Recipes

All my favourite recipes

Hainanese Chicken Rice recipe

My adaptation of Hainan Chicken Rice recipe is here below with related links: Aromatic poached chicken, tender and

Hainan Chicken rice step-by-step

Hainan Chicken Rice step-by-step photo overview, for making Hainan Chicken Rice recipe click on the link. Buy fresh pandan leaves at Chinese supermarkets or frozen packages, if none available you can substitute with spring onion or young leeks. To handle the leaves for stuffing and cooking, tie 3-4 leaves into a knot as shown in

Blackbeans Jumble Recipe

Blackbeans Jumble, our Monday night one-pot dinner creation influenced by Creole Jambalaya. The origin of Jambalaya apparently derives from the Provencal which is spoken in the South of France, the word “jambalaia” refers to a mishmash or mix-up. Talking about fusion, diversity and cooking, you definitely will find it in Creole cooking, this cuisine is a living

Rice with dried anchovies, quick stir-fry for lunch

With a few ingredients it is simple to make rice with dried anchovies in a tasty lunch, a quick stir-fry and your good to go. I had some leftover rice, dried anchovies and last bit of tempeh kering (Indonesian snack) to add an extra crunch to the dish. Have to make a new batch of

YumNua Yang, ยำเนื้อย่าง Thai beef salad

Thai beef salad recipe with authentic aromatic flavours and an enticing complexity of sweet, sour, spice and heat combined with grilled marinated meat. This dish is one of our family & friends favourites. Quick and easy to prepare, serve the salad as a starter for lunch or as a side with other complimentary dishes together

Cupping Tea – How to taste and grade Chinese teas

Guest post contributed by The Tea Urchin blog. Chinese Tea ceremony, tea grading Cupping tea is a sensory process

Summer is coming, Berry&Berry Daiquiri!!

Cocktail Time!! Timing just about right, needed a drink and with two punnet’s of fresh strawberries it can’t

Aubergine stuffed with minced lamb and spices

Greek/Turkish Stuffed Aubergine with minced Lamb and spices Had plans for MaPo DouFu, but the minced meat was Lamb mince, slight adjustment and a dive into the cupboard and fridge to see what else was available. On the left two shiny aubergines, a jar with tiny dried bird’s eye chilli peppers, a quick look in

Huat Kueh 发糕 or Prosperity Cake by Louisiana van Menxel

A Guest recipe contribution from my Indonesian-Chinese friend and fantastic home Chef Lousiana van Menxel. Both our family moved