Easy Home Recipes with an Asian Twist

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Lion’s Head. (not really!)

Lion’s Head. (not really!)

It’s getting cold by the day. A month ago I was wearing short sleeves with a thin cardigan. A couple of weeks ago I was wearing short sleeves with thick woolly jumper. Today I was wearing long sleeves with winter coat completed with warm scarf! […]

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang bang chicken, or Bon bon chicken, or Strange flavour chicken, is a popular chicken dish originated from Szechuen. It’s basically poached chicken with cucumber mixed with a spicy, tangy sesame sauce, topped with spring onions and chillies, served cold. The name strange flavour chicken […]

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

This is THE signature Chinese New Year treat, at least for people from Hong Kong anyway. It’s called Nin Go, Nin means Year and Go means cake, so literally Year Cake. Nothing reminds me of home more than the smell of steaming nin go wafting […]

Butterless Chocolate Brownies

Butterless Chocolate Brownies

Nothing beats a proper, dense and chocolaty brownie, however I do have a figure to keep (snigger)… I think I can do with a relatively low(er) fat brownie recipe. This recipe is taken from BBC Good Food website and it’s by Angela Nilsen. It contains […]

Brandy Snaps – Great British Bake Off rambling

Brandy Snaps – Great British Bake Off rambling

Great British Bake Off has returned for a second series, and I can’t help but feel the stress of it all. It saddens me a little bit that everything has to be a competition these days. Baking (Great British Bake Off), Cooking (Masterchef), comedies (Show […]

Cheese Rolls (Tiger Rolls)

Cheese Rolls (Tiger Rolls)

Our daily bread is 90% a simple white loaf from our bread machine (shame face). But once in a while, I sort of feel like I should be more creative with my bread, so I’d spend ages trawling through books to find a fancy recipe, […]

Fresh From the Oven August Challenge – Courgette Bread

Fresh From the Oven August Challenge – Courgette Bread

Wow I can’t believe I missed so many Fresh From the Oven Challenges!!! I need to give myself less excuse and get on with it, even though that might mean having to stay up till 12 at night to wait for my loaf to come […]

Zongzi (Sticky Rice Bamboo Leaf Parcels)

Zongzi (Sticky Rice Bamboo Leaf Parcels)

It’s Dragon Boat Festival! Well it was. I should’ve posted it on Monday but I was too busy chomping on my very own ?? (zongzi), and watching Dragon Boat Race on youtube. Because I used to live quite close to where dragon boat race (one […]

Earl Grey Cupcakes, celebration for the twins :)

Earl Grey Cupcakes, celebration for the twins :)

Not passing on any excuses to make cakes, I spotted the perfect chance as tomorrow my project manager will be back from his paternity leave, so to celebrate the twins finally came home, I’ll just have to go all out and prepare some pretty cakes! […]

Chinese Braised Beef with Mooli and Beancurd Sheets

Chinese Braised Beef with Mooli and Beancurd Sheets

Lately I’ve been really craving asian food, probably because the weather is not so cold now, and hence the rich butter or pastry based “western food” all seems to be a bit stodgy suddenly. So I’ve decided to devote more of our dinners to oriental […]