You’re my lobster

During this struggling period of COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for everyone to try to look at the bright side of things and stay positive! One big positive – CHEAP lobsters! Live Western Rock lobster at $78 per kg. This is a great opportunity to finally practice cooking one of the famous Chinese banquet dishes,…

NZ inspired Lamb Rump

This dish originated from our first trip to New Zealand. This trip was unforgettable, because not only are the scenery so amazing and mesmerising that they seemed photoshopped, but we also got engaged there, at Milford Sound! It was so incredible! Anyway, natural of us, we ate our hearts out, together with one of best…

Hainanese Chicken Rice

If you are wondering what Hainanese Chicken Rice is, it is a simple dish of poached chicken and specially seasoned rice, served with a variety of sauces, and garnished with thin slices of cucumber. It was adapted by the Hainanese population of southern China who came up with a dish called Wenchang chicken. Many countries…

Julia’s Beef Bourguignon (Pressure cooker method)

Stew? Or is it a casserole? How about trying it with the pressure cooker? Apparently a stew goes on the stove top and a casserole, which is also the name of the type of pot, goes in the oven. Either way, they taste amazing no matter what cuisine it is, because the meats get SO…

Pork Prawn Dumplings

Who doesn’t love a good juicy dumpling? Growing up, dumplings were our staple food. Thinking about dumplings gives us nostalgic feelings, bringing us back to the many valuable family bonding times, watching our parents easily fold platefuls of dumplings, whilst us as children struggled immensely in enclosing the filling. Having tried many types of dumplings…

Steaks!

We LOVE steak! Just the thought of a good grilled sizzling juicy steak makes us dribble almost instantly. Between the both of us, I must confess that I’m a tad more obsessed with steak or beef in general compared to Mel. Before she met me, she could never have a home cooked steak without some…

First Blog, First Recipe and First Roast Chicken!

This is the first recipe we’ve decided to try and share! We both have eaten chicken in many ways and it is a regular protein that we cook. However strangely, neither of us have ever got around trying to cook a whole chicken.  So… we’ve decided to roast an entire bird for the first time!…