Homemade Peri peri sauce

When we see or hear peri-peri, we immediately think of Nandos chicken or something really hot, nice and spicy! Peri peri sauce which is a very hot sauce made of hot chilli peppers is apparently Portuguese-African in origin. During our uni-days, we would regularly dine in Nandos ordering a whole chicken and their legendary peri-peri…

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Hong Shao Niu Rou Mian)

A nice heartwarming bowl of noodle soup made of red braised beef, beef broth, green Bok choy vegetables and yummy homemade Chinese noodles is just the perfect comfort food for the cold Melbourne weather. This dish obviously originates from Taiwan, and is definitely one of our favorite types of beef noodle soup. The broth is…

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…

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…