Vegetarian delights: A savoury fried (white) carrot cake from South-east Asia (chai tow kway)

South-east Asian street food at its best 🙂 One of my earliest posts for thebigfatnoodle was about how I taught myself to make a local dish from South-east Asia called fried carrot cake. Traditionally, it uses mooli (also called daikon) – a white radish – but I can’t always get hold of this unless I … Continue reading

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Green beans and Thanksgiving

Thanking you I follow a lot of bloggers from the US and at the moment, everyone’s posting their different Thanksgiving recipes, one of which is a green bean casserole – a dish I’d never even heard of before, much less tried or tasted (but I will, promise!). With my husband being English, and me being … Continue reading

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For Jane: fried okra chinese style

Meal for one 🙂 I met my friend Jane about 13 years ago. She was my client at the agency where I worked. I was her account director. I left the agency over six years ago, and while Jane and I have always lived in different countries, we became and have stayed friends ever since. … Continue reading

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No Fish Friday today: today we’re Fridge Raiders…

Because I work from home, I get called on to get creative in the kitchen a lot more than your average man about the house. I don’t mind at all, as I’ve always loved cooking. To me, it’s one of the fundamentals in life that help ease you through the day, making something wholesome and … Continue reading

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Monster’s Dhal

    Dhal is a pretty loose concept. Ho ho. Had to get that one out. Again with the haha. Always lentil based, usually meat free, it has been the butt of anti-vegetarian fart gags for many a year. But, all joking aside, it’s a simple dish to make, and makes a great side or even … Continue reading

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carrot cake asian style (savoury and not sweet)

Carrot cake is one of my favourite dishes but I’m referring to the savoury, fried version you get from hawker stalls in Singapore & Malaysia as opposed to the sweet teatime cake with icing. In Asia, fried carrot cake is traditionally eaten for breakfast but I love it at any time of the day. The key ingredient … Continue reading

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