Author: dishbyili

Top 5 Must Have in Your Fridge
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Top 5 Must Have in Your Fridge

Never go hungry again if you have these in your fridge! Here’s a list of items you must have for safe keeping: 1. Eggs (at least 12 at one time) Fridge Life: 6 months A great source of protein this baby can provide you the perfect pick me up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here...

Reflection: The Importance of Sharing
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Reflection: The Importance of Sharing

I turned 31 in August  and I enjoy reflecting on my past in order to appreciate the future. So here it goes. A lot of people often ask me why I got into food and why did I apply for Food Hero Asia. My answer has always been the same, I do what I do...

Ili’s Deepavali Moments
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Ili’s Deepavali Moments

In the past few years I have had the privilege of witnessing first hand what happens in an Indian home during Deepavali. Also known as the festival of lights, this special day in the Hindu calendar brings family and food together. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Weeks of prep is on the way with the decoration...

Selamat Hari Raya!
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Selamat Hari Raya!

A blessed Raya indeed as the first day this year was spent picking up my father at the airport after he successfully completed his Umrah in Mekkah. That in itself was a blissful experience like no other. The Night Before Usually mum and I will spend the whole last day of Ramadan, running around like...

Foodie Feature: Joyce Wong aka. KinkyBlueFairy
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Foodie Feature: Joyce Wong aka. KinkyBlueFairy

*FUN FACT: Joyce and I have always stumbled each other at events where foods are involved. We’ve always end up at the corner seating ann enjoying our food while most of the time we could be chit-chatting for hours, and we’ll be talking no other than food. That’s the reason why I think she’s a foodie...

Foodie Feature: Anis Nabilah
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Foodie Feature: Anis Nabilah

Who doesn’t know Asian Food Channel’s Icip Icip? A true food enthusiast in Malaysia would know who Anis Nabilah is! To refresh your mind, Anis Nabilah is an international celebrity chef and a TV host. She has appeared in many shows throughout her career (Rasa-Rasa, Kuali Bujang, Selera, Eating Wild and My Taste of Hong...

Bitter Gourd Chips
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Bitter Gourd Chips

Bitter melon or bitter gourd has been traditionally used in Chinese and Ayurveda medicine for detoxing and to help treat type 2 diabetes among other things. Usually, seeds and pith are discarded and the flesh is cooked in a variety of ways. In this recipe I am using a smaller more bitter time of gourd called the Karela and it is an Indian variety.

The trick is to thinly slice the melons and soak it in turmeric and a handful of salt to draw out some of the bitterness. After soaking it for at least an hour, the sliced melons will be rinsed and drained before using in a variety of recipes.