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Mee Goreng Ayam | Malaysian Fried Noodles with Chicken

Mee Goreng Ayam | Malaysian Fried Noodles with Chicken.

Simple and Tasty street food or hawkers food that can be made in your kitchen TODAY! Very basic ingredients in an Asian kitchen. Translated, ‘Mee’ is noodles and ‘Goreng’ means fry. The stir fried noodles with chicken is extremely quick and easy to make as you can see when you watch my video.

Mee Goreng is popular in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. I love how Malaysian cooking balances sweet, spice and sour in so many dishes, so perfectly. I started to learn Malaysian Cooking when I first moved to Singapore over fifteen years ago. I had a few good Singaporean and Malaysian neighbours back then who introduced me to so many things. We would shop, market and cook together. It was so much fun. I have lost contact with them over the years and often hope they will find me through my blog someday. I wonder if they are still cooking the Middle eastern and Indian dishes that I taught them as I am still whipping up a lot of what I learned from them.

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Shana’s Chicken Lasagne with Homemade Pasta Sauce

Chicken Lasagne – Care to Indulge? 

Lasagne or Lasagna? The famous Italian dish of meat sauce and layered sheets of pasta, is loved by people all over the word. However, did you know, that you may be referring to it wrongly? My friends in the Middle East , India , and even in South East Asia, we often refer to the dish as ‘ Lasagna ‘.

However, this is actually incorrect because , Lasagna is the singular form and refers to a sheet of the pasta. ‘ Lasagne ‘ refers to the dish which uses multiple sheets of pasta. Truth is though, that the word Lasagna is used much more, but as a devoted foodie, it is my duty to let my readers know of the difference.

Chicken Lasagne is popular with those who do not eat beef, which is more commonly used.  I received many requests to post a chicken-pasta dish. So here is my version of Chicken Lasagne, and I assure you it is extremely delicious and everyone will be impressed if you make it for them. Quite indulgent, with butter, cream and cheese. Not the every day meal, that’s for sure. Creamy, warm and simply Yummy. Yay! Let’s go. Check out the video below.

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Char Hor Fun | Rice Noodles in Soupy Egg Gravy

Char Hor Fun  is an absolutely delicious and comforting dish that personifies the essence of ‘Wok Lei’.

What is Wok Lei? ‘Wok Lei translated means ‘wok heat’ or ‘breath of the wok’. It is the intensely gratifying aroma as well as taste, that can only be imparted by a fiery hot wok and some good tossing skills. This is the signature essence of most of your favorite Chinese dishes, that you feel you just can’t replicate at home! While extreme heat is essential, it’s about more than heating your wok till it’s burning hot. It takes practice, but it is not impossible to achieve this irresistible smoky flavor at home.

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Char Kway Teow | Flat Rice Noodles with Prawns

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Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow | Flat Rice Noodles with Prawns

Char Kway Teow is a extremely easy to make street food, that is common in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. I have really liked the versions I have had in Indonesia and Malaysia. This version is a quickie Penang style Char Kway Teow with Prawns.

It is a stir fried noodle dish, using wide, flat and fresh Rice Noodles. I simply love it. The cooking is done in 2 minutes! Traditionally it was sold buy Farmers and Fisherman in the night markets  as a way for them to supplement their income. This version contains only prawns, but other meats are used commonly.

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Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

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Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca


Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca is very quick pasta dish to prepare when you are desperate for time, but still want something  a little tangy, salty and savory. The typical ingredients are tomatoes, anchovies, capers and olives. (Good to have these in the pantry). Although there are some variations. Some recipes omit the anchovies. Some add raisins or green peppers.

The Puttanesca Sauce  or ‘Sugo alla Puttanesca’ in Italian is incredibly easy to prepare for a hearty addition to your pasta. Spaghetti is popular choice but other pasta,  like Penne or Linguine may be used as well.

Be sure to rinse the anchovies and capers to avoid too much tartness. When I had Puttanesca for the first time, I wasn’t crazy about it but I found that spicing it up just a bit could do wonders. And it’s so terribly easy that the recipe is quite handy! Serving with grilled Salmon or Shrimp is recommended.


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Asian Chicken Cutlet Spaghetti

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Delicious Chicken Cutlet Spaghetti with Coleslaw

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Asian Chicken Cutlet Spaghetti 

Spaghetti served with these mini Asian 5 spiced Chicken Cutlets makes for a really happy  and hearty meal! Kids love the tiny popcorn sized cutlets. The Chicken Cutlet Spaghetti is cooked slowly and the flavors are really yummy! Use spaghetti or Linguine. Some coleslaw, served on the side, compliment the spaghetti and chicken perfectly. This is a complete meal. Although the list of ingredients may seem long,it’s actually quite a simple to do recipe.

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Vegetable Chow Mein – Chinese Veg Noodle Stir-Fry

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Vegetable Chow Mein

I love making Chinese stir fried dishes. They come together so quickly and are so satisfying. This Vegetable Chow Mein or Stir Fried Noodles with vegetables is one of the easiest Chinese Recipes. If you like, you can make an omelette with some chopped scallions and celery, cut into strips and either mix it in or serve on the side of these noodles.

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Chicken Spaghetti – “Pantry Raid” Dinner in 30 minutes


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Chicken Spaghetti

Who said making dinner after a long day at work has to be a troublesome and time consuming affair? With quick recipes like this “Pantry Raid” Chicken Spaghetti, you can have a simple hot meal on the table while you phone a friend or your mom at the same time. Simple flavors, hot pasta, easy cleanup. More time to spend on other things.

chicken spaghetti recipe Chicken Spaghetti Pantry Raid Dinner in 30 minutes

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Recipe Name: Chicken Spaghetti
Recipe Type: Pasta / Main
Author:  Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 15
Cook time: 15 min
Total time:
Yield: (4 servings)

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How to make Bolognese Sauce ( step-by-step guide with .gifs)


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How to make Bolognese Sauce

Perfectly delicious Bolognese Sauce for Lasagna (Lasagne) Recipe, Spaghetti or other types of Pasta. Thanks to Cat for the real Italian ‘Sugo Alla Bolognese‘ Recipe. Layer home made or store bought lasagna sheets with this lovely meat sauce as well as béchamel sauce. The Bolognese Sauce is finely scented with aromatic herbs ( rosemary, basil, sage, oregano). So much better than a jar from your supermarket and  quite easy actually. You can make it a little looser or thicker in consistency, depending on how your intend on using it. I absolutely love the rosemary in the Bolognese Sauce – I would never omit it. Cosi Buono!!! Delizioso!!!

Recipe Name: e Bolognese Sauce 
Recipe Type: Pasta / Sauces
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 20 
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield:  (8 servings)
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How to make Bolognese Sauce 

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Spaghetti and Meatballs – Creamy Spaghetti with the Best Beef Meatballs

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Spaghetti and Meatballs – Delicious Creamy Spaghetti with the Best Beef Meatballs

This could quite possibly be the best Spaghetti and Meatballs you have ever tried. The delicious beef meatballs and the yummy cream based tomato sauce are to die for! There’s  something just irresistible about these moist balls of mince that fall apart in your mouth paired with the gorgeous , creamy spaghetti. Try it!
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