day : 29/06/2013 10 results

Filipino style stuffed crabs

This is another recipe I cannot personally taste and give you a verdict, as its crab, yep I am not a great lover of that the same as fish. Strange though in that I live in Singapore, and I don’t actually mind chili crab. Anyways enough about me - to the recipe. I made this one up having chatted to some Filipinos. I believe if you were to compare, it is sort of a Rellenong Alimango - basically stuffed crab. This is enough for 4 people, and is sort of in-between a beginning and big stuff ...

Toe-See-No – or Tocino as it is known in The Philippines, it’s breakfast time…

This dish is actually called Tocino, pronounced “Toe-see-no”. Mary dished this up one day for breakfast, announcing it was very popular in the Philippines. In my head I’m thinking rice and pink bacon with an egg - how can that be popular? But two bites in and boy did I change my mind. This is just amazing. The bacon is savoury but sweet. It’s actually pork belly, cut thinly in to rashers. It is accompanied by garlicy rice that’s been fried in margarine. And then you fry a bloody ...

Indonesian Oxtail Soup

Indonesian Oxtail Soup My Mum was visiting once, and we took off traveling Indonesia for a couple of nights. Living in Singapore that means a wee ferry ride of 40 minutes, and a car ride for about the same as we decided not the usual resorts of Bintan and Batam for this trip. Whilst there we had this incredible Indonesian Oxtail Soup. This is my recipe in honour of that amazing dish. We went to Bintan Island for this trip with Mum, and ended up staying at a little, “slightly tired”, ...

Balinese Sweetcorn Soup

Balinese Sweetcorn Soup It truly is not every day that you can say that you have eaten an amazing soup half way up a Balinese volcano. Well yes Mary and I did a few years back now. Off we went one year for a trip to Bali, which was luckily paid for by my company as some recognition of sales delivered. It was just Mary and I as well, so an “adult” encounter with lots of self-indulgence without the kidlets. Oh yeah and it was 5*’s all the way. We experienced this restaurant one day on a ...

Emi’s world famous Japanese roast pork

Again scratching around for recipes for my Japanese section, and our very dear friend, Emi, came up with this beauty. It’s Japanese roast pork. Hold on a minute. Pork, roasting, and did I notice sake in the ingredients - this thing has to be good, right? With the addition of a salad, which is apparently the traditional way, this will easily be a meal for 4. However you know me, read on... You will need for the roast meat: 5-600g of pork loin (the block type); 1 tablespoon grated ...

Kid’s Japanese Miso soup, slightly off tradition -but they’ll eat it!

I can’t even think if my two have had this somewhere in the world before or if indeed I did just make it up. Hey who cares my two kids wolfed this down, and I said it was Japanese. Enough said - it’s good for them, it was very tasty, it is simple to make, and delivered two absolutely empty bowls - it could be Dutch for all I care. To make 2 large kids portions you will need; 3 heaped tablespoons of miso paste 1 pack udon noodles 1 litre water 3 or 4 hot dog sausages sliced in ...

Nikujaga – not Mick Jaggar

My great friend Mitsuyo here in Singapore gave me a steer to have a look at this one. The word literally means “meat-potato”. Can you guess what the main ingredients are? Go on have a guess... Joking aside though, it really is wonderful. Sort of a soup - sort of a stew. Plain white rice is a great companion for this, but as you see below I have added noodles. So perhaps the double up on carbs is not necessary, and Dr. Atkins would not be impressed would he. This will make enough for a ...

My cold green Japanese style salad with Ponzu on top

I was after recipes for the Japanese section of the book, and I cast the net wide to my Japanese friends and family: in Singapore, Japan, USA . They came back with some absolute crackers for me, from recipes to just great suggestions. Of course slightly tweaked by yours truly, but near to the original. One of those follows here. This salad is just beautiful, slightly acidic but also slightly salty and sweet. The acid can balance out any main dish that may be a little strong tasting or sweet ...