Butter Prawns (Nai Yao Ha haha…haha…)

On almost every special occasion I had growing up, especially during birthdays, there would almost always be a plate of prawns for me. My mum believes it brings good luck, like how Chinese people have longevity noodles during New Years hoping for a longer life. Mum would grab a few pieces, put them on my…

Hot from the oven Hong Kong flaky Egg tarts!

If you like Cantonese Dim Sums, you should be very familiar with these hot crispy flaky Hong Kong (HK) egg tarts. Given our Cantonese backgrounds, it was the norm for our families to regularly gather at Yum Cha restaurants for lunches. We would stuff ourselves with so many amazing dim sums and get so excited every time a trolley…

BBQ Pork Back Ribs

Who doesn’t love a good rack of BBQ ribs? You know its gonna be good when the bone just slips out easily on a gentle pull, and the tender meat just falls off. That is the moment when you ditch the fork and knife and simply use your cave-man hands because it is just so…

Braised Pork Belly that melts in your mouth

What good can come from being accused for critising the Chinese emperor of Song Dynasty? Dong Po pork!! Thanks to Su Dong Po (Su Shi’s pseudonym), who was exiled to a life of poverty for critising the emperor, the idea of this dish apparently originated as an accident. He was distracted by a game of…

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…