Sticky Orange Chicken

A bag of oranges laid on the kitchen floor. I juiced some and they were pretty sour; very juicy but tart! So I decided to make orange chicken the same way I would lemon chicken. The dish turned out really fantastic; the interplay of sticky sweet, tangy and spicy flavours coating […]

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Angku Kueh and introducing Baby J

After a 10 month hiatus from blogging, I am back and boy am I struggling for words. To summarise , I was expecting and whilst cooking didn’t exactly slow down during my pregnancy, I stuck to what’s familiar. Actually correction, I didn’t really want to experiment with new recipes as pregnancy […]

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Pork Ribs and White Radish Soup

Melbourne’s more than chilly weather off late makes me crave for soup. Hot, heart-warming nourishing soup! I think I’m the hibernating kind when temperatures plummet to brrrrrrrfreezing cold (for me at least); my appetite is unusually suppressed during the winter season. It’s the perfect time for soups, stews, roasts, carbs, lots of […]

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Savoury Pumpkin Cake

Bite-size savoury pumpkin cakes

Aunty No. 2 from my dad’s side of the family has bestowed many slabs of this tasty treat to us when we were growing up and it remains a personal favourite snack of mine. Much like the white radish cakes served at yum cha establishments, this savoury pumpkin […]

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Egg Tarts

Believe it or not, this is my first successful chinese egg tart attempt! I would say it’s been eight years since I made my very first egg tart, with less than exciting results; burnt blistered top, overly sweet yada yada which I could sneakily disguise as Portugese egg tarts (brulee style) […]

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Wor Tip: 'Pot-Stickers'/Shanghai Pan-Fried Dumplings

Whenever J & I opt for a Shanghainese meal out, we always order a serve of ‘Wor Tip’ otherwise also known as ‘Pan/Pot Stickers’. The name comes from the method in which they are cooked; pan-frying and steaming only one side of the dumplings as if they were stuck  to the pan. The result is a crisp-on-one-side-tender-on-the-other parcel enveloping […]

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Taiwanese 'Pop-Corn' Chicken with Crispy Basil Leaves

These irresistable salt and pepper coated crispy chunks made the pain of cleaning up after a session of deep-frying worthwhile. Crispy-liciousness got kicked up a notch with golden, translucent deep-fried basil leaves, albeit my leaves were crushed when I tossed them through the fried chicken pieces. Quick and simple, this popular Taiwanese dish makes […]

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