online for Banana Ketchup. I’ve never heard of Banana Ketchup (a Filipino recipe) and I was curious. 🙂 Recipe adapted from VietWorldKitchen Makes ±400g;  Preparation & Cooking Time: ±60 min Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 chili padi, chopped 1 generous tablespoon tomato paste 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (net 270 gr) ½ cup (120 ml) apple cider vinegar...

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Spicy Potato & Tomato Curry

Spicy Potato & Tomato Curry is an accompaniment to Lamb Stew with Black Pepper, Coconut & Clove for an Indian-themed dinner with Dunster and a girlfriend of ours. We enjoy introducing different cuisines to her, whose parents are originally from Hong Kong, and who’s mostly used to Chinese or Japanese cuisines. Diced potatoes are cooked gently in a fresh tomato sauce, which is flavoured with curry leaves and green chillies. Recipe from “Best Ever Indian Cookbook with Baljekar, Fernandez, Husain & Kanani” PrepTime: 15-20 mins; CookTime: abt 20 mins; Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into...

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Lamb Stew with Black Pepper, Coconut & Clove

There’s a piece of lamb shoulder in the freezer waiting to be used and I was contemplating on whether to make a lamb curry or this intriguing lamb stew by Cyrus Todiwala. Well, Lamb Stew with Black Pepper, Coconut and Clove won and I’m very glad to have tried it – it was yummy.. 🙂 By Cyrus Todiwala from “The Incredible Spice Men” “This subtle, mellow stew is often cooked in Indian people’s homes and is great for the whole family. It shows how simple dishes of European origin have been adapted and adopted into the cuisine of the...

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