Browsing All posts tagged under »Pork«

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 […]

Chorizo and potato frittata

April 1, 2014

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Sausages and potatoes are one of the most classic combinations in the food world, so it shouldn’t surprise you that beyond bangers and mash, there are other way of putting these 2 things together. Chorizo is just about my favourite sausage and I’ve long been a fan of the Spanish tortilla de patata (potato omelette); marry […]

Two beans and a farm

March 17, 2014

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People who know me will know that I will travel for food. This is why I found myself all the way in Mernda this dreary weekend past, at Two beans and a farm (10 Hathfelde Boulevard, Mernda VIC) in the Carome Homestead. For those of you scratching your heads wondering where on earth Mernda is; […]

Vietnamese pâté chaud (bánh patê sô)

February 28, 2014

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yeonga Premium Grill & Bar

May 20, 2013

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It’s only been happening in the last couple of years, but the Victoria Street precinct just opposite the Queen Victoria Market has gradually been transforming into a thriving hub for Korean cuisine. Particularly of the barbeque variety. Every time I’ve driven past the area, I’ve made a mental note to eat there and finally, I […]

Martha Ray’s

May 6, 2013

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Wow, only one post for the month of April. So much for attempting to maintain the blog in my down time. Shame on me! I have been bad. I’ve been hiding a bit, just because it’s not all that convenient to be on crutches and also I feel like people just look at me for […]

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 […]

Cheeky Monkey

January 12, 2013

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It was a carefully planned masterstroke of mine to have brunch at Cheeky Monkey (89A Swan Street, Richmond VIC) since it was so conveniently located across the road from the Wittner factory outlet. Is there a better way of convincing a man to come shoe shopping with you than to feed his stomach first? As […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ants climbing on a tree recipe

August 7, 2012

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I haven’t gone mad. There really is a dish called “ants climbing on a tree”, ask wikipedia if you don’t believe me! Sometimes literal translations just don’t work huh? Some names end up sounding quite strange when translated directly into English, but I think they sound rather poetic in the original language. So anyhow, ants […]

Welcome to Winter Melbourne

June 1, 2012

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Bottega (74 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC) is giving away free snack sized pork rolls to warm you up this winter. It’s part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Roast Series in June. It’s delicious free range pork from the the folk at Western Plains Pork. Fresh off the spit to your tummy from noon […]

The Reading Room

May 29, 2012

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Unis aren’t usually the breeding ground for top quality food. Poor students and bad campus food are more likely to go hand in hand. That certainly was my unfortunate experience! Well ok, there were a couple of exceptions. There was at least one cafe serving decent coffee and nibbles, but on the whole, food tended […]

Vietnamese meatballs (nem nuong) recipe

February 24, 2012

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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 […]