Gu Long Stewed Pork Slices with Rice Porridge

First and foremost, yes yes I know I am slightly obsessed with spring onions and seem to overload most of my Asian dishes with what seems to look like too much spring onion topping… my bad! Every once in a while, eating something that comes out of a can is not the end of the world. Quite the contrary with a select few cans that can ONLY be found at Asian Grocers. I grew up eating rice porridge – whenever I’m sick and unwell, my mom or dad would make me a bowl of porridge. Sometimes it’s just plain porridge … Continue reading Gu Long Stewed Pork Slices with Rice Porridge

An Inside Look at the Thermomix

Is Thermomix the world’s most awesome kitchen appliance ever invented? Firstly, let me just say that I am almost embarrassed to admit that I have never heard of Thermomix until a few days ago when a lovely lady from church told me about her brand new Thermomix and seeing as I write in a food blog, she thought I might be interested in coming along to a demo. Ever since the initial invitation, before I even went to the demo, I started doing my research online and asking people about it. Again, how embarrassing that I had no clue! Shame … Continue reading An Inside Look at the Thermomix

Bak Chang / Bak Zhang / Zongzi

I think I might’ve missed the season for eating “Bak Chang” a couple of months ago, in fact I don’t even know when exactly is it! It all started last night when friends on Twitter reminded me that it was the Lantern Festival tomorrow and therefore I should go out and get some mooncakes. Yes, I went out and got some mooncakes alright… but as soon as I saw these Bak Changs just sitting there right next to the cashier, I couldn’t resist buying some for dinner! NOM NOM NOM… Good thing I did, we only got back from soccer … Continue reading Bak Chang / Bak Zhang / Zongzi

Kikkoman Asian Marinades… Magic Sauce!

In the past week, I have cooked two dishes using the same sauce: Kikkoman Sweet Chilli, Ginger and Soy Marinade and Sauce combined with Melted Butter.  Rainbow Trout in Sweet Chilli, Ginger, Soy and Butter Sauce served with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables. The trout has literally been smothered with the sauce, and baked in the oven for 30 minutes at 180C fan-forced, fully wrapped up in foil. The result is this tender, “steamed-effect” fish and its meat was still slightly pink and it was just absolutely divine. Never overcook fish, it’s meant to be enjoyed most when it’s still … Continue reading Kikkoman Asian Marinades… Magic Sauce!

Oven Baked "Fried" Chicken by Kokita

Today, I’m going to tell you a little secret – the secret of my oven baked “fried” chicken. I could also post my recipe for my original deep fried chicken, but a couple of years ago I’ve discovered a product from the Asian section of the supermarket that changed my life. Ok maybe that’s a bit of a dramatic statement – but is it really? For someone who absolutely LOVES fried chicken, won’t you consider a “switch” from deep fried to oven baked a huge change for the better and healthier me? I definitely think so – so here is … Continue reading Oven Baked "Fried" Chicken by Kokita

Roast Duck Breast by Luv-A-Duck

This is a part review, part recipe post! You see, a couple of days ago I went to the Good Food & Wine Show in Melbourne (scroll back a couple of entries and you’ll see my full blog post on My Day at the Good Food and Wine Show!) and I bought a $50 sampler bag from Luv-A-Duck. Inside the cooler bag, there was a Peking Duck Pancake Kit, and packaged Duck Shanks, Duck Legs and Duck Breasts. So last night, I decided to cook up a quick and simple dinner using the Duck Breast. I also thought I should … Continue reading Roast Duck Breast by Luv-A-Duck