5 Easy & Delicious Recipes You Can Make For A Father's Day Feast


Ili •  Jun 04, 2021

Father's Day 2021 is just around the corner! Besides getting your dad a cool gift, why not make an extra special meal for him as well? There are plenty of easy recipes you can make at home but if you're not sure where to begin, go ahead and check out this list of recipes to try as you celebrate Father's Day with your loved ones ?

1. Korean barbeque

Everybody loves a good barbecue - it's a style of cooking that exists in (almost) every corner of the world. Korean barbecue (also known as K-BBQ), in particular, is an awesome variation of this cooking method. Usually featuring thin cuts of marinated meat and cooked on a grill around which everyone is gathered, it's a communal eating experience that's as social as it is delicious. While Korean barbecue tends to be something we head to the restaurants for, it's actually not that hard to have your own halal Korean barbecue at home! Check out our full breakdown of how to do it, from gear to meats to other side dishes you'll need.

2. Pasta

Another fail-safe dish that will guarantee deliciousness is pasta! Whether it's fettucine alfredo or beef Bolognese, there's always room for this beloved Italian dish. Not only will it be a treat for your taste buds but it's a straightforward recipe that'll save you time and effort. But why stop at pastas? Go ahead and throw an all-Italian meal by making bruschetta, margherita pizzas and even affogatos! From appetizers all the way down to desserts, check out this list of easy Italian recipes that'll give you just what you need.

P.S. If you're sticking to pastas only, check out these 8 easy pasta recipes that are perfect for any special occasion.

3. Steak

You can never go wrong with the combination of steaks with a side of roasted vegetables, mash potatoes or salad. While steak is often seen as a meal to head to a fancy restaurant for, truth be told, you can also make good steak to enjoy at home! With premium cuts of halal meat becoming more widely accessible, it's actually doable to cook and eat your steak at home. So if you're wondering how to cook a steak at home, we've got you covered with our step-by-step guide.

P.S. You can also order from these 12 halal steak places in KL & Selangor!

4. Pizza

There are quick dough recipes that you can use to make your pizza dough from scratch quite easily, but if you're super pressed for time, you can just use ready-made pita or naan bread that you can find at the supermarket (like the kind sold by brands like Mission). All that's left to do is spread tomato saucefrom a can or jar, add yours and your guests' favourite toppings, generously top with shredded mozzarella, bake and voilà - you've got your pizza party ready to go.

5. Chicken curry

If you want to go for more local flavours, then a hearty and flavourful chicken curry is your answer. Pair it with a plate of steamed white rice and you've got yourself a classic, quintessential dish in almost every Southeast Asian household. It's a one-pot recipe that is super easy to make but you can also prepare it in a pressure cooker! This video recipe from Spice Eats comes complete with dashes of masala powder, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder and more. So what you'll get is a family-sized serving of flavourful curry that's perfect for dinner. Fancy Thai flavours in your curry? Try following this one by Nagi on Recipetineats for red curry and this one from Hot Thai Kitchen for green curry.

BONUS: Cheesecake

You can't call it a celebration without any desserts and one of the best things to indulge at the end of a meal is a cake, more specifically a cheesecake. There are plenty of variations to this rich dessert - from biscuit-based recipes such as Oreo cheesecake and Lotus Biscoff cheesecake to fruit-based recipes like blueberry cheesecake and mango cheesecake. Not sure where to begin? Sally's Baking Addiction is the perfect place to start as it features a simple 4-step recipe for the perfect basic no-bake cheesecake. The stars of the show include a Graham cracker base, lots of cream cheese and dollops of heavy cream!

#HHWTTip: If you can't find Graham crackers on your grocer's shelves, Digestives biscuits are the perfect substitute.

P.S. For more desserts, check out these yummy chocolate recipes that are perfect for any special occasion!

Now that you've got this handy list to help you out, you're all set to have a wonderful Father's Day feast at home ?