Andy’s Balti Base Gravy

No two curries are the same… It can be a little odd talking about food in Malaysia – and Malaysians do love to talk about food.  Dishes that are popular in China, such as Lazijiding (dry fried chicken with chili peppers) simply don’t exist here.  The little bottles of black vinegar that are ubiquitous in…

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Salmon Scrap Cakes

      I love salmon cakes.  For Christmas breakfast, I make salmon cakes topped with sliced avocado, a poached egg and a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce.  On a weekday night, I throw together salmon cakes drizzled with parsley sauce served alongside crispy potatoes and steamed veg.  There’s no wrong time. Now, as much as…

Crispy Chicken Chop

]        Here in Malaysia, chicken chops are EVERYWHERE!  Crispy  chicken chops with salted egg yolk sauce. Grilled chicken chops with peppered gravy.  In the local grocery store, chicken chops come already deboned and ready to be covered in spice, sliced up and served next to rice and sambal or wrapped up in…

Take the time to brine

    Story goes that my grandmother had a little jet stream diner in NYC back in the day.  In that diner, she supposedly had the best chicken.  The taste of which, you simply couldn’t get at home. When asked what her secret to making her chicken so juicy and tender, she would tell you…