Roasted Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad with Cashews

      My new favorite side salad: Roasted pear with bleu cheese My new favorite salad which comprises all necessary elements of a great bowl of the green leafy stuff: sweet, salty and a crunch.  The sweetness of a roasted pear combined with the salty and sharp Bleu cheese crumbles and the crunch of…

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Crispy Parcels Stuffed with Spiced Uyghur Lamb

Tasty little buns        For me, Uyghur food from Xinjiang holds a special place in my heart.   When I first started dating my husband we were seeing each other long-distance – meeting up every two weeks or so.  Before parting ways, we would indulge in a local Uyghur restaurant where we would order…

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Bacon and Kimchi Pajeon (Savoury Korean Pancake)

Kimchi is everything in South Korea I have fond memories of my time in South Korea, particularly when it comes to food.  Aside from that wok-fried silkworm pupae, I ate on a dare, I never had a bad meal.   Everything was delicious, especially the kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage).  For anyone who knows about Korean food,…

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Karela Chips (Spicy Fried Bitter Gourd)

The joys of banana leaf curry One of the best things to eat here in Malaysia is banana leaf curry.  Nothing hits the spot like a huge banana leaf with a big pile of rice with curry on top, crispy papadums on the side, and a plethora of vegetable curries, including my favorite-fried bitter gourd,…

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Red Cabbage Sautéed in Red Wine, Garlic and Thyme

Cabbage Brained One would think that the only vegetable my husband knows to exist is cabbage and potatoes.  I swear to God we have the same conversation every week and will probably continue to do so until someone takes the initiative to stop asking hence ending the vicious cycle.   “What do you want to…

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