Thai Green Curry Recipe by Mrs Cookin

Sep 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Cookin's Cooking, Thailand

Thai Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Green Curry (Gaeng Khieo Waan) I have many favourite Thai dishes that I like to cook regularly, for example stir fried spicy chicken with fresh basil (phad krapao gai), and of course green curry. The recipe for Green Curry that follows, is how my wife has taught me to make […]



Indian Char-grilled Chicken Tikka Masala

Feb 7th, 2009 | By | Category: India

Chicken Tikka Masala is absolutely one of my favourite Indian dishes – whether it be as a marinade, a dip, or as a full curry in it’s own right as in the recipe below. The dish in the photo is served on a bed of rich and fragrant saffron rice, there really is no substitute […]



Japanese Steak in Roasted Sesame Seed Marinade

Feb 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Japan

Japanese cuisine continues to surprise me, especially when encountering less well known recipes – OK, that’s a rather self-fulfilling prophesy when it’s said like that, but I hope you understand what I mean? I’d never tried steak done in a Japanese style, but having come across this gem, I’m loving it. If you’re bored with […]



Gulai Ayam – the Indonesian Chicken Curry Version 1

Jan 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Indonesia

There are three types of curry in Indonesian cuisine. The first one has a thin soup consistency and the lightest colour – light orange. Made from diluted coconut milk, this can be used served with steamed rice, rice cakes or vermicelli noodles. Known as “Gulai“, any kind of meat can be used, white meat, red […]



Filipino Chicken & Pork Adobo

Jan 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Cookin's Choice, Philippines

There are as many adobo recipes as there are Filipinos.  Maybe more. Just taking into account recipes which would fall under categories like “the original”, “traditional”, or “best-ever” would fill up volumes and volumes of books … each varying from the next.  That isn’t even considering all the reinventions, fusions, and new versions that this […]



Easy Indian Basmati Rice Pilau

Jan 16th, 2009 | By | Category: India

Pilau rice should be familiar to most eater of Indian food, whether at restaurants or in the home.  The following is just one recipe for preparing it with an authentic taste. Basmati rice is preferred for this dish, though to be honest, any variant of Indian long grain rice should still produce good results – […]



Thai desserts – for those with a sweet tooth

Jan 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Thailand

Generally most Asian meals do not end with desserts.  Sweet things tend to be eaten as snacks during the day, and desserts, if served, are reserved for special occasions. Thai desserts are usually based on grains such as rice, sago, and sweetcorn, as well as coconut milk and tropical fruits such as bananas, jackfruit, and […]



Thai Stir Fried Noodles with Pork and Prawns

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Cookin's Cooking, Thailand

Combining meat and seafood might not be obvious to many people, but stop and think a moment about “Surf & Turf” restaurants and why they’re so popular. In Asia, especially in South East Asia where both seafood and pork are plentiful, the combination has long been a favourite for variety and special occasions.  Combine the […]



Fast food for health and body shape?

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Cookin's Choice, Japan

Did you know that many Asian fast foods are actually good for you and won’t turn you obese or hyperactive? Take as one example, the Japanese food style known as Sushi. The thin, toasted seaweed sheets, called Nori, used in rolled (maki) sushi are high in Vitamin A, B-complex, Niacin and Vitamin C. It is […]



Indian Aloo Gobhi Cauliflower & Potato Sauté

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: India

Aloo Gobhi is a classic North Indian dry sauté and a subzi to die for. Being a cauliflower and potato fan, Aloo Gobhi has to be a favourite. Rotis with spiced Aloo Gobhi is a regular dinner fare from our local Indian diner during the winter.  The aroma of spices that go into North Indian […]