Monthly Archives: October 2011

Making Friends with Friands

Recently I made some friands for a friend’s birthday do. I wasn’t sure how many hearts I would win as I would be presenting them to a group of Australians who definitely know how good their friands are. Thankfully, they … Continue reading

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Urap, Javanese Salad with Spicy Coconut Dressing

There is no easy way to replicate my mum’s dishes but to have a go at them several times. After each attempt, I always find myself looking for the imbalance or imperfections to the dish. Recipes are passed down from … Continue reading

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Salmon Somen Noodles. An Umami Tsunami

If you ask me what food I miss most back home, the answer would be noodles. From the diverse races and cultures you get a good variety of noodle dishes available to you around the clock. From the spicy mee … Continue reading

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Seduced by the Saucy Puttanesca

Why oh why have I never tried Puttanesca sauce before. This will officially be my favourite tomato sauce pasta. To be made with fresh tomatoes, but I used canned ones here after realizing I did not have fresh ones but … Continue reading

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Cranberry & Orange Scones. Flavour to a “Tea”

This is the latest craze in our household. We simply cannot get enough of them. We eat them for breakfast, afternoon tea and even as late night snack in bed. Since I have never been a fan of spreading butter, … Continue reading

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I Love My Chicken Rice

When I’m into something, I can eat it daily, for weeks until I get bored with it and the obsession stops. Once, I ate chicken rice for lunch everyday for almost 3 weeks. There is something about it that makes … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Chip Brownie, Vanilla Gelato with Strawberry Coulis

There is something about having a cold dessert on a cold day. I can’t take the cold very well and with all the rain that we have been getting in the past weeks, I hurry myself to my preheated bed … Continue reading

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Spicy Chilli Chicken with Mango Salsa and Corn Bread

Spicy, check. Sweet, check. Sour, check. Finally I have found the perfect combination to pair up with this spicy chilli chicken. I have cooked it lots of times before and have always wanted to pair it with corn bread but … Continue reading

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Mango, Passionfruit & Coconut Muffin

Lesson learnt. Never bake anything without knowing the oven temperature. I should know this rule. I do know this rule. But excitement got the better of me last week when I wanted to bake a lemon chiffon cake. It was … Continue reading

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