Posts Tagged ‘sides’

Tomato Bruschetta – Back 2 Back

Continuing the back 2 back series with tomato brus! Yeah, that’s what I’m calling them now. Saying and typing the whole thing is such a mouthful. I’ll be first to say that I’m not a big fan of raw tomatoes with the exception of salsas, but even that is somewhat cooked with some sort of [...]

Ballads of Salads! – Homemade Croutons

I want to share 3 of my favourite croutons recipes. I always believe that if you can make it yourself, go homemade. I’m not sure about other countries but in Malaysia, store-bought croutons are not the cheapest thing in the world. I know I keep talking about how food stuff is pricey or that ingredient [...]

Ballads of Salads! – Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Avocados are such a great ingredient. Not only do they have great health attributes, they’re really delicious. You’ll find avocados commonly in Japanese eateries where they make special sushis out of it. I love avocados, I don’t think there is anything about the taste or smell that is unappealing, frankly I think they make delicious [...]

Ballads of Salads! – Cous cous with Roast Veges & Spam Sprinkles

I love cous cous, mostly because it needs no cooking whatsoever. It’s really one of those healthy instant meals where you just add hot water. This dish came about because of some leftover vegetables in the fridge. Rather than letting it go bad, I thought why not just eat it with something plain, but instead [...]

Scotch Egg(s)

Nobody really knows why this is called a scotch egg. I used to think they were hard boiled eggs pickled in scotch. However, they are considered picnic food, if there is even such a thing as picnic food, considering how most food now can be brought outside for a picnic. But I read somewhere that [...]

Caramelised Onion Mayo

Here’s one of the ideas of what to do with a batch of caramelised onions. I must say, this dip is rated most popular among my guests. It’ll be the first polished plate to go. Just when I thought it might be a marketable product…I was beaten to it (pic below);

Caramelised Onion Jam

This is another one of those basic recipes where you can convert it into anything you like from one big batch. It’s no secret that I love onions, I think almost all my dishes would have onions in them and I would buy them by the bundles from grocers and markets.

Simple Hummus

Hummus is mainly a dip but I like to eat this with flatbreads as a main meal in itself. Hummus comes from the Middle East I think. Normally you make hummus with tahini; ground sesame paste. It would seem rather impractical to go out and buy a whole jar of tahini just to make hummus [...]

Karaage and Coleslaw with Apple and Raisins

Continuing this love for Japanese finger food, I totally spoofed KFC with this one. It looks like chicken poppers so I thought why not pair it with coleslaw and not just any sort of coleslaw, coleslaw with shredded apples! I had karaage at a Japanese restaurant once and they made it with the soft bones [...]

Kakiage

I love finger food. I could eat it as a main meal in itself. The Japanese must’ve known what I was thinking and created so many wonderful snack dishes. Kakiage is mainly vegetables fried together. Although, strictly speaking my kakiage shape is somewhat out of it. But I love the crunchiness of it and since [...]

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