Browsing All posts tagged under »Fish«

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sand sculpting exhibition and Peter’s fish and chips

January 31, 2013

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Aside from baking, I did another very Aussie thing over the Australia Day long weekend – I went to the beach. Frankston beach specifically, to see the sand sculpting exhibition at the Frankston Waterfront. For those interested, the exhibition is on until the end of April 2013 and costs $12.50 for an adult entry and […]

Taste of Melbourne 2012

November 27, 2012

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For the past 2 years since I started this blog, I’ve been writing about the annual ‘Taste’ festivals. This year it was held outdoors, in the green fields of Albert Park. So you know the deal by now. Pay ~$30 entrance fee to get into the event and then exchange your dollars for ‘crowns’, which […]

Cantonese style steamed fish recipe

May 28, 2012

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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 […]

Salmon and potato cakes with truffle oil recipe

April 10, 2012

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Contrary to my new year’s resolution, I’ve been a bit lazy lately and haven’t taken due notice of my mishaps around the kitchen. These days I’ve mostly been throwing things together to make meals here and there, and my camera seems to have been relegated to some drawer in a dark corner of the house. […]

The Dispensary Enoteca

August 27, 2011

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Every now and then, this city girl needs to take a break from all the traffic and dramas of city living. So it was on a typically grey overcast winter’s day that I packed my bags, boarded a vline train out of Southern Cross Station and bid a nonchalant farewell to Melbourne – a least for […]

China: A taste of Wai Po Jia

June 14, 2011

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Wai Po Jia, have you heard of it? No, it’s not a city or province in China so perhaps that’s why you’re scratching your head. It’s actually a restaurant franchise translated as ‘The Grandma’s’ with venues across most of north eastern and central China and it will be clear very soon why it deserves its own post. I know […]

Warung Agus

February 6, 2011

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Warung Agus (305 Victoria Street, West Melbourne VIC – some sites list it as North Melbourne) has got to be one of the most unassuming and lovely places I’ve had the pleasure of dining in.  In fact, I’ve driven past it a number of times, not knowing of the treasures within. But it just so happened that […]

Wine Bank on View

October 15, 2010

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It has been a strange introduction into spring this year. There’s been some really brilliantly warm and sunny days and then there’s been wild storms and a return to the freezing single digit temperatures. Crazy Melbourne weather. Only, it hasn’t just been Melbourne…seems like the rest of State and potentially other parts of Australia are […]

Ebi fine food

September 21, 2010

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Ebi fine food (18A Essex Street, Footscray VIC) is a rather strange name because it doesn’t really mean much. Ebi is the Japanese word for prawn, so effectively the place is called Prawn fine food. Odd. This is not the only strange thing about Ebi. It’s the fact that it’s a Japanese inspired (the name […]