Drinking vinegar isn’t something new. History buffs are probably aware of posca which was drunk in Ancient Greece and Rome. In Japan, Korea and Taiwan, it was used not only in cuisine but also for medical purposes for centuries until now. In feudal times, Japanese samurai warriors carried vinegar mixed with water into battle as a tonic to fight fatigue. There are also a variety of benefits claimed from stimulating appetite to beautiful skin. Continue Reading →
Every time I had an outing with my Arab friends, no matter which part of KL we are, we will end up having our meals at Half Moon restaurant at Serdang, that serves amazing Yemeni dishes.They just refuse to go to other Middle Eastern restaurant. In their opinion, Half Moon serves the best Middle Eastern food in town. Period. Yes, I have to agree. Best and cheap. But can’t say much their customer service though. And we almost order the same rice dishes – Mandy, Haneth or Kabsa and their amazing must have flat bread. I will always steal a bite or two of the bread. If I’m not wheat intolerant, I could have easily finish the massive flatbread myself. Continue Reading →
I can’t believe I am saying this, I miss the cold weather I had a month ago in Europe. For someone who has yin (cooler) body and can’t sleep in an air conditioned room and , it’s a big deal. The hot humid year end weather in Kuala Lumpur is softly killing me. Cool quick dishes are the way to go like refreshing yogurt cucumber salad.
Yogurt + cucumber is pretty common and faubulous combination. I used a common middle eastern recipe, that is a popular side dish in Lebanon, Turkey and all over the Middle East. Some people call it salad, some called it sauce. Other parts of the world has similar dish like the Greek tzatziki; the Indian raita and the Bulgarian tarator. Continue Reading →
Often a part of mezze spreads in Middle Eastern and Arabic countries, fattoush is a simple bread salad made with fresh vegetables and toasted pita bread. It was created as a way to use up stale Arabic bread and seasonal vegetables. Fattoush is a great example of the arabic or middle eastern cuisine, a lot of fresh vegetables, colors and flavors and definitely no shortage on bright flavors and spices. Continue Reading →
Asian Food Fest: Thailand has completed with a massive round up of dishes last month, check it out over at Her Frozen Wings. Asian Food Fest is a virtual event where we cook dishes for each designated country/region of the month right in the comfort of our own kitchen and share it on Facebook. Everybody is welcomed!
Asian Food Fest brings us to West Asia this December with Just As Delish as the host. Western Asia, or Southwest Asia, are terms that describe the westernmost portion of Asia. The term West Asia given by the United Nations are partly because of the Middle East is geographical position in relation to Western Europe rather than its location within Asia. The West Asia is a region encompasses with the following countries: Continue Reading →