South East Asian

  • Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

    December 1, 2020peppercook

      These spicy, addictive chicken wings are made with my favourite Korean ingredient, Gochujang red chili paste. Seared without oil, then cooked in beer and topped with sesame seeds, these are a hit as a starter at any gathering! Ingredients: 500g chicken wings, wingettes, and drumettes only (with skin) 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ tablespoon…

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  • Bamboo and Water Chestnut Salad

    July 17, 2020peppercook

      A visually enticing, multi-textured Asian salad, with unusual, robust and tantalizing flavours – it will be a definite hit with your dinner guests! Great for brunch, lunch or dinner. Ingredients: brined bamboo shoots, about 200g, sliced Click here to buy 8 shallots, sliced thinly lengthwise 3 cloves garlic, sliced in rounds 2 dry red…

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  • Peanut Butter Chicken

    June 10, 2020peppercook

      This is a great recipe for a novice cook or even a pro one! This peanut butter chicken is packed with flavour from peanut butter, chiles, and sesame oil. It is easy and quick to make and is ideal for college cooking or young professionals who want to make a simple, tasty meal. Delicious…

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  • Delicious Chindian Peanut Chicken

    February 11, 2020peppercook

      A delicious favourite in our house, quick and healthy, this chicken is half-Chinese in its nature and half-Indian; that’s where you get Chindian!  Black bean sauce forms its base, but the chilies, black pepper, and fresh coriander are definitely what makes it yum!  Perfect for kids when served on a tortilla or rice pancake!…

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  • Caramelized Garlic-Chili Lotus Stem and Moong Bean Noodles

    January 4, 2019thepeppercook

    If you haven’t eaten lotus stem – and I am always surprised, having grown up in South East Asia where they are commonly found, by how many people haven’t – it is similar in taste to the crunchy, raw water chestnut. Slightly bland, crisp, with a fibrous texture and the lack of any dominating flavour,…

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  • Burmese-Inspired Cabbage and Pickled Ginger Salad

    December 6, 2017thepeppercook

    A healthy recipe filled with the fresh flavours of both Chinese and purple cabbage, tossed with shallots, pink pickled ginger and roasted chickpeas, balanced by a simple dressing of lime, brown sugar and soya sauce. Ingredients: ½ small head Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced about 150g (about 2 cups) 1 small head purple cabbage, thinly sliced…

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  • Spicy Singapore Noodles

    September 29, 2016thepeppercook

      Spicy curry flavoured noodles – a total “ChIndian” (Chinese – Indian) cooking recipe, with chilies, garlic, and ginger. Ingredients: 100g thin egg noodles Click here to buy 2 teaspoons sesame oil –divided 1 egg pinch salt 4 cloves garlic, minced 1’ ginger, peeled and minced 1 green chili, chopped fine 6 baby corn, about…

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  • Crispy Lotus Root Pepper Salt

    September 28, 2016thepeppercook

      The perfect vegetarian dish – crispy lotus root with a spicy Szechuan salt seasoning and garlic and green onions topping. Ingredients: 4 medium-sized fresh lotus roots, peeled (about 400g) ½ teaspoon sesame oil 2 ½ tablespoons corn or safflower oil 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon red chili, ground 2 tablespoons rice, ground 4 cloves…

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  • Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce

    April 26, 2016thepeppercook

      Deliciously healthy noodles with tofu, moong sprouts, and crushed peanuts, topped with a creamy peanut sauce. Ingredients: 150g flat rice noodles 1 tablespoon sesame oil ½ cup sprouted moong ½ a small cucumber, sliced lengthwise, then cut in half-circles ½ cup tofu, sliced into matchsticks 4 tablespoons coriander, chopped (cilantro) 4 tablespoons roasted peanuts,…

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