How to Make Chilli and Eggplant Relish

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #2 - Chilli and Eggplant Relish Chilli and Eggplant Relish Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1/2 eggplant 5 banana chillies 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbsp olive oil METHOD: Prick surface of eggplant with a fork, then roast along with chillies for 40 minutes at 230°C. Remove skin on all vegetables » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Doughnuts (Kuih Keria)

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #1 INGREDIENTS: For the dough - 500g purple sweet potato, cut into chunks, steamed and peeled ½ tsp salt 4 Tbsp plain flour 1 Tbsp tapioca flour Sugar syrup - 5 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp water Oil for deep-frying METHOD: Combine dough ingredients in mixer and knead for 1 minute at » Read More

How to Make Laksa Nyonya (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 4 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series – Recipe - Laksa Nyonya INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup onion, quartered 6 garlic cloves 1 inch galangal 1 inch turmeric 1/2 Tbsp belacan powder 4 Tbsp soaked dried shrimp 2 inch length of lemongrass 1/2 cup chilli paste (from soaked, » Read More

Thermocook vs Thermomix – A Comparison

I don’t think there’s any doubt the Thermomix is like the Mercedes Benz of kitchen aids; it works beautifully and having one in your kitchen is a bit of a status symbol (admit it). Yet with a slew of similar kitchen aids emerging in recent times, and as the only person I know who owns both a Thermomix TM5 AND a competing product, an Optimum » Read More

Summer Fruit Festival

When - 27-30 Oct 2016 Where - Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour The NSW Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables, aka Freshmark, have been running the charity Summer Fruit Auction at the Sydney Markets for years. This October, the Summer Fruit Auction will be expanded into the Summer Fruit Festival and it will run over four days in Tumbalong Park, » Read More

How to Make Lebanese Garlic Sauce (Toum)

I wanted an aioli-type sauce to go with my slow-roasted beef (probably only the second time in my life I've done a beef roast) but I found the recipes online mostly used one sad, solitary clove of garlic, which just sounded wrong to a garlic lover like myself. I then remembered how much I've always enjoyed the garlic sauce that comes with the » Read More

How to Make Seremban Chicken Siew Pao

This is a famous snack from my Malaysian hometown of Seremban and in this recipe I'm using chicken mince as the filling. These instructions work on a Thermocook or a Thermomix, but in their absence you can use a dough mixer for the dough and a saucepan + stove for the filling. Seremban Chicken Siew Pao (Baked Chicken Buns) » Read More

How to Make Kaya (Thermocook)

This recipe will work in a Thermocook or a Thermomix using the same settings. (ps. you might know by now my recipes are based on my culinary philosophy of "agak-agak" or "guesstimating", so adapt as you see fit with similar kitchen appliances). For a non-appliance dependent recipe, please check out my previous post - How to Make Kaya » Read More

How to Cook Crab Bee Hoon

Full disclosure - I’ve never had this in Singapore; in fact my only exposure to Crab Bee Hoon has been on TV courtesy of Anthony Bourdain. I Googled it and found a version that’s basically a glorified fish head vermicelli recipe. I’m confident that’s NOT the same dish that Mr. Bourdain ate in Geylang, so this is my take on it after further research » Read More

How to Make Cocktail Buns (Using a Thermocook)

Cocktail buns are soft rolls filled with coconut and can often be found at Chinese bun shops. This recipe takes advantage of my Thermocook's kneading and heating functions which allow  me to set exact temperatures to first make the water roux, then knead the dough and also mix and heat the filling for me. In the absence of a Thermocook or similar » Read More