Fattoush: Lebanese Sumac Lemon Salad

Fattoush: Lebanese Sumac Lemon Salad

With the holiday season coming up, Heather and I both thought it would be fun to find ways to “internationalize” our upcoming holiday meals with our friends and family. Not that we don’t love what you’d traditionally find around the Thanksgiving table (trust me, we do), but this seems like it will be a really fun challenge. … Read more

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

Mapo Tofu: Chinese

Mapo Tofu: Chinese

As two folks invariably obsessed with cooking at home, we don’t normally order Chinese takeout. But when we do, mapo tofu is one dish that I’d be hard pressed not to ask for. It’s my addictively spicy yet savory, “always leaves your mouth buzzing thereafter” guilty pleasure. And why I was really excited to learn this dish. … Read more

Nasi Kuning: Indonesian Festive Rice

Nasi Kuning: Indonesian Festive Rice

Whenever Heather gets a new cookbook for the house, it’s always a good enough reason to have a celebration! This time around, she got a really delightful cookbook, Cradle of Flavor, that dives deep into some really exquisite looking Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean recipes. Needless to say that we’re both really excited to explore many more … Read more