Chocolate Chip Cookies: featuring the COOKIE MONSTER

Who likes chocolate chip cookies, raise your hands! Me, me, me!!

And so it goes, one of the most famous of cookies, these are incredibly addictive especially if you use really good quality chocolate and jazz it up with some nuts. Although standard recipes ask for chocolate chips, buttons or melts, I like to […]

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Hand-made Noodles with Spicy Fried Sauce

Well, the fridge is almost empty and we haven’t shopped for this week so I pulled out some of the frozen leftover mince pork filling used for the rice dumpling and turned it into a fried hot sauce by adding spicy fermented bean sauce and homemade chilli oil with additional szechuan […]

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Mmmm....Pizza

Gourmet Pizza with savoury tomato sauce, chorizo sausage, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, field mushrooms, ricotta cheese and sweet basil leaves

I was pretty knackered yesterday after class but summoned up enough strength to churn out a gourmet-licious pizza for two. As usual, it was more a case of rummaging through the fridge to […]

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Kitchen Battle: Foodsze vs. Rice Dumpling (Nyonya Chang)

Nyonya Chang: glutinous rice dumpling with a peppery, sweet & savoury filling of pork, pork fat, ground coriander seeds, sweet winter melon, white pepper, chopped chestnuts &  shitake mushrooms.

How shall I begin to describe the last two days? Wait, wait for it…let me crank up the volume of Carl […]

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Kaya: Coconut Egg Jam

Kaya lives up to its name; it means ‘rich’ in malay and rich, it definitely is, both in flavour and consistency. It is a spread my family and most Malaysians love and grew up on; well, I loved it as a kid until we had too much of it; kaya on toast, kaya on Hup Seng cream […]

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Cold Silken Tofu with Spicy Chilli Bean Sauce & Dried Shrimp

I’ve cooked this countless of times to the point that I don’t remember who actually taught me to douse this plain soft silken tofu with chilli bean sauce. It could either be my mom or my aunt but this is definitely one of those super quick and simple dishes I’ve often made […]

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Vanilla Brûlée Tarts with Strawberry Purée from Bourke Street Bakery, Sydney

4th attempt at the crème brûlée tart: the best one

This is so good! Gobsmackingly good! Everything about this vanilla brûlée tart is perfect; from that first ‘crack’ of the caramelised sugar on top to that creamy but firm classic brûlée then to the luscious flow of strawberry purée, finished off […]

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