Monthly Archive: May 2016

Mixed Vegetables in Claypot with Squid 1 6

Mixed Vegetables in Claypot with Squid

Mixed Vegetables in Claypot with Squid is a vegetable dish from Hong Kong where vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, bok choy and mushrooms are cooked in claypot with rehydrated dried squid. This is the simple version of this dish but there are versions where an array of different dried seafood is...

Zuppa Tosacana 1 4

Zuppa Tosacana

Zuppa Toscana does that sound so Italian? Well it is an Italian for Tuscan Soup but I doubt this recipes origin is from Tuscany because I haven’t heard of this before or even encounter this type of soup when I was in Italy, I just heard this from the Olive...

Summer Cocktails 6 2

Summer Cocktails

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Bart Burger 1 2

Let’s Celebrate its Hamburger Day!

Tomorrow May 28 is the National Hamburger Day so there is a good excuse for you to get a real good burger or even make one at home. Burgers had come a long way since the European have brought it over in America during the 1880’s starting from the humble...

Beef Lauya 1 2

Beef Lauya

Beef Lauya is a close relative of the beef nilaga, almost similar cooking methods but the only major difference is the use of ginger, lots of it. This subtle change gives a different flavour profile as this tends to have a zing and fresh taste to it perfect for the...

Xi'an Food Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 6 2

Xi’an Food Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

It’s nice to see down to earth eateries like this, plain and no fancy decors just good food at its best. I feel like I was warped to a small eatery in China where it is not really inviting but people still queue and wait to be seated, it’s just...

Banh Xeo 1 2

Banh Xeo

Bánh Xèo or when literally translated “Sizzling Cake” is a Vietnamese style crepe / pancake prepared with rice flour, turmeric, pork, shrimps and a variety of vegetables like spring onions and bean sprouts. It got its name from the sound it produces when cooking it, when the batter made out...

Ca Kho To 1 3

Ca Kho To

Cá kho Tộ or Vietnamese Caramelized and Braised Catfish in Clay Pot is a popular Southern Vietnamese dish made out of Catfish braised in coconut water, soy sauce and fish sauce with onions and garlic. It’s a rich salty dish that is best with freshly cooked rice and vegetables or...

Linsensuppe 1 5

Linsensuppe

Lentils is typically used in soups across different cuisines like this Indian Dal Fry Turkish Ezogelin, Middle Eastern Haleem, Moroccan Harira and the Spanish Sopa de Lentejas to name some. If you notice most of them feature lentils as its main ingredient but some make use of other ingredients to give flavour...

Why is a chef’s uniform designed the way it is? 1 1

Why is a chef’s uniform designed the way it is?

We have all seen the way chefs dress; from the tall hats to the white jackets. Chef’s whites are a familiar sight in kitchens around the globe. Over the years the design of the clothes has changed a little, and there are probably more variations today than ever. That being...