Kacang Phool / Kacang Pool (Spiced Fava Beans)

March 25, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 13 Comments

Kacang Phool

Kacang Pool or Kacang Phool is a rather popular food in Johor Bahru, and everyone seems to be talking about Kacang Pool Pak Haji at Larkin. As this dish is adapted from the Middle eastern way of eating fava bean, I think the name Kacang Pool most likely got its name from the Egyptian word foul (or pronounced “ful”) for fava bean. Foul Medames is considered to be Egyptian’s national breakfast. Continue Reading →

GuestPost: Bulgogi

October 1, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 21 Comments

I’m off to short trip with my mama and I’m excited to have another favourite blogger to showcase a delicious Korean dish! She’s Gomo of cHowDivine – a lawyer by day and talented cook at home. Her blog features healthy food, especially Korean food. I stumbled upon Gomo’s blog a few months back and I couldn’t stop browsing her blog, going from one delicious post to another.. Japchae (Noodle Dish)Ddukbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes), Pajeon (Scallion Pancake), and many more. It then hit me – Korean food is actually very healthy.. it’s now my new love, gotta learnt up more korean words for my soon-to-be frequent visits to Korean restaurants. As we are both on gluten free lifestyle, I feel connected to Gomo. Remember my recent post on Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Chunks and Walnut, that’s Gomo’s creation.

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Bulgogi - Grilled by cHowDivine.com

Bulgogi – Grilled

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Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef with Vermicelli

June 9, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 32 Comments

Grilled Lemongrass Beef Vermicelli
If you love the Grilled Lemongrass Beef, you will love it with Bun (dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce). This dish is a signature dish of Vietnam.

If you have tried Vietnamese food, chances are you have tried Bun, or dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce (fish sauce) and topped with either grilled beef, BBQ shrimp, sugarcane shrimp or a combination of them. Besides pho and bun bo hue, this has got to be one of the most common and favorite dishes at Vietnamese restaurants. It’s not hard to figure out why this is. It’s so versatile and easy to prepare, the savory grilled lemongrass beef with refreshing herbs and vermicelli is refreshing and appetizing. It’s not only tasty, but very healthy and comes with all sorts of vegetables and herbs. This is a noodle dish that is both filling and satisfying.

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Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef Rice Paper Rolls

May 24, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 24 Comments

Vietnamese cuisine has a feel and a rhythm of its own. A sublime tone of delicious, delicate, calmly satisfying flavors, whether in their soothing Pho soup or these pretty rice paper wrap rolls. If you have tried rice paper wrap rolls before, chances are that someone else have pre-rolled the rice paper rolls for you. Ever thought of rolling your own? Continue Reading →

Low Carb Burger

March 23, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 13 Comments

There are days when I crave for a burger, especially the RM4 Ramly Burger Special. I prefer eating Ramly Burger anytime than any of the fast food outlet here. Who doesn’t love a good burger? Even my 92 year old grandpa love it when he had his first burger last year!

I made myself a Low Carb Burger, bun-less and guilt-free.  To fill myself up, I prefer having another piece of burger patty (more protein) than carb like a bun. Why order take-aways when you can enjoy these loaded hamburgers at home?

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Beef Rendang Malaysian style

February 24, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 13 Comments


Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and has become popular in Malaysia and other South Asian countries.  An 2011 online poll conducted by CNN International for by 35,000 people chose Rendang as the Number 1 dish of their ‘World’s 50 Most Delicous Foods’ list. How exciting when I read about it because Rendang is also one of my favourite dishes.

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Sup Daging – Malaysian Beef Soup

October 19, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 12 Comments

I’m back from a trip to Singapore, and surprisingly I was constantly thinking about cooking and blogging.. Oh well.. time for another holiday where I can do nothing and just laze around.. It was certainly very difficult to maintain the October Unprocessed Challenge, anyhow now am back home and back on track.

Sup Tulang or Sup Daging is one my favourite dishes to order when I visit a Malay eatery. Sup Tulang, literally Bone Soup in Malay, usually refers to beef soups which are made with beef that is still attached to bones. Continue Reading →

Chinese Slow Cook Ribs with Soy Bean

August 26, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments


This is one of my mama’s ingenious recipe – Ribs with Soy Bean in a slow cooker. According to my mama, this recipe was adapted from Pai Kuat (steamed spareribs with black bean sauce) that is available at any dim sum restaurants. Everyone in my family love this dish. It’s one of those no-brainer recipes for lazy days. You can throw all this in slow cooker before going off to work and you will have a ready dish when you get back home. Continue Reading →