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 →

Malaysian Kerabu Beehoon (Rice Noodle Salad)

May 16, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 20 Comments

Kerabu = a spicy, sweet & sour salad.

Beehoon = rice vermicelli

Kerabu Beehoon is a vibrant Nyonya dish of rice vermicelli tossed with sambal belacan, calamansi juice, and lots of herbs. Nyonya is a culture and cooking style, from the influence of Chinese and Malay cultures in areas of what is now Malaysia and Singapore. Continue Reading →

Chicken Vindaloo

January 25, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

The Chicken Vindaloo with Flat Bread photo on the calendar in my kitchen wall keeps calling out to me.. I hesitated a few times to try the recipe because the flat bread recipe looks a bit strange to me. Finally I succumbed to my senses, and gave both recipes benefit of the doubt? I told myself if the recipe is good enough to appear on the calendar of a worldwide brand, it should be credible.
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

January 11, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 16 Comments

If you’re craving a high-fat and salty treat like deep-fried French fries, try this healthier baked sweet potato fries recipe. Baked sweet potato fries are much lower in fat than a deep-fried version and are very quick to prepare. These easy Low-Fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries got me so addicted to sweet potatoes and it’s a much simpler version of my other favourite – Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks. Kids will love these as well. Even my man who does not like snacking could not stop munching these fries that I bake for myself. Continue Reading →

Green Curry Chicken

November 23, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 14 Comments

Green Curry is one of my favourite Thai dishes that I will always order when I eat out at Thai restaurants. I have used packet Green Curry paste many time before, will buy loads of packet paste whenever I visit Thailand until I found the recipe for the paste recently. It’s relatively easy to make the paste from scratch as the ingredients are easily available in Malaysia.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks

November 4, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 15 Comments

Yes it’s another Sweet Potato recipe. Aren’t these pretty and delish?

I know many people think sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra flavor. I was never a big fan of sweet potato, I know it has high fiber content but steamed sweet potatoes taste bland (Steaming them was the only cooking method I knew). I went searching for more recipes, and fell in love with the sweet caramelised taste of Baked Sweet Potato Fries. As I dig deeper, I was pleasantly surprised by the health benefits of these plain-looking tubers! With recently found delish recipes, I’m definitely eating more sweet potatoes from now on! Continue Reading →