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Afternoon-Tea-Sandwiches

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

I was faced with the daunting challenge of hosting my little sister's kitchen tea (bridal shower) a few weeks ago. With little prep time available, I planned the menu around all things quick and...
Effortless entertaining with Tetsuya's easy steak recipe

Easy steak recipe by Tetsuya

There are many myths about grilling steak correctly. Some will preach that you should only turn it once to get a good crust, and others like Heston will recommend you flip it every 15...
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...
Homemade-Tofu-Fa

Homemade Tofu Fa

A dish which I never fail to order at yum cha is the tofu dessert (豆腐花, pronounced as dòufu huā). It is essentially a sweet beancurd pudding/jelly that is irresistibly silky soft. The syrup that...

Pipis and Vermicelli with Homemade XO Sauce

Back in the day, before the recreational pipi harvesting ban across NSW was implemented, I recall the excitement of our annual roadtrip down the coast to Seven Mile Beach to gather pipis. With a...

Product Review: Tefal Cuisine Companion + Recipes for 5 Seed Bread with Sous Vide...

For a while, I've been sitting back, observing the Thermomix cult transform ordinary people into health-conscious, additive-free, real-food home cooks. These all-in-one kitchen machines have even made it into the professional kitchens of celebrated...
Chinese-sweet-potato-&-ginger-dessert-soup

Chinese sweet potato & ginger dessert soup

A few nights ago, I was having dinner with Zen at one of our local pubs, 3 Weeds. After a succulent steak sandwich and the comfort of a bowl of chips, my mind was...
Nem-chua-–-Vietnamese-fermented-pork-rolls

Nem chua – Vietnamese fermented pork rolls

My mother was making nem chua (pronounced: nem joo) last week so I quickly took the opportunity to document the process of making this much loved snack. For those who aren't familiar with nem chua,...
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...
Delicately poached chicken is served at room temperature with a portion of fragrant rice, and a selection of condiments

The Myth of Hainanese Chicken Rice + Recipe and Recommendations

In the food world, Singapore is almost synonymous with Chicken Rice, which - in Singapore - is known as Hainanese Chicken Rice. This has been cause for much confusion for me growing up -...

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