Browsing All posts tagged under »Snacks«

Takoyaki

April 15, 2015

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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. […]

Steamed tapioca layer cake

September 28, 2014

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This little steamed tapioca layer cake goes by many names and comes up in a number of different reincarnations across South East Asia. In Singapore and Malaysia it’s referred to as keuh (or kuih) lapis. In Vietnam, bánh da lợn is a version where the layers typically feature mashed mung beans. Thailand also has a […]

Peanut and cashew toffee cookies

September 7, 2014

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My family is acquainted with someone who works in a nut processing factory, so every now and then I get given a stash of random nuts. Recently it was a big bag of roasted and crushed cashews. This is just a small fraction of what I was given. I gave at least half the bag […]

Bubble tea

August 28, 2014

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I still haven’t gotten back into the swing of my more regular blogging, so this will just be a short post. Not really a recipe, but consider it as vague  directions for how to make your own pearl milk tea at home. Or bubble tea, pearl tea, boba tea, whatever you call it. I’m of […]

Cauliflower mac and cheese

June 17, 2014

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When it’s wet and cold outside, don’t you just want to dig into a bowl of something warm and comforting? For me, this comes in the form of gooey mac and cheese. Creamy moreish goodness to satisfy the child in you. This version includes a couple of spices to add a bit of warmth and […]

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 […]

Cauliflower popcorn

January 2, 2014

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I hope you had a fantastic close to 2013 and a wonderful start to the new year. Mine was surrounded by good friends and good food. It is incredibly self indulgent to praise my own food, but you’ll just have to trust me when I tell you that my guests gobbled these up with glee. […]

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 […]

Double chocolate chunk cookies

November 6, 2013

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How are we in November already? Time must really fly when you’re having fun. Since we’re approaching the festive season, I’m in a giving mood. And what better to give than a batch of homemade cookies? This recipe is based on one I found on Inspired taste, because frankly, I was inspired by those chewy […]

Sweet corn and sticky rice pudding (chè bắp) recipe

October 11, 2013

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I’m not one of those highly organised people who goes to the market with a shopping list. The only time I ever really have a list is when I want to make a specific dish that contains ingredients I don’t usually have around the house. I shop mainly based on what’s on sale and looks […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apple berry crumble recipe

May 23, 2013

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I always find it a little disappointing going fruit shopping in the colder months; many of my favourite fruits have disappeared off the shelves and there’s not all that much in season. Apples however are in abundance over the autumn months. I suppose they are a good fruit to cook with, which is useful seeing […]

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 […]

Happy Easter

April 1, 2013

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Hope you’ve had a happy Easter and a nice little break from work (or school). It’s so nice having 2 shortened weeks at work :). Plus Easter provides a fabulous excuse for indulging in my favourite chocolate treat – Koko Black’s hot chocolate. Of course while in the Koko Black saloon, it’s pretty hard to […]

Dooley’s Ice Cream – The Ice Cream Tub

March 12, 2013

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I hope everyone has had as relaxing a long weekend as I did. A group of friends and I escaped the Melbourne heat wave in search for some respite down at the surf coast. The picturesque Apollo Bay provided this in spades. We spent our days lazily splashing about in the refreshingly cold surf, pointing […]

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 […]

Mamak

February 4, 2013

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It’s no coincidence that Malaysian food has seen a surge in popularity around the same time Poh Ling Yeow and Adam Liaw found success both on and after Masterchef. I’m willing to bet that there’s at least a little bit of cause and effect going on. It’s actually a little surprising that it took so […]

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 […]