Easy Home Recipes with an Asian Twist

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Jin Dui – My fondest memory of mum, of Chinese New Year.

Jin Dui – My fondest memory of mum, of Chinese New Year.

This post is dedicated to my mum. She’s passed away for over 10 years now and I wish I knew it would’ve been my last time watching her made these before I left for the UK. Anyway, these tasty little morsels are the highlights of […]

Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go)

Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go)

Turnip cake is a Chinese New Year staple food, you will also find it in any dim sum menu.

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese New Year Treat – Gok Jai  (Peanut Puff)

Chinese New Year Treat – Gok Jai (Peanut Puff)

Chinese New Year is always a festival close to my heart. Mainly because I have so many childhood memories attached to it. Like… helping mummy to grate one Daikon after another till my fingers go in the grater (ouch), chopping millions of peanuts and they […]

Water Chestnut Cake

Water Chestnut Cake

I’m soooooooooo excited about Chinese New Year!!! There are sooooo many things I want to make, and today we went to the chinese supermarket and I spotted the fresh water chestnut that they sell. So I thought I just HAVE to make some water chestnut […]

Pork Spaghetti Bolognese

Pork Spaghetti Bolognese

(Recipe added – taken from the book I mentioned in this post… and the recipe is at the bottom of the page for those impatient ones) I’m not sure if it was the cold or the mussels yesterday, but I wasn’t right! Last night my […]