Tag Archive: “one dish meals”

Valentine’s Day Ideas: Home cooking is Best!

The dish I’m proposing for your Valentine is surprise, surprise – an Italian dish made in my wok!  Valentine’s is all about the table presentation and ambience!  A simple table setting with pop of color from red napkins, centerpiece with low flower arrangement, a must are red candles and you’re set! This pasta dish coincides…

How to make Malaysian Street Food, Char Kuey Teow in your Wok!

If you love Asian food, Char Kuey Teow, a famous and very popular Malaysian street food is heavenly. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll crave it and dream about it.  Its heady aroma, spicy complex flavors and textures are downright addictive. It doesn’t matter how many times you eat it, you’ll want MORE, it’s that good….

Wok Up Leftovers

A brilliant way to use leftovers is to wok them up! I love how it comes together as a dish in its own right. Heat wok and add a little squirt of oil, then add all the leftovers, warm through and add healthy dash of scrirachi, done in 5 minutes! Left: ground turkey from Rainbow…

Easy Skirt Steak Stir Fry

The Chinese horoscope says Year of the Snake will be a roller coaster year, but for me 2013 started off with a NICE BIG BANG!  Everything is flowing smoothly and seamlessly.  Three little new words will be my new focus for Year of the Snake: Simplify, Eliminate and Delegate (SED.)  These can apply to everything…

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day!

When I look back, I realize my Dad was quite eccentric and a non-traditional Chinaman, a strange kind of combination.  I may have picked up some of his traits, hmm. Let’s start with Dad, the non-traditional Chinaman because he ‘kept’ all 4 girls instead of abandoning us in shoeboxes on the roadside (common in China…

Malaysian Chicken Curry (Updated)

Malaysian Chicken Curry on banana leaf and newspaper setup

I can make my Mom’s Malaysian Chicken Curry blindfolded.  It’s so easy and fast. A simple “one dish meal” I make in my cast iron wok.  Open cover and VOILA, done. You never get tired of it. It’s so delicious, typically served with basmati rice, I prefer brown jasmine rice but entirely your preference as…