Tag Archive: Recipes

Lockdown Recipe Series: 3 street food favourites with Lap Cheong – Cheat’s Claypot Rice, Glass Noodles & Char Koay Teow

If there’s one type of food I’ve craved this lockdown period in London more than anything else, it would be the street food of home and the rest of South East Asia. This… Continue reading

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: 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 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

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

Caldo Verde

I admit, I’ve never been a big Nigel Slater fan. Lately though, some of his simple, hearty supper recipes are starting to win me over. This Portuguese Kale and Potato broth recipe is a… Continue reading

XinJiang Style Lamb Chops

If there was one thing I didn’t do enough in 2010, it was trying my hand at new cuisines at home. It’s not that I didn’t do any home-cooking at all last year.… Continue reading

Xmas Potluck Feast.

Some shots from a terrific Xmas Eve potluck feast at my place last night. Kudos to everyone who made the night happen and thanks for all the food, booze and great company! Some… Continue reading

Sushi.

33 Woodstock Rd, Golders Green | http://www.sushischool.co.uk | Attended 20th Sept ’09 Word has it that the traditional Japanese Sushi chefs of old would have spent a total of 5 years in their… Continue reading

StartMeUp!

This collection of food reviews, ramblings, recipes and memoirs from other food cultures are the culmination of a long-standing ambition of mine to get into food writing and share my love for all… Continue reading