Southeast Asia

Burmese Noodle Salad with Chicken/Egg/Tofu

Myanmar chicken noodle salad is surprisingly flavorful. It is a fresh and filling lunchtime or dinnertime meal that’s perfect for a hot day. The lime and cilantro give this dish a light taste while the chilies and spices give it that extra flavor dimension. Add in this chicken recipe for protein (you may substitute boiled…

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Myanmar Omelette Egg Curry in Tomato Sauce

Egg curry is probably one of the dishes that we eat most in our house. It’s easy, comes together fast, and it fills you up, besides being delicious. There are 2 ways to make egg curry: the first is made with hard-boiled eggs cut in half, and the second is this one, the omelette egg…

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Myanmar Vegan Tofu Curry in Tomato Sauce

Vegan tofu curry is one of my favorite dishes to make. It’s the vegan cousin of the more traditional Burmese egg curry. It’s best to use fresh tomatoes in this dish since they provide much more flavor than sauce. Make sure you boil them though! Boiling removes the slightly tart flavor of the tomatoes and…

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Burmese Vegetarian Mohinga Recipe

Mohinga (မုန့်ဟင်းခါး in Burmese) is sometimes called the “national dish” of Myanmar. Traditionally, mohinga is a lentil soup made with fish, but this recipe is a vegetarian mohinga recipe. It can be made vegan by simply removing the eggs. Although not laden with the classic fish flavor, my Myanmar husband still says that this mohinga…

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Burmese Coconut Noodles (Ohn No Khao Swe) — Bagan, Myanmar/Burma

Ohn No Khao Swe (အုန်းနို့ခေါက်ဆွဲ in Burmese) literally means “Coconut Milk Noodles”. It’s a classic Burmese dish full of rich, flavorful ingredients. When I made this dish while I was living in Myanmar with my husband, my kitchen was very limited (ahem, it was a hot plate on a countertop, plus a rice cooker and a cutting…

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Burmese Chicken Curry

Burmese chicken curry is a staple Myanmar dish that is simple, nutritious, and flavorful. This authentic Burmese chicken curry recipe was inspired by my mother-in-law’s chicken curry recipe that she makes every time that my husband and I visit her village. Although, this version does have MUCH less oil (Myanmar curries are notoriously oily, though…

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Raw Dark Chocolate Cookies – Melaka, Malaysia

Here in Melaka my only real cooking appliances are a cute little steamer, a silicone cooking mat, three silicone cupcake liners, and a few small plates and bowls (along with a few spoons and forks). I have a couple of other random things, but no sauce pan (unless you count the steamer), blender, oven, or…

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Luo Han Guo AKA Monk Fruit – The Real Fruit – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The last time I was out grocery shopping at the Jaya supermarket in Kuala Lumpur, I made a discovery (quite by accident, as usual). I regularly use monk fruit in my recipes, but I’d never actually seen the fruit. I’ve used a fine white powder from Nu Naturals to sweeten everything from chocolate cake to key…

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Aeon Grocery Market – Melaka, Malaysia

This is the second major grocery store/shopping mall that we visited in Melaka, Malaysia. When we first arrived, a quick trip to Tesco was enough to tide us over, but a new day required more staples for making delicious (and not just survival-based) foods. Aeon is a shopping mall chain in Malaysia that has its…

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Tesco Grocery Store – Melaka, Malaysia

On our first day in Melaka, Malaysia, we went to a nearby Tesco to stock up on the necessities. Below I have some photos of the store, along with coordinates, so that you can find it. To get to the store, we took a Grab taxi from our apartment in Putra Heights (a Grab taxi…

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