All posts filed under: Side Dish

Ayam Goreng Mentega (Butter-Fried Chicken)

Ayam = Chicken Goreng = Fried Mentega = Butter   Today we’re cooking ayam goreng mentega or if ย I rough translate it to English is butter fried chicken. Fear not people! I didn’t deep fried the chicken in butter. Just pan fried them. When I made this, I had a little argue with husband (who doesn’t argue with their partner?) so we didn’t talk to each other. While I cooked this food husband was with my daughter playing and watching TV. When the food is done, I told husband food is ready. Just like that ๐Ÿ˜› Then when we were eating together, husband said that he liked the chicken and said its nice.. Then after that we’re good again ๐Ÿ˜€ I love my husband a lot. He’s very understanding and caring and nice and handsome and sexy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, there are lots of different recipes of this chicken out there. So I decided to do my own version after reading several different recipes. And as usual, I used what I have in my fridge. Easy. …

Fried Calamari with Teriyaki Sauce

It’s only monday and I already cheated. But I have a reason for that (promise). Starting from today, everything is back to normal again. After 2 weeks holiday, spending time with husband and daughter also visited my in-laws was such a good times. But back to all the routines again, not very fun. See, I have reasons to cheat a bit. Honestly, I love love deep fried foods so very much (I guess most of people do too), but, I don’t know why, I can’t eat them very much. I usually get dizzy, feeling sick and no energy all of a sudden after eating too much fried foods, including this squid and salmon. Except for crackers. So weird, right? The protein is all up to you. I have squid rings / calamari and salmon cubes here. You can use chicken, prawns, mussels or anything you want really. I’ve posted sweet and sour prawns before, I used the same recipe for the batter. The cheating part here is, I used ready teriyaki sauce, added some veggies …

Gulai Ayam Bakar

Have you ever gotten that “lazy” time when you feel like you’re always too busy to write in your blog for few days? But in fact, you’re not that busy. Well, I got that often. If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything in a week, then you know the answer. Plus, I’ve been in a crafting mood again lately. I have 2 projects that I’ve been doing for a week now and both of them already 95% done. Really want to show you guys the results though but I don’t know if it’s appropriate to post crafts in food blog. And I don’t think I can keep up if I have to make a craft blog. So, if you think it’s ok to show it here and you want to see them too, I’ll be happy to show you ๐Ÿ™‚ And I also had a test yesterday in the school, quite important one. Although I didn’t use my free time to study.. hehehe… So if I have bad result, I won’t be surprised. Today …

Pita Bread

I like pita bread a lot. But I’m not a big fan of store bought pita bread. So one day I tried to find pita bread recipe in food gawker. They all looked great, difficult to decide which one I want to follow. And finally my heart decided to follow a recipe from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen. Unlike most of pita bread that will go flat right after you take it off from the oven / grill. This one stays “puffy” (as you can see in the photos). So it’s easier to fill it with stuffs. In this case I filled it with bbq pulled chicken (recipe coming soon ๐Ÿ™‚ ). And about the taste, pretty much like other pita breads ๐Ÿ˜€ You know that I’m a lazy cook right? (right?) so I made a short cut when I made this pita bread. The original recipe, first you have to mix yeast with water and let it rest for 10 minutes. But in my case, I just dumped everything into a bowl and mixed it. Lucky …

Fried Chicken Wonton

Another week, another monday. Only a month away before another exam in the school. So to keep the stress away from me, I need to cheer up my self with something I like ^^ This food originally comes from China. In Indonesia we call it siomay. It should be served with other things too like tofu, potatoes, bitter melon and peanut sauce. I’ve posted siomay recipe here few months ago. But this time, instead of fish, I’m using chicken (I guess you can put beef too if you want, but it’s not very common). And it served as a snack or appetizer. Once again, these are very easy to make. Even better if you have food processor. If you don’t have one, you can just chopped all the ingredients as fine as you can. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, cubed 1 egg 2 tbsp all purpose flour 2 tbsp tapioca flour 1 small size carrot, grated 1 pack wonton pastry salt & pepper   How to: Place chicken breast in the food processor, add egg. Blitz …

