Recipe – Sticky Rice with Mango

Sticky Rice with Mango I find any dish with sticky rice addictively comforting, especially a dessert. So I adore khao neow mamuang, sticky rice with mango, which is one of Thailand’s most popular desserts. Glutinous (or sticky) rice is the staple grain of north-eastern Thailand and, despite the name, doesn’t contain any gluten, making it […]

Recipe – Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes In Thai cuisine, dishes such as fish cakes and spring rolls are snacks, often bought from street vendors between meals. Thai fish cakes, tod man pla, have a springy texture, achieved by repeatedly ‘slapping’ the minced fish against the side of the bowl to develop the protein. Red fish works particularly well […]

Recipe – Nasi Goreng

Sometimes you want to spend all day in the kitchen cooking up a storm; and sometimes you just want a quick and easy meal using what’s on hand. Either way it has to taste great, right? For the quick and easy times, I love good pantry staples. I always seem to have leftover steamed rice, […]

Recipe – Satay Chicken

Satay Chicken Some of my favourite memories from trips to Malaysia and Indonesia are of eating satay chicken skewers from street stalls – I’ve tried all sorts of complicated recipes at home to recreate the flavour, without success. Then I came across Ayam satay sauce – made in Malaysia from peanuts, coconut milk, lots of […]