Singapore Chilli Crab – one for the crab lovers

September 8, 2010
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Crabs provide so much culinary pleasure for me and they easily make the list of my top 5 foods I couldn’t live without. One of my all-time favourite meals to indulge in is a massive, messy pile of delicious crab – great when devoured at restaurants; but most preferably done at home, with a very […]

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The tastiest lasagne recipe ever

August 4, 2010
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Sometimes, on long drives, we play games to amuse ourselves and keep the driver alert. One game we played on a long drive with friends DanW and Katie, was “identify five foods you’d take to a deserted island“. My intention was to simply identify the 5 foods you couldn’t ever live without. The brief sounds […]

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David Thompson’s Thai laksa with beef and dried prawns

June 6, 2010
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Not two months ago, the Co-pilot and I went to Thailand for 2 weeks and gorged ourselves on delicious, authentic and cheap Thai food. But from Bangkok to Koh Tao, the street food was the tastiest fare that never failed to plaster satisfied grins on our faces. I was so enamoured with the delicious food […]

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Rabbit borscht

June 2, 2010
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Winter is the perfect time to be in the Blue Mountains – the air is crisp and cold and despite piling on all your woollen knits, your breath hangs like dense white foggy clouds in the air. It’s the perfect excuse for nights in next to crackling fires, and watching TV whilst snuggling under doonas. […]

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Christmas and a chocolate lovers’ dessert for beginners

December 24, 2009
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After a long drought of dessert posts, I’m following up the last one with another in quick succession. This one could even be tackled by dessert novices – like me! The Co-pilot and I were catching up with some neighbours for dinner. It sounds odd, but yes – we seem to get along very well […]

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Milestones and lemon delicious pudding

December 15, 2009
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There are a few things to celebrate – for a start this is my 100th post! It was also my blog’s 1 year anniversary a couple of months ago, back in October, but back then I was taking a hiatus from blog posts whilst holidaying in South America. So, to mark this humble little milestone, […]

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A wintery Christmas in July (or December)

December 2, 2009
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Christmas in July. No that’s not a misprint. I’m a little behind on my posts, and some lovely friends gently reminded me of this a few weekends ago. We settle down with flutes of Veuve Clicquot and nibbles as other guests bustle in, faces flushed from the cold mountain air, armfuls of winter jackets being […]

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Far out brussel sprouts!

November 21, 2009
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I’ve always been neophilic, that is, I’m always seeking out the new and unusual. The neophilia only gets more pronounced if I’m told I can’t have or try it. This was the case with brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts weren’t part of my normal Chinese diet growing up. But they fascinated me. Other kids in primary […]

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Dirty Face Burgers

November 13, 2009
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Despite thinking we’ve had more than our yearly quota of barbequed meats in Buenos Aires, we were surprised to discover that we hadn’t exhausted our meat hunger entirely (and yes, there’ll be plenty more on the meat gorging when I finish curating my South America holiday photos). After a gloriously warm sunny day we arrived […]

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Salt and pepper crab, scallop and calamari

September 19, 2009

On a recent grocery trip to Cabramatta, I came across some cute little scuttling crabs I’d not seen before. The sign said shore crabs – but they certainly looked different and appreciably larger than any crab I’d ever found on any sea shore I’d explored – and believe me, I’m always on the lookout for […]

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