Easy Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Some of my mates think that Steph and I must have the most exciting dishes for dinner. They picture us laughing and smiling at the dinner table with our piping hot bowls of noodle soup made from scratch with a bottle of wine that has been well researched and paired accordingly. Well, nothing could be further […]

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Vietnamese Crispy Crepes – Banh Xeo

Vietnamese Crispy Crepes - Banh Xeo

As the years pass by, I am slowly becoming more of a homebody. Combine this with the sleep deprivation that comes with having a child and you get Mr Anti-Social. That may sound like a bad thing, but I have enjoyed being a hermit. My only regret was that I got a little too comfortable […]

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Pressure Cooker Steak and Guinness Pot Pies

When most people are down to their last $20, there are a few things they might consider doing. Some might build a fortress and barricade themselves in a corner until the next payday. Financially savvy people would probably find a way to invest that $20 and double it by the end of the week. Unsurprisingly, […]

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Easy Chicken and Hokkien Noodle Stir Fry

I have spent the last 3 days procrastinating on this chicken hokkien noodle stir fry post. It has always taken me ages to write a single post. This is particularly upsetting when you live with people like Steph who are able to smash one out in a few hours. Every time she finishes on the […]

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Banana and Coconut Dessert – Che Chuoi

This recipe I am sharing today is a thick mess of banana chunks, cassava cubes and tapioca pearls suspended in a sweet and refreshing coconut cream, then topped with crushed peanuts and black sesame seeds. It can be served warm but it is absolutely amazing chilled. It is one of the easiest desserts to make […]

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Pressure Cooker Cheap Lamb Cut Casserole

I’m not sure if this is common knowledge, but many Asian people do not like the smell of  lamb. A prime example of this is my old man, Bac Nam. He has been living in Australia for decades and has adjusted well to most things, but lamb is not one of them. I find this really […]

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My Lazy Savoury Sticky Rice – Xoi Man – No Mi Fan

My savoury sticky rice is the perfect snack when you want something delicious for very little work! This popular Asian dish is flavoured with Chinese sausage, dried shrimp and fried onions. Using traditional methods this dish can take several hours to make but I have developed a simple recipe to take out much of the hard […]

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Pressure Cooker Oxtail and Pappardelle Pasta

Pressure Cooker Oxtail and Pappardelle Pasta

There are few things I find more rewarding than taking a cheap, tough piece of meat and slow cooking it until it’s falling off the bone. Often though I find that by the time I start thinking about dinner it’s too late to cook meat in this way. This is especially true ever since Steph and […]

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Steph’s Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

There’s a movie called Julie & Julia that is based on the real life blogger Julie Powell’s attempt to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I don’t know how normal it is for people to try to cook EVERYTHING in a cookbook, but given at least one other […]

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