Oliebollen Party – Making Dutch Beignets

Oliebollen (pronounced oh-lee-boh-len) are a Dutch delicacy often enjoyed during the month of December – traditionally served in the Netherlands on new year’s eve and day. Nowadays, you can get them the whole year through. Oliebollen (is Dutch for oil balls) are made of dough and sometimes contain raisins and apple, then deep fried and…

Indo Mac and Cheese Cups

Have you ever heard of Indo mac and cheese? It is derived from a classic guilty pleasure, popular with the Indo-Dutch community called ‘Indische macaroni schotel’. Indisch is the adjective that refers to the formed Dutch Indies (modern Indonesia) and schotel is the Dutch word for dish. Mac and Cheese might be the most popular…

Indo Rice Balls

Indo Rice Balls are a snack and a popular street food that hails from the Netherlands. It’s inspired by a popular Indonesian dish called nasi goreng – fried rice. This snack is known as nasibal, a deep fried breaded ball with a filling of spicy fried rice. It was founded back in the early 1950’s…

Tahu Tempeh Kecap Pedis

Tahu is the Indonesian word for tofu. And tempeh is the Indonesian word for tempeh! (duh!) Usually I have Tahu and Tempeh on a Tuesday, hence… #TahuTempehTuesday. Spread the word! Tofu is a soybean product and made from condensed, unfermented soy milk that’s been processed into solid white blocks. The cool thing about tofu is that It’s…

Internet Noodles – Quick and Easy

At any time of the day, when I crave something hearty and want something that’s easy and quick to make, I think ‘happy-carbs’ and then its often noodles. This recipe is inspired by a popular Indonesian street food called ‘internet’. This is a made up word consisting of 3 main ingredients: Indo Mie (a popular instant…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Red Curry

A flavorful side dish to add to your Holiday menu is roasted Brussels sprouts with red curry. These mini cabbages are known for their bitter taste and tough texture. I remember as a kid this was not my favorite. Over the years I got to appreciate its different taste. This recipe will give you savory,…

Garlic Butter Noodles

Asian garlic butter noodles

Last year I was invited by my friend to eat at The District by Hannah An – an exclusive Vietnamese dining room on West 3rd street. It is one of his favorite places he goes to when he’s in town. Thanks to him this gem is now also on my list of top LA restaurants. All…

Delicious butternut squash rice

Delicious is the word I would look for in a recipe. I also see pumpkins everywhere, butternut squash to be exact. Before I share my butternut squash rice recipe with you, let’s look at what the difference is between a pumpkin and squash. I looked it up and I learned that butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata),…

Butternut Squash

Asian Butternut Squash Salad

On the menu this season is butternut squash. Thinking of something light, I was inspired to make a salad with autumn colors and an Asian twist. And for your Trader Joe’s fans out there, all ingredients are available there. The butternut squash is available whole or already precut in cubes – follow the instructions for…