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Stir-fried bitter gourd with minced chicken

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I recently bought a new recipe book by Primarasa called Tumis Sayuran 15 Menit. The recipes in this book is quite easy and suitable for an amateur cook like me, plus it’s amazingly quick to cook. So, today I tried this bitter gourd recipe for lunch. I love bitter gourd and I usually made an omelette out of it. The result is delicious and SC loved it, so I think I’m going to try some other recipes & post the results here (when I’m not too lazy/sleepy to write after cooking & eating).

Stir-fried bitter gourd with minced chicken

Spaghetti with Peas and Zucchini Ribbons

Posted in Italian, Noodle and Pasta, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian | 1 Comment »

Found this recipe in this month’s Martha Steward Living magazine, It’s quite interesting as it uses neither garlic/onion nor olive oil and uses plain yogurt for the sauce instead. As we’re lazy to go out in the rainy afternoon, I cooked this for dinner. The result is a light pasta dish, not as savory as when I use onion with bacon, but it was satisfying. :)

Spaghetti with peas and zucchini ribbons

Croque Monsieur

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Ever since I watched It’s Complicated, I became interested in making the croque monsieur (French ham & cheese grilled sandwich) myself. I heard it was easy to make and if I were to eat one at a French cafe/bistro It will surely be expensive. So I googled for the recipe online and found several variations in making the dish. I decided to choose the simplest one from here and modified it a bit to suit what I have in my fridge. I made this for breakfast and it was a very fulfilling dish. :)
Croque Monsieur


Minced Pork Congee

Posted in Chinese, Quick and Easy, Rice | 2 Comments »
One of my favorite childhood breakfast is minced pork congee which I usually bought at a stall in front of a kopitiam near my parents house. Since I live in Jakarta, it was very hard to find the same congee whenever I craved for it. Once I’ve found it in a kopitiam at Teluk Gong, but on my next visit, they seller had moved. So this morning, I tried to make it for breakfast. I once tried to make this congee using rice cooker, which ended up a disaster :) So this time, I make it using a soup pot. It was quite easy and I didn’t follow the exact recipe, I just add water whenever I felt the congee is too thick :)
Minced Pork Congee


Cajun Chicken and cheese salad with balsamic dressing

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Last night we participated in earth hour by turning off the lights from 8:30PM to 9:30PM. I decided have a candle-lit dinner with an easy-cooking dish. All I have to do was buying a piece of chicken breast, lemon, lettuce, and gathering everything I have in the fridge. I have some ’san tang’ oranges and cherry tomatoes. Plus, I still have some vintage cheddar, Dutch gouda and Kraft’s Italian balsamic dressing from Ronny G (Thanks Ron!). The chicken recipe was modified from the Inspiring Tastes cookbook: Cajun Barbequed Chicken (again, thanks Ron for the book) :)
Cajun chicken and cheese salad with balsamic dressing


Stir Fried Pork with Basil

Posted in Quick and Easy, Thai | 1 Comment »
Whenever I go to the supermarket, I always look for basil in the vegetables section. I love to cook basil with chicken/pork and I think all dishes made with basil addition tasted delicious. This recipe of Thai pork basil (Pad gkaprow mu) originally require Thai holy basil, but since I can’t find it, I just use regular sweet basil. Recipe was modified from ‘Thai Home Cooking’ cookbook :)
Stir-fried Pork with Basil


Tonkatsu Don

Posted in Japanese, Quick and Easy, Rice | 8 Comments »
I’m a donburi fan and I always look for that menu first when I enter a Japanese restaurant. So far, my favorite is Oyakodon. I haven’t yet found a delicious Tonkatsudon in Jakarta, so I tried to make one for lunch today. The recipe was taken from “The Food of Japan, 96 Easy and Delicious Recipes from the Land of the Rising Sun”. The recipe was quite easy, but because I tried to make the dashi stock from scratch, it took about 1 hour to from start to finish. The result was quite good. I didn’t have any tonkatsu sauce, so I make it using 1 part worchestershire sauce and 5 parts tomato ketchup. :)



Posted in Chinese, Quick and Easy, Soups | 3 Comments »
This dish is supposed to be easy, but hard to make it right. Since it’s one of SC’s favorite dishes, I tried to make it as perfect as his mom’s creation. I made this Chinese-style corn soup this morning and ended up with a salty soup (I forgot to taste it before adding soy sauce), I guess I still have to try harder :P
sop jagung


Spanish style noodles with chicken and sausage

Posted in Noodle and Pasta, Quick and Easy | 7 Comments »
I found this recipe in the December 2009 edition of Food Network’s Magazine. The recipe seems easy enough, and I have some chicken breasts & sausages I bought from so I tried it this weekend. It was a delicious and hearty meal, and I made quite a big portion so I had this for lunch & dinner :)
Spanish-style noodles with chicken and sausage


Grilled Fish with Sambal Matah

Posted in Indonesian, Quick and Easy | 1 Comment »
I was home alone and didn’t want to cook rice just for my self. So I looked at some recipe books and decided to make a simple grilled fish with Balinese’s sambel matah for lunch. It was quite easy as I got the recipe from Primarasa’s Masakan Bali edition. I happened to have Dory fish in the fridge, so I used it instead of fresh white snapper stated in the recipe. For the sambel matah, I used cabe merah keriting, which resulted in less spicy sambel matah. Next time, I’ll use bird’s eye chili.
ikan bakar sambal matah


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