Category Archives: Spices

Chinese Curry Chicken With Home-Made Curry Paste

This was my first time making curry chicken from scratch – chopping up individual spices and then blending all of them into a paste. This set of ingredients is almost identical to those of the ‘Malay Spicy Ayam Masak Merah‘: … Read more

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A Dish Of Indonesian Yellow Rice Called Nasi Kunyit

Nasi Kunyit (meaning ‘turmeric rice’), otherwise known as Nasi Kuning (meaning ‘yellow rice’) is an Indonesian rice commonly served at local Malay Nasi Padang stores, that is, stores selling Malay dishes. Nasi Kunyit uses glutinous rice that is steamed with … Read more

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Saffron – The Most Exotic & Expensive Spice In The World

Saffron strands are harvested from the saffron crocus flower, extracted from the distal ends of the carpel in each flower. These flowers originated from Greece and are later cultivated in other parts of Asia such as India. In the culinary … Read more

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Medieval Cabbage Chowder For The Goodman Of Paris

It’s a jolly time to feel like a king! To start off my saffron adventures proper, I’ve finally decided to use and adapt one of the simplest recipes found in ‘The Medieval Cookbook‘. The original excerpt in old English for … Read more

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Home-Made Hokkien Style Ngoh Hiang (五香)

Ngoh Hiang, or 五香 in Mandarin, is a mixture of minced meat and vegetables seasoned with five-spice powder (hence its name), rolled up in beancurd skin, steamed and then deep-fried. The local Teochews and Hokkiens love this dish equally, especially … Read more

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