Indonesian Chicken Nasi Goreng (Nasi Goreng Ayam)

Indonesian Chicken Nasi Goreng

Nasi goreng (which translates to fried rice in Indonesian and Malay) is one of my all time favourites, a real comfort dish of fried rice with a mix of meat, vegetables and seasonings. This chicken nasi goreng recipe from Lara Lee’s Indonesian cookbook, Coconut & Sambal, combines rice, chicken and green beans with aromatic garlic, ... Read more »

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Kaarage aka Japanese Fried Chicken is one of the under-celebrated dishes of Japanese cuisine overseas – it’s a popular dish in izakayas (pubs) and small casual restaurants across Japan but it’s over-shadowed by dishes such as ramen, sushi, tempura, teriyaki and tonkatsu when it comes to Japanese food available in the UK. This classic kaarage ... Read more »

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

This aubergine-wrapped chicken hails from Turkey, featuring two ingredients beloved of Turkish cooks – yoghurt and aubergine. Chicken marinaded in a punchy combination of yoghurt, garlic, lemon, turmeric and Aleppo pepper is wrapped in silky sleeves of aubergine and cheese, covered with tomato passata and baked. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Have you already read our ... Read more »

Recipe: Marmite Chicken (Crispy Chicken, Marmite and Soy Sauce with Sweet Cucumber and Wakame Pickle)

Marmite Chicken Recipe from The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Recently, I reviewed the The Japanese Larder , the second book by chef, food writer and supperclub host Luiz Hara. Good news: I have permission to share three great recipes from the book with my readers. Here’s the first, for Luiz’ Marmite chicken. Coming soon, Japanese style mabo dofu and Yuzu rhubarb crumble. This is one of ... Read more »

Recipe: Thai Red Curry Paste (Krueng Gaeng Phed)

Chiang Mai Curried Noodle Soup with Chicken (Khao Soi Gai) - A review of cookery book Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris

If you’re looking for an introductory cookbook to Thai cuisine, check out Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris published by Watkins and Nourish. Split into three sections, the book provides an introduction to key ingredients, equipment and cooking methods, 70 recipes with colour photographs, and twelve suggested menus for how to put the dishes together. Read my full review ... Read more »

Year of the Rooster | Perfectly Poached Chicken Cantonese-Style + Spring Onion & Ginger Dip

The Chinese lunar new year has just begun. Each lunar year is represented by an emblem of a living creature in a cycle which repeats every twelve years. This year, it is the rooster’s turn. A rooster’s handsome plumage and heroic air as it struts about makes it the logical choice as an emblem for ... Read more »

School of Wok’s Stir Fried Sichuan Chicken Recipe

I’ve attended many, many, many cookery classes over the years. I’ve enjoyed nearly all of them but a few have definitely stood out from the crowd, and those include every class I’ve ever taken at School of Wok. There is a great balance between fun and learning, with class sizes of 8-16 ensuring that everyone ... Read more »

Quick Golden-Baked Peri Peri Chicken, Yoghurt & Rice Cake

The name of this dish may not roll off the tongue, descriptive though it is. But I promise you that it’s easy to make and absolutely delicious. It’s just the recipe for those occasions when you want to make something a bit special, unusual and impressive but are short on time and not in the ... Read more »

Diana Henry’s A Bird In The Hand

I am sometimes a little wary of cookery books focusing on a single ingredient, as some of them have a core of fabulous recipes padded out with a bunch of weak page-fillers. But Diana Henry’s A Bird In The Hand is a wonderful exception, chock – or should that be chook? – full of appealing recipes ... Read more »