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Teochew-Peach-shaped-Kueh

Teochew Peach-shaped Kueh (红桃粿)

Also commonly referred to as "p'ng (rice) kueh" or "Teochew red kueh", the Teochew Peach-shaped Kueh is traditionally known as "红桃粿", pronounced as "ung toh kway" in Teochew (a dialect of Chinese) which means...
Shandong-Chicken-(Twice-cooked-Chicken-with-Black-Vinegar-Dressing)

Shandong Chicken (Twice-cooked Chicken with Black Vinegar Dressing)

This year, I'll be embracing my cultural roots. Since moving out of home, I've been craving a lot of different Asian dishes. Some are my parents' specialty and others are simply dishes I've become...
Zen-Oasis-vegetarian-restaurant,-Berrima

Zen Oasis vegetarian restaurant, Berrima

To drive an hour and a half for good food may seem absurd to some, but this is not uncommon for my mother and her friends. My Mum has forever talked about this little vegetarian restaurant, in the middle of...

Tim Ho Wan: Michelin-star Christmas yum cha banquet

A cornucopia of Christmas colours started slowly filling the dining table as many bloggers and top Zomato food reviewers began to feast with their eyes (and no doubt contemplate the Instagram photo possibilities). I had...

The Rice Den, St Leonards, Sydney

  There’s a sense of excitement that pervades the atmosphere of The Rice Den and in the demeanour of Roy Chan, one of its head chefs, as he stops by to say hello and introduce...

New Shanghai, An Ultimate Shanghai Dumpling Experience

Ten years ago not many people outside China had heard of "Xiao Long Bao" (小笼包). It is the Chinese name for steamed pork dumplings and owed its international stardom for its incredible juicy filling...

Who Is Madame Shanghai?

The front door of Madame Shanghai might as well be a time machine as we stepped through it into an opulent dining room decorated with Chinoiserie wallpaper, Chinese motifs and malachite fixtures reminiscent of...
Chanthu-&-Jerome’s-Wedding

Chanthu & Jerome’s Wedding

There's so much to love about Chinese wedding banquets - the extravagent sequence of dishes, the abundance of seafood, the overly loud bands and the absurd amount of hard liquor drunk! I have really...
Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

Lunch at Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

The Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere... so it has kind of become a tourist attraction for any visiting relatives. And depite the rain yesterday, it was no exception for my great aunt. The temple is gloriously tranquil, filled with the grandeur of giant monuments, fancy landscapes and rich chandeliers. The dining hall, too, maintained the airy and peaceful ambience, with Buddha statues, soothing chants in the background and staff whom were extremely quiet and courteous. The vegetarian lunch set menu is available on Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am - 2pm, and on weekends from 11:30am until 2:30pm.
Yum-cha-at-Kam-Fook,-Bondi-Junction

Yum cha at Kam Fook, Bondi Junction

I can't explain how much I love yum cha. The idea of spending hours with my nearest and dearest, sipping tea and sharing lots of little dishes of dumplings and deep-fried goodies... There's no...

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