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…

Pandan Coconut Meringue

When in Holland I have my favorite foods. High on the list of my favorite pastry is ‘hazelnoot schuimgebak’. In English; hazelnut meringue pastry. Inspired by this delicious treat I now present to you the new Pandan Coconut Meringue. A sandwich of two crisp meringue cake layers with a filling of pandan pastry creme and sprinkled with…

Gudeg from Yogya – green jackfruit stew

Gudeg is a traditional Javanese dish made with unripe jack fruit and is from my fathers birthplace Yogyakarta or Yogya – old spelling Djokja, other spelling Jogja. Yogya is also known as “Kota Gudeg” – city of gudeg.  This dish is served with steamed rice, called ‘nasi gudeg’. You can serve this dish vegetarian style…