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Barramundi with chorizo lentils recipe

October 28, 2013

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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, […]

Spring rolls recipe

October 22, 2013

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Every now and then I’m reminded that I’m a bit of a bad daughter and don’t see my mum nearly as much as I’m supposed to. In order to compensate, I try to cook her favourite things when I can. Mum’s favourite cuisine is Vietnamese so on the weekend I made her a dinner of […]

Clear chicken stock and a quick noodle soup

October 16, 2013

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I hadn’t planned on writing a post about a basic clear chicken stock because it feels a bit like I’m trying to teach you how to suck eggs, but at a friend’s suggestion I’m going to share a few thoughts on it. She had seemed rather surprised that I bothered to make my own and […]

Tuna patties recipe

September 12, 2013

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This is going to be another quick fish and potato recipe to add to my collection (previous ones here and here) because I obviously love pairing these two things together. A friend and I use to regularly have ‘tuna patty lunches’ because we really liked the ones our local cafe made. She’s since relocated to […]

Coriander and cashew dip recipe

August 9, 2013

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Just a quick and easy recipe for as we’re approaching the weekend (yay!). This dip/condiment is great to have around the house. You can call this a ‘coriander pesto’, but it feels a bit incorrect since pesto specifically refers to a basil based blend. It’s like calling a pear and chocolate cake a ‘pear jaffa […]

Pan fried beef buns (生煎牛肉包) recipe

August 5, 2013

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I love pan fried buns. It’s the combination of the crisp exterior, inner layer of fluffy dough and meaty filling in the centre that is the appeal. I mean seriously, who doesn’t like fried dough? So this is another recipe from the dim sum book I picked up in Hong Kong. I’m super pleased with […]

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 […]

Nobu’s miso ‘black cod’ recipe

June 29, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

Sticky rice and chicken in lotus leaf (lor mai gai) recipe

May 7, 2013

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I love yum cha. It may not seem that way, because I don’t blog about my yum cha adventures very often. In fact, I’ve only ever written about it once. Not sure why that is the case, guess I find it a little difficult to write about. Yum cha for me is always a noisy […]

Cooking as therapy and Chinese spring onion pancake recipe

April 8, 2013

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I don’t really want to over share details of my personal life on my blog, but anyway…I’ve sustained a leg injury and as such, I’m currently hobbling around on crutches. If you’re lucky enough to have never needed crutches in your life, you might not understand exactly how annoying they are. They are SO annoying […]

Fig, prosciutto and hazelnut salad recipe

March 25, 2013

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I’ve mentioned previously that I do not have a green thumb at all. It’s a slightly shameful thing to admit for a self claimed food lover I know. I’m hoping to change this at some stage and perhaps dabble in some gardening. But for now, I’ve still got my folks to rely on for the […]

Sweet and spicy chicken ribs recipe

February 28, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

Dry fried spicy beans recipe

January 8, 2013

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I know it’s been hot outside and you don’t really want to turn on the stove, least of all firing up a wok. But beans are currently in season. Sweet sweet green beans that I so adore, and dry fried beans is the absolute house favourite. In fact, it’s pretty much the only way I […]

Zucchini slice recipe

November 22, 2012

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I attended a hen’s event the past weekend and the activity was an ‘MA’ rated (mature audiences only) high tea. MA because there was a butler and the butler was, cue drum roll…topless. Because every hen needs a bit of eye candy before committing to one man for the rest of her life ;). We […]

Chicken and quinoa salad recipe

November 20, 2012

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Eating well on weeknights can be hard, Monday nights are especially bad. You’ve hardly recovered from the weekend, it’s been a long day at work and by the time you make it home for dinner, all you want to do is lie on the couch and mentally prepare yourself for the next day. Who can […]

Wuxi ribs recipe

October 19, 2012

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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 […]