From the useful portable heater to the foot massager and books, here are the ten best gift ideas for every budget that can make anyone feel loved. So scroll on to find the best gift ideas for the holiday!
Impress your family and friends with a delicious and beautiful-looking babka. This is a recipe for a raspberry and blueberry babka.
The holiday is coming fast. To get you in the festive mood, I have the ten best holiday movies that you should watch with your family this holiday!
The texture of this chocolate hazelnut cheesecake is smooth, rich, and creamy. The crisp graham cracker crust is the perfect complement!
Homemade nachos are super easy and so good!
These fictional history novels by Philippa Gregory are some of my favorites in my library at home. Her writing style suits my reading mood and I am fascinated by her knowledge of medieval history, the Elizabethan era, monarchy, and aristocratic life in England.
If you've read my articles, you know that fall is my favorite season of the year. I love feeling summer's heat dissolve into autumn's cool and crisp air. Get comfy, put on your favorite fall sweater, and read over this list of my ten tv shows to get you in the autumn mood.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy homemade ice cream. Try my special Kinder Bueno recipe . . . no ice cream maker required!
July 31st is National Avocado Day in the United States. This article includes celebration ideas, health benefits, and a delectable homemade guacamole recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
These mini lemon loaves with lemon curd filling are among the best cakes I have ever made. If you love lemony desserts, you'll absolutely adore these!
Ayam masak merah is one of my favorite Malay chicken recipes. I often cook this dish for family dinners. The ingredients are simple, and the recipe is easy to follow. Let me show you how to cook this delicious chicken dish!
Dates are the sweet fruits from the date palm tree and their lineage can be traced back thousands of years. In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, I would like to share about health benefits of these super fruits and why dates are popular staple among Muslims during the fasting month.
We decided to start our brand new year with a wonderful trip to Moab, Utah. The spectacular views and breathtaking canyons called us to come back to explore areas that we didn't get a chance to see last year. Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a gorgeous adventure.
Winter is cold but, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the time with your loved ones. We went to Park City, Utah. Besides visiting the city, we were on a mission to find Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters!
January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. Celebrate the day with this delectable recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial. Bonus: Fun facts about chocolate cake!
Kuih koci berendam is one of my favorite traditional Malay delicacies. Infused with a sweet coconut filling, this steamed cake is soaked with thick coconut sauce and is the perfect accompaniment for afternoon tea with your family.
Moab is one of Utah's must-visit cities. My husband and I decided to end our year with something adventurous, so we went to Moab to explore the magnificent arches, parks, and dunes.
In celebration of National Pastry Day, I've compiled everything you need to make the most of this national holiday, including celebration ideas, photos, a recipe, and more. Let's celebrate the day by learning more about favorite baked goods around the world.
Beautiful and delicious, this bread is perfect for an afternoon treat or even for breakfast. Enjoy it with coffee or tea.
November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day in the United States. This article includes celebration ideas, tips, and a delectable homemade bread recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Fall is here! My husband and I went for a morning hike at one of our favorite canyons in Utah. We have never missed hiking at Big Cottonwood Canyon during the fall. Let me share some of the beautiful fall foliage during our visit to the canyon last weekend.
Buying a pumpkin from the grocery store isn’t nearly as much fun as a visit to a local pumpkin patch on a crisp Autumn day during the fall season! I had a wonderful time at my favorite pumpkin patch picking up a pumpkin.
Fall is here, and one of the first things I usually do to celebrate the season is going out with my husband to enjoy the fresh air and the cold breeze weather in the morning. We went to downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, and stopped by our favorite spots for coffee and donut in town!
Did you know International Coffee Day is celebrated every year on October 1st? My husband and I are among coffee lovers that very keen about the event. Let's celebrate the day by making and learning more about this javaliocus beverage!
This scrumptious dessert is a twist on the classic kek batik triple chocolate cake. It's perfect with coffee or tea!
Did you know that September 20th is National Fried Rice Day? This day has been observed annually since 2018. Let's celebrate the day by learning more about this versatile dish!
Fresh summer tomatoes and basil are perfect for this bruschetta recipe. Make a delicious appetizer or snack with this easy-to-follow recipe.
A popular Italian coffee drink, affogato is one of my favorite summertime beverages. Let me show you how to make it at home!
