Chili Paneer

The Holiday Hangover Happy New Year everyone!  For many people in the Western world, the holiday season is over and thank God for that.  Yes participating in all the festivities was fun, imbibing in all those specialty cocktails was treat and gorging on that decadent food was a sumptuous pleasure.  I bet right now, you…

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Andy’s Chicken Balti

A curry here, another curry there… Compare a local mamak (eatery) here in Malaysia with an Indian restaurant back home and you will be puzzled.  Granted, a mamak serves a wide range of different Malaysian foods from three (or more) different ethnic groups, not just food from the subcontinent, but if you fancy a curry…

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…

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…

Curry Laksa

          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 Nyonna cuisine) was born and still remains a delicious staple in Malaysia today. One of the more…

Chicken Enchiladas

      Enchiladas…gooey, cheesey, spicy and warm enchiladas. The thought of it makes your mouth water and puts a little spring in your step.   You might even say to yourself,  ‘Tonight, I’m making a big ol’ plate of enchiladas for dinner. Let’s get some beer to go with it, why not? Diet starts tomorrow!‘….

Spicy Pork Tacos

          According to a recent study, millennials suck at cooking.  They have difficulty identifying butter knives and are dumbfounded when it comes to roasting a chicken.           In a way, I understand where they are coming from.  Cooking an omelette that hasn’t been torn to pieces, braising…

Mulligatawny

          For a long time I didn’t know what Mulligatawny was.  What was this soup that my husband kept asking me to make?  So, I did a little research and found that this dish is yet another British hybrid of an Indian recipe only this time made with added beef, thickeners…

Spice Paw’s Chili

  America is a land of polarization.  East Coast versus West Coast.  The North versus South.  Right wing politics versus left wing politics.  The list goes on and on about what Americans fight with each other over.  Dare I say, one of the more sillier hot topic debates people go crazy over is chili.  …

Masala Cheese Pancakes

    One of my favorite dishes in one of my favorite restaurants in Kuala Lumpur is Masala Cheese Balls at the Gem Restaurant in Little India. I just can’t get enough of them and having to share a serving of these delicious morsels with my dining partners is just devastating to me. So, you…