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Bubble tea

August 28, 2014

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I still haven’t gotten back into the swing of my more regular blogging, so this will just be a short post. Not really a recipe, but consider it as vague  directions for how to make your own pearl milk tea at home. Or bubble tea, pearl tea, boba tea, whatever you call it. I’m of […]

Posted in: Drinks, MissC cooks, Sweets

Chef’s Gallery

August 20, 2014

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Whoops, time has slipped by me again. Same excuse, life getting in the way, but there was also a short getaway to Sydney. It was nice to get away from the daily grind and chilly Melbourne to enjoy the mild and sunny days of Sydney’s winter. Every time I’m in Sydney, I’m always a little […]

Olinda Cafe and Produce store

July 21, 2014

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I have a love hate relationship with winter. I hate catching a cold/flu. I hate the need to wear multiple pieces of clothing out only to shed it all off and lug it around as soon as you step inside anywhere. I hate waking up and going home in the dark and feeling like there […]

Twice cooked spicy pork belly (回鍋肉)

July 15, 2014

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I’ve been a bit distracted lately and hence have neglected this blog because life demanded my attention to a rather tedious and  irritating task, but fret not I’m still alive! This dish is a little metaphoric for my return given its Chinese name, 回鍋肉, translates literally to “returned to wok meat”. Why is it returned […]

Swordfish with burnt butter sauce and potato salad

June 29, 2014

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I love eating fish and I cook with it quite often, but swordfish is one fish variety that I haven’t been too familiar with. You know what they say, it’s good to mix up the foods you eat to ensure exposure to the largest variety of nutrients and what not. Aside from the supposed health […]

Roast chicken with pearl couscous and roast sweet potato salad

June 24, 2014

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Unless you are vegetarian or vegan, roast chicken is one of those dishes everyone learns to cook and eventually develops their own way of doing. (Even if you are vegetarian/vegan, keep reading, the accompanying couscous and sweet potato salad is pretty good.) Certainly I’m aware I do a couple of things differently to my roast […]

Posted in: Meats, MissC cooks, Salads

Cauliflower mac and cheese

June 17, 2014

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When it’s wet and cold outside, don’t you just want to dig into a bowl of something warm and comforting? For me, this comes in the form of gooey mac and cheese. Creamy moreish goodness to satisfy the child in you. This version includes a couple of spices to add a bit of warmth and […]

8bit

June 9, 2014

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I’ve been super lazy these days, hence the lack of cooking posts. Good thing a new burger joint has recently opened up nearby. 8bit (8 Droop Street, Footscray VIC) is one of Footscray’s newest installations and is the first burger place for the suburb. Hooray for more variety and the introduction of a new hip […]

Bright Autumn Festival

June 2, 2014

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As we have come to the close of my favourite season and entering into the winter months, I thought I’d reminisce a little on our mild autumn weather by showing off a couple of pictures taken from this year’s Bright Autumn Festival. The Bright Autumn Festival is an annual event to celebrate the beautiful warm […]

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Grain salad

May 19, 2014

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This is another copy cat recipe, but I dare not call it by its restaurant given name because I’ve made a few alterations to the original recipe, and it’s such a famous recipe that it would misleading to pretend that it’s the same dish. Hence the slightly strange nondescript name of the dish… The dish […]

Posted in: MissC cooks, Salads, Savories

Black sesame and green tea panna cotta

May 15, 2014

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The genesis of this black sesame and green tea panna cotta came about through a merging of 2 things; my idea of doing an ‘Asian’ flavoured panna cotta and my desire to make a visually dramatic 2 tone dessert. To keep with the Asian flavours, I’ve used soy milk instead of regular milk and I […]

DIY natural sugar scrub

May 7, 2014

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Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately, but I’m back in action with a little DIY project that is just in time for mother’s day in case you need a last minute gift idea. I’ve classified this under the ‘cooking’ category even though this isn’t really cooking in its purest sense. Although it does make […]

Posted in: MissC cooks

Warming ginger tea

April 20, 2014

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Hope you’re getting some r&r this Easter break. I really love this type of weather, crisp and delightfully chilly. Perfect autumn weather for snuggling up at home with a good book or dvd set. And to keep me toasty warm, I’ve been sipping on some spicy ginger tea. I’m pretty sure ginger tea is widely […]

Posted in: Drinks, MissC cooks, Sweets

~15 minute kaya recipe

April 13, 2014

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The last recipe left me with 4 egg yolks to find a use for, and what better than to make some kaya? If you need to ask what kaya is; you have been deprived a great treasure. Commiserations. Kaya is a South East Asian condiment that is widely referred to as a ‘coconut jam’. However if […]

Posted in: MissC cooks, Sweets

Conpoy and egg white fried rice (瑤柱蛋白炒飯)

April 8, 2014

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I’m one of those jerks who usually scoffs at egg white omlettes. If you’re going to eat an egg dish, eat it properly. Egg white omlettes are about as confounding as sugarless lollies. I mean seriously, why bother? So here I am somewhat sheepishly writing about this conpoy and egg white fried rice (瑤柱蛋白炒飯) that […]

Quick tip for using Chinese broccoli (and regular broccoli) stalks

April 4, 2014

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Just a quick entry because I haven’t really had the time to write. If you love eating Chinese broccoli (gai lan or 芥蘭) then you’re likely to have come up to the same problem as me sometimes; what to do with the uber thick stems? The thick stems are annoying because obviously they would take […]

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