A couple of months ago, I was in my hometown in Perak, Malaysia. I took the opportunity to help my mother taking care of her homegrown beautiful flowers and plants around the house.
Rendang udang, or prawn rendang, is a popular savory dish in Malaysia. The intense flavors from the spices make this dish extra special. Here's how to prepare it yourself at home. Follow this simple recipe!
Pain au chocolat is one of my favorite French pâtisseries. I'll show you how to make it at home from scratch!
July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day in the United States! Here are celebration ideas, fun facts, and a delectable homemade blueberry muffin recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Kuih seri muka is one of my favorite traditional Malay desserts. Perfect with tea or coffee!
If you're anything like me, you're very cautious about traveling during the pandemic. However, I have booked a flight and decided on 10 essential items that I must have on board to help keep me safer.
Transform your instant ramen into something special; add protein and vegetables for that wow factor!
Samosas are a popular delicious Indian snack, and my family loves them. Making them at home is easier than you might think!
Generally, cleaning products contain a lot of chemical formula in it to kill the bacterias and the viruses. However, the rise of plant-based products at the store these days, transform the way how I shop at the store, so I can have a better and safer environment.
February 5th is World Nutella Day. This article includes celebration ideas, fun facts, a short history lesson, and a decadent homemade Nutella babka recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Who doesn't love chocolate tart? I love any dessert, especially one that's made from chocolate. This rich chocolate tart is one of the best desserts I have ever made. It's the perfect sweet treat for you and your family!
January 30th is National Croissant Day in the United States. This article includes celebration ideas, fun facts, and a delectable homemade croissant recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
This lemon loaf is a soft and moist bread. It's bursting with lemon flavor, topped with a sweet lemon glaze and fresh berries. This quick and easy homemade bread is perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
My husband and I are avid coffee drinkers, and we enjoy making and drinking coffee at our cozy home. One of our favorites is an espresso to wake us up in the morning. Here's how to make a perfect cup of espresso at home.
For my husband's birthday, I made a scrumptious tower of French toast to replace a traditional birthday cake. It's packed with fresh fruits, and it's delicious!
Christmas star twisted bread, or star bread, is a popular breakfast food on Christmas morning. The twist filling can be sweet or savory. Let me show you how to make this bread at home so you can impress your family on Christmas morning!
These blueberry muffins with streusel topping are super easy to make and absolutely scrumptious. They make the perfect treat for you and your family.
December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day in the United States. This article includes celebration ideas, scrumptious inspiration photos, fun facts, and even an original pancake recipe. Happy National Maple Syrup Day!
Winter is all about comfort food and home-cooked meals. One of my family favorites is homemade pizza. This time I decided to try plant-based beyond beef as one of the toppings. The results were amazing! Let me show you how you can make one at home for a family dinner.
My husband and I didn't want to miss a chance to witness the beautiful view from the top of Millcreek Canyon, and we have beautiful images to share!
My homemade spiral raisin Danishes are delicious. A perfect holiday treat, you can enjoy one with a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Let me show you how you can make this yummy treat at home.
World Market is a chain of specialty retail stores for imported goods. In addition to a wide range of international food products, they also sell furniture, décor, rugs, gifts, and apparel. Shopping here is like traveling around the world without stepping on an airplane!
Healthy smoothies are my chosen post-workout drink. This homemade recipe is one of my favorites. It's packed with vitamin C and essential minerals for your body. Here's how to make it!
As a self-taught baker, I have learned a lot of baking techniques to improve myself as a baker. Danish pastry dough can be challenging but it's certainly doable!
Antelope Island State Park is mesmerizing. Situated in the Great Salt Lake, it's one of the most breathtaking places I have visited in the beehive state of Utah. The island is a picturesque backdrop for hiking and wildlife viewing.
November 5th is National Donut Day in the United States! This article includes celebration ideas, scrumptious donut photos, fun facts, and a raspberry jam-filled donut recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
I love any dessert, especially one that's made from chocolate. These rich double chocolate brownies are one of the best desserts I have ever made. They're the perfect sweet treat for your family!
Malay-style curry fried chicken, or ayam goreng berempah, is a popular dish in Malaysia. The intense flavors from the curry powder and spices makes this crispy dish perfect for the cold weather.
October 14th is National Dessert Day in the United States! Here are some celebration ideas, scrumptious inspiration photos, fun facts, and an original sticky toffee pudding recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial. Happy National Dessert Day!
