This recipe is from Mama Miyaki again. This dish perfectly complements the chicken karagi from my last post. I met water spinach for the first time in Cambodia. After cooking with it once I was hooked. It became a regular vegetable in my kitchen (is it a veg.? It looks more like green leaves to me..??). You could buy it all year round in the markets in Siem Reap. I loved the freshness and feeling of this super healthy food (do I think ‘healthy’ because we are brought up thinking ‘spinach’ is super healthy?)
Anyway, here are these luscious green leaves in their full splendour!
Here’s a dish – actually it’s two dishes for which I have the recipes from one of my favourite foodie bloggers.
Mama Miyuki from Indonesia has a lovely food blog that I often browse through and lick my lips. I love Indonesian Food!! Her blog is full of delightful, mouthwatering recipes many of which have been passed down through the family. A whole new exciting culinary world for me to discover.
This is Chicken Karage. It’s actually a Japanese dish. I of course added a couple of twists to the original recipe. Perfect in combination with kangkung cah terasi/kangkung belacan, stir fried water spinach with shrimp paste.
The title isn’t quite as catchy as star wars 2 or jaws 2 but I couldn’t think of anything better. This is the second time I made this dish (the title says it doesn’t it??) The recipe differs slightly from the first time so I’m gonna post it. I also cooked it in about 2 1/2 hours, much less time than the first time. The reason for this is that one of my portable cookers has a minimum flame level that isn’t low enough. And because I was doing so much cooking at once I had to use it. I almost burnt…….actually I did burn the rendang dish slightly. So without the low flame it cooked in almost half the time. Still delicious!! 🙂
Here’s an amazing dish that I’ve made a couple of times since the first time a few months ago. I ate this dish for the first time in Kuala Lumpur last year in one of the millions of food halls in some mega shopping mall. Sorry can’t tell you the names of either the shopping mall or the food court. I’ve got no knack for names and especially before the blog I never had a need to.
Yes it takes ages and ages-the recommended slow cooking time is about 4 hours. But it is well worth it!! It tastes even better the day after. And I must say the succulent flavours of the meat and the spices knocked me out of my culinary taste-buds! I don’t think I’ve had any beef dish that was soooo delicious for a very long time. Our Bengali beef curries are also very, very delicious if cooked well. But this is so different from what I knew before!!
This recipe is from one of my favourite foodie blogs: