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Banana in Coconut Milk : Thai Recipe

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Banana in Coconut Milk or known as Kluay Buat Chi in Thai is a Thai style dessert which made from banana soaked with coconut milk.

10-15 ripe bananas
5 cups coconut milk
1-2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt


Peel the bananas and cut  into desired pieces.

Pour the coconut milk into a pot and cook  until it boils. Add bananas and cook until soft.

Add sugar and salt. When the sugar is completely dissolved, then remove from heat.

Serve hot.

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Vietnamese Beef Stew : Vietnamese Recipe

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Vietnamese Beef Stew or Thit Bo Kho is a type of dish in Vietnamese cuisine that is braised in a thick, mildly sweet reddish-brown-colored sauce. It is usually served with steamed white rice or toasted and warm French baguette bread.

3 cups beef stock
2 lb beef, cut into bite size cubes
1 tbsp Annatto seeds
4 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp shallots, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
3 star anise
2 lemongrass stalks, lightly bruised and cut into 2 inch pieces
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tsp fresh or dried red chillies
4 carrots, cut into preferred size, blanched in water for 2 minutes and drained
1/2 cup Thai Basil leaves
1/4 cup small yellow onion, thinly sliced
8 sprigs cilantro, cut into 2 inch lengths


Heat oil in a small saucepan over low heat and add the annatto seeds. Stir a few times and remove immediately from the heat. The seeds will foam on contact with the heat but you don’t want them to burn. Let stand for 10 minutes and then drain off the oil and discard seeds.

Heat half the annatto oil in a large pot on a moderate heat. Add half the shallots, half the garlic, the lemongrass and stir until fragrant.

Add the beef and sauté until the meat is lightly seared. Add the beef stock, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and bring to a boil.Then simmer for about 1 hour or until beef is tender.

While the beef is cooking, lightly toast the star anise in a dry pan over a low heat until fragrant (about 3 minutes). Pound into a fine powder.

Heat the remaining annatto oil in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add the remaining shallots and garlic, star anise powder, curry powder and chillies and sauté until fragrant. Set aside until ready to serve.

About 20 minutes before the beef is done, add carrots and cook until tender. Add spice mixture and mix in well.

Stir in half the basil and transfer to serving bowl and garnish with yellow onion, remaining basil, and cilantro.


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Bean Sprouts with Grated Coconut Salad : Malaysian, Singaporean Recipe

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Bean Sprouts with Grated Coconut Salad or known as Kerabu Taugeh in Malay is another example of many tasty salads. This one has toasted coconut as the integral ingredient.

400 grams fresh bean sprouts
1 cup grated coconut
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp vinegar
4 dried chillies, soaked in hot water
5 shallots
15 dried shrimps, soaked in hot water


Bean sprouts should be blanched for 3 minutes. Then drain the water and set aside.

Grind chillies, shallots and shrimps into fine paste. Set aside.

Fry grated coconut in a pan until fragrant. Then mix with ground paste. Add salt and vinegar.

Add bean sprouts and mix well.


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Bird's Eye Chilli Prawns with Fermented Bean Paste : Malaysian Recipe

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Bird's eye chilli is often refers to cili padi in Malay. Although this recipe is a hot dish, it is very tasty and would go well with a bowl of rice.

15  fresh prawns
2 cloves garlic - chopped
4 cili padi - cut into halves
4 tbsp of fermented bean sauce
3 tbsp water


Wash and clean prawns. Keep the shells and heads on.

Heat some oil and fry chopped garlic and bird's eye chillies. Add in the fermented bean sauce.

Add prawns and stir fry for about two minutes. Add in water if the paste too dry.

Serve with hot rice.

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Basil Fried Rice : Chinese Recipe

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Basil is a kind of herb with small light green leaves related to the mint family. It therefore has a strong minty smell. The best rice to use for cooking fried rice is leftover rice that is kept overnight in a fridge.

2 cups leftover rice
50 grams fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 tbsp minced garlic
3 tsp finely chopped fresh red chillies
3/4 cup red, green, and yellow capsicum, mixed and cut into 1/2 inch squares
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 tbsp fish sauce
A pinch of sugar
A pinch of salt
1 tsp ground white pepper
2 tbsp oil
A handful of  torn sweet basil leaves


Heat a wok and add the oil and spread it around till it coats the surface evenly.

Add the garlic and chillies, then stir for about 10 seconds. Then add the capsicums, onion, and shrimp.

Add a pinch of salt toss around for another 30 seconds.

Now add the rice to the wok, crumbling any big sticky blocks with your hands to ensure they're all separate.

Toss the rice and keep stirring for another two minutes. Then add the sugar, white pepper, and fish sauce.

Stir the mixture around again for another minute. Then taste the rice to check saltiness. If it's less, add some more fish sauce.

Then throw in the basil leaves into the rice. Stir the rice for another minute, then take it off the heat and serve.

Credits to: Shiok

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Lychee Chicken : Chinese Recipe

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Lychee, a tropical fruit that’s native to China and has been grown throughout southern Asia for centuries, and now grown in non-Asian tropical regions including Florida and Hawaii. If you like Sweet and Sour Chicken,then you should love this dish as well, since they are both sweet and tangy.

700 grams chicken meat,cut to bite-size pieces
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
4 tbsp corn flour to coat chicken
2 cups oil for deep frying
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp crushed ginger
1 can lychee, drained, syrup reserved
1 tsp red chilli flakes
sliced spring onion

1 cup lychee syrup
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp corn flour, mixed with 1 tbsp water


Marinate chicken with soy sauce, salt, sesame oil and sugar for 30 minutes. Roll chicken in corn flour and deep-fry till golden brown. Set aside.

In another pan, heat 1tbsp oil over medium fire. Stir fry garlic and ginger for 1-2 minutes. Add sauce ingredients, and cook till sauce thickens.

Add the chicken, lychees and chillies. Mix well, and allow simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Garnish and serve.

Credits to: Nibbledish

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Coconut Sago : Malaysian Recipe

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Coconut Sago or known as Sago Kelapa is one of the popular dessert available in Malaysia.

1 cup of sago
1 cup of sugar
2 cup of  water
1 cup of desiccated coconut, mixed with a pinch of salt
Red food colouring


Wash and soak sago for about 20 minutes. Then drain the sago.

Put water into hot pot and let it boil,then add in sugar and a few drop of food colouring.

Let the sugar dissolve for a while. Put the sago and stir well until the sago become clear and cooked.

Put the sago in a container and let it cool down or put in a refrigerator.

Lastly cut them into preferred pieces and roll onto desiccated coconut.

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Tom Kha Gai : Thai Recipe

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This Tom Kha Gai or Chicken Coconut Soup works with chicken, fish and seafood such as crab, squid or shrimp.

2 cups of coconut milk
6 thin slices of galangal
2 stalks of lemon grass (cut into 1 inch strips and crush)
5 fresh kaffir lime leaves (torn in half, not cut)
250 g of boneless chicken
100 grams oyster mushrooms
5 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup of lime juice
1/4 cup of coriander leaves
10 Thai chillies (Prik Khee Hnuu)


Combine half the coconut milk with the galangal, lemon grass and lime leaves in a large saucepan and heat to boiling. Add the chicken, fish sauce, mushrooms, chillies and sugar.

Simmer for about 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. Add the remaining coconut milk to the saucepan and heat just to boiling.

Place the lime juice in a serving bowl then pour the soup into the serving bowl.

Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve.

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