Monday, May 3, 2010

Vegetable Curry

I had Japanese curry with a friend at a trendy Japanese restaurant in East Village about a month ago. I ordered vegetable curry. I got a very small bowl of curry with very little vegetables in it. The rice came with the vegetable curry was double or maybe even triple the size of the curry. It was an expensive meal. I guess I paid for the atmosphere and location of the restaurant.

I wasn't 'satisfied' with the food that night. I prefer Malaysian style vegetable curry.

See what I have in my vegetable curry... okras (lady's fingers), string beans, Japanese pumpkins, carrots, eggplants, red chili, tofu and white cabbage... ALL THE GOOD STUFF:)

I made the vegetable curry with Tean's Gourmet Vegetarian Curry Paste. Other brands can be found here. Cooking instruction is included on each product page. You also need coconut milk to cook this dish.

Beef Rendang Curry (Dry Beef Curry)

I met a Malaysian couple last year. The wife makes very good Beef Rendang Curry (Dry Beef Curry). Whenever she gives me the Beef Rendang Curry that she makes, she will make sure she gives me some cucumbers. And she will say, 'You don't want to eat Beef Rendang Curry without cucumbers.':) She is right. It is so delicious to eat it with cucumbers.

We sell a few different brands of All-In-One Rendang Curry paste and Ready-To-Serve Vegetarian Rendang Curry. You can find them here . You also need coconut milk to cook this dish.

The cooking instruction can be found on each product page. You can also cook chicken and mutton with Rendang Curry paste.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bak Kut Teh (A Chinese Soup)

 'Bak kut teh ( 肉骨茶) is a Chinese soup popularly served in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Indonesia (where there is a predominant Hoklo and Teochew community) and also, cities of neighboring countries like Batam of Indonesia and Hat Yai of Thailand. The name literally translates as "meat bone tea", and, at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours. Click here to read more. '

Other than pork ribs, tofu, mushrooms and Enoki mushrooms that you see in the picture, I also like to cook my Bak Kut Teh soup with cabbage, pig's feet and chicken's feet.

We have 3 types of Bak Kut Teh spices. They are Tean’s Gourmet , Claypot and A1 . Cooking instruction is on each product page.

To make Bak Kut Teh, you also need soy sauce and black soy sauce. You can find Orchid Brand Soy Sauce and Yuen Chun Thick Caramel Sauce from our site.