Oven Baked Chicken Rice

When biriani is too spicy and common, this dish would be the perfect compromise between eastern spicy and western herb rice. With a mediterranean flavor, this dish reminds you of sunny lunches by the beach paired with cold beer. Rich in flavor, a side of salty seafood such as baby shrimp stirfry will complete the…

Steamed Rainbow Trout in Thai Chilli Sauce

Steamed fish with salty and spicy sauce was a favorite when we were in Penang, Malaysia. Typically, it was a decent sized grouper served whole chinese style. In this case, I’m using rainbow trout, which is widely available in Canada and has white delicate flesh similar to a grouper, to make this dish influenced by…

Sri Lankan Blue Crab Curry

Dungeness crab is great for the world famous Singapore chili crab but the blue crab is king when it comes to curry dishes in Asia. This dish is close to my heart as my mother used to cook it when I was growing up in Sri Lanka.

Mee Goreng Ayam

If you’ve been to Malaysia, Indonesia or Singapore, you would have tasted mee goreng ayam which is a sweet, salty and spicy sitr-fried noodle dish. Mee goreng ayam literally translates to fried chicken noodles. It is best enjoyed as a snack in these countries with iced tea or a cold beer but can double as…

Burmese Chicken

This Burmese chicken dish is a twist on the traditional chicken curry recipes usually found in Asia. Packed with sweetness from the lemongrass, it will pair well with white rice and a tangy salad.

Thai Jungle Curry (Gaeng Bpa Curry)

My husband loves Thai food. He loves my Tom Yum Goong the most. So I thought I’d make something new from Thailand to add some variety. This dish is a traditional Thai recepie which combines a lot of the village Thai flavors. I don’t really know why it’s called a jungle curry but the vegetables…

Roast Turkey Leg with Herbal Butter

We don’t usually celebrate thanksgiving. So we don’t really get to enjoy the yummy roast turkey everyone is super excited about close to this North American holiday. Although turkey is super expensive close to thanksgiving, it becomes much more affordable immediately after. Being a leaner meat, turkey is always a preffered taste for us (see…

Chow Mein

Chow mein is a sure item on many chinese takeout menus. It’s a sweet and sour stir-fried noodle dish which is typically made with chicken, pork and seafood. The taste varies from North America to Asian countries such as Singapore and Malaysia where the dish is popular. In this recipe, I combine tastes from North…

Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Wings

We all love chicken wings, whether for a late lunch or with an evening beer. However, I don’t find the deep fried snack too healthy. This recipe concentrates the flavor of classic chicken wings while making it much healthier by baking.

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is synonyms with Indian cuisine allover the world. Odds are, if you have eaten at a proper Indian restaurant, you would have seen Biryani on the menu. I have had it in Asia, Europe, Middle East and America. My husband has had it in the Caribbean, Africa, South America and the Pacific which pretty…