Stir-fry Fried Chicken

Yes yes.. You saw it right. Stir-fry FRIED chicken ๐Ÿ˜› I don’t know what I was thinking when I made it. But I know I wanted something new. Something I’ve never made before. And if you’re wondering about the picture, yes, I my husband took it during summer time. We took the picture just outside our apartment (neighbours were looking at us in a very weird way :D). And I just “found” these photos when I was checking my blog drafts. I used sweet and sour sauce for this recipe. ย Liked it a lot. Definitely a great side dish for my family. For the fried chicken, it’s the exact same spices and flour mixture as my mum’s fried chicken. Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts, sliced (1cm thick) 1/2 ย paprika, sliced 1 medium size carrot, sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced frozen peas for the sauce: 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp ketchup 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce 2 tbsp oil water salt & pepper   How to: Follow the instruction for the …

Gnocchi Gratin

On busy days I like to make whatever-I-can-find-in-the-fridge stir-fry or something that I can easily put together and oven do the rest of the work (so I can do something else, while the food cooking it self :P) And this is one of them. When husband working late and I’ve had a busy day, I usually a bit stressed when it comes to dinner. I don’t like buying ready food so much (expensive and not many to choose from) and the last choice is instant noodle (most of the time). But I know it’s not good, especially for my daughter. Then I got ever more stress ๐Ÿ˜› My daughter likes gnocchi. So I thought I should try making gnocchi gratin, since it’s pretty easy.ย I served this with some beef sausages and quick mixed salad. As for the picture, I took it my self because husband was working late, that’s why it doesn’t look very good ๐Ÿ˜› Ingredients: 1 pack gnocchi (500g) 200g ricotta cheese 100g creme fraiche 1 tsp oregano 100ml milk cheddar cheese salt …

Otak-Otak (Spiced Fish Cake)

Otak-otak is a really nice spiced fish cake. Even though it’s really popular in some parts of Indonesia, but to be honest I never tried otak-otak before I came to Singapore. It’s not that popular in my home town. And as usual, I like pretty much anything made from fish. Quite important ingredient here is the banana leaf to wrap otak-otak. If you can’t find banana leaf, you can use aluminium foil, but it will have different aroma. This recipe uses lots of Indonesian spices, but I’ll try to make it as simple as possible for you. Because if you like fish, then I recommend you to try this. Really good stuff. Ingredients: 500g white fish meat (no bones, no skin) 50g coconut flakes (I used dried ones, if you can find the fresh one, use that) 1 tbsp tapioca flour 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced salt & pepper banana leaves & toothpick (optional)   for the paste: 5 bird eye’s chillies (depending on your taste) 1 red onion 3 garlic cloves 2 tsp …

Focaccia Bread

My very first post since the blog first birthday. Yaaaaay! ^^ Foccacia is one of my favourite bread for making sandwiches and croutons. And it’s very easy to make too. There’s something about focaccia that I really like a lot compare to other bread. But I dunno what ๐Ÿ˜› Since it’s very cold and raining all day today here, I’m just gonna write a short post. In my family, we call this kind of weather “staying-home-cuddle-and-watch-movie-together-weather” while enjoying a cup of warm tea or hot chocolate and some homemade treats. So I want to make sure to have some time to enjoy the cold weather ๐Ÿ˜€ Recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver Ingredients: 500g all purpose flour 300ml warm water 12g dried yeast 1 tbsp sugar sea salt olive oil 1 tsp garlic powder dried rosemary   How to: Place the flour in a mixing bowl, add dry yeast, a pinch of salt and sugar. Add water slowly and mix until everything incorporated. Knead for about 5 minutes (by hands) or until the dough is nice, …

Kimchi Jjigae (Soup)

The weather yesterday was raining, grey, cold, windy and dark in the area where I live. I was staying home ย because my little daughter was sick. And I thought ย something with broth will be nice to be eaten in that kind of weather. Then I decided to make kimchi soup (jjigae) Remember my kimchi fried rice? I only used half of the kimchi and kept the rest for something else. It doesn’t go bad that quick since it’s fermented cabbage. And I’m a big fan of Maangchi too, I’ve watched almost all her videos and made me crave for Korean food everytime I watch her video. I took this recipe from her website too, but as usual I did some changes in it. I’ll share with you my version of kimchi soup. Ingredients: 250g kimchi, sliced 1 tbsp hot pepper paste 1 tbsp hot pepper powder 1 tsp sugar (to taste) 1 onion, sliced 2 stalks spring onion, sliced 200g firm tofu, cubed sesame oil prawns water   How to: Prepare a large pot. Add …