Month: December 2019

Opor Ayam (Balinese Chicken Curry)

Opor Ayam (Balinese Chicken Curry)

This was one of the three main dishes I learned during my Balinese farm cooking class at Pemulan Farm Cooking School, which is about an hour north of Ubud. I’ve always felt pretty ‘meh’ about curry, so I was surprised I liked this one as…

A Curated Amoy Street Food Centre Lunch

A Curated Amoy Street Food Centre Lunch

The Amoy street food centre is one of the most popular hawker centers in Singapore, and for a good reason. It is two stories and over 150 stalls of delicious, authentic, Singaporean (and other) cuisine. This is a different list than my non-touristy guide to…

Balinese Rijstaffel

Balinese Rijstaffel

A Balinese Rijstaffel is surprisingly not that popular in Indonesia. I know, how can Indonesian food not be popular in the country where it comes from. The truth is that it is considered too ostentatious as well as expensive for people to eat like this,…

Bali Sate Lilit (Satay)

Bali Sate Lilit (Satay)

Bali is the home of some amazing Indonesian cuisine (and the only place where it is positively easy to get pork). Satay is popular all over the world, and people surely have their favorite type. The first time I had satay in Asia was on…

Why Every Food Blogger Must Use Yummly

Why Every Food Blogger Must Use Yummly

Before I started my food blog, Cooking To Entertain, the only experience I had with Yummly was seeing other food blogs put the Yum button on their recipes. I had no idea how to use it so I pretty much ignored it and just screenshot…

Kaffir Lime Colada

Kaffir Lime Colada

This Kaffir Lime Colada is a South East Asian twist on the classic Puerto Rican Pina Colada. Did you know the Pina Colada originated in Puerto Rico because I had no idea. That is, until I started looking at the variety of Pina Colada recipes…

Sex On Komodo Dragon

Sex On Komodo Dragon

Everyone seems to know the cocktail, Sex On The Beach, but as I’m currently in Labuan Bajo spending time seeing the amazing “Dragons”, I’ve found a bar that makes a drink called Sex On Komodo Dragon. This cocktail is a twist on the original, which…

Tuna Sambal Matah

Tuna Sambal Matah

Tuna Sambal Matah is a classic Balinese Indonesian food that is popular with both locals in tourists alike. It’s essentially a seared piece of fish topped with a Balinese chili (sambal). It is quick to make and full of loud, fresh flavors. The recipe for…

Sayur Urab (Balinese Mixed Vegetables)

Sayur Urab (Balinese Mixed Vegetables)

Sayur Urab is an extremely popular Indonesian dish, and something I made in my Bali Farm Cooking Class. Overall I quite liked this class, especially since we made 7 recipes. Most classes I would take only do 2-3 dishes so this was quite nice. I…

Bali Farm Cooking Class

Bali Farm Cooking Class

One of the things I try to do in every country I visit is a traditional cooking class. I didn’t go to culinary school, but I have done hundreds of hours of classes from chefs all over the world. To me, this is one of…