Soft and delicious chocolate buns are so simple to make, and they're delicious with a cup of coffee or tea. Let me show you how to make these chocolaty buns at home.
Fall is my favorite season. Here are 15 activities to put on your autumn bucket list, including a scenic drive, decorating the house, baking for friends and family, and more!
Fried noodles is one of my favorite dishes to cook for lunch or dinner. I can prepare this meal under 30 minutes—all I need is the yellow noodles, some vegetables, and a protein to make the dish tasty. Let me show you how!
September 16th is a National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day in the United States! This article includes celebration ideas, scrumptious inspiration photos, fun facts, and my original cinnamon-raisin bread recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Lime and coconut complement each other perfectly! Recently, I baked lime coconut cupcakes topped with vanilla frosting to celebrate the end of summer. These beautifully decorated cupcakes make a delicious family treat.
Did you know that August is National Coffee Month? As a coffee lover, I celebrate my favorite caffeinated beverage every day, but August is a great time to get creative and share my coffee connoisseurship with all of you other coffee lovers out there. Let's raise our mugs to National Coffee Month!
Bingka ubi, or baked cassava cake, is one of my favorite traditional Malay cakes. It's fragrant, tender, and a little bit sticky, but I love it. Let me show you how to make it!
Summer is almost over. However, it's never too late to do things that we love to do. I have different views of summer before moving to America. Now, after a few years of residing here, I have adopted various things that I have never done before in my life. Let me share it with you all.
Malaysian curry laksa, or kari laksa, is one of the dishes that I eat every time I go back to Malaysia. This hot, steaming bowl of fragrant, sweet, and spicy broth with noodles, shrimp, and egg is a popular dish in Malaysia and Singapore. Let me show you how to make the dish!
Did you know August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in the United States? Let's celebrate the day by making America's favorite cookie and sharing these sweet treats with your loved ones.
Waffles and French toast? Yes, please! I'll show you an easy way to combine these two delicious items into a single dish. Try it for a weekend breakfast. Trust me; your family will love it!
Mongolian beef is commonly found on menus at Chinese or Asian restaurants. Sliced beef is marinated with a few ingredients before being stir-fried in a pan with vegetables and sauce. If you're looking for a new recipe to cook for your family, this is it!
Kuih kaswi is one of my favorite traditional Malay delicacies. Infused with pandan leaves, this steamed cake is covered with freshly grated coconut and is the perfect accompaniment for afternoon tea with your family.
This is the best tuna bun recipe I have made. You will love the savory and spicy tuna filling nestled inside the soft bread, topped with nutty sesame seeds. These tuna buns are perfect for lunch or snacks!
Summer is the perfect time to make cold brew coffee at home. You can save a lot of money by enjoying iced coffee in your comfortable living room or on the porch. Let me show you the best method I've found to make cold brew coffee. You'll love it!
Blueberry muffins are one of the easiest baked goods you can make at home. This particular recipe makes some of the best, moist summer blueberry muffins I've ever made!
These Malay-style banana pancakes, or lepek pisang, were one of my childhood favorites. Stuffed with freshly grated coconut, these pancakes are quick, easy, and absolutely scrumptious.
Did you know July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day in the United States? Let's celebrate the day by making and sharing these sweet treats with your loved ones.
Guacamole is not only healthy and delicious, but it's also really easy to make at home. Let me show you how to make it, and you'll be surprised how easy it is!
This Malaysian peanut pancake turnover, or apam balik, is my favorite treat. Every time I go back to Malaysia, I never miss the chance to stop at the food stalls to buy this sweet and nutty pancake. Let me show you how to make it at home.
This recipe is inspired by memories of cooking with my mother. In my hometown, honeycomb cake was often served at teatime with a cup of coffee or tea. Let me show you how to make it.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy an iced coffee, and caramel iced lattes are a decadently delicious coffee treat. Learn how to make your own right at home.
Who doesn't love German chocolate cupcakes? They are delicious and perfect with coffee or tea—hot or iced depending on the season.
This delicious homemade white bread is perfect for all seasons. Enjoy a slice with peanut butter, jam, Nutella, or butter as a snack or for breakfast. Let me show you how you can make this at home.
Crispy orange chicken is one of my favorite family dinner recipes because it's so simple and delicious. The recipe's so easy, even beginning cooks can make this without any trouble!
