ginger-chicken udon soup

Not only is this recipe kid-approved, but it’s also man-approved. A quick an easy mid-week meal using poached chicken and Asian broth! Packed with veggies and the nutritional benefits of homemade stock, this quick and easy weeknight meal is perfect for busy weeks and long days. Plus.. who doesn’t love a noodle? The addition of…

asian style white poached chicken

I’ve been mixing things up lately in our kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I go thru phases of cuisines; one week it’s a Mexican vibe, the next week its a Spanish flavour fiesta, this week it’s all about the Asian flavours. Whole free-range chooks were on special this week at my local grocers….

easy fried rice

Fried rice would have to be up there on my favourites list hey. It’s relatively cheap to make, it’s super colourful and yummy and you can have it hot or cold ! Wonderful. Ingredients: – 2 cups of long grain rice – 3 dried chinese sausages – you can find these in the Asian aisle…

asparagus and beef stir-fry

Have I ever told you how much Bart hates stir-fries? Well, it’s with immense passion – “too much vegetables, not enough meat” whinge whinge whinge. Well tonight I may have won him over ūüėÄ I have realized that to win Bart over in the stir-fry department the meat to vegetable ratio has to at least…

pork gyoza

My grandma recently left half a napa (chinese) cabbage in my fridge. Wondering what to do with said cabbage, it struck me that I needed to have another crack at making dumplings. My last attempt was a failure as I didn’t pleat them properly, and they came undone – which resulted in a very messy…

san choy bau

San Choy Bau is¬†so easy to make. And when I say easy, I mean really¬†easy!! For example, tonight we had a power outage that lasted about an hour and a half.. In that time I was still able to prepare and make dinner and feed my family under torch light – I must also give…

sesame noodies

I’ve seen many variations of this recipe. This is to my taste, but change it to yours as you are making the sauce. This recipe makes a buttload. I call this noodies because there is no sauce as such, and they look naked but the flavour is pretty amazing. A perfect example of good food,…

teriyaki glazed salmon with miso soba noodles

Salmon is beautiful, providing it is cooked properly. This dish would make an easy dinner party main. Its quick, simple, fresh and tasty.. all you want when you are cooking for the masses ūüėĬ† Ingredients – 1/4 mirin – 1/4 soy sauce – 70g of¬†firmly packed brown sugar – 4 salmon¬†steaks, skin on – 1…

clear thai chicken soup

Sometimes when I am pressed for time, I find this recipe to be a winner. It’s quick, it’s easy and most of all it’s delicious – oh! and healthy!! ūüėÄ Ingredients – 4-6 button mushrooms – 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock – 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely – 1 tablespoon of ginger,…

warm marinated tofu salad

Something different and delicious, a¬† great lite lunch or dinner. Ingredients – block of firm tofu – 2 cloves of crushed garlic – 1 teaspoon of crushed ginger – 1 or 2 teaspoons of crushed chilli – 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, or tamari¬†(wheatfree soy) – 2 tablespoons of Kecap Manis (sweet soy) – 1…

nuoc cham ~ vietnamese dipping sauce

Ingredients – 2 long red chillies, sliced finely – 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped super finely¬† – 1 tablespoon grated palm sugar or 1 tablespoon of brown sugar also works – the juice of one lime – 1/4 cup fish sauce – 1/4 cup of water – 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar – 1/2…

a twist on ga xao xa ot (vietnamese lemongrass chilli chicken)

This is my twist on Luke Nguyens¬†Vietnamese dish Ga Xao¬†Xa¬†Ot. Ingredients – 500g of thigh fillets, cut into bite sized pieces – 3 tablespoons of a good quality fish sauce (I recommend Squid brand ;)) – 2 tablespoons of brown sugar – 2 stalks of lemongrass, white part only, finely diced – 4 cloves of…