Nasi goreng

We virtually lived on nasi goreng when we were backpacking in Indonesia a million years ago (1996), and this recipe is excellent, in fact I think it might have actually even converted me to tofu (at least in this crispy format anyway). The recipe is from Anna Jones’ amazing book One, and I have to… Continue reading Nasi goreng

Pork larb

Is Larb short for Larbara in the same way that Barb is short for Barbara? Answers on a postcard please. What I do know is that I’d happily eat this very often indeed, I mean, its the national dish of Laos so it’s got plenty going for it, and it very much reminds me of… Continue reading Pork larb

Cheese + onion scones

I made a batch of these for a picnic recently, and they went down a treat – they’re easy to make, easy to transport, and easy to eat. As we slowly head out of the latest lockdown it’s going to be a spring full of picnics, so I suspect I’ll be making them again soon,… Continue reading Cheese + onion scones

Sticky sesame cauliflower

This recipe is amazing – who knew that baked cauliflower could taste so amazing? Not me. But it does. The teen thinks that this is just as good as the Korean sesame chicken I’ve made before (there’s a recipe for that too on this very blog), plus this is baked, not fried. Yes please more… Continue reading Sticky sesame cauliflower

Thai Green curry

If you squint at the photo below you’ll see that this time around I made this curry with white fish, but I’ve been known to make it with chicken, prawns, leftover shredded ham, basically whatever I have to hand. And no, I don’t make my own curry paste for this. I mean I could if… Continue reading Thai Green curry

Chicken noodle stir fry

This is my favourite thing to make with leftover roast chicken – it really is a winner winner chicken dinner and it’s perfect for a weekday evening when you need to rustle up something yummy fast. Chopsticks are entirely optional, but I’ve loved eating with them since my little sister and I (when we were… Continue reading Chicken noodle stir fry

Hoisin pork with sesame greens

This tastes as good as it looks, takes all of half an hour to make from start to finish, and the teen loves it. Basically it ticks all of the boxes! Recipe from the always reliable BBC Good Food Magazine. Serves 4. Ingredients 400-500g Pork fillet/tenderlion 4 tbsp hoisin sauce 4 egg noodle bundles 3… Continue reading Hoisin pork with sesame greens

Korean sesame chicken

My teenage BTS* fan absolutely loves this. I mean she reeeeallly loves it, almost as much as she loves BTS. It does make a rather wonderful lets-pretend-we’re-having-a takeout dinner and can mostly be made (sauce) and prepped (chicken + garnishes) in advance. It’s yummy. I don’t see why you couldn’t substitute a firm white fish… Continue reading Korean sesame chicken

Fish with Thai sticky sauce

I was lucky enough to teach English in Thailand for almost six months when I was 22, and stepped on the plane from London having never eaten any Thai food. Every meal was a whole new experience and I absolutely loved it, and this meal is like a flashback on a plate. Serves 3. Ingredients… Continue reading Fish with Thai sticky sauce

Vietnamese lemon grass chicken

This is from Bill Granger’s excellent Bill’s Everyday Asian book and its always a crowd pleaser. It’s quick, simple, and we have it regularly. I’ve made batches in its entirety (bar the spring onion) and frozen it, or cooked the whole thing early in the day and re-heated in the evening as part of a… Continue reading Vietnamese lemon grass chicken