Crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile

December 19, 2009
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I dislike of being cold, I’m a creature in my element in warm conditions. It was bitterly cold in Salta, Argentina – much colder than winters in mild weathered Sydney. The thought of wearing a beanie or hat for warmth in Sydney hasn’t ever come close to crossing my mind, yet in Salta I would […]

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Coconut chicken and banana flower salad

June 7, 2009

Whilst I’ve had many a banana flower salad in Thailand and in the Thai restaurants around Sydney, I’ve never personally cooked with banana flower before. Whilst perusing through the fruit and vegetable stalls in Cabramatta out in Sydney’s west, I picked up a banana flower, stared at it and realised I wouldn’t have the slightest […]

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Have you tried the Hainan chicken at Temasek?

April 22, 2009

Just back from 10 *hot* days in Southern Vietnam touring through Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc island. But that’s a massive task to curate photos and blog about immediately. Who would have thought I could possibly proscratinate when it comes to blogging too? So in true Queen Procrastination form, instead of posts […]

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Chowder! It’s called chowder!

April 5, 2009

The title of this post may be lost on you unless you’re a fan of The Simpsons. I’ve always wanted to make chowder. I’ve had a few chowders around the place, but I suspect they’re nothing like the real deal clam chowders you get in Southern USA. Nonetheless I was going to give it a […]

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I feel like (Red Lantern’s) chicken tonight…

January 12, 2009

I seem to be going through a salad phase as I decided to make Vietnamese chicken and cabbage salad for dinner tonight. My best friend first introduced me to this delicious dish, known as “goi ga“. I remember her ordering it in a small restaurant in Canley Heights and being a little sceptical at first […]

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