Hawaiian Fried Rice

Fried Rice for Luaus
A Different Take on the Eggs

Using Bacon in the Japanese kitchen

Bacon, Essential for Hawaiian Fried Rice

The way they typically make Fried Rice in Hawaii to serve at Luaus has a different take on the Eggs – more of them than Continue reading

Nasi Goreng

Indonesian Fried Rice
The Most Popular Indonesian Dish

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes


Nasi Goreng means “Fried Rice” in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian nationallanaugage. It is probably the most popular dish in Indonesian cuisine.

There are many good recipes for Nasi Goreng. Here is a good, reliable one, and simple to make. It takes about 2-0 minutes to organize and about 15 minutes for the actual cooking. This recipe serve 4 people. Continue reading

Indonesian Cuisine

A Nation of Islands
Rijsttafel, Sate, and Sambals

“Indonesia isn’t a country, it’s a happening.” — Christopher Lucas [1]

Garjda, Indonesia 14th cent.

Garuda, Indonesia, 14th cent.

Indonesia stretches from the Asian mainland towards Australia, like a jade necklace across the southern ocean.  The nation contains more than 17,000 islands, and its people represent several hundred ethnic groups, speaking many different languages.

Indonesia is an ancient country and its Continue reading

Malaysian Cuisine

Durian Cake and Zuberbuhler’s Special
Raffles, Maugham and Lord Jim Country

“At the end of the tenth century Canton carried on direct trade with the Malay Peninsula.” —Friedrich Hirt and W. W. Rockhill [1]

Tang Dynasty horse from the Silk Road

Tang Dynasty Camel
From the Silk Road, 8th Century

For centuries the Malay Peninsula has been an important corridor in the southern sea route of the Spice Route.

The Strait of Malacca was an important Continue reading