Take a slow and steady approach to cooking this weekend. Build layers of flavour into your food with these eight authentic recipes for slow-braised meats, tender roasts and a Malaysian sweet treat that is worth the wait.
There’s no rushing these massaman lamb shanks. For fall-apart results, cook the lamb for at least 90 minutes in the oven, or make it an all-day affair by setting and forgetting on your slow cooker.
The secret to this daeji bulgogi (Korean chilli pork) is all in the marinating. Be sure to marinate the pork for at least several hours, or overnight if you’re using a tougher cut such as pork neck.
For the ultimate flavour boost, marinate this Indonesian roast chicken for 24 hours in the fridge, turning the chicken occasionally to coat in the herb and spice mixture.
To create this Mao-style braised pork belly, simmer cubes of pork belly in a rich soy broth for over an hour until the meat is sticky and tender.
For an authentic beef rendang at home, blend your own spice paste, then season with essential herbs and simmer in coconut milk for at least two hours. The aromas are guaranteed to stop traffic in your street.
It may require a lengthy shopping list and around two hours cooking time, but the effort will be worth it for this Chinese-style braised duck with mixed vegetables. Serve it as a main course in a Chinese banquet with a bottle of pinot noir.
Follow these three steps to Sunday roast perfection: soak, boil then bake your chicken in a luscious glaze. Serve this Chinese honey roasted chicken with steamed greens and jasmine rice for a twist on tradition.
A breakfast staple in Southeast Asia, Malaysian kaya is a rich, thick coconut jam. It requires constant attention over two hours of cooking, but we think you’ll agree it’s worth every minute.
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