[Recipe] Traditional Austrian Beef Goulash & Spaetzli

Beef Goulash. Is it Austrian or Hungarian?! After having been to both countries and stayed with locals, I learnt that goulash is a shared dish between the 2 nations (kinda like how Aussies and Kiwis claim to have created the Pavlova) but Austrian Goulash is thicker like a stew and uses caraway seeds whereas Hungarian…

[Recipe] Creamy Cauliflower Cheese

18 January 2016 – Cooking fiesta with grandma Another dish we needed to learn from grandma was “Cauliflower Cheese” – easy & low maintenance; perfect for a busy working day! It’s a Traditional English dish that my grandma used to have with roast. As we learnt to cook Cauliflower Cheese, we were listened to stories that brought much…

[Recipe] Aloha ‘Auinala Tea Cake

Take me back to Hawaii!!! ❤ (Click the link above to watch a video that summarises my 9 days in Hawaii with my exchange friends) Aloha everyone!! Today, I was just looking through my album of pictures and reminiscing the amazing time I had in Oahu, Hawaii early March this year. If someone sees me looking…

[Four Recipes] A quadruple of dips!

Whether it’s with nacho chips, carrot sticks, pita bread or your fingers, here are 4 simple and very easy dips you can make. It’s a great and delicious way to satisfy the savoury cravings without having to reach out for that bag of chips. I don’t know about you but sometimes I actually cringe at the…

[Recipe] Asian Salmon Patties (Fish cakes)

MY SERIOUSLY EASY ASIAN SALMON PATTIES (FISH CAKES) Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5-10 minutes You know how most children despise vegetables and would throw a fit when they don’t want to eat it or some cheeky ones might try sneak abit onto their sibling’s plate? That’s how I feel when I salmon is…

[Recipe & Story] Congee: Ultimate comfort food

This is comfort food to me 🙂 It’s perfect for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snack, whenever.. My dad would say it’s for sick people but let’s ignore that comment because it’s not good energy for my soul 😛 hahaha I just love congee, especially when it’s made well. When it’s cooked well, it’s silky and smooth, the…

Malaysian Sago Gula Melaka

Sago Gula Melaka is one of the most popular traditional Malaysian desserts and definitely one of my favourite desserts ❤ Sago Gula Melaka is comprised of cooked sago (little tapioca pearls) topped with slightly salted coconut milk and a drizzle of gula melaka (a type of coconut palm sugar originating from the state of Melaka in Malaysia)….

Chinese Dumplings – Jiaoxi

This is definitely one of the family’s favourites – dumplings. It’s satisfying. It’s easy. It’s deeelicious. It’s fast. We learnt this dish from our neighbour back 8 years ago when we migrated to Australia. She had learnt this from her Japanese friend who then passed on this recipe to her and now, us to you….

Beef Brisket Stew

How I miss my family.. this calls for more comfort food! So, here is another “student meal” for you.. A bowl of stew with a side of toasted sourdough bread slathered with butter! I feel like an French chef kissing the tip of my fingers ‘Magnifique’. Simple food bursting with flavours 🙂 As I’ve been…