Perugia is one of my favorite cities in Italy. Every time I go visiting Italy, I never missed stopping in the city. I miss Perugia a lot. I hope to go back to the city sooner with my husband.
Srikaya, or coconut jam, is a popular sweet condiment in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. It is used as a spread, especially on toast. The process of making srikaya is time-consuming; however, the taste makes it worth it.
Beef stir-fry with noodles is a delicious family dinner. This simple but delicious dish is filled with yummy Asian flavors, including sweet soy sauce, black pepper sauce, and oyster sauce. This recipe is a must-try!
When the weather gets warmer, nothing beats healthy homemade fruit smoothies. This recipe is super easy, and it only requires five ingredients.
Chocolate almond cookies are one of my favorite treats. They're packed with almonds on the inside, covered with chocolate glaze on the outside, and garnished with almond nibs on top. What's not to like?
These crispy cornflake cookies are absolutely addictive! Let me show you how to make this crispy and delicious treat for your family.
Tom yum soup originated in Thailand, but it's very popular in Malaysia, as well, especially in the northern part of the country. I love the spicy, sweet, and sour taste of this dish. Let me share with you how I cook it at home.
This article will share the foods that helped me get through fasting during Ramadan. I hope it helps others who are observing this practice.
Pineapple curry, or pajeri nenas, is a delicious dish that can be served for lunch or dinner with steamed rice. It is one of my favorite Malay-style vegetarian dishes to make.
I love artisanal French bread. Let me show you how to make soft, delicious brioche that is ideal for breakfast or a snack. You too can be a French baker at home!
Pulut kuning is a classic, traditional Malay dish. The bright yellow color comes from soaking the rice in turmeric water overnight. The dish is usually served with chicken or beef rendang at weddings and religious events. Let me show you how to make it at home.
When I was young, I saw my father used ghee as one of the ingredients in the dish that he often cooked. As time goes by, I use ghee not just for cooking but, I use it for a cup of my favorite morning beverage, coffee. Let me share with you my experience of using ghee at home.
Dalgona coffee is a viral coffee trend that originated in South Korea. Let me show you how to make this foamy and sweet iced coffee at home!
Try this delicious lemon raspberry bread with lemon glaze. I have no doubt that you and your family will love it!
Making homemade pasta has long been on my cooking bucket list. You'll be surprised to learn how easy it is to make pasta with just four ingredients. Let me show you how!
This is the best lemon blueberry bread I've ever made. It has a tangy flavor from the lemon and sweetness from the blueberries. The lemon glaze on top is the perfect addition. It's suitable for a snack or a dessert. Let me show you the recipe.
Make this 5 ingredient hair mask recipe for dry and damaged hair with items you probably have in your kitchen.
Have you ever thought about making soft and delicious cinnamon rolls at home? I recently took on this challenge, and the results were amazing.
Malay-style rice noodle soup is often served during the Eid Festival in Malaysia. But it can be served as a regular lunch or dinner, too. It's particularly warming on a cold day!
Winter can be cruel sometimes, but it doesn't mean you should curl up in bed and be lazy. Let me share with you a few ways you can be useful during this chilly winter season.
A traditional holiday dessert, fruitcake is made with rum or brandy-soaked dried fruit, orange zest, and candied ginger. In this recipe, I'll show you how to bake a non-alcoholic fruitcake that's incredibly moist and delicious.
In the US, National Cupcake Day is celebrated on December 15th. These elegant, beautifully decorated sweet treats are one of my favorite desserts. Learn more about cupcakes and try out my recipe.
Lepat labu is one of my favorite Malay snacks. My mother made the best lepat labu, but it's time for me to make my own. You can eat this delicious kuih for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Hands down, this is the best key lime cake with key lime cream cheese frosting. Perfect for a holiday dessert, this moist cake it has a tangy lime flavor with a smooth cream cheese frosting between layers. Let me show how easy it is to make!
Each year on November 28th, breakfast enthusiasts across the United States celebrate National French Toast Day. Learn more about this sweet and eggy breakfast food and try out my recipe to celebrate this special day with your family.
There are numerous versions of acar in Malaysia. A traditional acar consists of a medley of fresh, sliced vegetables and fruits that can be served as a relish or side dish. Let me show you how to make this deliciously simple dish.
