Category Archives: southeast asian

Nasi Lemak (Ginger Coconut Rice)

This is adapted from “Cradle of Flavor”. Nasi Lemak (serves 4-6): 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice 3 stalks lemongrass, tied into knots 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup coconut milk 1 tsp salt 2 inches ginger, crushed 2 tbsp fried … Continue reading

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Chicken Satay

Adapted from Cradle of Flavor. Although peanut sauce is a common accompaniment, I think this recipe is flavorful enough without a sauce. Chicken Satay (4 servings): 2 lb chicken boneless skinless thighs 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp fennel seeds … Continue reading

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Shrimp Curry with Pineapple

These are from Cradle of Flavor. Serve with the sambal below to balance out the sweetness of the dish. Shrimp Curry with Pineapple (6 servings): 2 stalks lemongrass 3 shallots 1 clove garlic 8 fresh hot chiles 2 inches fresh … Continue reading

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Indonesian Fish Stew with Herbs

This is from Cradle of Flavor. Indonesian Fish Stew with Herbs (4 servings): 2 lb fish fillets, cut into pieces 4 tbsp lime juice 3 shallots 1 clove garlic 5 fresh hot chiles 1 1/2 inch ginger 1 inch galangal … Continue reading

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Egg Sambal and Coconut Green Beans

This egg sambal recipe is great. The sambal was extremely spicy, and went well with the relatively mild green beans. The green beans are from “Cradle of Flavor”. Green Beans in Coconut Milk (serves 4): 2 tbsp peanut oil 4 … Continue reading

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Lechon Manok, Eggplant Salad, Pancit

The chicken and salad are from “Planet Barbecue”. The pancit is more or less my recipe. Lechon Manok (serves 4): 1 chicken, whole 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup fish sauce 1/4 cup rice wine 3 … Continue reading

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Zakkokumai Fried Rice and more

Have you heard of zakkokumai? It is a Japanese multigrain mix which you add to your white rice to make it more nutritious. I bought a bag of it recently and have been working it into my cooking. I had … Continue reading

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