Anyone who has been to Bali or holidayed in Indonesia knows how delicious Indonesian food is – full of flavour and exotic ingredients. I am lucky enough to be married to a Dutch-Indonesian, and his mother is an amazing Indonesian cook. Growing up in Indonesian, she cooks authentic Indonesian food and has taught me the secrets to this mouth-watering cuisine.
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Ayam, providers of authentic Asian groceries since 1892, generously sponsor the life’s a feast cooking school by providing us with a selection of their products. As Asian food has such a large influence on cuisine in Australia , many of our cooking classes feature Asian-inspired dishes. Quality of ingredients is paramount at life’s a feast, and consequently our alliance with Ayam is an excellent fit as their products are first class.
There are so many great things about a stir-fry – it’s quick, easy, healthy and tasty. This Thai-style recipe of mine appeared in the That’s Life! Reader Recipe Cookbook last year, and its a dish I make regularly. I love the use of Kaffir Limes leaves and Thai basil – it gives it a really authentic Thai flavour. You can use chicken or prawns instead of the pork, and substitute broccoli, beans or asparagus for the snow peas. If you’re entertaining, just prep all the ingredients before your guests arrive and stir-fry up a storm just before you are about to eat. Too easy.
I made this divine salad at our Easy Asian Dinner Party cooking class last week and it was a winner. My students wondered how such a quick and easy salad could taste so good? The answer is the combination of the classic Thai flavours of the dressing, sweet prawns and fresh Asian herbs. Continue Reading →