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Malaysian-style Hokkien beef noodles. Wine to try 2011 Eldridge Estate Gamay, Mornington Peninsula, A$35 Spices feature heavily in all Asian recipes - be it subtle, fresh coriander, mint and lemongrass or chilli with its infinite levels of heat.

Malaysian-style Hokkien beef noodles

Unfortunately, hot spices are the enemy of tannin and most reds (and barrel-aged whites) have some level of tannin (be it from their skins and/or oak) and thus make poor companions to spicy food. Enter gamay and its more exotic brethren, pinot noir. Both are light to medium bodied, offer fresh red berry fruit flavours and most importantly mild-mannered tannins. Top pinots spend time in newer oak so are less spice friendly but light-bodied pinots and gamay rarely see new oak and make a good partner with dishes such as this Hokkien noodles recipe. Winemaker David Lloyd is a gamay fan; his 2011 is highly aromatic, offering abundant red berry fruits with a fine and tight structure.

Recipe: Thai winter curry. 20 July 2012 Resident gourmand Mark Wallbank introduces a heartwarming alternative to your repertoire of winter recipes.

Recipe: Thai winter curry

It’s time to spice up those chilly nights with one of my favourite Thai curries. The green curry is as hot as its fiery red curry sibling, but with a slight sweetness that makes it more refreshing. The perfect accompaniment to fish, I use monkfish because its fleshy texture means that it’s perfect for baking. Get out your mortar and pestle and start pounding. Ingredients: 4 monkfish fillets (I prefer to keep them whole) For the green curry paste:14 fresh green chillies5 cloves garlic150g chopped shallots1 tablespoon chopped lemon grass3 slices of galangal1 teaspoon ground tumericZest from 1 kaffir lime6 to 8 fresh coriander rootsFresh ground white pepper½ teaspoon shrimp paste1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds1 teaspoon ground coriander seedsSpring onion and coriander to garnish.

Malaysian Sambal Petai Prawns Recipe. Not too long ago, a couple of bloggers and their partners (all 18 of us) turned up at Penny’s house to celebrate Malaysia Fest.

Malaysian Sambal Petai Prawns Recipe

We weren’t quite sure what to bring at first, as Penny kindly offered to cook up a storm with her Mister. She did know that we were turning up! However, knowing a few dishes would be aptly missed if I didn’t bring them, I decided that I would make Sambal Petai Prawns. Petai is also known as stinkbean or bitter bean and resembles broad beans. However, knowing that not everyone would be a fan of the petai, I made sambal prawns without the petai as well.

Penang Assam Laksa Recipe (Nyonya Hot and Sour Noodles in Fish Soup) Ingredients: 1 lb Mackerel fish 8 cups water 5 pieces assam keping (peeled tamarind) 1 pack dried laksa noodles Spice Paste: 12 dried red chilies (seeded) 5 fresh red chilies (seeded) 8 small shallots 2 teaspoons belacan 1 stalk lemon grass (use only the white part, about 6 inches) Tamarind Juice: Tamarind (about golf ball size) 1/2 cup water (repeat 3-4 times) Seasonings: 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon fish sauce.

Penang Assam Laksa Recipe (Nyonya Hot and Sour Noodles in Fish Soup)

Foil-Baked Fish with Black Beans and Corn. When I was growing up, my mom used to make what she called "hobo packets.

Foil-Baked Fish with Black Beans and Corn

" Essentially, it was chicken on top of a bed of peppers, onions, and whatever veggies she had to use up. It was wrapped in foil and baked, and to serve, you just opened the packet and dug in. This is basically a glorified version of the hobo packets that I grew up eating. Any white fish will do, though I used halibut since I got some for a good price. Otherwise, I would probably go for a less-expensive fish, such as cod or tilapia.

The butter melts into the fish, leaving it super flavorful, and then all the juices fun down into the veggies underneath. Roti Chicken. I’m making a lot of my friends very, very happy by posting this recipe.

Roti Chicken

Up until now, I’ve always blatantly refused to hand over my Roti chicken recipe (and rightfully so). There are certain things you just don’t share. Men, eyeliner and your secret recipes! But I was in a generous mood, so here it is! I have a deep-seated love for Surinamese food. I’ve tried many recipes over the past few years but this one became my favorite. It might look like a complicated recipe, but really, it’s not. Korean Beef Stir-Fry -EW. Stir-Fry Hokkien Noodles (Mee) with Salted Roast Pork. Soba Noodles with Ginger Sweet Scallion Sauce. I had such a wonderfully pleasant day, sweetly smooth and incredibly productive.

Soba Noodles with Ginger Sweet Scallion Sauce

I managed to complete almost everything on my to-do list!!! I spend lot of time reading too, now doesn’t this sound fantastic? Cheat's Malaysian Curry Chicken Recipe. Hey there good looking!

Cheat's Malaysian Curry Chicken Recipe

Simple Potato Curry. This is a simple last-minute curry recipe; rather the simplest curry recipe you will find.

Simple Potato Curry

No long list of spices or instruction, this is the curry I make almost every week. Blushing orange color of the curry infused with the fragrance of garlic, cumin and cinnamon slathers the pieces of potatoes, making every bite a complete experience of comfort.