Browsing All Posts filed under »Meats«

Takoyaki

April 15, 2015

4

Guess what I lugged back home from the recent Japan trip? A takoyaki pan! A cast iron one at that. This added significant weight to my already too heavy luggage and if not for the very kind lady at the check in desk, I would have been up a pretty penny in overweight luggage charges. […]

Duck l’orange

April 9, 2015

0

I adore French food, though from my recipe posts you wouldn’t think I cook it much at home. It would be a lie to say I cook French food frequently, but I definitely dabble in it. Duck l’orange is one such French dish I have made on a couple of occasions. In a way, it […]

Honey soy chicken and chicken rice

October 5, 2014

0

If I had to name a food to represent love, I would say it’s chicken rice. That is to say I love everyone I’ve cooked chicken rice for. And if ever someone needed/wanted to show me love – bring on the chicken rice ;)! Hainanese chicken rice (海南雞飯) is arguably the most famous chicken rice of […]

Twice cooked spicy pork belly (回鍋肉)

July 15, 2014

0

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

0

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

3

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 […]

Vietnamese pâté chaud (bánh patê sô)

February 28, 2014

8

I always use to look forward to getting a pipping hot patê sô from the Vietnamese bakeries when mum did her shopping in the markets. I loved the buttery pastry and the tasty meat filling inside. This will be just a short post dedicated to recreating this childhood love of mine. Patê sô is the […]

Fish in spicy coconut sauce

January 31, 2014

3

Happy new year guys! Yes Chinese new year (CNY) has come around again :). The past week or so has been a little nutty with getting things ready. I’ve spent the long weekend cleaning the house, getting all my gift shopping in order, making CNY treats and preparing for the big family dinner tonight (officially […]

Barramundi with chorizo lentils recipe

October 28, 2013

4

Whoa the last few posts have been very Asian haven’t they? Looks like I’ve just been running on autopilot working with recipes I’m familiar with rather than trying out new things. Time to inject a bit of diversity into the mix methinks! When it feels like my creativity is a bit on the low side, […]

Beef tataki

July 16, 2013

5

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 […]

Nobu’s miso ‘black cod’ recipe

June 29, 2013

0

I am not the first, nor will I be the last blogger to talk about Nobu’s signature miso black cod. It’s such a talked about dish for a reason – it is delicious. It might not look too impressive; it’s just a piece of fish with a few blobs of sauce, wedge of lemon and […]

Easy fish pie recipe

June 19, 2013

2

Pies are such a comforting food to have in winter, unfortunately they’re not necessarily a simple dish to cook on a whim. Usually it involves some slow cooked stewed meat of some kind. Then I had an ‘ah-ha’ moment. What if it was a fish pie? I  could just take the type of ingredients I […]

Maple roasted ribs with apple, cucumber and orange salad recipe

May 27, 2013

0

Three things I like: the maple and bacon combo sweet and spicy meat on the bone easy ribs recipes Mash that all together and I give you maple roasted ribs served with a tangy apple, cucumber and orange salad. This creation was inspired by elements of the three recipes linked above. Maple, a bit of […]

Sweet and spicy chicken ribs recipe

February 28, 2013

3

It’s no secret that I’m a little bit in love with Adam Liaw (winner of Masterchef series 2). One of the highlights last year was meeting him at the Food for Thought event. I really like his cooking style, he’s an eloquent speaker and just seems like a all round nice guy. I’ve picked up […]

Chazuke with teriyaki salmon recipe

February 11, 2013

5

Isn’t it funny how some dishes we eat have a bigger effect on us than others? For whatever reason, this relatively simple and homely dish of chazuke (steamed rice in green tea) with salmon flakes has stuck in my mind. I first tried this dish years ago at the much loved Japanese restaurant, Yu-U (137 […]

Vietnamese meatballs (nem nuong) recipe take 2

January 15, 2013

3

I’ve got a confession to make. Contrary to what I said last year, I did not go back to follow my friend’s sister’s nem nuong recipe to the tee. I was going to, but then when I picked up the bag of nem nuong curing powder, I was convinced out of it. My partner in […]

Wuxi ribs recipe

October 19, 2012

5

In my humble opinion, everyone needs a good ribs recipe. It’s like a staple, like how you should know how to make a good roast chicken. Why? Because ribs are always a crowd favorite. It must be something to do with our primal desire to gnaw on bones. Don’t fight it. The most conventionally Aussie […]

Master stock recipe

October 18, 2012

0

As promised, albeit a little later than I had intended, here is my little write up on master stock. Quite a few recipes refer to it and a number of celebrity chefs have raved about its use. But what exactly is it? I didn’t really understand what this was until I did my own research. […]

Cantonese style steamed fish recipe

May 28, 2012

0

This is potentially a wildly inaccurate assumption, but I’m going to make it anyway. I’ll wager that most people wouldn’t consider steamed fish to be a particularly glamourous item on a restaurant’s menu. But it really isn’t as boring as it may sound. Well executed steamed fish can be so elegant. This gentle method of […]

Vietnamese meatballs (nem nuong) recipe

February 24, 2012

4

Note: New recipe posted 15 January 2013, see this link Staying on the topic of barbeques of the Asian variety, one of my good friends hosts an annual barbeque to celebrate his birthday. And every year, without fail, I will attend because 1. I’m a good friend and 2. his sister makes the best nem […]