Grilled vanilla peaches on truffled ricotta rye

VANILLA DREAM | Vanilla and maple glazed peaches layered on a  ‘truffled-up’ ricotta rye toast. If the thought alone of grilled peaches is enough to excite your taste buds, try adding a smidgen of vanilla bean and a dash of maple before subjecting them to grill pan. Trust me, you won’t regret. It adds that extra oomph of sophistication…

Roast Rosemary Rack of Lamb

Hosting a dinner party for friends but can’t think of what to make in a short amount of time? In situations like these, a quick and easy solution would be to roast a rack of lamb. Roasting is the ideal way to cook a rack of lamb. The process can basically be broken down further into…

Ottolenghi’s Aubergine with Black Garlic

Talk about unwavering devotion – my obsession with aubergines and Ottolenghi’s style of cooking has not ceased ever since I got back from London. Tonight, I experimented with his Aubergine with Black Garlic recipe set out in his vegetarian cookbook “Plenty More”. Many of you may be asking “what exactly is black garlic?”. To save…

Three Cup Chicken (三杯鸡 - “San Bei Ji”)

Three Cup Chicken, or “San Bei Ji” is a popular standard dish in Taiwan. Why “three cups”? Well, the name refers to the recipe used to make it, i.e. a cup of each of the three ingredients that create the sauce: rice wine, soy sauce, and sesame oil. No two households will make this dish exactly…

Oven Baked Barramundi with Rosemary and Lemon

Barramundi is Australia’s favourite fish and is known through many parts of the world as “Asian Sea Bass”. It has the same sweet flavour and meaty texture as other seabass, yet its unique eco-friendly profile makes it unlike any other fish available. Barramundi seabass has a mild buttery flavour and a dense meaty texture (think…

Japanese Style Enoki Beef Rolls

Felt like making something asian tonight. Saw some sliced sukiyaki beef and enoki mushrooms sitting in the supermarket staring aimlessly back at me so thought I’d put them to good use and make some enoki mushrooms wrapped beef rolls. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound thinly sliced beef (packaged korean/japanese style beef, hot pot beef, etc.) 1 pack…

A Sweet and Sour Pork That Does Not Damage Your Waistline

Finally! I discovered a guilt-free way to cook sweet and sour pork that does away with the threatening calorie count. Instead of deep frying the pork cubes, I experimented with the Phillips air fryer tonight. Surprisingly, the end result was pleasing – there was not too much compromise in texture nor in taste. An added…

Hong Kong Style Baked Pork Chop Spaghetti

I think this is quickly becoming one of my signature dishes (well, at least in my mind it is). A play on the fast-food Hong Kong style cha-charn tang baked pork chop rice for the plebs is my own revamped “classier” version of the dish for the bourgeois. Mind you, this dish does take a longer…

Succulent Pork Crackling with Fennel and Thyme

Relatives from Holland were visiting last month. Rather than dining out, I thought I would do something more “homely” and host a family dinner instead. I had always wanted to attempt a pork roast and this seemed like the opportune moment. This is the first time I attempted to make pork crackling. Thankfully, I did not fail…