Dry Chicken Curry

This is a recipe from a South African friend that I met in Melbourne. I’m not a curry expert and I can’t tell you exactly what kind of curry this is. This curry is not like the Singaporean Chinese version with coconut milk. Its a dry curry, but its so flavourful and...

Lu Rou Fan Recipe

I fell in love with the humble lu rou fan 卤肉饭, braised pork rice, during a trip to Taipei, full of flavour, unctuous and satisfying. It’s not on any nutritionist’s list of foods to eat, but it’s a definitely good for an occasional treat and a...

Thai Beef Curry

Curries. They’re in my book of favourites. When I was making the Thai fish cake, I had much of the Thai red curry paste left and of course, it’d be a natural thing to cook some Thai red curry! The only question is, what are we adding in to the curry? Since beef...

Granny’s Orh Bah Recipe

No, we didn’t eat my granny! This dish is called black pork/black meat, because it looks really black! My grandma calls it “Or Bah” in Hokkien, which literally translates to black meat in English. My sisters and I have been eating it since we were kids and this dish...

Steamed Eggs Recipe

PrintSteamed Eggs Recipe Equipment You'll Need: - Frying Pan - Deep dish for steaming - Large bowl to marinade meat - Chef Knife - Chopping Board - Steamer or Wok - Cling Wrap Ingredients - Minced pork - 150g - Salted egg - half an egg - Vegetable oil - ½ teaspoon -...

Miso Braised Beef

Miso is one of those magic ingredients that create the sensory perception of umami on the tastebuds, it makes you want to dive in for another bite. While most of the time miso braised beef isn’t a combination of word you’d put together, I thought to try it...

Ba Zhang Recipe

Here’s the quick overview of the story behind the famous rice dumplings and the Duan Wu Festival. Qu yuan was a famous Chinese poet in the Kingdom of Chu, who was extremely loyal to his King. When his King did not heed his advice, and lead to the downfall of the...

Wontons Recipe

  Too lazy to cook your dinner today? Or it is a cool, rainy day and you feel like having something warm and soupy? On days when I feel like that, I’d throw some frozen wantons in to cook with my instant noodles! It’s so fast, so good, and so satisfying! I’m not...

Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe

Tonkotsu ramen has always been a favourite of mine, and naturally I would venture out to make my own. I’ve tried making tonkotsu broth for ramen many times, once before going to culinary school, and a few times after going to school. They never taught us how to...

Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe

Claypot chicken rice is one single pot meal that everyone should learn to do. It’s simple, hearty and delicious. I understand there are even recipes that allow you to use rice cookers to do this now, and I’m not against this at all. I choose to cook it...

40 Garlic Clove Chicken Recipe Redux

This 40 garlic clove chicken recipe is one of my favourites, but I can’t exactly decide if I’m making this for the garlic or for the chicken. Roasted garlic doesn’t have the pungency and sharpness raws ones possess, and the innate sweetness is drawn...

Pork Rillettes Recipe

Rillettes! Rustic, but luxurious spreads on top of crusty slices of bread, party appetisers or even a nice part of a hearty sunday breakfast. I’ve made a couple types of rillettes already, but I must say that pork is my favorite. On top of being an easy recipe,...

Braised Beef Recipe

It’s been some time since I prepared a fiine(r) looking dish, and the wife’s been craving for braised beef cheeks ever since she tasted them at Savour 2013, I wanted to get my hands on a few nice pieces of cheeks, but they are rather difficult to get if...

Ragoût de Porc Recipe

Ragoûts are simply stews in French and I love them for it’s simplicity and that they can pair so well with most starches. If you feel like it: a small bowl with bread at the side, or lathered generously over some pappardelle, there are so many ways to enjoy a...

Homemade Chorizo Recipe

Sausage making has always been a hard to reach thing for the average home cook, the availability of the sausage casings and most information online pointing toward that sausage making at home was near impossible without the use of a machine. But that’s not true,...

Chocolate Chicken Recipe

Now this Chocolate Chicken recipe may seem rather strange in Asia, but it’s actually a very popular dish in South America, not surprising since they produce some good chocolate there. I actually did this recipe because the supplier at work offered me a package...
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