Kam Heong Sotong: Malaysian Squid

Kam Heong Sotong: Malaysian Squid

How about that? We cooked our first fusion dish here on Arousing Appetites, and we didn’t even know it. That’s exactly what kam heong is all about. While we used squid in our particular recipe, it’s not the ingredients that matter as much as the cooking style itself. So What is Kam Heong? Kam Heong is a Malaysian … Read more

Pulpo a la Gallega: Spanish Octopus and Potato

Pulpo a la Gallega: Spanish Octopus and Potato

Pulpo a la gallega was one of my favorite and more common dishes while living in Madrid. It’s a perfect embodiment of what tapas is, since it’s just as good as an afternoon snack as an appetizer for a larger meal. Yet despite my frequent consumption of this delightful dish, I never actually learned how to make it. … Read more

Goan Prawn Curry

goan prawn curry

Discovering Indian cuisine We discovered this delicious goan prawn curry while we were on a trip to India. Heather and I were fortunate to make it to India earlier this year in order to attend a good friend’s wedding. And first, let me tell you that Indian weddings are so incredibly eventful… I certainly wasn’t … Read more

Pakistani Spicy Tomato Curry

Pakistani Spicy Tomato Curry

Spicy tomato curry made with cod, tomatoes, and some fragrant spices, Pakistani style. Back in the Fall of 2008, I found myself in Frankfurt, Germany. I was still in college and my school (which was in the neighboring Netherlands) offered its students the chance to spend a semester pursuing a blank-check promise of “any type of new experience.” … Read more