Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

June 24, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Fresh, healthy and spectacularly satisfying Vietnamese street food that’s easy to recreate at home

Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

A crepe without egg and naturally gluten free? With a basic 2 ingredient (rice flour and coconut milk), you can make a savory and crispy Vietnamese crepe filled with shrimp, meat and veggies. Bánh Xèo is a sizzling crepe sold by street vendors in Vietnam. Ever since I had my first taste of Bánh Xèo in a Vietnamese restaurant in KL, I’ve been having cravings for it. You might have noticed on this blog that I LOVE Vietnamese cuisine. Continue Reading →


Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce (Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo)

June 3, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 12 Comments

Healthy, refreshing and delicious Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Vietnamese Shrimp Roll with Peanut Hoisin Sauce ((Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo) I love serving Vietnamese rolls, DIY style with family or when friends come over. It makes a fun social dining activity. Unfortunately rolling their own food was not some people’s idea of fun when I serve them at a bloggers potluck 2 months back. Upon request, I rolled 12 of them leisurely while waiting for the rest to arrive. Continue Reading →

Asian Food Fest: West Asia – Round Up

January 1, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

AFF West Asia Round Up

Asian Food Fest: West Asia has come to an end! Despite the West Asian cuisine is a completely strange new cuisine to many of us, I applaud all the brave bloggers who attempted the dishes. I thank all the bloggers who have taken part in this event, with a total submission of 58 entries. Same like you, I have also learnt various new dishes from all of you here, many of those which I’ve bookmarked to try in future. I hope you have enjoyed discovering new exotic ingredients, flavours and dishes, as well as having fun cooking West Asian food. Hope that this will inspire you when you want to cook West Asian Food in the future. You can also visit our Facebook Page (West Asia Album) where we have compiled a list of all food entries submitted by bloggers and non bloggers as well. Below are all the delicious entries that have been submitted, just click on the link and it will direct you to the respective posts. Continue Reading →

Fattoush (Bread Salad)

December 2, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Fattoush (Bread Salad)

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 →

Introduction to Asian Food Fest: West Asia

December 1, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 23 Comments

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!

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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 →


Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)

November 15, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 3 Comments

Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)

Grandpa loves to give away his papayas (pardon the pun) everything I visit. and I’ve made many visit since last year, hence papaya overload. He has 3 papaya trees in his backyard which he is extremely proud of. I do not understand why he loves planting just papaya and sugar apple trees in his huge backyard, I love other fruits too like mango, rambutan and passion fruits. Maybe I’ll sneak in a mango tree next time I’m back.

Last weekend, I took back an unripe (green) papaya to make Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad). Continue Reading →


Salt Grilled Mackerel (Saba Shioyaki)

October 25, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Grilled Mackerel (Saba Shioyaki)

Salt Grilled Mackerel or Saba Shioyaki is a popular seafood dishes served as an entrée or part of a bento combination in Japanese restaurants.

I have to confess. I’ve never ordered Saba Shioyaki before in the restaurant. I always end up ordering salmon because it’s usually almost the same price. Yes, I didn’t think very highly of mackerel. The poor mackerel didn’t get all the media hype like salmon does. Mackerel is one of the highly recommended oily fish for a healthy diet, rich in essential oils, vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids. Continue Reading →


Chicken Teriyaki for Asian Food Fest (Japan)

October 12, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 5 Comments

Chicken TeriyakiBesides sushi, Chicken Teriyaki has to be one of the most popular dishes in Japanese restaurants all over the world. In Japan, chicken teriyaki is a popular lunchtime staple, mostly found in bento boxes.

If you have not tried cooking Japanese, Chicken Teriyaki is a great first introductory dish to cooking Japanese food with a few easy-to-find but essential ingredients. Continue Reading →

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