Category : recipe

Recipe :: Sop Merah (Surabaya-style Red Soup)

22 Sep 2016

The story of Sop Merah:

You know how at every family potluck party, there’s a relative who always brings the same dish over and over? Whether that’s been assigned to her or she happened to claim this as her signature dish, my aunt always makes Sop Merah whenever there’s a family dinner gathering. This vividly scarlet soup has been a perennial favorite in our family and everyone, including me, loves it.

I’ve pretty much forgotten about this soup as…

Recipe :: Lychee Martini Jelly Shots

6 Mar 2016

“Did you spike it well?” my friend asked as he watched me cut my Lychee Martini Jelly Shots into dainty cubes. “You bet,” I replied. We don’t cut corners when it comes to alcohol around here, yo.

Last weekend a bunch of pals came by for an impromptu get-together and we had a #cocktailculture evening, where everyone’s required to make something with booze. There was Watermelon Soju and Nectarine Bellini. I made Rabokki and

Recipe :: Crispy Red Roast Pork

24 Feb 2016

If you’ve never heard of or had Crispy Red Roast Pork 酥炸紅燒肉 before, can I just say that you’re missing out on one of the greatest pork dishes everrr. It is crazy delicious, highly addictive, and somewhat unique to Taiwan. A fatty cut of meat, typically pork belly, is first marinated overnight in fermented red yeast rice and other seasonings, before being dusted with tapioca starch, then fried to a crispy golden brown goodness.

Biting into this, a…