Curried Shrimp Toast

How curried shrimp toast came to be… As is the case with most recipes on this blog, I must say that my husband, or rather his incessant requests, is again responsible for this recipe.  To be honest, I had never even heard of shrimp toast (or prawn toast as the Brits like to say) until…

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…

Pork and Shrimp Wontons

      Before I had my beautiful daughter, life was carefree!  Sure, I’ll have another beer.  Why not stay out late on a Saturday night?  Hey, let’s go away for the weekend!  I had so many opportunities to spend my extra money and extra time.  Especially when I became sick.  If I felt ill,…

Spicy Seafood Linguine

        The devil is in the details     Nowhere does this idiom ring truer than in the cooking of spicy seafood linguine.  Although cooking seafood and pasta seem fairly simple and quick, one must really do their homework to excel with a tasty dish.  For example, boiling pasta is never as…