Nonno’s gnocchi with pork and veal sugo

August 2, 2009

About a month ago, the Co-pilot and I engaged in an extensive gnocchi making session under the guidance of our Nonno. This resulted in a gnocchi dish with sauteed prawns and sage burnt butter – a recreation of Alex Herbert’s recipe shown on Masterchef. Delicious and satisfying though it was, it wasn’t quite what Nonno […]

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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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Som Tum anyone?

April 2, 2009

There have already been a few posts dedicated to this delectable Thai green papaya salad, but how can one get enough of som tum? When friends just back from the UK asked us to pick up some som tum ingredients the next time we head out west to Cabramatta, we happily obliged as it gave […]

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Transforming hominy into Pozole Blanco

March 24, 2009

Following on from my last post, I was keen to use the hominy in a pork and hominy stew known as pozole blanco, so I rushed home from my little shopping expedition out in Sydney’s western suburbs to start the stew. A fellow foodie and chef who specialises Mexican, Chef Paul (aka Foodman), kindly supplied […]

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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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I heart som tum!

January 11, 2009

I ventured out west today and dropped by my favourite place to get som tum otherwise known as Thai green papaya salad. Som tum has got to be my favourite Thai dish. There are variations on the recipe but it usually contains a delicious combination of pounded green papaya, tomato, snake beans, garlic, chilli, fish […]

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