Home-made kaya (Coconut Jam)

•January 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

My version of KAYA (Coconut jam)


400ml coconut milk

125g sugar

25g brown sugar

5 egg yolks

1 tbspn cornflour

2 pandan leaves (1 used 2 tspn of pandan essences)

1. In a sauce pan, boil 1/4 cup of water with white n brown sugar.

2. Add in coconut milk. Bring to boil and keep stirring.

3. Add beaten egg yolks.聽

4. Add in the pandan essence or pandan leaves.

5. add in cornflour (diluted with a bit of water).

6. Continue stiring until thicken. Might take an hour. I cheated by increasing the heat 馃檪

7. Cool the kaya completely. Discard the leaves (if using). And its ready! Refrigerate the remaining.

Note: if the kaya becomes lumpy, u might wanna use blender, then cook again 馃檪


Spicy Lamb Stew

•April 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment



聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2聽lbs lean lamb stew meat, cut in to 1 1/2 inch cubes

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1聽tablespoon olive oil

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 large onion, chopped

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 4聽cloves garlic, grated

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1聽large leeks, cleaned & chopped

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 3聽large carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2聽cups celery, chopped

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 potatoes, cut in half

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/4 cup tomato puree

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 bay leaf

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1聽teaspoon dried thyme

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 salt and pepper

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 4聽cups broth聽(vegetable, Chicken or beef)

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1聽cup grated聽cheddar cheese


1.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Add oil into a large pot.Brown onion, garlic & lamb cubes for approx 10 mins.

2.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Add leeks, carrots, celery, potatoes. Stir.

3.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Add the broth and stir to get the bits off the bottom of the pot.

4.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Season with salt, pepper, bay leaves & thyme.

5.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cover and simmer until the meat & veggies are tender.

6.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Add cheese, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

7.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ready to serve with bread or rice.

The food according to me..

•April 17, 2009 • 1 Comment

Im still a novice cook.. in the process or discovering the art & pleasure of baking and cooking.. Away from my home country, the only way to satisfy my craving for home聽delicacies is to make them myself (modify them with whatever ingredients available locally). I like to try and discover new recipes.. but it has got to be simple, delicious & hassle free..

This blog is actually a request from a friend (haze, that’s u!). I’ve been聽keeping my recipes (the one I’ve tried and tested) all over the places.聽 Its probably the time to have a blog to keep all the recipes in one place. Enjoy!