Butter cookies are one of the easiest cookies I ever made. They are buttery and delicious. The best part of these cookies is they require simple ingredients. Let me show you how to make them!
There's nothing more comforting than having a hot meal on a chilly day. Need ideas for how to warm up your kitchen and your stomach? Here are some of my favorite home-cooked meals for the wintertime.
Florentines are one of my all-time favorite cookies. They are super crispy, sweet, and nutty. Trust me, these cookies are so delicious, you might finish a whole jar without noticing it. Let me show you how I make them.
Shrimp curry with pineapple is a very famous dish in Malay cuisine. The intense flavor from the pineapple, spices, and coconut milk makes this dish perfect for the cold weather.
November 8th is National Cappuccino Day! Who doesn’t love to kick off the day with a cup of rich espresso, steamed milk, and a smooth layer of foam on top? I know I do!
Fruit scones are one of my favorite baked goods to make during the fall season. This recipe is so easy, and it calls for only very simple ingredients. Let me show you how.
For as long as I can remember, Fall has always been my favorite season. One of the things I like to do during this time is to go hiking in the canyon or walking in the park. I love observing autumn's beautiful foliage.
One of the things I like to do is trying local eateries. Eva's Bakery is one of my favorites cafes since I moved to Salt Lake City. This French-style boulangerie is my first choice to go whenever I'm craving for delicious baked goods.
Every year when I travel back to Malaysia to visit my family, I always spend time in the kitchen with my mother. It was from her I learned to cook Malay cuisine. One of my favorite home-cooked meals is dal curry.
When I was young, I love collecting stamps. As I grew older I switched my interest into collecting postcards.
This sweet and sour chicken recipe is influenced by Asian cooking styles. My family loves the sweet and spicy flavors. The dish is perfect for dinner with the family.
Before I moved to the United States with my husband, we used to travel to different places. As we share the same interest, we love collecting Starbucks coffee mugs as part of our travel memorabilia.
I enjoy cooking at home, but sometimes I'm not in the mood to cook. In these situations, I often turn to Saffron Road frozen meals because they're healthy and delicious.
Creamy pasta with mushrooms is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's super easy to make, and it's perfect for your family dinner.
September 29th is National Coffee Day! Cafes and restaurants tend to toast the made-up holiday by giving away free coffee or serving discounted brews to their customers. Don't forget to wake up early and head to your neighborhood java joint to get coffee!
With the holiday season coming up, it's the perfect opportunity to share the recipe for one of my favorite desserts: marble cake.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love feeling summer's heat dissolve into autumn's cool, crisp air as fallen foliage crunches beneath my boots. Get comfy, put on your favorite fall sweater, and read over this list of my 10 favorite ways to embrace the arrival of autumn.
Kuih puteri ayu, or steamed pandan coconut cake, is one of my favorite traditional Malaysian desserts. The flavorful pandan makes these spongey cakes an absolute delight. Perfect for teatime!
Who doesn't like a soft, warm pretzel? Did you know you can make these wholesome treats at home using basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry? Follow this simple recipe.
This traditional cake was one of my favorites when I was growing up. It's very easy to make and suitable to serve for teatime or as an appetizer.
Summer is almost ending, so my husband and I decided to have a wonderful morning weekend in Millcreek, Utah. We brought the essential items so we can make coffee and cook breakfast in the woods!
Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! These crispy chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite treats. Perfect for snacking, your whole family will enjoy these cookies.
This sweet and caramel-coloured durian jam is a traditional Malay dessert that is delicious to eat with crepes. Let me show you how to make it!
These moist and fluffy vanilla cupcakes are one of the best summer treats I've ever made! They are so delicious—especially with a tall glass of iced coffee or tea.
Eggplant curry is a delicious dish for lunch or dinner. It is one of my favorite Malay-style vegetarian dishes to make. When paired with steamed white rice, this makes a deliciously comforting meal for lunch or dinner.
Who can resist these extraordinary desserts filled with sweet cream? These soft and sweet buns are perfect for your afternoon snack. Let me show you how you can easily make them at home.
One of Malaysia's favorite breakfast snacks is roti canai. This flatbread is made from very basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Here's how to make it!
Kuih kasturi is a traditional Malay snack that is sweet on the inside and crispy on the outside. This snack is perfect for teatime or for watching TV.
