Pressure Cooker Sweet Red Bean Soup (Hong Dou Tang)

This is a soup made with red adzuki beans sweetened with rock sugar and flavoured with dried citrus peel. It is a popular Chinese dessert that can be served hot, chilled, or even frozen as an ice block. This recipe has virtually no prep or soaking time, and using a pressure cooker you can make […]

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Mango Sticky Rice (Quick Version)

Mango sticky rice is a popular Thai dessert made with fresh mango pieces, sweet sticky rice and a drizzle of salted coconut sauce. This recipe includes the traditional and the microwave methods of cooking and our quick process for soaking sticky rice. If you are looking for something simple and easy to make, give this […]

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The Easiest Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

This spicy peanut sauce is so easy and quick to make that you can have it on the table in under 5 minutes. It requires absolutely no cooking and goes brilliantly with rice paper rolls, skewers or anything that needs a strong punchy sauce. Today’s recipe came about when Steph and I wanted something different […]

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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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Basic Congee – Rice Porridge

There are a few recipes we all need to fall back on where money is tight and energy levels are low. For me, this is a good basic congee recipe. In its most basic form congee is nothing extraordinary, but it costs next to nothing to make, will freeze well, can be eaten by everyone […]

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Vietnamese Red Coconut Sticky Rice – Xoi Gac (Cheat Version)

Vietnamese Red Coconut Sticky Rice - Xoi Gac Nuoc Dua

My cheat version of  red coconut sticky rice – xoi gac nuoc dua is a great recipe that removes much of the time and hassle that you get with traditional methods. All you will need for this is simply a 2 L (2 qt) pot / dish with a lid, a microwave and about 45 […]

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