Tapas Party & Rioja Wine – A Match Made in Heaven

July 31, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

A Match Made in Heaven - Rioja Wines

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Tapas Feast When hosting a dinner party, who does not want to prepare a simple meal with little planning and yet look impressive? Definitely me! I’m still dreaming about Spanish cuisine and my vacation.. hence a tapas party. Hosting a Spanish tapas feast is a fun way to let your family or guests mingle and “graze”. If you love Spanish tapas; have had plenty of these small appetizers on your travels or in local restaurants, don’t be intimidated by the number of dishes to prep. Continue Reading →

Macanese Portugese Chicken (Baked Coconut Saffron Chicken)

February 25, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

Macanese Portugese Chicken (Coconut Saffron Chicken)

It’s incredible that many delicious food have been fused & created due to influences from another culture. Like Chinese Fortune Cookies (can’t find them in China) or Dutch Baby Pancakes (nope, the Dutch have not heard of them) or Japanese Cheesecake (made famous by the Japanese and became a craze in some Asian countries). Same goes to this Portuguese Chicken in Macau, I doubt this dish can be found in Portugal. Continue Reading →

Happy Deepavali & Guestpost: Chicken Kurma

November 12, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Happy Deepavali to all Hindu friends.

I am thankful to have the very talented Sri from Love2Cook Malaysia to share with us a delicious Diwali recipe. When I stumbled upon Love2Cook Malaysia earlier this year, I couldn’t stop browsing through the gorgeous mouthwatering Malaysian food and bakes. Despite her busy schedule in preparing for Deepavali, the ever so lovely (& huge chicken lover) Sri has so kindly cooked up a scrumptious chicken dish: Chicken Kurma. Do head over to Love2Cook Malaysia to show Sri some love for this Deepavali festival.

I’d better not take up much space, let’s have Sri’s gorgeous food take over from here.


Chicken Kurma by Love2Cook-Malaysia Continue Reading →

ABC Soup (Luo Song Tang)

November 30, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

I’ve been missing in action for almost a week, caught a flu bug from my mama who caught it from my grandpa. I took the much-needed rest, time out from cooking and writing. The weather around South East Asia should be getting hotter end of the year, but the daily rain seems to be helping the flu bug spread around. Please keep yourself warm and well rested.

Feeling much better today enough to start writing a short post. Today’s recipe should be very familiar to you if you are of a Chinese descent. You most likely know this soup, and you’ve probably made it dozens or maybe even hundreds of times before. Some people call this Luo Song Tang (罗宋汤), others call it ABC soup. Some Chinese restaurants refer to it as Chinese borscht on their menu. Why ABC? My take is because the soup so ridiculously easy to make, as easy as ABC. Whatever you choose to call it, the simple ingredients are simple and yet delicious. Great taste with little effort, what’s not to love? Continue Reading →

Sup Daging – Malaysian Beef Soup

October 19, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 12 Comments

I’m back from a trip to Singapore, and surprisingly I was constantly thinking about cooking and blogging.. Oh well.. time for another holiday where I can do nothing and just laze around.. It was certainly very difficult to maintain the October Unprocessed Challenge, anyhow now am back home and back on track.

Sup Tulang or Sup Daging is one my favourite dishes to order when I visit a Malay eatery. Sup Tulang, literally Bone Soup in Malay, usually refers to beef soups which are made with beef that is still attached to bones. Continue Reading →

Potato Salad with Homemade Mayonnaise + Day 1 of October Unprocessed Challenge

October 2, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 13 Comments

I first saw mayonnaise being hand whipped on MasterChef Australia a few months ago, and that got me totally intrigued. Doesn’t mayo come in bottle? It’s one of those things that I thought was difficult to make at home. Then I saw on my Moulinex Chopper manual that I could make mayo with it. My first attempt with the chopper turned out to be oily runny egg yolk mixture.

So I thought maybe my chopper is not working well, because I’ve read about recipes using food processor or blender, NOT chopper. 2nd attempt using blender – OH NO, another oily runny egg yolk mixture!

Yesterday was my 3rd attempt at making mayonnaise, this time I put my muscles to good use – using hand whisk and in 10 minutes PHEW.. my mayo turned out! YAY! Do try making your own mayo, it’s so easy even though it’s using hand whisk, and cheap to make your own. It’s even easier using a food processor, but I can’t vouch for it yet until I make it successfully one day. Homemade mayonnaise taste even better than bottled ones, and you can make flavoured mayo. But mayonnaise can only keep for 3-4 days in the fridge, so make small batches and use it up soon.