Tag Archive: Recipes

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Ayam Kunyit

Turmeric (kunyit) is used widely in Malaysian cuisine. Its earthy flavour and distinct yellow colour is essential in everything from spice pastes to marinades, curries to Laksa broths. Long considered an anti-inflammatory ingredient… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Bubur Cha Cha

After a long hot day in the tropics, few desserts are more refreshing than an ice cold bowl of Bubur Cha Cha. At the core of this popular and traditional Malaysian dessert is a… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Braised Pig Cheeks in Rioja, Sherry Vinegar & Olives

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know how close Spanish food is to my heart. Whether its Tapas bar-hopping in Barcelona or a Pintxos pilgrimage to the one… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Watercress, Goji berry & Pork Rib soup

This light, nourishing broth, bursting with anti-oxidants and vitamins is the Malaysian-Chinese mother’s miracle cure for that cold you just can’t shake off. A single bowl of this detoxifying elixir, packed full of watercress, goji… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Penang Assam Laksa

Laksa is undoubtedly one of the most popular dishes in Malaysian cuisine. You will find many different versions across the country, each with their own intricacies. The ‘Assam’ version here hails from my… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Chargrilled Asparagus with 65°C egg

If there was one thing I cooked up more than anything else over these past couple of months, it would have to be good ol’ British asparagus. The asparagus season here in the… Continue reading

My Big Fat Greek Supper courtesy of the Kitchen Nomad

Imagine having all the recipes and essential store cupboard ingredients of a Greek taverna, Italian trattoria or Japanese izakaya packaged up in a box and delivered to your doorstep each month. That’s the… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Curry Kapitan

Curry Kapitan is easily my favourite Malaysian curry of them all. In my opinion, no dish better epitomizes the marriage between Chinese and Malay influences better than this Penang Nyonya icon. Richer, thicker and… Continue reading

One score and seven years ago…

…this boy was brought into this world. And he’s still eating it. Good friends. G&Ts + beers aplenty. A spread of my favourite Nyonya and Asian home-cooked dishes.  And a flaming Tiramisu birthday… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Kerabu Chicken and Woodear Salad

As much as I love eating and cooking the Nyonya food I grew up with, I must admit that the sheer number of ingredients required can sometimes be a bit off-putting. A Nyonya… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Kiam Hu Kut Gulai (Nyonya salted fish bone curry)

Kiam hu kut gulai (salted fish bone curry) has got to be one of my ultimate favourite Malaysian Nyonya curries. It has been one of our family meal staples for as long as I… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: 5-spice Honey Roast Chicken with Momofuku Octo Vinaigrette

I love it when I stumble upon a recipe that I just know I will be cooking up time and time again after the first pilot run. And if there’s one oh-so-simple recipe… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld bakes: the humble Chinese New Year Peanut Cookie

To usher in the year of the dragon, I thought it would be fitting to bake my favourite Chinese New Year cookie of them all… the humble Peanut Cookie. I recall gorging on… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks in Harissa and Red Wine

Ironically, the first post I find myself writing in 2012 is actually about the last meal I cooked up in 2011. For a few years running now, I’ve continued to boycott eating out… Continue reading

The Xmas Eve feast: 2011 edition

It was the return of the annual Christmas Eve potluck feast at my place again last night. I’m writing this post still curled up in bed on Christmas morning (well, noon actually), nursing… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Mee Siam (Spicy Rice Vermicelli)

As London enters deeper into the winter months and temperatures start to dip, I find myself turning to the chilli-based recipes of home for warmth. One such dish I often fall back on… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld and Jo cook: Squid Ink Spaghetti with Mussels and Scallops

If you’re looking for a quick, presto mid-week supper, it doesn’t get faster cooking-wise than mussels. Apart from the debearding and cleaning of the mussels that can take a wee bit of time,… Continue reading

Levi Roots’ style Jerk Chicken

I think the Levi Roots story is an incredibly inspiring one for any budding food entrepreneur. It’s pretty amazing to see what the man has done with his brand to date ever since… Continue reading

Bloody Mary Fish Stew

I woke up today craving for a good ol’ Bloody Mary… the type with a perfectly balanced, heart-warming blend of Spicy Tomato juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire (and a kick-ass glug of bitter-sweet Vodka… Continue reading

Kimchi Glass Noodles

It’s a little embarrassing, but i quite often find myself being spoken to in Korean.  It’s hilarious… for that split second, i get to see that twinkle in a complete stranger’s eyes as… Continue reading