Foodie Friday: Laksa

Laksa: spicy noodle soup I first had laksa in Malaysia, and it nearly burned my tongue off because of the spiciness level. Ever since then, I wouldn't touch the dish. Nevertheless, I grew brave a few weeks ago and tried laksa again. There's something extremely sensory about getting a noodle soup that's coated in red. Two types of laksa exist: a sour one and a curry-based soup. I'm partial to the curry with coconut milk version. I took a deep breath and tried the soup again. It was … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Japanese Curry

Japanese curry: stew-like curry with meat and vegetables I heart Japanese curry. There's something about the savory flavor mixed with a sweetness that gets to me. It's also not too spicy, so even a hotness wimp like me can handle it. The best curry I ate was probably the homemade version that someone ladled out to me in Little Tokyo. However, I'm also a big fan of the Curry House chain. I do make J-curry at home using those pre-packaged blocks (usually the House Foods brand) from the … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Beef Rendang

Beef rendang: A Malaysian curry dish bursting with spices and coconut milk goodness This is one of my all-time favorite curry dishes. When done properly, the meat is so succulent it seems to melt in your mouth. Look at the photo, imagine its deliciousness, and then hunt down your nearest Malaysian restaurant (or invest a few hours and make it at home). … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Curry Puff

Curry puff: curry wrapped in a pastry shell   I think of the curry puff as a type of ethnic sandwich. There are crispy layers of dough surrounding tender and flavorful meat. Malaysians love spicy food, and curry puffs are the perfect on-the-go solution. I have great memories of my dad buying these as treats for me :) You can make your own quickly with this shortcut of using Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. … [Read more...]