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Berry Medley with creme fraiche

Nothing special. Just the way I like my afters.


4  grapes

4 blueberries

3 blackberries

3 strawberries halved

double cream

a dollop of creme fraiche

Serves 1

Just served chilled and get stuck in.


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Chicken Pad Prik

This is my take on chicken pad prik. In Malaysian thai-food restaurants, this dish features chicken and vegetables stir fried with loads of fiery birds-eye chillies and seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce and a few drops of fish sauce. Here I have used home made chilli paste instead. Serve with rice or faux-rice.


250 gm boneless chicken thighs (chopped into bite sized pieces)

50 gm green beans

40 gm cauliflower florets

50 gm carrots (peeled and sliced)

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tomato cut into wedges

1 onion (peeled and sliced into rings)

small bunch coriander leaves (roughly chopped)

3 kaffir lime leaves (torn)

2 tbsp groundnut oil

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

Chilli paste

1 medium sized shallot (roughly chopped)

5 dried red chillies (cut into small pieces and soaked in hot boiling water for 5 minutes)

2 large clove garlic (finely chopped)

2 stalk lemon grass (finely chopped)

2 cm cube galangal (finely chopped)

Serves 4

Blend the paste ingredients until smooth. Heat the groundnut oil in a frying pan. Stir fry the paste ingredients until you see bubbles of oil. Now add the chicken, stirring frequently until it changes colour. Then add the cauliflower, carrots and green beans and continue stirring. When the vegetables soften, add the lemon juice, kaffir lime leaves, soy sauce, oyster sauce and fish sauce. Lastly add the tomato and onion rings. Turn off the heat when the onion softens. Garnish with the coriander leaves.

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Salad tengah malam

Ada ke salad tengah malam? Salad ini Mak Long buat sebab mulut terasa nak mengunyah tapi sebab hari dah larut Mak Long tak nak makan suatu yang berat. Jadi Mak Long selongkar apa yang ada dalam peti ais, maka terhasil lah salad ni. Salad ni sesuai untuk pesakit kencing manis dan mereka yang selalu terasa perut lapar waktu tengah malam. Yang penting anda perlu pastikan ianya kurang karbohidrat, labih sayuran dan lebih protin. Di sini Mak Long gunakan daun gem lettuce, parutan lobak merah, timun, sweetcorn, parutan keju dan telur rebus. Kalau tak keju boleh guna ayam atau ikan goreng/bakar  yang di siat-siat atau udang celur. Telur rebus ini Mak Long gunakan tips Nigella Lawson untuk dapatkan telur kuning yang lembut. Mudah aje. Rebus telur dalam air mendidih selama satu minit kemudian tutup api dan biarkan selama sepuluh minit. Lepas tu rendamlah telur dalam air sejuk supaya ia mudah dikupas.


Filed under Diabetic-friendly, Vegetarian

Spicy Asian Beef Salad

My mother-in-law gave me some leftover sirloin roast after a recent family dinner. I used it to make this salad just a few days before the new year.  It is incredibly quick and yummy but very spicy. If you are fearful of chillies, reduce the quantity or use the sweeter variety and don’t  forget to remove the seeds and pith. Serve with warm rice and green salad.


250 gm of cooked beef  ( I have used roasted beef sirloin)

2 shallots  (peeled and finely sliced)

2 tomatoes ( finely sliced)

a bunch of cilantro (roughly chopped – I have run out of this at the time so you don’t see it in the picture)

For the dressing:

2 bird-eye green chillies (finely chopped)

2 red chillies (finely chopped)

2 tablespoon of lemon juice

2 tablespoon  fish sauce

2 tablespoon of soy sauce

6 tablespoon of groundnut oil

Serves 4

First make the dressing. Mix all the dressing ingredients well.  Place meat, shallots, tomatoes  and half the cilantro in a bowl. Pour over the dressing and gently mix. Serve with the rest of cilantro as garnish.

That’s it!

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