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Sambal Belacan

by Che-Cheh on December 20, 2014 240 views

in Chinese, Condiment

Ahhh sambal belacan. Just hearing the name will delight me. I’ve been a big fan of sambal belacan every since I learned to read. Used to eat lots of sambal belacan when I was young but I’ve toned it down a lot since I’m no longer a young kid. That’s because belacan or dried shrimp paste can be very ‘tok’ (Cantonese; can’t think of the word in English) and cause allergy if eaten a lot. This is according to my grandma and mom. Moderation is the key here. Sambal belacan is a must have condiment in Malaysia’s cuisine. As belacan itself is salty, this Nyonya recipe doesn’t require you to add salt but you can add sugar (optional) to give it a twist.

Sambal Belacan
Sambal belacan.
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Pizza Margherita

by Che-Cheh on December 10, 2014 624 views

in Italian

With my latest two posts about making tomato sauce and pizza dough, I’m sure you can predict my next post will be the finished pizza. With Jamie Oliver’s quickest tomato sauce and his easy pizza dough recipe, I made Pizza Margherita. It’s a simple pizza but so delicious.

Pizza Margherita
My very first pizza I made from scratch. Super proud!
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Jamie Oliver’s Pizza Dough

December 5, 2014
Pizza Dough

I‘ve always dream of making my own pizza bases and then decorate them with my favorite fillings. How hard can they be? It’s actually fairly simple and straight-forward. Well that’s what I found after making my very first pizza dough few weeks back. I adapted this pizza dough recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Jamie At Home […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Quickest Tomato Sauce

November 21, 2014
Jamie Oliver's Quickest Tomato Sauce

Hey everyone, have you been to my blog lately? I changed my blog header recently using my lacking Photoshop skill. Haha I like the header font but not so much with the graphic. Still I think it’s presentable, right? It’s also my 5th year of blogging at Messy Witchen. Thank you for joining me in […]

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Sambal Cincalok

November 14, 2014
Sambal Cincalok

When I visited Melaka recently, I made it a point to get a bottle of cincalok from Tan Kim Hock. Cincalok is a Malaccan food made from a type of small shrimp called geragau (in Malay) fermented with rice and salt. A little goes a long way as cincalok is very salty. There are various […]

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Pesto Made With Mortar & Pestle

November 9, 2014
Pesto

I‘ve never tasted pesto prior to year 2013 (yes, seriously!). The only time I eat pesto is the one made from my own kitchen. I’ve never tried pesto from restaurant therefore I cannot judge whether the one I made are true blue Italian taste. However I can assure you this pesto recipe is heavenly. Hehehe […]

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Jeyuk Bokkeum (Dwaejigogi Bokkeum) – Korean Stir-Fry Spicy Pork

November 2, 2014
Jeyuk Bokkeum

Jeyuk bokkeum 제육볶음 or also known as dwaejigogi bokkeum 돼지고기볶음 is Korean stir-fry spicy pork dish. It’s one of my ultimate favorite Korean dish because it’s pork belly (hello?) and because I’m a spicy gal. Not only that, it’s so easy to make. All you have to do is mix everything in a bowl and […]

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That Famous Putu Piring Stall at Jalan Tengkera @ Melaka

October 28, 2014
Putu Piring Tengkera @ Melaka

Our last stop before leaving Melaka is at this famous putu piring stall at Jalan Tengkera. I wouldn’t miss it for nothing after reading all the rave reviews about this putu piring. It’s a long time coming but not as long as Nadeje’s mille crepe. Hehe What’s a putu piring? It’s a steamed rice flour […]

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