Spicy Minced Lamb with Peas and Rice

May 6, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 6 Comments

Simple yet very comforting Spicy Minced Lamb with Peas and Rice, top with a dollop of yogurt

Inidian Spicy Lamb with Peas and Rice

Confession time. I suck at meal planning. And I don’t enjoy doing it. I always read about how great it is to do meal planning. Saves money and time because you can prep in big batches earlier And don’t get me started on the headache of scratching my head thinking of what to cook for the whole week. Major brain freeze.

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Dajaj Mandy (Chicken Mandy)

December 6, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 10 Comments

Chicken Mandy, Gulf style recipe

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 →

Penang Muar Chee & Nourish Giveaway Announcement

June 18, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 6 Comments

Penang Muar Chee (Sticky Rice Balls with Peanuts)

I’m a very simple girl with simple taste buds. It is the simple recipes that makes me happy and savour with a sweet smile. I have savored some of the best fine-dining food – caviar, cheese, terrine, exquisite pastry. However, it’s too heavy and luxurious for my taste. No offense to the brilliant chefs, I wanted something without cream or excessive details; I wanted something simple and straightforward like Malaysian food. And one of them is Muar Chee. Continue Reading →

Buckwheat Oat Pancakes (Gluten Free)

May 11, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 16 Comments

Buckwheat Oat Pancake (Gluten Free)

I have this strange obsession with making pancakes and crepes. Pancakes are not part of our Asian food, and I certainly do n0t recall mama making pancakes during my growing up years. Whenever I see any gluten free recipe, I would immediately try them. Don’t ask me how many recipes I’ve tried, I’ve lost count. I’ve posted a few crepes recipe – Strawberry Crepe with Whipped Cream FillingGluten Free Crepe with Caramelized Pears, Durian Pancake, Buckwheat Wrap.. but no pancake recipe yet *gasp* Continue Reading →

Nasi Daging Kedah & Air Asam Tomato (Kedah Beef Rice with Tomato Sour Gravy)

November 23, 2012 by Shannon Lim | 7 Comments

Nasi Daging Kedah & Air Asam Tomato

With Malaysian Food Fest blog event, I’m really enjoying the new knowledge about the cuisine from each different Malaysian state. I realised I didn’t know anything about the food from Kedah & Perlis – the 2 north western states on Peninsular Malaysia. Even though Kedah is neighbouring state to my hometown Penang, I hardly travel to Kedah except going to Langkawi Island. I don’t think I’m very good neighbour, huh? Continue Reading →

Buckwheat Wrap (Gluten Free Wrap)

October 23, 2012 by Shannon Lim | 21 Comments

After making a couple different types of pancake (Strawberry Crepes, Gluten free Crepes and the last one Durian Pancake), I was  intrigued with the tender and pliable texture of the durian pancake that makes it easy to wrap or fold. I thought it is be a great recipe to tweak for a gluten free wrap.  Continue Reading →

Gerang Asam (Spicy & Sour Fish Curry): Malacca Nyonya Cuisine

August 29, 2012 by Shannon Lim | 32 Comments

Nyonya Ikan Asam Pedas quite often appears on my weeknight dinner (thanks to my mama’s frozen curry paste). I know I still owe you readers the recipe.. coming soon :) I got intrigued to try a similar Nyonya dish – Gerang Asam  (Spicy & Sour Fish Curry), also a popular Malacca Nyonya dish. This recipe is from “Nyonya Kitchen”, the cookbook by a Baba Nyonya descendant, who is none other than Chef Florence Tan. She has been teaching & promoting Nyonya cuisine for 50 years. Continue Reading →

GuestPost: Rice Kubba

August 15, 2012 by Shannon Lim | 7 Comments

Ramadhan is a holy month of fasting from dawn until sunset for Muslims refrain from eating and drinking for the muslims. At sunset, a sumptuous variety of food is prepared for (Iftar) breaking fast meal, some of these dishes are only prepared during Ramadhan. I’m excited when my friend Zaid Jeber agreed to share a delicious Middle Eastern dish for the Ramadhan. I knew Zaid 2 years ago when he came to KL for his study. As he is a foodie and amazing cook, we hit off instantly and I’m lucky to have learn so much about Middle Eastern food from him. Zaid is sharing with you Rice Kubba or Aleppo Kubba, a popular and constant dish in Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon during Ramadhan.


Rice Kubba

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Homemade Oat Biscuits

August 9, 2012 by Shannon Lim | 8 Comments

Homemade Oat Biscuit

When mama came visiting recently, I made these oat biscuits for her. I was happy to have found a gluten free recipe here. The biscuits were crumbly and a tad too bland for me (with just ¼ teaspoon sea salt). Mama was happy with the bland taste, but it was horrifying for me to realise how much more sugar & salt was in the store-bought biscuits. Continue Reading →

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