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Category: South East Asian Cuisine and Recipes

The styles of cuisine found in the Southeast Asian regions include a strong emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with a strong aromatic component that features such flavours as citrus and herbs such as mint, coriander and basil. Ingredients in the region contrast with the ones in the Eastern Asian cuisines, substituting fish sauces for soy sauce and the inclusion of ingredients such as galangal, tamarind and lemon grass. Cooking methods include a balance of stir-frying, boiling and steaming.

Acar – Acar Awak – Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pickle

Acar is a type of pickling made in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is made from different vegetables such as yardlong beans, carrots and cabbage which are pickled in vinegar and dried chillies. The vegetables are then tossed in ground peanuts.

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Amok Trei - Coconut Fish Curry Parcels

Amok Trei – Coconut Fish Curry Parcels

The mousseline fish curry steamed in a banana leaf container is one of the few Cambodian foods that consistently strikes a chord with foreigners from everywhere.

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Apam Balik Malaysian Peanut Pancakes

Apam Balik – Malaysian Peanut Pancakes

Apam balik is a type of pancake from Malaysia. Apam Balik is usually sold at specialist roadside stalls throughout Malaysia. This version is for the original recipe which is quite a thick batter. Make your own adjustments to the recipe ingredients, including the fillings as you go.

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Pickled Green Papaya - Atchara

Atchara – Pickled Green Papaya

Atchara is a Filipino recipe of pickled green papaya – Achara is the Philippine contribution to the world of Asian pickles. There are many versions, and virtually any vegetable can be used for making achara. Any mention of achara, though, will most likely evoke thoughts of this type of achara, which uses green papaya.

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Ayam Goreng Kalasan – Kalasan Fried Chicken

Kalasan Fried Chicken, or simply known as Ayam Kalasan in the Indonesian language, is a very popular fried chicken dish. It can be found almost anywhere in Indonesia, especially in the western and central parts of the country.

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Ayam Penyet - Smashed Fried Chicken

Ayam Penyet – Smashed Fried Chicken

Ayam penyet (Javanese for: smashed fried chicken) (印尼炸鸡 is Indonesian — more precisely East Javanese cuisine — fried chicken dish consisting of fried chicken that is smashed with the pestle against mortar to make it softer, served with sambal, slices of cucumbers, fried tofu and tempeh. In Indonesia penyet dishes, such as fried chicken and ribs are commonly associated with Surabaya, the capital city of East Java.

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Ayam Percik – Grilled Chicken in Coconut Sauce

Typically a dish made from grilled marinated chicken basted with spicy coconut milk gravy. This beautifully seasoned chicken is very popular and sold at roadside food stalls all over the state of Kelantan in Malaysia.

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Ayam Taliwang – Grilled Chicken with a Spicy Sauce

Ayam Taliwang is made with chicken (preferably free range), which is cut and cleaned prior to grilling. Once it has been grilled halfway, it is removed from the grill and tenderised with a pestle. It is then dipped in cooking oil; after several seconds in the oil, it is put in a spicy sauce of garlic, chilli, and shrimp paste. It is then fried or grilled to order.

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Bai Qie Ji – White Cut Chicken

White cut chicken is a traditional Cantonese dish eaten at Chinese New Year to symbolise happiness, prosperity, and marriage ; And yet is comfort food in everyday Chinese home cooking.

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Balinese Cuisine

Balinese Cuisine

Balinese cuisine is a cuisine tradition of Balinese people from the volcanic island of Bali. Part of Indonesian cuisine, it demonstrates indigenous traditions, as well as influences from other Indonesian regional cuisine, Chinese and Indian.

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Banana Ketchup

Banana Ketchup

Banana ketchup is sweeter than tomato sauce and is similar in taste to the Indonesian Kecap manis and the Thai sweet chilli sauce. In Filipino households, this ubiquitous condiment is used on just about any dish – omelettes (torta), hot dogs, burgers, fries, fish and other meats.

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Savoury Pancakes

Bánh Xèo – Savoury Pancakes

Bánh xèo, literally sizzling cake, named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet is a Vietnamese savoury fried pancake made of rice flour.

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Base Gede - Balinese Basic Spice Paste

Base Gede – Balinese Basic Spice Paste

An aromatic and slightly hot spice blend that is excellent for making curries of any sort (with or without meat). This blend can vitalize soups, fish dishes with coconut milk, or even tempeh recipes.

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BBQ Beef Satay Skewers – Satay Sapi

Nicely spiced cubes of tender steak are cooked on the barbie and served with a full-flavoured peanut sauce.

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Binignit – Visayan Dessert Soup

A Visayan dessert soup from the central Philippines. The dish is traditionally made by Visayans with slices of sabá bananas, taro, and sweet potato.

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