Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles!) with Sundried Tomato Pesto

January 8, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 3 Comments

Zucchini Noodles with Sundried Tomato Pesto

I know there’s a lot of hype about going raw, paleo or whole30. Let’s not start with the labeling. As long as it is whole food & real food, you can’t go wrong there. As I’m wheat intolerant, grating zucchini into noodles (so it’s zoodles?) is a great noodle substitute for me. Yes it’s zucchini noodles, it can be eaten raw or if you don’t like the raw veggie taste, blanch it with hot water. Oh but that’s extra work.. so why don’t you try eating zucchini raw for a change?  Continue Reading →

MFF KL Selangor: Fish Head Noodle (Yu Tau Mai)

July 7, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 6 Comments

Fish Head Noodle Soup

I’m no fan of fish head, except the silky smooth cheeks. Mama would “devour” the whole fish (the head, fins, tail) until the fish is irrecognisable. Many times she have failed to convince me to try the fish head. No way I will touch it, not even  scrumptious curry fish head. Yes I know some of you reading this will go “Eww, how can you eat the fish head”. Mama will tell you it’s very delicious, the cooked fish meat between the bones is super tasty and firm, break the bones with your fingers, and suck out the meat. There’s no way avoiding getting your fingers dirty to truly enjoy fish head. Continue Reading →

Penang Asam Laksa

June 25, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 10 Comments

Penang Asam Laksa

Whenever my 2 sisters go back to our hometown Penang, it’s a MUST for them to take a drive to Air Itam for the famous Penang Asam Laksa. Takeaway (the portion is slightly bigger) back to mama’s house or even bring a few packets back to Kuala Lumpur. I enjoy asam laksa, it’s just I don’t crave for that and I don’t have the habit of hunting down food.  Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef with Vermicelli

June 9, 2012 by Shannon Lim | 32 Comments

Grilled Lemongrass Beef Vermicelli
If you love the Grilled Lemongrass Beef, you will love it with Bun (dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce). This dish is a signature dish of Vietnam.

If you have tried Vietnamese food, chances are you have tried Bun, or dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce (fish sauce) and topped with either grilled beef, BBQ shrimp, sugarcane shrimp or a combination of them. Besides pho and bun bo hue, this has got to be one of the most common and favorite dishes at Vietnamese restaurants. It’s not hard to figure out why this is. It’s so versatile and easy to prepare, the savory grilled lemongrass beef with refreshing herbs and vermicelli is refreshing and appetizing. It’s not only tasty, but very healthy and comes with all sorts of vegetables and herbs. This is a noodle dish that is both filling and satisfying.

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Soba Salad with Sesame Dressing

December 12, 2011 by Shannon Lim | 23 Comments

Stop what you are doing now and listen. I am going to tell you about one of the best recipes I’ve come across this year.

Having bought some Cha Soba (green tea buckwheat noodles), this quaint and easy recipe called Otsu from Super Natural Cookbook by Heidi Swanson of 101CookBooks caught my eye. Heidi says “Unlike many pasta recipes that leave you feeling weighed down and sluggish, this one makes for a healthy, invigorating, and energizing meal that will quickly become a favorite.”

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Roast Pork Salted Egg Porridge

November 9, 2011 by Shannon Lim | 16 Comments

It has been raining heavily almost everyday all over Malaysia for 2 weeks now. With the flooding situation in our neighbouring countries – Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Philippines, Malaysian government have been warning us of pending flood coming soon to our shores. It is heartbreaking to watch our neighbours suffer, and I pray for the weather to change soon.

These rainy days had me craving for a bowl of hot steaming porridge, particularly Roasted Pork Bones and Salted Egg Porridge my mama used to cook long ago. Continue Reading →

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