Spicy Fried Chicken

There are many ways to fry your chicken and this is one of them. For those who love spicy fried chicken, you can try this recipe. I am sure you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

8 chicken parts or more (up to you), cleaned
4 table spoon curry powder
1 table spoon chilli paste or paprika powder
2 table spoon turmeric
1 table spoon pepper
salt, to taste

1. Clean the chicken well and marinade them will all the ingredients above for about an hour.

2. In a hot pan, deep fry the chicken until golden brown or fully cooked.  Easy!

*serves 2-4 people

Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables

I love the simplicity of this dish. It is light and healthy as well. You can eat this combination anytime. For this complete meal, I have stir fried some fresh vegetables that I got from Cameron Highland the day before. If you go Cameron Highlands, you can get all sorts of fresh vegetables with reasonable price. There are lots of stalls erected along the road from Brinchang to Tanah Rata and you can stop by the road side to choose your own vegetables. But beware of high traffic jam on these spots especially during the school or public holidays. You can get stuck for at least fifteen minutes until the traffic is clear again. Anyway, do enjoy this recipe!


3 garlic, sliced
1 big onion, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 green pepper (capsicum), sliced
10 green peas
6 cherry tomatoes
5 small corns, sliced
half chicken breast, cubed
1 table spoon flour
soy sauce
oyster sauce
oil, for frying

1. In a hot pan, pour some oil and fry the garlic and onion. Stir until golden brown.

2. Add in chicken breast cubes (which you have coated with flour)  and stir fry until the chicken is tender. You may add in some water at this stage.

3. Then, put in carrots, green peas, small corns and the rest of the vegetables. Stir for a few seconds.

4. Add in salt, pepper, soy and oyster sauce. Stir well for a few minutes before putting off the fire.

5. Do not over cook the vegetables. Let them be crunchy a little bit.

6. Serve with hot piping rice and grilled chicken or any dish you prefer.

*serves 4-6 people


Fresh Lychee Juice

Fresh lychee is definitely much better than the canned one. Juicy and fresh, they are perfect for the hot weather especially if you make them into juice. I had the opportunity to get some fresh lychees at the local store, thus this sweet juice for you to enjoy. Do try!

6-8 fresh lychees (keep the juice)
500 ml water
3-5 table spoon sugar (depends on you preference)
Ice cubes

1. Take out the lychee seeds and put aside.

2. In a jug, pour in 500ml water and mix with sugar until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Add in the fresh lychees and the juice. Stir well.

4. Lastly, add in lots of ice cubes, stir well and pour in an individual glass to enjoy.

*serves 1-2 people

Coconut Pancake

I woke up early in the morning with no vivid idea of what to do for breakfast. It was weekend and I was too lazy to go out for any 'ready made' breakfast like nasi lemak or roti canai. Hence, I opened the pantry and look for some ingredients that I can play with. Well, if I have no fixed plan, I would just make do with any ingredients in store. As long as they are edible, why not!

Soon, I got with me some flour, milk, sugar, coconut milk and coconut flakes. Thus, coconut pancake came to mind. It just so happened that I had with me some leftover sambal, so that would be perfect for my pancake. This is a traditional Malay dish that has been forgotten and I better make some for my children to sample. Do try!

3 cups of flour
2 cups of fresh milk
2 cups of coconut milk
4 table spoon sugar
1 cup coconut flakes
pinch of salt
Water, if needed

1. Mix every ingredient well. You may add some water to ensure that the batter is smooth and runny to form a pancake.

2. In a small frying pan, add in very little oil and scoop one ladle of batter onto the pan and wait until it forms some bubbles. Flip to the other side after a minute or so.  

3. When ready, eat with some sambal or if you prefer something sweet, some jam or honey.

*serves 4-6 people