Pulut Inti

The other day, I was struck by this need to have pulut inti. Pulut inti is a traditional Malaysian dessert of┬ásteamed glutinous rice with a sweet coconut topping, usually wrapped in a banana leaf. It’s like a small packet of delicious sticky goodness ­čÖé Growing up in Malaysia, I remember my local kuih-muih (dessert) lady… Continue reading Pulut Inti

Gingerbread Men

Every year, for Christmas, I make these delicious Gingerbread Men. Since Ben and I met, we have spent every Christmas together with his family. I often struggled to think of gifts for each individual member of his family, and instead of turning up empty handed, I decided that a handy gift to have is homemade… Continue reading Gingerbread Men

Puppycakes

Recently, I made puppy-cakes for a doggie Christmas party. Lola’s friend Molly invited us all to the O’Connor dog park for chasies, funsies and a sense of the ridiculous. I contributed the doggy-favourite – puppy-cakes. I quite enjoy making these puppy-cakes, it is essentially a one bowl mix, and is fairly no fuss. I use… Continue reading Puppycakes

Jap-Chae

I made jap-chae the other day because I was jones-ing for it. I have a korean friend at the office, and her mum makes her the most scrumptious looking korean meals, and I had food envy. So in the absence of a generous korean mum, I made my own jap-chae. You can get your sweet… Continue reading Jap-Chae

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