Ayam masak lemak is one of my favorite chicken dishes to make. When paired with steamed white rice, it makes a deliciously comforting meal for lunch or dinner.
Ondeh-ondeh is a famous traditional Malaysian sweet dessert. Covered with freshly grated coconut on the outside, this delicious treat will literally burst in your mouth once you take a bite. Prepare this delicious treat yourself with this simple recipe!
Egg curry is a very famous dish in Malay cooking. The intense flavor from the curry powder, spices, and coconut milk makes this dish perfect for the cold weather.
I am an avid coffee drinker, so does my husband. We stopped buying coffee outside after we decided to make a coffee bar at home. Now, we enjoy drinking coffee at our cozy home with this new coffee machine we got from Nespresso.
I grew up in Malaysia, where I enjoyed eating local dishes every day. Now that I live in the United States, I keep my kitchen stocked with these 10 essential ingredients. Whenever I want to cook my favorite Malay dishes, I'm ready.
Who doesn't like a dark, chocolaty, and moist chocolate cake? I do. This is a simple recipe for a delicious dessert—the perfect treat for you and your family.
Scones are a very popular British baked good that is often served for afternoon tea. Did you know you can make scones at home by using some basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry? Here's how.
When it comes to working out, you have a few options. You can go to the gym or you can work out at home. But, working out at the gym is similar to working out at home if you have the right equipment. Here's how you can do.
Crispy peanut butter cookies with butterscotch chips are one of my favorite treats. Perfect for breakfast or snacking, your whole family will enjoy these cookies.
Traveling is an exciting thing to do but, sometimes we made a simple mistake that could affect ours during the trip. Here are a few tips that you can use for your future travel.
Fried chicken in sweet soy and spicy soy sauce is one of my favorite dishes to make for lunch or dinner. In Malaysia, this dish is known as ayam masak kicap. Let me show you how to cook the dish!
Banana muffins are one of the easiest snacks to make at home. All you need are a few ripe bananas, as well as a small handful of other ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Donuts are a popular sweet snack all over the world. One of my favorites is jelly donuts. The jam filling perfectly complements the soft and fluffy dough. Once you have tried one, I guarantee that you will want another!
These shortbread cookies are super easy to make and require only five ingredients. They are so good with coffee!
My husband and I are avid coffee drinkers. We used to spend a lot of cash drinking coffee outside. Now that we moved to a new house, a coffee bar at home is one the best decision we ever made.
Peanut sauce is one of my family's favorite dipping sauces, especially for the Eid Festival. We serve the peanut sauce with chicken or beef satay, nasi impit, fritters, and much more. This sweet and mildly spicy sauce is definitely my favorite dip to make at home.
Hailing from France, the croissant is one of the most famous pastries in the world. It might look impossibly complicated to make at home, but I just baked a delicious batch in my own kitchen. Let me show how I did it.
Sweet, sticky dates are a delicious treat. Have you ever tried making date bread? It's super simple and super healthy! Here's how.
The Majestic Hotel is one of the prominent hotels in the heart city of Kuala Lumpur. Every year whenever I go back to Malaysia, I make sure I stay at this stunning hotel to unwind and enjoy the beauty of my city.
Nowadays, traveling is part of our living culture. In this article, you will find the essential items that I carry in my bag for a long-haul journey. These items are handy as they are making my trip comfortable.
Spicy anchovies, or sambal ikan bilis, are a popular dish in Malaysia. If you like spicy food, you simply have to try this dish!
Banana bread is one of my favorite snacks to make for my family. It's very easy to make, and it's suitable to serve for teatime or appetizers.
In Malaysia, fried rice vermicelli noodles is known as bihun goreng. Made with thin rice noodles, this dish is commonly available at mamak stalls. Now, you can make this delicious meal at home for your family.
Homemade coffee buns are not very difficult to make—and they are so delicious!
Pizza is one of my favorite dishes to make at home. This recipe is so easy to make, and it's perfect for a family dinner.
Ayam percik is a very famous roasted chicken dish in Malaysia. Often found at the local night market, or pasar malam, this dish is flavored with delicious spices.
This traditional Middle Eastern twisted chocolate-swirl bread is definitely worth trying!
Chicken soup with sambal kicap is one of my favorite dishes to make during the wintertime. Serve with steamed white rice, and top with scallions, coriander, and fried onions. This dish is definitely a winner!
