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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...
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It’s true! You can bake a cake in a rice cooker!

Rice-cooker cakes are an ingenious creation by college students in Asia. As the dormitories didn't have ovens, students who craved freshly baked cakes turned to the humble rice-cooker. In fact, in addition to an...
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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...

Balinese Spice Magic, Wollongong + Traditional Corn Fritter Recipe

Indonesia celebrated Independence Day last weekend, and marked its 69th year since declaring independence from the Dutch. Indonesia is an archipelago made up of around 17,000 islands, (try saying that three times quickly - archipelago,...
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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...

Tasmanian Huon Salmon + Smoked Salmon & Cheese Souffle

If you've ever been to Tasmania, you'll know what I mean when I say their pristine coastal waters makes Tasmanian salmon some of the purest in the world. Peter and Frances Bender founded Huon Aquaculture...
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Cooking with pearl couscous

Rice and pasta are kitchen staples I can't live without. And now, thanks to Blu and the team at Haystac, I can add Pearl Couscous (also known as Israeli couscous) to my list of...
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Featured Foodie on SBS plus a cherished family recipe – Xiu Mai (Vietnamese meatballs)

Those who subscribe to SBS Food's e-newsletter will have seen that I am their latest Featured Foodie! What a honour it is to be able to share my culinary journey with such a respected...

A taste of New Orleans: Chef Tory McPhail’s recipe for Chicken & Mushroom Gumbo

New Orleans is a vibrant, festive and culinary wonderland that attracts millions of visitors every year. Known around the world for its famous Mardi Gras festival and its jazz, R&B and soul music, this...
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Truffle Hunt and Cook at Ruffles Estate, Mt Majura

Most food lovers would have had a similar experience to me – there would have been a time, a place and something you ate that completely shifted your views on what food was and...

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