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Bubur chacha (摩摩喳喳) recipe

July 31, 2013

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Is it any news that I love sweets? And warm Chinese style sweet soups are so comforting in the winter. They’re so homely and really remind me of my childhood when mum would cook up a pot of sweet soup after dinner if we bugged her enough about it. While my mum didn’t ever make […]

Gladioli

July 24, 2013

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Lucky me, I managed to have another quiet little escape out of Melbourne the other week. This time to Warrnambool. Warrnambool is about 3 hours south west of Melbourne down by the coast. It’s also known as the “windy city”. It was another bit of good fortune that on the day I visited the sun […]

Beef tataki

July 16, 2013

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This is probably a little anti-foodie to admit, but I use to order my steaks well done. In my defense, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of steak so the thought of eating a bloody piece of meat freaked me out a touch. My palate has since matured and I have even developed a […]

Kitchen mistakes – how do you fix them?

July 6, 2013

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Sometimes it feels a bit disingenuous to only blog about the cooking that I’ve been relatively successful with. Kitchen mistakes are bound to happen, and I am no stranger to them. When I first dabbled in cooking, I had very spectacular mistakes. So spectacular that the food was inedible. But you know, live and learn. […]

Jackfruit and ‘pomegranate’ in coconut soup (chè mít hạt lựu) recipe

July 3, 2013

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I always knew that I would love pomegranate, even before I ever tried the fruit. It sounds strange, but it’s because I spent a large portion of my childhood eating and loving imitation pomegranate (hạt lựu)! (Top photo of just the pomegranate seeds is courtesy of http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2010/11/09/how-to-de-seed-a-pomegranate-and-not-make-a-mess/) Though I didn’t actually know those jellies were […]