Missing Malaysia: KL Hokkien Mee!

Our very first dinner in Kuala Lumpur was hokkien mee in Chinatown. Simple, but absolutely packed with flavour and not quite as easy to eat with chopsticks as you’d expect. It was only a matter of time before I made it myself. After a trip to my favourite Asian supermarket in Louvain earlier this week…

Mellow Chervil Soup

Perfect for a rainy day. RECIPE 100g unsalted soy butter + 1tbsp rapeseed oil 7-8 shallots, thinly sliced 1 stick of celery, thinly sliced 1l vegetable stock 4 bunches of chervil (approx 250-300g in total), roughly chopped 2tbsp heavy cream (lactose-free in my case) freshly ground black pepper wasabi-flavoured sesame seeds, regular sesame seeds and…

Pomegranate chocolate tart

Mmmmmmmmm, tangy chocolatey goodness! Recipe below! RECIPE (adapted from Pastry Affair) Almond Tart Crust 195 grams all-purpose flour 60 grams sliced almonds 2 tbsp chia seeds 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tbsp coconut sugar 115 grams cold soy butter/Crisco, cubed 1 large egg 2 tbsp ice water In a large mixing bowl,…

Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu (Indonesian Tofu Stuffed Squid Curry)

Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu [Find original recipe here.] INGREDIENTS 500g/1.1 lbs whole squids, cleaned, drizeeled with freshly squeezed calamansi juice (NOTE: if you can’t find calamansi juice, lime juice will do) 1 block of tofu, mashed 1-2 pieces of asam gelugur (NOTE: I used 1 tbsp of tamarind pulp) 4 kaffir lime leaves 1 turmeric…