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Ambul Thiyal – Sri Lankan Sour Fish Curry Recipe

Ambul Thiyal – Sri Lankan Sour Fish Curry Recipe

Ambul Thiyal is one of the most signature dishes in Sri Lankan cuisine. When I was first learning how to make it, I was thinking of ceviche a bit because the primary method for cooking the fish is by acid. The fish, usually tuna, is […]

Sri Lankan Roti

Sri Lankan Roti

So I’m staying in one of the best home stays I’ve been at in Sri Lanka, and that’s mainly due to the awesome host. The guy’s name is Winston and he is a retired banker. Now a host who enjoys talking to and cooking for […]

Sri Lankan Dhal

Sri Lankan Dhal

So one of the earliest recipes I’ve ever posted on this site is my Whipped Dal. I essentially made a dal, then added some mayo and blitzed it for a minute to create a hummus-like dip. The weirdest thing, I didn’t actually take a picture […]

Chicken Devel (Sri Lankan Devilled Chicken)

Chicken Devel (Sri Lankan Devilled Chicken)

So this dish is one of my favorite Sri Lankan dishes. It is called Chicken Devel, or Devilled Chicken, and it is an extremely flavorful recipe. It is not a curry, but it does use curry leaves. If you do not like curry flavor you […]

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 […]