Recipes from a passionate home cook

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Honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers recipe

Honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers

Vegetable skewer recipes can be really hit or miss. Often, they lack flavour and texture and just aren’t as good as its meat or fish counterparts. These honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers, however, beat very many skewers I have made and tried and are definitely a new go-to Asian-inspired dish for me. You already know how much I love chicken satay (proof here and here) and this is my usual go-to Asian marinated food, but recently I toyed with the idea of making an Asian-inspired ...

Recipe for chicken teriyaki noodle salad

Chicken teriyaki noodle salad

Teriyaki glazed anything must be one of my favourite Asian dishes, so it was kind of bizarre that I had never attempted to make a teriyaki sauce myself. I’m not a fan of the store-bought version, so when I was craving a noodle salad with chicken teriyaki, I knew I had to try making it myself. My chicken teriyaki noodle salad recipe turned out to be one of the most delicious things I have made in a long time. The great thing about this recipe is that you can experiment endlessly, and ...

Recipe for easy weeknight ramen and udon noodle soup

Easy express weeknight ramen

My super quick ramen noodle soup recipe could not be more simple, yet somehow a homemade version of this dish always feels somewhat special and looks impressive. I should start by sharing a disclaimer, this recipe is by no means traditional, but I promise the smell will make you believe otherwise. As a big fan of Japanese food and ramen, I always wanted to make this dish at home, but the long list of seemingly impossible to find ingredients and the many steps to perfecting the broth always ...

Mum’s chicken satay

Chicken satay! My ultimate comfort food. So easy to make and packed with flavour. Originally an Indonesian and Malaysian recipe, but I know many countries have their different version of this recipe, and the recipe below is by no means traditional, just simply delicious! The secret to the perfect chicken satay is Ketjap Manis, a sweet Indonesian soy sauce. This really isn’t hard to find and you’ll usually see this in the oriental section of big supermarkets. Avoid substituting at all cost, ...