Chocolate hot cross buns are so simple to make, and they're delicious with a cup of coffee or tea.
Fried vegetable spring rolls are so simple to make. They're perfect for weekend snacks!
Fish curry is a very famous dish in Malay cooking. The intense flavor from the curry powder, spices, and coconut milk make this dish perfect for the wintertime.
I grew up eating these authentic and traditional Malaysian dishes. I am very happy to be able to share my perspective on this tasty cuisine with the world.
Chocolate fudge brownies are one of my favorite sweet treats. This is an easy recipe that your family will love!
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's super easy to make, and it's perfect for your family dinner.
Chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite treats. Perfect for breakfast or snacking, your whole family will enjoy these cookies.
Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite treats. Perfect for breakfast or snacking, your whole family will enjoy these cookies.
Butter chicken is one of my favorite Indian meals. This dish is perfect for a family dinner at home.
Donuts are a popular sweet snack all over the world. Why not make your own? Here's how.
I love any dessert, especially one that's made from chocolate. These rich double chocolate chip muffins are one of the best desserts I have made. They're the perfect sweet treats for your family!
In Malaysia, spicy fried noodles is known as mie goreng. Made with thin yellow noodles, this dish is commonly available at mamak stalls. Now, you can make this delicious meal at home for your family.
Cucur badak is a traditional Malay snack. Delicious and spicy, this snack is my pick for teatime or for watching TV.
Chicken tikka masala is one of my favorite Indian meals. This dish is perfect for a family dinner at home.
Pulut panggang is a traditional Malay snack. Delicious and spicy, this snack is perfect for watching TV or teatime.
Bomboloni, or Italian-style donuts, are one of my favorite sweet snacks. The rich Nutella filling perfectly complements the soft and fluffy dough. Once you've tried a bombolone, I guarantee you will want another!
Homemade donuts that are soft and fluffy are so easy to make! Let me show you how.
Bundt cakes are perfect for the holiday season . . . or any time of year!
This traditional Malay dish is perfect for a family dinner. The richness of the sauce and the blend of the spices make this dish both unique and delicious. Serve with rice or bread.
You can enjoy this easy-to-make espresso chocolate cake with your family at home. It's perfect for autumn and is sure to be a hit!
I love chicken curry. Of the many possible ways to make this dish, this Malay-style recipe is my favorite.
If you have leftover rice and you don't know what to do with it, the best solution is fried rice. It's easy and very quick to make. Have it with fried eggs or spicy kimchi. Delicious!
Kuih ketayap, or crepe with sweet coconut filling, is very popular in Malaysia. This is considered to be one of the traditional "kuih" for breakfast and teatime.
This delicious homemade bread is perfect for the fall season. Enjoy it as a snack or for breakfast.
I love this frozen chocolate cake with a creamy vanilla filling! I hope you will like it, too.
Pancakes are one of the best breakfast foods in the world, and there are so many delicious ways to enjoy them, too. Whether you like them with butter, maple syrup, or whipped cream, you'll love this recipe for delightfully fluffy pancakes.
I love chocolate cake all by itself, but a touch of coffee makes this delicious dessert even better!
If you are a fan of Korean fried chicken, this is a must try-recipe. I bet you will like it very much!
Homemade raisin buns are not very difficult to make—and they are so delicious!
Mi rebus, or boiled noodles, is a very popular dish in Malaysia. The sweet and thick gravy is delicious in every way!
Homemade dinner rolls are not very difficult to make—and they are so delicious!
Ever since I was young, kek batik has been one of my favorite chocolate desserts to make. It's super-rich with chocolate, a perfect dessert for a chocolate lover like me. This quick and easy recipe won't let you down.
Spicy shrimp is one of my favorite dishes to cook at home. It can be eaten with steamed white rice or even bread. This spicy, sweet, and sour dish will never disappoint you.
Naan bread is a wonderful side dish with rice and curry. Ever since I made naan for the first time, I was amazed by how simple the recipe is, and it has since become one of my family's favorites. Learn how to make this delicious Indian flatbread using this quick and easy recipe.
French toast is one of my favorite breakfast dishes of all time. On the weekend, my husband and I love taking the time to prepare this dish while watching the news.
"Mi sup," or chicken noodles, is one of my favorite comfort foods. This dish is perfect for a relaxing dinner with your family.