CREAMY BUTTER CRAB

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INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. mud crab (dungeness crab or stone crab is a great substitute) 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 stick butter 1 teaspoon sugar or to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste 3 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon corn starch 2 stalks curry leaves (you can get the curry leaves at Indian grocery stores) […]

Mee Siam

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INGREDIENTS: 12 oz vermicelli (rice sticks) 12 oz bean sprouts 12 shrimps (shelled and deveined) 4 oz chicken (cut into thin strips) 3 pieces fried bean curd/firm tofu (cut into pieces) 3 stalks Chinese chives (chopped into 1-inch length) 1 teaspoon sugar Salt to taste Soy sauce or fish sauce to taste 3 tablespoons oil […]

Mee Rebus

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INGREDIENTS: Egg noodles GRAVY: 1 packet instant chicken curry paste (more or less to taste) 10 (about 700g) small potatoes – peeled and but into large chunks 6-7 cups low sodium chicken stock OR water 1 tbs assam (tamarind) paste – seeds removed 1 tbs sugar 2 Knorr chicken stock cubes Salt Garnishings: Hard-boiled eggs […]

KL HOKKIEN MEE

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(for approximately 2 people) INGREDIENTS: 200g of pork belly, skin and excess fat removed and sliced into 1cm pieces MARINADE FOR PORK: 2 cloves of garlic, crushed White pepper to taste 1 TB of soy sauce ½ tsp oyster sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp of cornflour CONDIMENTS: Shrimp (allow about 3-4 per person) […]

FOOD GAL’S STIR-FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND PORK IN BLACK BEAN

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(serves 4 to 6) INGREDIENTS: 8 dried shiitake mushrooms 1 pound ground pork 1 teaspoon sesame oil Ground black pepper 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced Canola or peanut oil, as needed 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 2 pounds small Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, and bulbs cut in half […]

Claypot Chicken Rice

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Serves 4 Recipe by: Bon Vivant INGREDIENTS: For the chicken: 1 pound/ 450 grams chicken meat (from the thighs or breast), deboned and sliced into 2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 teaspoons Chinese rice wine 3 teaspoons sesame oil A pinch of salt METHOD: Whisk the cornstarch, rice wine, sesame oil and salt in a […]

THREE-CUP SQUID

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INGREDIENTS: 12 oz cleaned squid, cut into pieces 6 slices peeled ginger 6 cloves garlic (skin peeled) 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or Chinese rice wine 1 1/2 tablespoon dark sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis) A big bunch of Thai basil leaves 1 teaspoon corn starch […]