30. October 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off on Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken was one of my favorites as a kid. The dish always reminds me of the Yum Yum Tree restaurant my family loved to visit. A Japanese delicacy, teriyaki is either grilled or broiled, glazed with sauce. I’ve pan-fried and made teriyaki sauce at home since the ready-made teriyaki sauce have some amount of […]

23. February 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

The first time I came across Orange Chicken, it sounded interesting but not really appetizing since I’m not fond of sweetness in my food. It looked delicious though, so I decided to try it at home. It was quite good and not as sweet as I thought it would be. Balance it with cayenne pepper or […]

17. March 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Crackling spinach is a very simple recipe, perfect as appetizers in parties or dinners. However, if perfectly fried and well seasoned, this dish can be beyond ordinary. Ingredients: 2 medium bunches spinach leaves ( Can be around 20- 25 leaves or depending on your desired quantity) 1 tbsp chili flakes 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1 […]

08. December 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Here’s a favourite, spiced Indo-Chinese rice dish   Ingredients: 250 – 300 grams rice 2 tsp finely chopped garlic 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped capsicums 1/2 cup finely chopped french beans 1/2 cup green peas (optional) 1/2 cup chopped spring onions 1 tsp soy sauce 2 tbsp schezwan […]

03. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

        Ingredients: 3 potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into finger shape 2 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp. red chili sauce 2 tsp. tomato ketchup Salt to taste 1½ tbsp. oil For Sauce: 1 tbsp. tomato ketchup 1 tsp. red chili sauce 2 tsp. vinegar 2 garlic cloves minced 1½ tbsp. honey ½ […]

02. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

  Marination: 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch strips 1 large egg 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 pinch each salt & pepper Oil (for frying) Sauce: 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp water ½ Tbsp sesame oil 1½ Tbsp sugar 1½ Tbsp rice vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 Tbsp […]

03. December 2013 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

General Tso’s chicken is one of my favourite orders when I’m at a Chinese restaurant, in addition to Kung Pao Chicken (I’ve a lot of favourites in Chinese cuisine 🙂 ). The name sounds like its recipe passed on by generations of an ancient dynasty in China. However, that’s not the story. General Tso’s chicken […]

22. November 2013 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

I’ve always wanted to experiment lamb in my Chinese cooking. In a way I prefer chicken and prawns when it comes to Chinese. The concept of lamb stir fry tickled my thoughts and here is what happened. I decided to make a stir fry with vegetables and lamb. I used lots of vegetables to enhance […]

30. July 2013 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Spring rolls are one of children’s favourite snacks, a simple-to-make and delicious-to-eat starter, and a common serve during Ramadan. I’ve written the method for preparing the spring roll wrappers as well. You can try adding different ingredients to the stuffing and exploring new flavours, because there are very few chances for a disaster. In this […]

06. May 2013 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Gobi Manchurian – another of my (successful) experiments with vegetarian Indo-Chinese. I personally detest cauliflower, but gobi manchurian is one dish that makes me buy this vegetable 🙂 The recipe is quite similar to that of baby corn manchurian. Gobi manchurian is a delicious starter and, by making a gravy-style sauce, can be a great […]