Umami Eggplant with Black Sesame Rice Crackers

I really like the restaurant Soju Girl in Canberra. I go on about this a lot, so this is not new information to long time readers. We celebrated my sister’s birthday there in June and we had an amazing sweet and sour, umami eggplant dish that w
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Tamarind Chutney

In Singapore, when you buy frozen pre-made Indian pastries like samosas or parathas, you get a little packet of frozen tamarind chutney too. It’s not something that I’d ever tried before living in Singapore, but it is a delicious sweet and sour condi
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Avocado Toast with Dukkah and Persian Feta

Key and I haven’t been eating out much lately (blame having only one income for a while there) but on the rare occasion when we have been out somewhere for brunch or breakfast, I’ve noticed a lot of avocado and dukkah toast combinations on menus. It’
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Vietnamese Pork Rolls with Pickle and Aioli – aka Banh Mi

This is not a new recipe. It is in fact, the exact same recipe that I have posted on here before. These Vietnamese Pork Rolls, or banh mi, are so damn good. I would title this post ‘crack sandwiches,’ but I don’t want to give anyone the wrong idea ha
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Cooking With My Cook Books – Mark Jensen’s Spicy Pork Mince Salad with Thai Basil and Nuoc Mam Cham

This week for my current series, I’m cooking a dish from Mark Jensen’s lovely cook book, The Urban Cook. There are some absolutely lovely recipes in this book, but for some reason I’ve never cooked anything out of it. I’m rect
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Cooking From My Cook Books – George Calombaris’ Middle Eastern Rice with Nuts

This week in my cooking from my cook books series, I will be making Middle Eastern rice from George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan’s cook book called Your Place or Mine? I’m pretty sure this cook book came out just after the initial success of the first
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Steak Salad with Thai Style Dressing

One of my favourite meals is a fresh and crunchy steak salad with a zesty Asian style dressing. I normally opt for a more Vietnamese style with a Nuoc Cham dressing but when I came across a Nam Jim recipe for a coriander packed Thai style sauce, I th
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Pork Meatball Subs with Asian Coleslaw and Spicy Mayonnaise

I’ve gone crazy. I’ve made pork meatballs that have been sweetened with Indonesian thick caramel-like kecap manis, a coleslaw with an Asian dressing and chucked them both on an American hot dog roll with some mayonnaise that’s been laced with Mexican
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Indian Spiced Chicken with Palak Paneer and Quick Pickle

The quality of Indian food in Singapore is amazing. I shouldn’t have been surprised really as Singapore has a high level of Indian expats. In a shopping centre not far from us, there is an Indian casual restaurant chain called Prata Wala. We have onl
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