Sweet Lassi

For our Deepavali Dinner, I made Sweet Lassi to drink with our feast. Sweet Lassi is one of my fondest childhood memories, I love having it with my meal, it sort of cools down the spicy in my mouth. My problem as a kid was that I would fill up on sweet lassi and have… Continue reading Sweet Lassi

RAKU, Take 2 – Birthday Dinner

Ben and Thea took me to RAKU for my birthday dinner – I really wanted to try all the dishes that we hadn’t had with the tasting menu last time, and Thea has not been to RAKU yet. We had the following dishes to share: This tuna tartar was amazing! It didn’t have the theatre… Continue reading RAKU, Take 2 – Birthday Dinner

Chinese Steamed Fish

Another dish that I made for Ben’s family was my Chinese Steamed Fish. I love this dish for its simplicity, and comforting Chinese flavours. There are a few ways to cook this steamed fish: Steaming it – but you need a massive wok and the grill thing that sits on top, or perhaps you can… Continue reading Chinese Steamed Fish

Prawn and Mango Salad

I made this salad when Ben’s family came to visit – it was light and refreshing, but boy, there is a lot of prep-work involved here! Julienning the vegetables will take you a while, so I would advise conscripting some minions to assist. The sauce is pretty punchy on its own, don’t panic, just wait… Continue reading Prawn and Mango Salad

Mangomisu

Ben’s grandfather, Ken, Aunt Gwyn and Uncle Pete came down to Canberra to visit us recently. It was so lovely of them to visit, especially Ken, who is about to turn 90 in January! They drove down on Friday from Erina, in the Central Coast. I made a quick dinner on Friday, featuring seafood and… Continue reading Mangomisu

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is an indian dessert. It is basically a fried doughnut that has been soaked in sugar water. It starts out as a fairly small fried ball, and then expands to about 3 times it’s original size, chock-full of sugar water. YUM. Can you say heart attack? It’s not as bad as jalebi. This… Continue reading Gulab Jamun

Lamb Biryani and Raita

In the past, when I have a dinner party, I have a tendency to over-cater. I almost always regret it. Over the last 10 years, I have come to realise that the overwhelming amount of food does tend to put people off, and that’s why I am left with so much leftovers. So for this… Continue reading Lamb Biryani and Raita