Browsing All posts tagged under »Chinese«

Duck l’orange

April 9, 2015

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fish in spicy coconut sauce

January 31, 2014

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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 […]

Barley water

January 14, 2014

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Fellow Melbournians how are you coping in this heat wave? 35°C yesterday, a top of 44.5°C today and still in the 40’s until the cool change hits on Friday night. Eeekkk! This girl does not handle the hot very well so strategies need to be in place to prepare me for the worst. When one […]

Steamed taro cake (芋頭糕)

December 4, 2013

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Earlier this year I bought a proper steamer with the intention of making more steamed goodies. By proper, I mean one of those big ass Asian style steamers. See this is the type of steamer you need if you really want to make serious steamed treats, not those piddly little electronic ones. Before I got […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Love Dumplings

June 11, 2013

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I do love dumplings, but I Love Dumplings (311 Racecourse Road, Flemington VIC) is actually the name of a restaurant. How original. Most of my trips to Flemington in the past had involved Malaysian food, either at the infamous Laksa King or the more laidback Chef Lagenda. Venues located on Racecourse Road generally weren’t even […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pomegranate and floral green tea recipe

December 22, 2012

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My propensity to mix drinks started long before I learnt how to mix a vodka cranberry. One of the more legendary concoctions my brother and I came up with in our childhood involved 2 different flavoured cordials, 3 types of milks (regular, soy and condensed), jam, salt and lemonade. Sounds horrific to me now, but […]

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 […]