When I was living in London, all 8 years of it, I could never find Yee Sang like you do in Chinese restaurants or your local Giant in Malaysia and it's something we Malaysians look forward to during Chinese New Year. This resulted in me making my own version. So here is my version of Yee Sang that has corn flakes in it (for that extra crunch!
Recipe Category: Vegetables
Hearty sauces for your salads! Simple kind of starters are dead easy to put together in advance and you can even prep it all the day before and leave it in the fridge for your dinner party the next day. If you're throwing a dinner party for 6 guests and want to spend more time with your guests then in the kitchen, try to prepare these sauces ahead of time.
I find this to be the best dinner party starter like ever! What you do is you get your guests to help you make their own starter. Sneaky, yes, but you'll come to find that it will be a fun activity for them. Learn how to whip up and make your own home styled version of vegetable spring roll!
*TIP: Vietnamese rice paper comes in a wafer form and has to be softened with a quick dip in a bowl of water. Don't over dip with water or you may over-damped the rice paper and it will break or tear easily
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.
The freshest kind of sandwich for a picnic or get together for afternoon tea. Too easy to make and super healthy too!
‘Similarly, with sambals, I always have a jar of spicy chili kicap in my fridge. I use it as a spicy dipping sauce or to garnish soups and stews’. – Ili Sulaiman.
How to pick the perfect pumpkin? For Sweet pumpkin look for a brown knob with sap (brown caramel type crystals) that form at the knob. For savory pumpkin, it's best to pick a knob that is green.
The perfect Indonesian inspired dish with a tasty combination of tofu, tempe and sambal to fit your spicy palates. Best served as side dish with white or brown rice!
I love making popiah in large batches and then freezing them on a tray (so they don't stick together) before placing them in zip lock bags in groups of 10. Once frozen they can last up to 6 months and all you need to do is just remove it from the freezer and fry them in some hot oil. It's a perfect snack to have ready for the weekend when my family comes over for tea.