Friday, 22 August 2014

Food post June and July 2014: Home made meals!

Baked pasta, stewed beef and seared scallops! Yes, I love cooking at home when I have the chance and I usually cook meals for my boyfriend and I or my family at least once a week! Recently I've been dying for pastas and more baked meat dishes! Here's what my boyfriend and I have been cooking the last two months at my house!

Continue below for the delicious home made food!

Baked tomato sauce fusilli, pesto pasta and braised red wine stewed beef!
The pasta bake with a super easy dinner, made with boiled pasta of your choice, a jar of traditional pasta sauce, chopped stir fried onions and bell peppers, sliced sasauges and meat balls! Mix together and bake with cheese on top!

A rosemary and thyme pesto out of the jar for a small side dish! I bought this pesto by accident, meaning to buy traditional basil pesto!

This bowl of stew was braised in the oven in a pot! We seared beef tail, shin and cubes and then with beef stock, celery, carrots and onions and a whole bottle of red wine we let it all stew for 2-3 hours until the meat breaks down and the sauce thickens and evaporated beautifully into a delicious sauce.

Home made 'nasi lemak', ketchup fried rice, japanese chicken curry, stir fried udon and vegetable noodles!
I made this home made nasi lemak by cooking rice with coconut cream. The spicy and plain otak otak however were not home made and from the near by jalan kayu shop house! Fry an egg, slice cucumbers and some cherry tomatos for a yummy filling meal!

The ketchup fried rice is my normal onion, carrot and pea fried rice with some ketchup that gives it a delicious sweet/savory taste, some fried cheap hot dogs and a fried egg and fresh vegetable sides.

My mom made japanese curry from a packet! The sauce is sweetish and mildly smelling of curry powder. I love how mild and easy it is to eat! Potatos and carrots for our japanese curry.

The udon noodle stir fry was what I made for my meal before work! I love making these simple stir fries! A packet of fresh udon noodles, lots of vegetables, some fish balls or fish cakes and some oyster sauce for stir frying!

Teriyaki honey glazed oven baked chicken, soba noodles with dipping sauce, white miso soup with seaweed and tofu, stir fried mixed vegetables with fishcakes!
Marinated with teriyaki sauce, these chicken tights were baked and then glazed with honey when they were almost ready, hence the burning on some of them! Store bought soba noodles and soya and mirin with sugar for the sauce!

A white miso paste soup with mixed seaweed and cubed tofu! Lastly a delicious mix vegetable stir fry with fish cakes!

BBQ sauce pork collar chops, roast herbed potatos, salad with sesame dressing, black glutinous rice with milk, mango pudding with fresh mangos and canned longan fruit!
The pork chops are seared till brown in a pan and then finished in the oven with a spicy BBQ sauce on them! Herbed seasoned potatos with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar on top! A salad with lettuce, red onion and cucumbers with japanese sesame dressing!

For dessert are my mother's home made black glutinous rice with milk and a pudding with fresh and canned fruits!

Lightly pan fried lobster and seared scallops to be served with coleslaw and a marinated baked chicken chop!
The lobster has been tossed over high heat with butter and chopped onion and garlic with a touch of pepper and salt. The scallops have been seared 'properly' to get that beautiful restaurant quality crust that requires the right type of technique and a hot pan.

The chicken chops are marinated with oyster sauce, orange juice and teriyaki, a small amount of my mom's coleslaw  makes the dish perfect! No one left any food on the plate that night!

This is to prove that you can sear scallops at home with regular domestic kitchen equipment. It's up to your knowledge and skill, anyone can do this! A beautiful crispy crust from the caramelization!
My 80 year old grandma and my mother posing at the dinner table! I was so glad they loved everything!

What have you ladies been cooking at home?
Which of my dishes would you like?
Let me know!

Feel free to comment!
Thank you!


  1. Those scallops are making my mouth water!!

  2. OMG the foodie post...the scallop and lobster look so gooooood!! they are both extremely expensive here in Germany, almost impossible for a student like me. lol
    Btw, your grandma is 80???? she looks like 60-ish, looking very fit and healthy! and her skin, you got to ask her secrets! xD

  3. Oh nooo..!! Another food post..!! I'm gagging right now at work lol so hungry


    Adrian FS.

  4. Oh wow. Everything looks so delicious! I'd love to try the scallops and the desserts! Have you ever considered opening up a restaurant? :)

  5. OMG, you're tempting us with all your cooking! I would love to try the stewed beef! In red wine?? Anytime, dear!

  6. Yummmmm! We like to cook at home, but S does all of the cooking - I just bake ;) It's satisfying, but sometimes the cleanup overwhelms, lol!

  7. Oh lawdy lawd, the first four dishes in the first photoset ARE MAH FAV. Baked pasta is my favourite thing to make because it's so quick and easy to make! AND IT HAS MEAT AND CHEESE! What more can you want from a dish??? I totally want seared scallops now *-*




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