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Thai Basil Pesto

When life gives me Thai Basil… apparently I make pesto. I recently moved to a cozy neighborhood in Singapore that boasts a fantastic wet market.  I go there every weekend to stock up on local produce, meats and fresh flowers to adorn my apartment.  Most of the produce and meats come from Indonesia or Malaysia, … Continue reading

Miso Soup

Miso soup is probably one of my favorite little dishes ever. It’s my go-to during a hangover, when I don’t feel so well, or when I just want something warm and savory. This week, I needed to use up some tofu that was borderline expired and miso paste, which will probably also expire soon. The … Continue reading

Salmon “Bulgogi” With Bok Choy and Mushrooms

I had a few friends over for dinner and as usual was looking for a quick recipe to make. I found this on epicurious.com as I do with most recipes. What appealed to me most is how quickly this salmon dish is made. The marinade time is 5 minutes and cooking time less than 10– … Continue reading

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!  Happy Year of the Dragon — may it be prosperous for all! Just wanted to compile all my Chinese recipes I’ve posted so far (updating my 2011 Rabbit post actually) … and I realize *still* I have been seriously slacking in that department.  I need to get back in touch … Continue reading

Garlic Soy Chicken Wings

In honor of the BCS Championship (I was rooting for Oregon, if anyone cares), I decided to make some chicken wings to accompany beer and legitimize the game watching. I researched various recipes, trying to minimize the unhealthiness of the dish. I came across this one, which was essentially just baking with spices, and decided … Continue reading

Easy Asian Bake Salmon

Salmon is so easy to prepare, and even the simplest of ingredients can bring out so much flavor.  Usually my roommate and I will just take a salmon fillet, season it with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and cover in bread crumbs and then pan fry it on a skillet.  So quick and easy!  However, we … Continue reading