Tofu and Mushroom Mince

45 degree angle view of a plate of tofu and mushroom mince

My tofu and mushroom mince is perfect for people transitioning to a vegan diet. This is because it was developed to look and taste like a typical Asian pork mince dish I usually have at home with with rice. The flavours that shine in this dish are the umami enriched shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce. […]

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Laos Khao Soi – Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos Khao Soi - Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos khao soi is one of the best hidden gems in the world of noodle soups. It has a garlicky tomato meat sauce that gives this dish its wonderful flavour and colour. It is also known as “spaghetti pho” because it literally looks like bolognese sauce on top of pho rice noodles. But unlike pho, […]

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Cheap and Easy Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

This cheap and easy dish consists of tender, melt-in-your mouth chicken wings cooked in soy sauce. The addition of ginger, cinnamon and star anise make this dish smell absolutely heavenly. Best of all it is an economical dish made in one pot with only 15 minutes prep time. My friend Portia has a good tip […]

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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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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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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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Chinese Home-Style Eggs in Tomatoes

If there was one thing I’d recommend everyone learn to cook when they first move out of home, it would be Chinese eggs and tomatoes. This is cheap, easy, home-style cooking, and one that has probably kept many a poor uni student from starving. It is what you cook when you can’t be bothered cooking, and […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles – Pho Ga

The smell of this chicken pho simmering on the stove top will waft through your home and tempt even the fullest of stomachs. It is made with an aromatic broth enriched with chicken bones, root vegetables and spices. Bowls of steaming broth are filled fresh rice noodles and tender chicken pieces, topped with fresh herbs and […]

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Black Bean and Smashed Avocado Burritos

I’ve been in search of the perfect vegetarian recipe where someone who normally loves meat could eat it and not miss the meat at all. I wanted something that wasn’t just good “for a vegetarian meal”, but was good full stop. I came across this black bean and avocado taco recipe. It had what I was looking […]

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