During this work-from-home and movement control era, cooking couple of meals a day can sometimes lead to a bit of a fatigue especially in terms of coming up with dishes to cook. If you think figuring out which restaurant to go to is a hassle, try figure out what to cook for the 5th week straight…
Anyway, one of my favorite “cheat meal” to make is certainly fried rice, and in particular, petai (stinky bean) fried rice.
Today I want to share the way I make this, with a simple video as well. Enjoy and stay safe!
home made petai fried rice
1 cup rice (enough for 2 pax), cooked and preferred to have been left overnight so they aren’t sticky
100-200 gram prawns
100 gram petai
4-5 bulb garlic
3-4 cilipadi, chopped
2-3 red chili, chopped
3-4 tablespoon cooking oil/lard
2 tablespoon dark soya sauce
2 tablespoon soya sauce
salt & pepper to taste
Heat up oil and fry eggs until about 3/4 cooked, set aside
Heat up more oil, fry garlic, petai, and red chili until fragrant, add salt & pepper
Add shrimp and fry until pink
Add rice, then add dark soya sauce & soya sauce
Keep stirring until fragrant, then add back eggs just before serving
The result is a plate of spicy, stinky, and absolutely delicious fried rice dish that isn’t too difficult to execute. If you like petai like me, you’d love it. Enjoy, and stay safe and sane!
Been a couple weeks since I last updated this blog, obviously, the reason was due to Covid-19 movement control operation. With that, a lot of my time was taken off to deal with business continuity aspects of my day job.. and since I was at home the past couple weeks, I also did a lot of cooking, so now that I get a bit of a breather, why not start sharing some cooking recipes?
Without further ado, here’s my simple recipe of Salmon Fried Rice.
1-2 pieces of salmon fillet, cut into cubes
garlic, 1 clove, chopped
leek, 1 stalk, cut finely (you can also use spring onion)
1.5 cups of rice (for two meals)
cooking oil, 1 tablespoon dark soya sauce
salt, pepper, soya sauce to taste
heat up cooking oil and fry salmon cubes with sprinkle of salt, set aside
heat up cooking oil, scramble eggs to 70% cooked, set aside
heat up cooking oil, fry garlic, then leek, mushroom, cilipadi
add rice, add dark soya sauce, add some salt & pepper
add salmon & egg, stir till you’re satisfied
ready to serve!
A pretty simple dish that takes perhaps 20 minutes to prepare and cook. Of course, you can also replace salmon with other fish/meat as well. Happy cooking!
When it comes to street food in Malaysia, most people often cite Penang right off the bat, but for those who likes something perhaps more comforting, Ipoh street food is a great alternative. If you’re in KL looking for a taste of what Ipoh has to offer, Avenue K’s Ipoh Market Street (non halal) should be in your short list.
Ipoh Market Street, Avenue K
Walking out from KLCC LRT station, take a right turn and keep walking towards the end, you’ll find Ipoh Market Street on your right. The diminutive entrance opens up into a pretty decent size dining hall with a menu filled with a good selection of dishes hailed from the city that was famous for tin mining.
One thing to note – Ipoh Market Street at Avenue K is a non-halal restaurant.
Ipoh curry mee
The signature dish here is the Ipoh Curry Mee (RM 11.90) that comes with chicken stripes, roast pork, mint, lime, and your choice of noodle. I thought the broth does pack a punch and the inclusion of roast pork made everything that much better. Definitely satisfying for someone who wants a jolt over lunch, I liked it.
Ipoh white coffee, market street soft boil egg on toast
The soft boil egg on toast (RM 4.90) was my favorite dish over the tasting period. In fact, I went back a week later to specifically order this and savior it slowly. Perfect soft boil eggs on perfectly toasted bread, as simple as they are delicious.
The Ipoh white coffee (RM 4.50) here is one of their specialty, and always with proper thick foam too. If you like full bodied creamy coffee, this would definitely satisfy.
Ipoh caramel custard egg, spicy chili crispy pork fried rice
Ipoh caramel custard egg is something that seems sorta out of place at this “kopitiam” style restaurant, but I thought the dessert was more than decent, like most dishes we tried here.
Other than noodle dishes and light meals, Ipoh Market Street also serve “tai chao”, or hot wok style of meal from 5-10 pm daily. We only managed to try their spicy chili crispy pork fried rice (RM 11.80) and it was pretty decent, though I’d want to have the portion to be a bit smaller so that the pork to rice ratio is higher tho, but for those with a big appetite, it is definitely not a bad thing.
That being said, I think a plate of good old fashion fried rice is the perfect dish when you really want to have that stomach filled up good.
When it comes to good old fashion fried rice for lunch, one of the best places you can go to Restoran Hup Soon at Petaling Jaya SS3.
fried rice with the glorious fried egg
The operator from the stall that specialize fried rice is originally from Kedah and has been operating in the same stall for over a decade, serving up the same recipe from all those years.
A plate of fried rice comes with finely chopped long beans & char siu, egg, crunchy bean sprouts, and prawns. I’d also strongly suggest that you ask for an additional fried egg that’s perfectly fried with the egg yolk that remains runny.
egg with runny yolk is my favorite
The fried rice is also served with some chili padi for those who loves a bit of kick, tho I think it’ll really be perfect if there’s some proper Penang sambal here.
If you’re a fried rice lover, this is definitely a place to check out.
Address: Restoran Hup Soon 7, Jalan SS 3/29, Taman University, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor GPS: 3.095309, 101.611128 Hours: breakfast & lunch