Its name may literally mean “oily or fatty rice”, but the rich, satiating joy of a plate of Nasi Lemak is beloved by Malaysians and Singaporeans everywhere.
Archive for August, 2014
Sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food, easy to make and consume. Some sandwiches have become so popular over time they’re now considered classics. Here are some well-known favourites commonly served in cafes or restaurants, with tips on making them at home. Toasters like the Electrolux ETS5604S make it easy to put together a great-tasting sandwich, with its integrated bun warmer that allows you to warm up all kinds of breads, including baguette rolls.
Getting rid of stubborn stains via sound waves can sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. The technology has mostly featured in industrial uses so far, but it is now beginning to make its way into our laundry rooms. Here’s a quick guide to the latest technology coming your way.
Whether you’re seeking relief from a hot day, or just trying to offset a spicy dish on the table, cold dishes can help beat the heat. Many are easy to prepare, and you don’t need elaborate appliances to do so.
Miso – a classic Japanese condiment usually made from fermented soybeans into a paste. It comes in red, white, or black varieties, all of which have their own distinct flavour. Miso is also chock full of umami – the savoury sensation that helps give heft and body to dishes.
There are many design benefits to choosing a white theme for your home. It has a classic, clean timelessness and it’s easy to mix and match white with a wide range of accent colours, fixtures, countertops and flooring.
Nasi goreng, or literally “fried rice” in Indonesian and Malay, is the Indonesian take on a popular Asian dish. Its preparation, ingredients and flavours are unique enough for it to be considered one of Indonesia’s national dishes. It can be found anywhere in the country, from roadside stalls to restaurants.
Whether it’s served with ramen, as a savoury custard or grilled in a pan and rolled into a log, eggs form the basis of some of the most popular dishes from Japan. Although it may seem that they can only be prepared in professional kitchens, many are not hard to replicate at home with the right equipment.
Movie nights don’t have to feature popcorn slathered in butter and salt. By itself, popcorn is one of the healthiest snack options. One cup of unflavoured popcorn contains just 30 calories and it’s easy enough to make at home.
Sometime in the 15th century, Chinese migrants settled in British Malaya (or Malaysia and Singapore today) and Indonesia. Their descendants through marriage with local Malays became known as Peranakans.