Soya Sauce Chili Dip

This is a really quick soy dip that goes well with Asian soups, rice porridge or even steamed chicken. I have made so many variations of it, sometimes I render down chicken fat and that, sometimes I add chicken stock, sometimes sesame oil. This recipe is a really basic version, just aim for a good balance of sweet, salty and spicy. Continue reading Soya Sauce Chili Dip

Prawn Tokku

Tokku is a jam-like tomato, onion chili paste. This is one of my grandma’s staples. About twice a year she’ll make a large batch of tokku which she stores in the fridge. If she’s after a quick meal, she’ll scoop out a small amount and add a main ingredient. My favourite tokku is dried salted fish (karuvadu) tokku with rice porridge. YUM. Continue reading Prawn Tokku