Serbian Ćevapi

A very delicious breakfast I had in the Old Town, Baščaršija, Bosnia, few years ago (they were pan-fried on a huge greasy griddle not unlike teppanyaki style). Ćevapi or Ćevapčići is a grilled dish of minced meat eaten with Lepinja (sort of pita bread pronounced Lep-yee-na) served with minced onions and sometimes Kajmak (a homemade … Continue reading

Sambal Sotong

Pineapple-cut Squid or simply Squid Rings are fine. Here I have some prawn meat too. Ingredients: 500g Squid (remove cartilage, scrape off slime and score the insides then cut into bite size). 3-5 tablespoons Sambal Tumis (according to taste). ½ red Onion, sliced (optional, for extra crunch and sweetness). 1 – 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil (if … Continue reading

Speedy Tacos!

“Are you ready, mom? I’m running late. If you want to have lunch with me before I report for work, we have to do it now!” It’s a lazy Saturday and I’d just woken up. What does she expect, a Speedy Gonzales meal? Ding Ding Ding… And why not??? Ray and I quickly washed up and put … Continue reading

Sambal Prawns Recipe

Sambal Udang (Sambal Chilli Prawns) Ingredients: 300g Prawns (remove shells and devein) 3 tablespoons Sambal Tumis ½ red Onion, sliced (optional, for extra crunch and sweetness) 1 – 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil (if using onions then 2 tsp oil, otherwise 1 tsp is enough) Method: 1. Heat oil in pan. Stir-fry onions till translucent, if … Continue reading

Sambal Ikan Bilis Recipe

Fried Anchovies (Ikan Bilis) Ingredients: 200g Ikan Bilis (Dried Anchovies) Enough Oil for deep frying 3 tbsp Sambal Tumis (more if you like) Method: 1. Heat oil in pot and deep fry the anchovies till golden and crispy. 2. When anchovies are cooked, drain on kitchen towels to remove excess oil. 3. In a pan, … Continue reading

Sambal Tumis

This is a sweet and spicy sambal chilli for Nasi Lemak, Sambal Udang, Sambal Telur, Sambal Ikan Bilis, Sambal Enam and suitable for grilled seafood. Rempah ingredients to be blended/pounded: 500g Shallots (I prefer the red skin type) 5 cloves Garlic 1 inch Fresh Tumeric, optional (Yellow Ginger) 40 pieces of Dried Red Chillies (or 100g … Continue reading