Browsing All posts tagged under »Spicy«

Twice cooked spicy pork belly (回鍋肉)

July 15, 2014


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 […]

Fish in spicy coconut sauce

January 31, 2014


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


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, […]

Yeonga Premium Grill & Bar

May 20, 2013


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 […]

Sweet and spicy chicken ribs recipe

February 28, 2013


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 […]


February 4, 2013


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 […]

Dry fried spicy beans recipe

January 8, 2013


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 […]

Tom Phat

December 17, 2012


My friend offered to take me out to a nice ‘Thai’ place for dinner near her place last week, and I couldn’t suppress my surprise when she took me to Tom Phat (184 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC). They do dinner here? For some strange reason, I only associated Tom Phat with breakfast. I think it might […]

Touchè Hombre

November 24, 2012


Sometimes I’m happy to be proven wrong. The following story will highlight one of those times. I had originally dismissed Touchè Hombre (corner Lonsdale Street and Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne VIC) as some bar that’s popped up to capitalise on the currently trending Mexican food scene in Melbourne. I didn’t think much of it. Sure it […]

Ants climbing on a tree recipe

August 7, 2012


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 […]

Taste of Asia BBQ House

February 21, 2012


We’re still on our last legs of summer, so quite naturally my mind is still set on lazy weekend picnics or barbeques. Speak of barbeques, a new one just opened up not too far from my abode. That, and the fact that it was featured on one of those coupon sites I so enjoy frequenting, […]

Spice rubbed pork, walnut sauce with corn and quinoa salad recipe

February 3, 2012


The inspiration for this dish came from Mamasita. If you haven’t heard of Mamasita, I’m just going to assume you’re not from Melbourne. Let me paint you a picture, Mamasita is a Mexican bar/diner that opened in 2010 where the Recorded Music Salon once was. Since its inception, Mamasita has been ‘the’ place to go. […]

Eggplant in a spicy coconut gravy recipe

January 9, 2012


You could be easily mistaken into thinking that I’m one of those bloggers who love to eat out, but shies away from the kitchen. I haven’t exactly posted up many recipes, and those I did post were all sweets anyway. In my defense, I do love to cook, I just find it so hard to […]

Laksa Bar

November 22, 2011


It was one of the few laneway areas that hadn’t yet been jazzed up with funky cafes and cool bars, but that was always bound to change. And the tide had finally came. Little Lonsdale Street up towards the Exhibition/Spring Street end is finally getting its fair share of foodie activity. Thanks to the arrival […]

Coconut House

September 6, 2011


Coconut House (449 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC) is the type of place that makes me miss being a student, because this is just the sort of place I would have loved to frequent as a student. As a matter of fact, its prototypical clientele is a young student. And why not? It ticks all the boxes […]

Warung Agus

February 6, 2011


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 […]

Chef Lagenda

September 13, 2010


I LOVE Malaysian food, but until quite recently I haven’t found very many places dishing up the food. Or maybe I just haven’t really taken all that much notice of the cuisine until the last couple of years? Anyhow, Chef Lagenda (16 Pin Oak Cresent, Flemington VIC) is a new-ish kid on the block, situated […]