Pork Shoulder and King Oyster Mushrooms Stir-Fry

  How do I describe this pork and king oyster mushrooms stir-fry?  Well, it’s difficult to put in words. Have you ever eaten something that made you question why you don’t eat that exact same thing every day?  A food that is so tasty, so layered in flavor, succulent, juicy, salty and just a little…

Kung Pao Chicken Wings

  I like Kung Pao Chicken and I like chicken wings but I absolutely love these Kung Pao Chicken Wings.  Why?  Well, for one thing they are delicious.  Tender on the inside and coated in a mouthwatering salty, sweet and spicy sauce.  They don’t take much prep or an extensive amount of time to throw…

Shanghai Noodles

  China is a great place for food.  Cumin dusted lamb and noodles in the West, spicy cuisine from Szechuan province, fried delicacies in Yunnan, dumplings in the North…I could go on but I get too hungry to finish the list.  However, if your taste runs more to the sweet than savory, you might want…

Curry Laksa

        How curry laksa was born The story goes that when Chinese immigrants settled in Malaysia, they married locals who learned to cook Chinese recipes but put their own twist on them by using local ingredients.  Hence, Peranakan cuisine (aka Nyonya cuisine) was born and still remains a delicious staple in Malaysia…

Seafood Nam Prik Pao

  Nam Prik Pao, or Thai chili paste, is a delicious concoction of mild red chilies, garlic, shallots and a tad of shrimp paste.  Sweeter than it is spicy, Nam Prik Pao can very easily be transformed into a sauce that can rescue even the dullest of dishes.  Stir fry some vegetables with the chili…

Beer Beef Brisket

  The genius of slow cooking beef brisket in beer. Slow cooking a chunk of beef brisket in beer for hours is a great idea.  Some could say, a ‘genius’ idea as it tenderizes the meat while enhancing the brisket’s natural flavor making it taste oh so beefy.  Add to this fact that this is…

Easy Taco Beans

    Just how easy are they and what can I do with them? These taco beans are great as a side dish, paired with Spanish rice, sprinkled on nachos with lots of cheese and fresh salsa or even eaten plain on its own with some hot sauce, avocado and tortilla chips. Just sauté some…

Kedgeree

    What is kedgeree? Kedgeree is a British breakfast dish inspired by the Indian rice and lentil dish of khichdi.  To anglicize to fit to British tastes,  the lentils were swapped out for the beloved breakfast fish that is the kipper (smoked herring).  When it came upon my turn to make this dish, I…

Weekly MAMIL Food Plan May 13th-19th

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and called their mom.  After all, all she really wants is to know how you are doing….and if you are seeing anyone….and that you’re happy….Also, please clean up after yourself. Project MAMIL has had some interesting results thus far.  Andy has seen a good chunk of weight…

Chicken Fajitas

      The evolving fajitas recipe Let me preface this by saying that I know fajitas were originally made with skirt steak.  Some food purists would argue that steak is the only way to have fajitas but I disagree.  You gotta change with the times if you stay current and fajitas NEED to stay…

FEEDING REFLECTIONS (WEEK 1)

So, after one week of the MAMIL Feeding plan, how are things going?   “Fairly well” is the less-than-dramatic answer. After a hungry Monday and Tuesday (and a bit of a cheat on Wednesday because it was a public holiday here in Malaysia), Thursday and Friday saw me get into the swing of snacking in…