5 Spices Beef Sandwich

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Yesterday I marinated flank strips with garlic, white peppercorns, Chinese 5 Spice, salt, egg, soy sauce and a very generous amount of sugar. Today when these strips lick the greasy hot pan, they instantly turn crisp and dark brown. The strips are tender and packed with aroma of the spices. As I fry them in

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Lazy Cheesy Spaghetti

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This week I’ve been hanging out with Yaseen all days because he’s on a mini vacation before exam. We had lots of fun after I help him with his study. We watch cartoons and cook comfort food. In a way, this feels like a vacation to me, too. During this cozy lazy week, we’ve been cooking

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Chicken Red Curry with Bamboo Shoot

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Lately, I’ve been day dreaming about my childhood, when the world was simple and full of adventure. I love every part of this memory, but most especially, I adore anything that involves going to the forest. Like wild mushroom picking, finding bamboo shoots on the mountains was so much fun. On the weekend, my mom

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Stir Fried Chicken with Soy Sauce (15 Minute Meal)

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I just got back from a trip in Kerala. It’s good to be back in my kitchen, listening to my own country songs and cooking my kind of food, comfort food. 15 minutes. Quick and flavorful, just how I like it, just how I always cook. I put rice in the rice cooker, this will take

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Healthy Multigrain Cornbread Muffins

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Humble rustic food wins my heart any day. I love something whole and hearty. I like the table full of good food with family and friends gather around it. When I make cornbread, I think of such occasion— the cozy evening when everybody is in good mood and hot food make them hang around a

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Steak with Beetroot and Goat Cheese Sauce with Orange Glazed Potato

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I recently found my obsession with beetroot. My little boy hates it, but Sadik and I love beetroot when it is cooked right. I still owe you a recipe of beetroot with eggs that I guarantee that it would goes so well with hot rice. But today, let me share you a healthy alternative for your

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Stir Fried Instant Noodle with Chicken and Vegetables

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I bought a dozen of instant noodle every week. It’s been like this since I started to buy groceries by myself. Instant noodle is blood-like to me. It’s like how coffee is for some people, instant noodle is that addictive to me. Sometimes I try to think about why I like it so much. I

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Noodle in Five Spice Chicken Broth

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When I’m thinking of Pho or noodle with broth, I don’t usually consider chicken in the flavorsome stock. It’s just how the texture of chicken which can be overcooked and dry easily even when it’s submerged in liquid. Red meat is the way to go when we make noodle with broth at home. Of course,

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Satay Fish Cakes with Thai Papaya and Carrot Salad

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I miss street food in Thailand so much I can’t even begin to explain it. After school, strolling around the streets and eat on the side of the road was nothing less than a lifestyle. I loved meatballs on skewers which were drenched in sticky sweet and spicy sauce, delightful mini crepes filled with coconuts

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Tenderloin Strips with Cheesy Corn Mashed Potato and Sauté Vegetables

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Before I’m taking you on another travel story, we should stop and eat real quick. Some of my readers wrote to me that they’ve been missing my recipes. And yes, I have been writing a lot about travelling and didn’t have time to update the new recipes. So here goes today I’m cooking something simple

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